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.