Valerie Herrera serves her community with heart and tenacity, mastering the Peak tools to create equity for those most marginalized in our community.
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 […]
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.
Denver Peak Academy has had the privilege of training over 900 individuals representing over 200 agencies from outside of the City and County of Denver. Many of these participants attend […]
Leya Hartman is a City Council Aide for Councilman Christopher Herndon of District 8, an area that includes Park Hill, Stapleton, and portions of East Colfax and Montbello. She went […]
Congratulations to Cohort 58, who just closed out the fourth year of the Denver Peak Academy for us on December 16, 2016. We had a total of 18 individuals representing nine […]
We are excited to announce the graduation of our most recent Black Belt class – Mt. Princeton Peak! These 16 participants from Cohort 53 represented several organizations: Public Works Department of Environmental Health […]
Sometimes innovation starts with a “No”. Juan Garza, a cashier in Denver Public Works’ Finance and Administration, attempted an innovation shortly after taking Peak Academy’s Black Belt class. He wanted […]
We are excited to announce the graduation of our 52nd Black Belt class – Mt. Oxford Peak! With 22 participants, (19 City and County of Denver employees, 3 outside participants) […]
It’s finally here: the highly-anticipated final takt time post!
We are excited to announce the graduation of our 51st Black Belt class – Mt. of the Holy Cross Peak! With 18 participants, (14 City and County of Denver employees, 4 […]
Written by Inger Brinck, City Performance, Office of the Controller, City and County of San Francisco When I joined the City and County of San Francisco in 2013, I had […]