process improvement concept with business elementsThe Colorado Lean Network (CLN) is a Lean and continuous improvement-based organization on a mission. We are committed to improving the quality and delivery of services in government, healthcare and private industries across Colorado.

Our Beliefs

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 know 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 in our organizations and beyond.

What We Dodr-weide-ignite

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

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.

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Join Us

volunteer Interested in joining this talented network of passionate professionals? Membership is free and we welcome members who practice or have a passion for Lean!


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 in 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 to over 200 members from all over the state–including members from the Colorado State Office for Performance Planning and Operations.