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.

Our Beliefs

The Colorado Lean Network is a welcoming, engaging, and inclusive group of practitioners serving the needs of our communities. We embrace the concept of “Colorado casual” where we understand our member’s diverse set of commitments and offer a variety of ways to be involved.

The best results come from this kind of creative collaboration and we are committed to sharing resources and ideas to create a culture of continuous improvement while being supportive and inspiring.

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.

What We Do

Colorado Lean Network Members host quarterly Kaizen events that showcase Lean and other continuous improvement work happening at our member organizations.

CLN Members can also participate in monthly workshops to learn about a variety of topics – from measurement, to Lean tools, to ways to work more efficiently and effectively.

In addition, the CLN hosts the annual Colorado Lean Summit each fall which provides a day of learning from and networking with continuous improvement colleagues. Our current goals are to expand into mentoring, networking, and providing tools and methods.

Who We Are

Our members are Lean continuous improvement practitioners in industries across the spectrum, Lean leaders and executives, consultants, and other folks who share our passion for continuous improvement. In fact, our members have led or supported some of the most innovative continuous improvement projects in the State of Colorado.

Meet the team that supports the the CLN’s daily operations and strategic efforts.

Join Us

Interested in joining this talented network of passionate professionals? Membership is free and we welcome members who practice or have a passion for Lean! We can add you to our mailing list here.

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The Colorado Lean Network evolved organically after practitioners at Denver Water, Denver Peak Academy, Denver Health and Hospital Authority realized the growing need for a professional Lean group around the Denver area in 2012. The group started hosting quarterly meetings with 10-20 attendees and that number quickly grew.  In 2014, the first Mile High Lean Summit (now called the Colorado Lean Summit) was held. Since that time, our group has grown rapidly with members from all over the state.