Congratulations to Cohort 58, who just closed out the fourth year of the Denver Peak Academy for us on December 16, 2016. We had a total of 18 individuals representing nine […]
Congratulations to Cohort 58, who just closed out the fourth year of the Denver Peak Academy for us on December 16,2016. We had a total of 18 individuals representing nine different agencies: Community Planning & Development, Denver Human Services, Denver International Airport, Denver Public Library, Department of Environmental Health, Department of Finance, Parks & Recreation, Public Works, and Technology Services.
As the liaison for this cohort, it was a privilege to be able to spend time with the group for an entire week. Teaching black belt is something that my team looks forward to each month and it has a great way of reminding us why we do what we do, which is to help make Denver one of the best in the country by fostering innovation and making positive changes, one person at a time.
Some of the highlights of the week are as follows:
Gemba walks with the Denver Public Library, Public Health Inspections and Parks & Recreation where we learned how to respectfully observe someone else’s process, make a process map and apply gap analysis tools.
Lieutenant Robert Rock’s Bright Spot presentation about his journey as a black belt graduate and some of the innovations he’s been working on in the Traffic Investigations Unit.
Field trip to the parking cashier and the Peak team’s office.
Flower Power game that simulated the process of growing and planting flowers here at the City of Denver.
Drew Brown is a Process Improvement Analyst for the City and County of Denver’s Peak Academy, with a background in sustainability and a business degree from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. He specializes in helping employees build trust on their teams, and facilitating departmental strategic planning and goal setting. His belief is that everyone’s voice matters and he strives to create opportunities for individuals to express their ideas and find productive ways to implement them. In college, he was a Division 1 athlete and received Academic and Athletic All-American honors, and he competed in the 2008 Olympic Trials. He grew up in Aurora, CO and currently lives in Denver with his amazing wife Megan and his cat and dog, Loki and Remus.
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