COE Summit 2021 | April 7-8

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay for more than one person from my company at once?

Yes. Near the end of the registration process for your first attendee, you will have the option to add additional registrants. Click that button and you will begin the process for your next attendee. You will have the option to finish registering your group and proceed to payment when finished.

Do I get a discount by registering a multiple people from my organization?

If you're sending a group of 10 or more, there is a 20% discount rate. E-mail Cheyanne Cierpial at with the names of your group members to request a discount code.

To attend the summit, am I required to pay the member or non-member rate?

While the Leading Through Excellence summit is open to anyone interested in attending, the lower registration fee is open only to employees of COE member companies.

I've never had to pay to attend a COE event before. Why does the summit require a registration fee?

The Leading Through Excellence is an event of unusual scope for COE, a national conference spanning several days and featuring an outstanding lineup of Fisher College of Business professors, outside process improvement experts and renowned keynote speakers. The registration fee covers a portion of the cost to support the event, while the continued support of our member companies allows our not-for-profit center to keep that fee affordable for all attendees. We're committed to making the Leading Through Excellence summit the only COE event each year that requires a per-person registration fee.

How do I know if this summit is the right event for me?

The programming for Leading Through Excellence is especially recommended for middle managers in organizations in the pursuit of operational excellence through lean, Six Sigma or other initiatives. Think of the event as a MBA-esque experience, featuring case studies, simulations and workshops, often led by Fisher College of Business faculty. But the summit truly is open to any attendees, regardless of rank, interested in developing and deepening their problem-solving and leadership skills.

I'm an employee of Ohio State or Wexner Medical Center and would like to pay via eRequest. What do I do?

Summit registration can be accomplished by paying via credit card or OSU eRequest. To pay via eRequest, complete the registration process and select that option as your payment choice, which will provide you with the necessary chartfield numbers and other information to begin the process. If you have any questions, please contact Cheyanne Cierpial at

I registered but would like to transfer my spot to a co-worker. Is that possible?

Absolutely. Transfers are accepted at any time before the summit. Please contact Cheyanne Cierpial at to begin the process.