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

Q2 2019 Quarterly Kaizen at DIA

Join us for the Colorado Lean Network Quarterly Kaizen Event hosted by the Denver International Airport Peak Performance Team. Post Event Write-up Making Progress with Value Streams - from individual innovations to entire team innovating to cross-organizational process ownership. Denver International Airport is hosting this event to share the journey we’ve undergone from individual innovations … Continue reading Q2 2019 Quarterly Kaizen at DIA

Lean in the Community Event Recap: Metro Caring

How do you run an event with 2 participants and 10 observers? How do you facilitate a process map with limited knowledge of the processes? Can you add value to an organization by bringing in outside eyes who don’t understand the process, or does it only create confusion? Trying Out New AdventuresOn February 13 and … Continue reading Lean in the Community Event Recap: Metro Caring

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 IN THE COMMUNITY: Dry Goods FUTURE STATE Analysis at Metro Caring

Curious to see how to facilitate a current state analysis for goods sorted and stocked in the Metro Caring store? 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 LEAN IN THE COMMUNITY … Continue reading LEAN IN THE COMMUNITY: Dry Goods FUTURE STATE Analysis at Metro Caring

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

2018 Colorado Lean Summit in Review

Thank you to everyone in attendance at this year's annual Colorado Lean Summit.  The 150-person event was graciously hosted by Denver Health Lean Academy at the Rita Bass Trauma & Education Center. This year's theme was "From Tools to Transformation: The Journey to Performance Excellence" and included speakers from a diverse variety of local and … Continue reading 2018 Colorado Lean Summit in Review

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