On October 1, 2018, Denver Peak Academy had a total of 15 individuals, representing several organizations within and external to the City and County of Denver, go through the Black […]
On October 1, 2018, Denver Peak Academy had a total of 15 individuals, representing several organizations within and external to the City and County of Denver, go through the Black Belt Training.
October’s Cohort; #80: Mount Adams is composed of talent from the following organizations:
Denver Public Works
Denver Safety – Police Department
Denver Human Services
City of Englewood
City of Westminster
Metro Wastewater Reclamation
Denver Parks & Recreation
Denver Community Planning and Development
Denver Technology Services
Denver International Airport
Some of the highlights from the week are as follows:
Conducted Gemba walks across the City & County of Denver and presented an in-depth analysis of each system observed.
Practiced Behavioral Insight Techniques.
Discussed approaches to ‘Change Management’ and ‘Organizational Leadership’; applied process improvement tools and skills to improve a simulated Parks’ process via a 3-hour continuous improvement simulation.
Peak’s Black Belt class is a week of fun and problem identification and solving. It isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. Now Cohort #80 (Mount Adams) has the tools to objectively see a process-problem, say it (with data), and fix it continuously, with data, accountability and evidence-based solutions.
To close, at the Peak Academy, we can not express enough how proud we are of Cohort #80. Thus, we encourage you all to go forth and make Denver, as well as the World, better. One process, team, division, and municipality at a time. Innovate, elevate, and repeat.
Jerraud Coleman is a creative, data-driven, focused, and positive Deputy Director for the City and County of Denver's Peak Academy.
For the past seven years, alongside an exceptional team of continuous improvement professionals, he helps direct, generate, and facilitate process improvement events throughout Denver, Colorado, and the nation.
He trains employees of government, non-profits, and other enterprises (nationally, abroad and at all levels) in the principles and methods of continuous improvement, performance, and change management tools like Lean, the Four Disciplines of Execution (Covey), & PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act/Adjust).
He also works at promoting and sharing the methods mentioned above via blogs, social media, workshops/improvement events, and conferences.
Jerraud believes that "sharing and talking about continuous improvement tools can help enterprises identify and sustain the elimination of any waste or pain point found within any process or system." Thus, resulting in happier customers, employees, and organizations.
Moreover, regarding his work with the City & County of Denver, Jerraud believes in "creating a world-class place where everybody matters matter," primarily through systems-thinking, more productive, valuable, and efficient processes.
Jerraud holds a BFA (in Integrated Arts) from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a Lean Black Belt certificate from Regis University, and a handful of certifications from Coursera in Data Science tools and methods.
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