George S. Dively Building

Exterior photo of the George S. Dively Building on a partly cloudy day

The George S. Dively Building is one of the premier executive education facilities in the United States, offering a distinctive learning environment, technologically enhanced educational resources, and the highest quality amenities and hospitality services. Dual delivery of meetings or programs available.

The George S. Dively Building offers organizations unique executive advantages:

  1. With six meeting rooms accommodating from 12 to more than 100 people and 7,625 sq. ft. of meeting space, the Dively Building offers a range and flexibility of space ideal for virtually any meeting or event. In addition, the building offers a two-story pavilion for special events and business receptions; and also has a dining area that also can be equipped with AV for dinner meetings. 
  2. There are first-class amenities including quality catering and meal services, access to a full complement of audio/visual equipment and complimentary wireless internet.
  3. We have professional event managers who offer assistance in planning meetings and providing personal attention on the day of your event to ensure a successful outcome.

Conveniently located in University Circle, the Dively Building is easily accessible by car or public transportation yet removed from the noise and distractions of downtown, providing an optimal environment for learning.

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About George S. Dively

George S. Dively, a business leader and visionary who pioneered the concept of professional management and advocated the continuing development of practicing executives, was Chairman Emeritus of Harris Corporation, a multinational producer of high-technology communications and information processing equipment. 

During his 35-year tenure with Harris, he exemplified effective, participative leadership, and his legacy helped to form the foundation of modern management practice. With his remarkable ability to envision and anticipate changes to come, Dively espoused the value of long-term organizational planning and life-long executive development.

The son of a schoolteacher, Dively was committed to personal and corporate involvement in the advancement of higher education. He served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University and had a positive impact upon the growth and development of this institution. He was likewise dedicated to the renewal of the Greater Cleveland community and was a driving force behind the creation of Cleveland Tomorrow.

The George S. Dively Building demonstrates this admirable Clevelander's enduring commitment and contributions to the advancement of professional management and to his community.