Checklists may seem rudimentary, when in reality, they are anything but. Beyond the psychological benefits of feeling accomplished when we check off tasks, checklists can have real power to transform […]
Here at Denver Peak Academy, we often say we have the best jobs (we say it because it’s true). This is largely because we get to see the amazing work […]
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.
Improving processes and implementing change wherever they go, they are…the Paper Avengers!
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. […]
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 […]
The Circle is Born Karen Westendorp, Christina Hadera, Hilary Thompson, and Amy Lowell (pictured in the same order above) all work for the Office of Human Relations (OHR) and all […]
The Purchasing Division within the General Services Department is responsible for roughly $650 million worth of transactions every year. Behind each of those transactions is a whole team of buyers […]
“We knew we couldn’t boil the ocean” says Anna Forsberg, Recruiting Manager for the Talent Acquisition Team within Office of Human Resources (OHR). When addressing insufficient current state processes, feeling […]
As you may know, Lean methodology was born out of manufacturing (specifically Toyota) and improving the flow of products through machines. While Peak Academy is lean methodology-based and therefore cares about the flow in processes, our team has always believed that the […]
The famous author and science/policy communicator Vaclav Smil said, “collaboration and augmentation are the foundational principles of innovation.” One cannot make improvements to the world around themselves without collaborative augmentation. […]
The Innovation: Child Welfare Placement Packets Why Change Was Needed The placement process is very complex with different requirements depending on the situation/type of placement (emergency vs. non-emergency, business hours […]
Nominated for: Peak Academy Awards, Best Team Innovation Category Agency: Denver Public Library (DPL) Team: Jennifer Lay, Katrina Bishop, Gwyn Davis, Kit Cusker, Martha Garbison, Hien Nguyen, Jennifer Hoffman, Becky Russell, Annie Kemmerling […]
Nominated for: Peak Academy Awards, Best Team Innovation Category Agency: Technology Services and Human Resources Team: Jay Rathbun, Marla Trevor, Gio Thomas Why Change Was Needed/Problem: Skillsoft Learning Management System (LMS), the foundation […]
Answers by Jason Smith, Cohort 53 – Mt. Princeton Peak, Stewart Peak, Park Horticulturist, Denver Parks & Recreation Parks – (DPRP) Greenhouse – February 2018 To start, Jason Smith is […]