We are excited to announce the graduation of our 49th Black Belt class – Mt. Lindsey Peak! With 21 participants,  (16 City and County of Denver employees, 5 outside participants) we are continuing strong in the 2016 year! In this group, the following agencies are represented:

  • Public Works
  • Technology Services
  • Denver Police Department
  • Department of Finance
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Department of Environmental Health
  • Denver Public Library
  • Denver Human Services
  • Denver International Airport
  • Douglas County School District
  • Town of Gilbert, AZ
  • City of Charleston, SC
  • The Colorado Health Foundation

In as little as 4.5 days, this class:

  • Learned tools to identify and eliminate waste
  • Experienced 3 Gemba Walks (Environmental Quality’s Water Sampling Process, Renewing Titles at the DMV, and Processing Online Residential Parking Permits with Public Works Finance) and presented an in-depth process analysis for each
  • Practiced Behavioral Insight Techniques
  • Discussed Approaches to Change Management
  • Applied process improvement tools in a 3-hour simulation
  • Presented 21 amazing ignite presentations with over 60 incredible innovation ideas!

We cannot express enough how proud we are of this class. It is our distinct honor and privilege to have had the opportunity to teach them, and we can’t wait to hear of all the great things they will do.

Congratulations Mt. Lindsey Peak! May you all innovate greatly in all of the work you do and increase your already amazing impact in the City.:)


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