Our first April Black Belt Class, Mt. Pyramid Peak, is ready to launch some spring innovations. The 20 participants of Cohort 62 represented 8 City and County of Denver agencies and 2 external organizations. The groups represented include:

  • Community Planning and Development (CPD)
  • Denver Human Services (DHS)
  • Department of Environmental Health (DEH)
  • Parks and Recreation (P&R)
  • Denver County Courts (DCC)
  • Denver Public Library (DPL)
  • Public Works (PW)
  • Technology Services (TS)
  • City of Centennial
  • City of Longmont

In 4.5 days, this class:

  • Learned tools to identify and eliminate waste and identify the gaps in their process
  • Participated in Gemba Walks at three locations (Denver Animal Protection, Denver Public Library, and the Department of Finance) and presented an in-depth analysis for each process
  • Practiced standard work and mistake proofing
  • Discussed approaches to Change Management and barriers to innovating
  • Applied process improvement tools in a 3-hour lean simulation
  • Presented 20 Ignite presentations with 60 amazing innovation ideas!



It is our privilege to have had the opportunity to teach this great group of individuals. We’re proud of the hard work this class put in during their week of Black Belt training and are anxious to see their innovation ideas implemented.



Congratulations Mt. Pyramid Peak! We can’t wait to see you deliver improvements to the cities of Denver, Centennial, and Longmont!

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