Congratulations to Cohort 66! We had a total of 24 individuals representing several organizations within and external to the City and County of Denver.
The groups represented include:
- The Colorado Governor’s Office
- The city of Estes Park, CO
- The city of Dayton, OH
- The city of Westminster, CO
- The city of Englewood, CO
- Denver Public Libraries (DPL)
- Denver Human Services (DHS)
- Denver Department of Environmental Health (DEH)
- Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR)
- Denver Public Works (PW)
- Denver City Attorney’s Office (CAO)
- Denver Sheriff’s Department (DSD)
- Denver Technology Services (TS)
- Denver Department of Finance (DOF)
- Denver Community Planning & Development (CPD)
- Denver Fire Department (DFD)
Some of the highlights of the week are as follows:
- Conducted Gemba walks with DPL, TS, and CPD, observed internal processes, and presented an in-depth analysis of each method.
- Practiced Behavioral Insight Techniques.
- Discussed approaches to Change Management; applied process improvement tools and skills in a 3-hour continuous improvement simulation.
- And took a field trip to the Peak team’s office to explore the concept of visual management.
Peak’s Black Belt class is a week of fun and problem identification/solving. It isn’t easy, but it’s definitely worth it. Now you have the tools required to see your problem, say it (with data), and fix it continuously (with data and evidence-based solutions).
To close, Peak Academy cannot express enough how proud we are of this class. Go forth and make Colorado and the World, better, one division and municipality at a time. Innovate, elevate, and repeat.