Elaine took on non-widgety widgets, and improved them!
Professional development doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. It takes creative, caring and committed leaders willing to try something new.
Find out what happens when you take a plumbing inspector out of the field and put him into a completely virtual DOTI Black Belt Fellowship. Spoiler alert: record-breaking levels of innovation.
Joey Hernandez spent his DOTI Black Belt Fellowship with the street sweeping team, saving almost 26 million gallons of water and 668 staff hours in the process.
Have you ever been hungry? I mean, really hungry? Where nothing else seems possible until you get some food in your belly? In America before the pandemic, 11 million children […]
We have an opportunity to become The Grittiest Generation, will we take it? Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been reading the book Grit by Angela Duckworth. In it, she presents compelling research that it’s the pairing of passion and perseverance, what she calls grit, that makes a person successful.
It’s hard to see yourself clearly sometimes. No one likes to brag, or I should say, no one I like likes to brag. When my fellow Peaker Andy sent us […]
In honor of the national holiday she invented, Galentine’s Day, we compiled the ten reasons why Leslie Knope would definitely be a Peak Academy Black Belt.
Imagine if you built a program from the ground up. You’ve poured everything you had into making it a success for years and it has changed the lives of thousands of the people who need it most in the community. And now, you’re ready to retire. But you don’t want to see your life’s work fade away. Organizations love to talk about onboarding, but this Black Belt’s innovation around offboarding has preserved the success of a program.
Learn more about how Natalie Magnatta used connections made through Black Belt to propel her purpose!
When Alex started as the only short-term rental license tech at the City and County of Denver, he had one goal, stop issuing bad licenses.
Improving processes and implementing change wherever they go, they are…the Paper Avengers!
Well, people, I missed Dr. Seuss Day (Never heard of Dr. Seuss Day?! It’s March 2nd, tell your friends). But we are sending our 91st cohort through Black Belt this […]
Fellow City and County of Denver employees, lend me your ears! I’ve waited a long time to say that, and it just feels so right. As a resident of Denver […]