Developing Leadership Excellence Through Service
December 4, 2009
Jeni Britton, Founder, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Bruce Harkey, Executive Director, Franklin Park Conservatory
Sharron Kornegay, Public Affairs Manager, Abbott Nutrition
Dr. Tony Rucci, Clinical Professor, Management & Human Resources, Fisher College of Business
Randy Schoedinger, CEO, Schoedinger Funeral Service
Personal and professional development go hand-in-hand which is why we have partnered with Leadership Columbus to bring you a panel discussion with community leaders. You will hear their thoughts on the key skills that business leaders need today and why service is an important component of professional development. Whether through an educational leadership development program or through a non-profit board position, our diverse panel will present the most influential development opportunities they've experienced.
We will also hear from them on why they believe leaders serving in community service roles is good for their organizations, a good thing for the community, and an important part of their own personal leadership development.
Lean Won't Work in MY Company!
November 13, 2009
Gary Butler, Executive in Residence, Fisher College of Business
We know what you're thinking: "Lean won't work in my company. The auto companies are doing it and most of them are in trouble. It works great when you are making parts and putting them together but that is not what we do. It's a manufacturing program, it does not work for service providers, the military or other types of businesses."
Join us for this Breakfast Club program to find out why these are myths, who is using Lean and why it will work for you. Gary Butler, former executive at Eastman Kodak Company and current Executive in Residence at the Fisher College of Business, will teach you more about Lean methodologies, discuss ways to help you implement Lean principles at your company and ways to get others on board.
Using Social Media in Today's Business Environment
October 9, 2009
Ed Billmaier - Sr. Director, Relationship and Interactive Marketing, Scotts
Michael Bills - Executive in Residence, Fisher College of Business
Joanne Dehoney - Senior Director, Technology Enhanced Learning and Research, The Ohio State University
Kim Ratcliff - VP, Paul Werth Associates
Video - watch the seminar!
With so many new technologies it is often difficult to determine which types of social media could be best utilized by your company to communicate with your customers and the greater public. With these new technologies also comes the need to formalize a policy and structure on how to use them.
Our experienced panel of experts will be presenting best practices in the use of social media in the areas of customer engagement, reputation management, and crisis management. We will also discuss ways to measure the effectiveness of these tools as well as best practices in policy and security.
Building High Performance Business Relationships
September 11, 2009
Dr. Doug Lambert, Raymond E. Mason Chair in Transportation and Logistics; Professor of Marketing & Logistics; Director, The Global Supply Chain Forum, Fisher College of Business
In an environment characterized by scarce resources, increased competition, higher customer expectations, and faster rates of change, executives are turning to partnerships to strengthen supply chain integration and provide sustainable competitive advantage. Partnering provides a way to leverage the unique skills and expertise of each partner and may also "lock-out" competitors.
Partnerships, however, are costly in terms of the time and effort required. Consequently, a firm cannot and should not partner with every supplier, customer or third-party provider. It is important to ensure that scarce resources are dedicated only to those relationships which will truly benefit from a partnership. Yet, many organizations become involved in relationships that do not meet management expectations and/or which end in failure.
How can managers determine, in advance, if a potential relationship is one which will result in competitive advantage, and is worthy of the time and resources needed to fully develop into a partnership? Further, all partnerships are not the same. How does management know what type of partnership would provide the best pay-off? These questions may be answered by utilizing the partnership model presented in our new book, Building High Performance Business Relationships.
This session will present an overview of the partnership model, which provides a structured and repeatable process to effectively and efficiently build and maintain tailored business relationships that may become an asset for executives looking for competitive advantage.
Maximizing Engagement During Change
May 19, 2009
Dr. Larry Inks, Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Human Resources, Fisher College of Business
This session will help you understand and identify real estate opportunities during all economic cycles. You will gain important insights on real estate trends and how to take advantage of them in local, domestic and international markets.
April 10, 2009
Michael Bills, Executive in Residence, Fisher College of Business
Leading edge companies, in reaction to disruptive and seismic shifts in the marketplace and to ensure their businesses' ongoing viability, are increasingly investing in Innovation Processes. This ever-evolving effort to differentiate their products, services and brand perception is a relatively new approach to concept creation that has required the establishment of new practices and methods and the inclusion of multiple areas of expertise. This type of thinking is radically different from traditional, silo-oriented structures and linear work/product delivery processes historically found in most organizations.
This session will help you to develop an understanding of the theory and application of Innovation processes and a framework for its commercial application across various types and formats of businesses. We will explore emerging trends in innovation methodologies and how it has been successfully (and unsuccessfully) applied to the evolution and development of new and existing products, services, brands, business concepts and processes.
Resilient Today, Sustainable Tomorrow
March 20, 2009
Dr. Bhavik Bakshi, Research Director of the Center for Resilience, The Ohio State University
Dr. Joseph Fiksel, Executive Director of the Center for Resilience, The Ohio State University
According to the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, enterprise resilience is a critical success factor for U.S. industries to achieve sustainable growth in the global economy. Resilience is "the capacity to survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of turbulent change." By making the right strategic choices today, a company can position itself to compete effectively and avoid painful disruptions in the future. In particular, the pressures of environmental and social responsibility cannot be ignored. Breakthrough innovations are needed to enable continued growth and profitability with reduced environmental impacts, fulfilling the promise of "green jobs."
The speakers will discuss the challenges of measuring and managing corporate sustainability, drawing upon their experience with companies in a broad range of industries. They will explain how the reliance of a business on environmental resources can be measured in terms of the "supply chain footprint," including carbon emissions, water use, energy use, and other resource indicators. Based on their research, Ohio State is about to release a new "life cycle assessment" tool that enables rapid sustainability screening of new technologies and business models. For example, the tool has been used to show the energy and environmental trade-offs for biofuels based on renewable resources.
International Relations: Middle East
February 24, 2009
Dr. Rick Herrmann, Director, Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Dr. Peter Mansoor, Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair in Military History
Dr. Margaret Mills, Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
What is ahead for the United States in the Middle East? Drs. Herrmann, Mansoor and Mills will discuss where the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are headed and how U.S. relations with Iran are likely to develop. Looking at the lessons that should be drawn from the past and how new elections in Iraq, Israel, and Iran may change the scene; the panel will identify what they see as unfolding in the region and how this will impact international security and the global economy.
Economic Recovery: How Strong? How Broad? And Most Importantly, How Soon?
January 23, 2009
Dr. Stephen A. Buser, Professor Emeritus of Finance, Fisher College of Business, Appointee to the Obama-Biden Transition Team
Dr. Buser will briefly review the origins and current status of the major issues facing the US economy. He will then discuss potential programs for addressing current economic issues, such as bailouts, stimulus packages, and monetary policy. Finally, Dr. Buser will review standard measures for tracking the progress of recessions, and he will identify specific indicators that are likely to be especially significant for this particular economic recession.