At COE, we work alongside our members to foster a problem-solving culture that’s grounded in tried-and-true operational excellence tools, and that’s constant and far-reaching. We’re here to help you drive changes in behavior—so that operational excellence becomes a goal in every process, start to finish. Learn more ...

Registration open for COE's June 6 I.T. Leadership Network event

astolfi joe goodwin joshA multi-year lean transformation at Columbus-based utility provider American Electric Power has made its way into the company’s information technology function, where teams also practice Agile techniques. And while leveraging both disciplines has helped create a flexible, responsive organization built on continuous improvement, it also has generated no shortage of challenges. Join Joe Astolfi (pictured immediate right) and Josh Goodwin (pictured, far right), leaders from member American Electric Power's Agile and lean adoption teams, for an inside look at the organization’s journey to reconcile both practices in the corporate culture with the common goal of creating great, sustainable processes.


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May 23 women's leadership event full 

janet meeksUnfortunately, no seating remains available for Wednesday's session featuring author and former healthcare executive Janet Smith Meeks (pictured, right). Meeks, who recently published Gracious Leadership: Lead Like You've Never Led Before, will be sharing insights from her background along with tactical skills on gracious leadership and the must-have strategies to optimize organizational results. She'll be joined at the presentation by Brett Justice, an executive at COE member Mount Carmel Health System. 

COE summit breakout session slides available to all members

summit 2018 thumb 265x150COE each year offers access for all member companies - regardless of their attendance at the annual April Leading Through Excellence summit - to presentation slides used during breakout sessions at the event. Whether you missed the summit or just want to review the content, you can now head to our members-only area and, after logging in, select the "Access summit presentation materials" button to view slides from 2018 and the five prior summits.

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Peg Pennington
Executive Director, COE