2023 Summit

Join us for Colorado’s most anticipated Lean event of the year! Save the Date! Tickets on Sale Now!

Each fall the Colorado Lean Network (CLN) hosts the Colorado Lean Summit, a day of learning and networking for our almost 500 members.  This year’s event will be held on October 27, 2023 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver with up to 135 participants. The last in-person Summit attracted over 335 participants from healthcare, government, and private industry as well as national and local speakers. This is the premier Continuous Improvement event in Colorado and we invite you to participate!

Join us for a great opportunity to connect with other process improvement professionals, be inspired and attend educational breakout sessions!





Sterne Elder

Volunteer Room

Weckbaugh & Robinson

Mary Brewer & Nobels

7:45 AM – 8:30 AM

Check-in and Breakfast


8:30 AM – 8:45 AM



8:45 AM – 9:30 AM

Keynote Speaker

Jesse Hernandez – Lean in the Age of Division – Using the Lean Methodology to Unite


9:40 AM – 11:10 AM

Breakout Sessions


Rai Chowdhary – DO-MAGIC! System and Framework for Improvement

Grace Wilcox and Damian Polack – How Lean Leadership Enabled Scaling in a Wholesale Start-Up

Eva Cahnman, Antonio Lara & Joey Grisko – Modern Process Improvement: Bringing together Lean Six Sigma, Change Management, and Intelligent Automation

Cory Niemeyer and Lubna Jamal – How to Make a Lean PB&J Sandwich

11:20 AM – 12:05 PM

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks


12:05 PM – 1:20 PM



1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Breakout Sessions


Trenten Robinson – Play-Based Facilitation: How Games Help Participants Grow

Katie McCune  and Nathaniel Bradley III – From Listening to Action: Equipping City Agencies to Give their Customers a Voice 

Dr. Andrew Hoskins – Leading Multicultural Teams

Maryam El-Bakry and Beth English – The Rise of the Mu Sigmas

2:40 PM – 3:40 PM

Keynote Speaker

Darrel Hammond – The Indispensable Traits of Internal Consultants



WE CANNOT MAKE OUR GOAL WITHOUT SPONSORS LIKE YOU! We hope that you will consider becoming a sponsor for the CLN 2023 Colorado Lean Summit.  Consider making a donation to help us meet our goal of providing this day of learning and networking to our members.  Don’t see something that fits your needs?  We are able to easily customize your sponsorship.

HOW TO SPONSOR We hope that we can count on you to support the 2023 Colorado Lean Summit. Please review the sponsorship matrix, choose your desired sponsorship level, and follow the payment instructions below.

For questions contact finance@coloradoleannetwork.org or call Marcus at 720-515-5322.


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WHO WE ARE The Colorado Lean Network (CLN) works to inspire, develop, and support improvement practitioners to better serve Colorado organizations and communities by connecting existing and aspiring practitioners to the right mentors, models, and resources.  We believe that rather than competing with each other, the people of Colorado are better served when Lean professionals come together to network, share ideas, celebrate successes, and learn from failures. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and, as such, part or all of your donation may be tax deductible. Our 500 members are executives, managers, and continuous improvement practitioners from government, healthcare, manufacturing, and financial/service industries across Colorado.