2019 Colorado Lean Summit

The 2019 Colorado Lean "Workshop" Summit planning committee is under way! We do have a date selected and we are working to secure the final details (ticketing, program, sponsorship, etc.). Please check back often for updates to this page as they develop. Here is what we know so far... The 2019 Colorado Lean Workshop Summit … Continue reading 2019 Colorado Lean Summit

Highlight of the 2019 Quarterly Kaizen at DEN

DEN Peak Performance Team hosted a Colorado Lean Network Kaizen event on May 15 with seventy participants from the State of Colorado, Denver Human Services, Denver Water Board, Centura Health, Comcast, NREL and other organizations. The event focus was on the journey organizations go through from individual innovation to improving your Value Streams.  This event … Continue reading Highlight of the 2019 Quarterly Kaizen at DEN

Upcoming Board of Director (BoD) Openings

2019 marks the end of the initial term for the first Colorado Lean Network Board of Directors. This is a time filled with mixed emotion. Over the past three years, our board and members have accomplished amazing feats, including: Established a brand, mission and websiteSpearheaded community outreach workshops with Metro CaringLed various Lean learning workshopsfor … Continue reading Upcoming Board of Director (BoD) Openings

Lean Everyday Innovation A3

"The Colorado SOLVE Guide is the State of Colorado's method for Lean problem solving that helps Colorado employees streamline work processes that have become inefficient, freeing up time and resources to perform tasks that really matter to our customers" (State of Colorado OSPB website, 2019). Purpose/Description: The Lean Everyday Innovation (LEI) A3 is intended to guide you … Continue reading Lean Everyday Innovation A3

A Letter to You From the Executive Director

The Colorado Lean Network has made great progress this year--progress that is not without a few mistakes. Albert Einstein once said “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Our measure of mistakes is a large indication that we are innovating over here and we encourage you to partake--it’s kind of fun. … Continue reading A Letter to You From the Executive Director

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Lean 101

**CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW**   Are you a brand new or aspiring Lean Practitioner? Do you need to see and feel Lean in action? Or do you just need a little brush up on some of the fundamentals? AT THIS INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP At this interactive workshop, seasoned facilitator Kirsty Dykes … Continue reading HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Lean 101

SCL Health Lutheran Medical Center is looking for Volunteers for a Full Scale Exercise Drill

Member Event Hospitals are required to conduct a full scale exercise to test capabilities for a surge of patients (example: mass casualty event). This is important so that LMC can identify strengths and weaknesses to improve upon in case of a real life event. As a volunteer you will represent a patient. There is no acting … Continue reading SCL Health Lutheran Medical Center is looking for Volunteers for a Full Scale Exercise Drill

Metro Caring Value Stream Analysis

COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Metro Caring Value Stream Analysis Curious to see how a Value Stream Analysis is facilitated? We have partnered with Metro Caring to offer Lean facilitation support while at the same time offering our members an opportunity to observe Lean facilitation and tools in practice. AT THIS WORKSHOP At this workshop facilitator Jennifer House … Continue reading Metro Caring Value Stream Analysis

LEAN LEADERSHIP: THE ART OF ASKING GOOD COACHING QUESTIONS

Do you find yourself acting as the primary problem solver on your team? Do you wish you could get more people on the team to be effective problem solvers? The reality is, as Lean practitioners and leaders, we can't do all of the problem raising and problem solving ourselves. We need to develop the problem-solving … Continue reading LEAN LEADERSHIP: THE ART OF ASKING GOOD COACHING QUESTIONS