Announcements

Introduction: CLN Director of Marketing & Communications - My name is Meg Chapple, and this week I became the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Colorado Lean Network. I work in the healthcare industry, primarily to improve access to care and reduce waste wherever possible. I first fell in love with Lean while working at Denver Health, where an innovative approach to … Continue reading Introduction: CLN Director of Marketing & Communications
Call to Action: Present at the 2018 Colorado Lean Summit! - The 2018 Colorado Lean Summit is just around the corner – October 12, 2018 (Save the Date!) Want to be a part of bringing the Summit to Life? We are looking for speakers and case study presenters. Read more and head on over to apply – we would love to share your expertise and case … Continue reading Call to Action: Present at the 2018 Colorado Lean Summit!
2018 Picnic Recap: - Fun, Sun, and Team One   CLN Members came together for networking, food, and fun at our CLN Picnic on June 15th. We had a great time learning about each other’s passions with Lean, exchanging business cards for future partnerships, and participating in the Marshmallow Challenge! Thank you to those who donated to cover our … Continue reading 2018 Picnic Recap:
The CLN Needs Your Expertise - The Colorado Lean Network has a few positions opening up. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to us today.
A look back at the March 2018 Quarterly Kaizen at Lutheran -   Event Overview Thank you to all who attended the 2018 Quarterly Kaizen at Lutheran and helped make the event successful for all.  Over 60 Colorado Lean Network (“CLN”) members from all industries attended the event where CLN Lean champions took the opportunity teach new Lean tools to the group, while applying those tools to … Continue reading A look back at the March 2018 Quarterly Kaizen at Lutheran
2017 Annual Lean Summit Review - Thank you to all who attended our 2017 Annual Lean Summit. Walking into the morning session it was obvious to all the house was packed and ready to talk Lean.  Over 120 CLN members from all industries attended the event. Michael Shull, Lean Strategy Manager for the Colorado Lean Network stated “From Wyoming to Colorado … Continue reading 2017 Annual Lean Summit Review
Study Action Team (SAT): How to effectively help others understand Lean Construction correlates to better project outcomes - In this three hour interactive Study Action Team, Charles Roundtree and Katie Barnes will  facilitate discussions around key and seminal books on the topic of helping people within the context of Continuous Improvement. Attendees will learn the answers to the following seminal questions and their supporting constructs, with most of the ideas and concepts being applicable the very next day.
In Case You Missed It: August 2017 Quarterly Kaizen at Denver Health - On Friday, August 4, 2017, nearly sixty members from the Colorado Lean Network joined together at Denver Health for our final 2017 Quarterly Kaizen. The event was a hit!
2017 Colorado Lean Summit Sponsors: Thank You - A big thank you is in order to our 2017 Colorado Lean Summit Sponsors. Without your support, this event would not be possible. Thank you.
2017 Colorado Lean Summit is Around the Corner - The 2017 Colorado Lean Summit is nearing. The September 14, 2017 event is sold out. If you have reserved a ticket and cannot attend, please contact us today.
In Case You Missed It: June 2017 Quarterly Kaizen at Lutheran Medical Center - Last Friday saw the completion of another successful quarterly Kaizen event. Hosted by Lutheran Medical Center, the meeting drew fifty-seven Colorado Lean Network members and sparked great discussion about Lean applications in healthcare. Jennifer House, the CLN liaison for Lutheran Medical Center, had this to say about the event: Thank you to those of you who … Continue reading In Case You Missed It: June 2017 Quarterly Kaizen at Lutheran Medical Center
Vote for the 2017 – 2019 Colorado Lean Champions - The Colorado Lean Network is dedicated to increase the resources available to you. In order to do that, we need your help choosing the first group of Colorado Lean Champions. 
Run for the 2017 – 2019 Colorado Lean Champion Team - The Colorado Lean Network is dedicated to increase the resources available to you. In order to do that, we need your help because those same resources come from our members–you! 12 Colorado Lean Champion Positions Open If elected by the members, you will: Meet as a group 1-2 times annually: Define vision, mission, strategy and … Continue reading Run for the 2017 – 2019 Colorado Lean Champion Team
Denver Health Earns the 2016 Peak Award - Denver Health recently received the 2016 Peak Award granted by Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx). The Peak Award is the regional equivalent of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which... Continue reading →
Denver Zoo Peak Academy  - Do you ever wonder how the Denver Zoo uses process improvement to innovate? Watch this short clip. Thanks for sharing Sophia Ernst.
SME Lean Certification - Bruce Patch, an active member of the CLN, shared a resource for obtaining a variety of Lean certifications from SME. If you would like more information about how SME Lean certifications can help you, Bruce Patch can be reached at:  bruce.patch@pinnacol.com
Welcome to the Colorado Lean Network - Innovation—desk level, grass roots, employee lead innovation—it’s what we do and it is how the Colorado (or Front Range) Lean Practitioner’s Group got its start. A couple of passionate practitioners who realized there were so many of us doing the same thing, failing the same way and learning the same lessons independently.  Why couldn’t we … Continue reading Welcome to the Colorado Lean Network
Lean Coffee Meeting - “When we invite people to meetings and we give them a strong agenda upfront, we are completely robbing ourselves of all of the wisdom that the meeting attendees would bring with them.” –Jim Benson, 2014