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.
If you’ve ever been to a branch of Denver Public Library, you know that there is A LOT going on! The libraries serve as a hub in the community not […]
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!
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. […]