April 10-12 | Fawcett Center, Columbus, OH

Committing to improving processes and building a problem-solving culture at your organization takes dedication and resources, but time and money often are in short supply these days. COE offers a low-cost, high-value opportunity to hit “pause” on your team’s frenzied schedule, taking a deep dive into operational excellence best practices and industry leading research: Leading Through Excellence.

Summit week is here! Join the conversation...

COE’s sixth-annual summit take place these week in Columbus, featuring more than 40 workshops, tours, breakout sessions and keynote presentations. Share your insights – or follow along – through our Twitter feed @FisherCOE …

Exclusive Keynote Q&A:
Charles Duhigg, author, The Power of Habit, Smarter Faster Better
 

charles duhiggCharles Duhigg took the stage at the first Leading Through Excellence summit nearly five years ago. A lot has changed since then. A mere three days after his featured keynote for the event, he was part of a team of New York Times staffers who won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. His book, The Power of Habit, spent a blockbuster year-plus on the bestseller list - and he followed that up with another bestseller in Smarter Faster Better

In the run-up to his return to the Buckeye State, Duhigg spoke to COE about the inspiration for his latest work – and what we can take away from it. 

Full Q&A ...

New keynote announcement!
Chris Holtmann | Head Coach, Ohio State Men's Basketball
 

chris holtmann buckeyes basketballCOE is thrilled to announce that Ohio State Men's Basketball Head Coach Chris Holtmann will be serving as the kickoff keynote on the third and final day of the summit. Coach Holtmann entered his first season at the helm of the Buckeyes in 2017-18 after spending the previous three seasons as head coach at Butler University. In his inaugural run with the Buckeyes, Holtmann has led them to a 24-8 season overall (15-3 Big Ten), propelling him to win "Big Ten Coach of the Year" honors last month. In his 8 a.m. keynote, he'll be sharing leadership and team-building insights from his career and his incredible season, as well as taking questions from the audience. Click the link below to read more about Holtmann and our other keynotes ...  

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All breakout session descriptions, full schedule now available

nationwideAll of the 25 breakout sessions featured at this year's summit now have full descriptions available for review on the site. The five rounds of breakout sessions offered at the summit - featuring companies such as IBM, the Disney Institute, DHL Supply Chain, Nationwide, and more - are a chance to get the latest insights in leadership and problem solving across a number of different industries and topics. Take a look at the sessions and start making your "game plan" now ...

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Register for Tuesday workshops and tours before they sell out ...

goodyearA number of the tours offered on Tuesday, April 10, are completely sold out with full waitlists, but limited seating remains available on trips to: Goodyear Tire & Rubber's Akron headquarters and race tire manufacturing operation; garage door maker Clopay Building Products and its grassroots lean deployment; and the Ohio State Center for Automotive Research, among others. All tours and workshops are available on a first-come, first-serve basis ...

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Matt Burns
Manager, Marketing & Communications
COE