Announcements

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