In my time as a process improvement specialist at the City of Denver, I have only come across a few individuals who truly possess the essence of public service, and […]
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.
Bright Spot: The DSD Adopt-A-Pod Project: How The DSD Focused on Improving The Use of Existing Resources & Leveraging Outside Community Agencies to Improve Inmate Outcomes
Written by Andrew Jones, Denver Sheriffs Department (DSD) Program Administrator, Downtown Denver Detention Center – July 2020 “I have been working with the DSD and the City and County of […]
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 […]
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.
Nominated for and Winner of: 2019 Peak Academy Awards Best Individual Innovation Agency: Denver Human Services Individual: Angus Strayhorn Why Change Was Needed: Denver Human Services Child Support Services (CSS) […]
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.
Finally, I want to give the Real-Estate Team kudos, as the team’s story is about dedication.
Marion Kalb is a Public Health Administrator in Denver’s Department of Public Health and Environment, and works for the Food Systems team in the Community Health division. In her role […]
Policy & Strategy Changes Lead to Decreases in The Number of Intake Assaults & Use-Of-Force Cases at The Denver Sheriff Department
The Denver Peak Academy’s Partnership with the Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) focused on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and on creating the DSD’s Performance Management Model & Strategic Plan 2.0. […]
Bright Spot Q&A Tell us a little about yourself; what should the world know about you? I’m from Michigan, I’ve also lived in upstate New York, Boston, and New Zealand […]
Gay has had an innovative spirit ever since she joined her team last year; she even helped her team win an award at our recent Peak Academy Awards Ceremony
Answers by Amanda Feathers, Cohort 70 – Stewart Peak, Accounting Technician II/ PCard Coordinator, Denver Department of Public Works Finance & Administration (PW Fin&Admin) – November 2018 To start, according […]
With Thanksgiving soon approaching, I would like to give thanks to Black Belt Cohort #81 for being my first cohort as a Black Belt Liaison. It was a jam-packed week full of […]