2022 Colorado Lean Summit

Reserve your ticket now for the 2022 CLN Summit! Your Summit ticket includes full access to the virtual speaker series on October 14th AND full access to in-person events along the Front Range. The schedule for our Summit Season is as follows:

September 29th –  Kick things off in Fort Collins with a Gemba Walk of New Belgium Brewery and a hear about the Lean Evolution at the City of Fort Collins

September 29, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM, New Belgium Brewery, 500 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO

October 14th – 2022 CLN Summit Speaker Series with more than half a dozen speakers to teach and inspire you.

October 14, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Zoom link to be provided to all ticket holders prior to event

October 14th – Network with the CLN and Summit Speakers over complimentary food and drinks

October 14, 2022, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, FlyteCo Tower, 3120 Uinta St., Denver, CO 80238

CLN Summit virtual Summit keynote speakers include:

Brian Elms is the author of Peak Performance and an Urban Leadership Fellow at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  He served as the Director of Peak Academy and Analytics for the City and County of Denver for more than five years. Brian specializes in government innovation and process improvement providing management expertise to government agencies, elected officials, and nonprofits.

“Irreverent, honest and straightforward,” Brian is nationally recognized for sparking innovation in governments throughout the country.  His work has been replicated in more than a dozen cities around the country. 

Brian is a Lean Black Belt, a certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Change Management Professional. In his prior role as Director of the Peak Academy, he developed curriculum, training, and consulting services that focus on employee-led performance management and continuous improvement. Since its inception in 2012, Peak Academy initiatives have saved the City and County of Denver more than $30 million and the Academy has provided training to more than 7,000 public and nonprofit professionals. 

Brian is the CEO and Founder of Change Agents Training to focus on creating employee-driven innovation programs around the country. He is currently working with more than a dozen governments to launch programs and establish meaningful innovation programs that improve the lives of employees and their clients.

Melissa Wiley is a nationally-recognized local government leader, writer, and anti-bullying keynote speaker. She is the Deputy Town Administrator for Erie, Colorado and winner of the 2021 Colorado statewide Trailblazer Award for her efforts to build the careers of women government. She is recognized as a nationwide leader for innovation in public service and has trained municipalities across the country to improve the way government works.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked for the U.S. Economic Advisor to Northern Ireland, the U.S. Department of State, and The Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Erie, Melissa led the innovation division for the City and County of Denver. Each year, Melissa delivers keynote speeches and trainings for major conferences, universities, nonprofits, local governments, and schools. She developed a curriculum for high school students on the intersection of disability and disfigurement in storytelling. Her writing has appeared in The Manifest Station, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Irish Connections, and Public Management Magazine. She has contributed to two books—Peace Meets the Streets: On the Ground in Northern Ireland 1993-2001 by James M. Lyons and Peak Performance: How Denver’s Peak Academy is Saving Money, Boosting Morale, and Just Maybe Changing the World by Brian Elms. 

Her mission is to redefine beauty for children and to recreate the infrastructures of government to restore faith in public service. She lives with her husband, daughter, and dog in Erie, Colorado. 

Your Summit Ticket is all you need to join the entire season of events! Purchase your ticket here and see you in Fort Collins!