Yes, we made up a new word. COVInnovation = an innovation from City of Denver public servants implemented during the COVID pandemic. Thank you so much to each and every […]
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.
At Peak Academy, we heavily stress the importance of working with what you’ve got – no new budget dollars, no additional people, and no new technology. This is one of […]
In 2013, Denver Parks began speaking with Peak Academy about the development of a smart device application that would reduce the cumbersome process of data collection. This application aimed to […]
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!
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: Technology Services and Human Resources Team: Jay Rathbun, Marla Trevor, Gio Thomas Why Change Was Needed/Problem: Skillsoft Learning Management System (LMS), the foundation […]
At our best, we employees can be incredibly thoughtful, creative, passionate and driven. We volunteer for extra duties, offer to help our overwhelmed teammates, and bring great ideas to our […]
Innovators can be found in the workplace just about anywhere, but what does innovation really mean? The definition of an “innovator” is anyone who attempts to make a positive change […]
Help me in congratulating the participants of Black Belt Cohort 79, Thunder Pyramid! Since joining the Peak Academy two years ago, I’ve had the honor and privilege of helping train […]
In the world of innovation, failure is an almost unavoidable step in the process. It is discouraging and can most likely leave you wondering, “where do I go from here?” […]
Each month, we get to meet amazing employees from around the city (and elsewhere) who attend Black Belt training to learn new skills, develop professionally, and ultimately make incredible contributions […]
On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Lt. Debra Thorson of the Denver Fire Department was honored by the City and County of Denver with a 5281 STARS Safety Award. Lt. Debra […]
In mid-April, we had the honor and privilege of meeting and training the fantastic individuals of Black Belt Cohort 62.5 – Quandary Peak! These 18 participants represented four City and County […]