Upcoming Workshops

Past Events

Brian Hand (UC San Diego Health): Brian Hand is a Sr. Transformational Healthcare Coach at UC San Diego Health. He provides advanced Lean training, facilitates improvement workshops, and coaches. He is passionate about developing problem solvers and does so by creating a safe and trusting environment for learning to take …Read More »
In this workshop, you’ll learn why it’s so difficult for many of us to find a job that feels as good on the inside as it looks on the outside; hear real-life examples of people like you navigating the modern job market (and leaving old-school job search tactics behind) to …Read More »
Virtual Kaizen Events – How to Become a Master Virtual FacilitatorWorkshop Description:Kaizen workshops have been done in person since the beginning, yet did we ever stop to improve our own processes? Did we ever question why we needed to meet together or how we could do it faster and with …Read More »
Kaizen workshops have been done in person since the beginning, yet did we ever stop to improve our own processes? Did we ever question why we needed to meet together or how we could do it faster and with a more agile response? Along came COVID and forced all of …Read More »
Kaizen workshops have been done in person since the beginning, yet did we ever stop to improve our own processes? Did we ever question why we needed to meet together or how we could do it faster and with a more agile response? Along came COVID and forced all of …Read More »
Learn how to facilitate rapid improvement events online to deliver results Continuous improvers rely on Kaizen events, Rapid Improvement Events or GE Work-Outs to deliver incredible results. In these events, your team has a unique opportunity to solve a problem collaboratively with limited distractions and no interruptions. Results are delivered …Read More »
Do you struggle to maintain focus at work? In this one hour workshop learn two tools for finding concentration and working more efficiently.Attention management allows us to be proactive rather than reactive. Therefore, we are able to focus and produce higher quality results. Whereas time blocking helps us better manage …Read More »
Join us for Colorado’s most anticipated Lean event of the year!This year the Colorado Lean Summit is going virtual and you get to choose your own Lean adventure. The Colorado Lean Network has curated more than 20 Keynotes, Case Studies, Mini-Workshops, Discussions and Networking Events to bring some of the …Read More »
This is a panel discussion with process improvement leaders focused on how COVID has impacted process improvement efforts at various organizations. The panel will inspire us by sharing success stories, lessons learned and answering questions from the audience. In this workshop, you will . . . Hear from a panel …Read More »
Think of the iconic sports coaches. The inspirational locker room talks. Setting the game plan and selecting plays.Giving players feedback on form and fundamentals. That’s what most of us think of when we hear the word “coaching”.But when it comes to coaching problem solving, things are different.In our world of …Read More »
Learn how one of the City of Arvada’s team members tracks key metrics and projects in order to gauge the effectiveness of his improvementsIn this workshop, you will . . . Learn how to calculate key process metricsLearn how track process improvement projectsLearn how to report the results of process …Read More »
Join us for our first virtual workshop!We are in a whirlwind of change right now, so understanding the nature of change has never been more timely. This interactive course will empower you to navigate and embrace change more effectively by understanding the brain science behind how people respond to change …Read More »
Begin to develop checklists and standard work to consider values in decision makingThink differently before you next allocate time, people, materials, or money Where to goCoBank Leadership Center – Busse Board RoomParking Instructions / Public Transportation The address is 711 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205. There is a surface …Read More »
Is your team producing consistent, error-proofed products?How do you know if each operator is consistent with themselves (repeatability), consistent with the team (reproducibility) and working to the same standard? Have you exhausted your quick-hit tools only to find yourself in a worse state of confusion as to where to pinpoint …Read More »
Join us at the 6th Annual Colorado Lean Summit to learn and practice new skills through hands-on, interactive workshops.Download the agenda to choose your workshop before purchasing tickets TicketsThe price is $19 per workshop ($38 for all day). You can select an available workshop when purchasing tickets. Workshops have limited …Read More »
Lean Manufacturing – Exploring the tools we use to enhance productivity, quality and timeliness.  The team at Spectra Logic will share their Lean journey, facilitate interactive small-group learning activities, and host a Network Marketplace so you can learn about specific improvement efforts and talk directly with the folks involved. Agenda: …Read More »
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 to entire teams setting out to be Green Belt certified and the progression into major Value Stream …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Lean 101 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 will …Read More »
Full of ideas and don’t know which to pursue? Have the IDEAL SOLUTION in mind to a problem, but others keep telling you you’re wrong? Perhaps you need some divergent and convergent thinking in your life! During this two hour workshop, we’ll watch a video that’s led the standard in …Read More »
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 will guide …Read More »
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 will take you through the …Read More »
The Colorado Lean Network, along with our proud host, the Denver Health Lean Academy, will be taking you on a journey toward world-class performance excellence during the 2018 Colorado Lean Summit! Lean is not just about how to utilize tools or run events. For the true promise of Lean to …Read More »
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 …Read More »
A3 is more than a tool. It is a methodical approach to think about business problems. We will learn about theory of A3 and then engage in developing our own A3 reports. This is a Hands-On Workshop where you will get a chance to practice what you learn. Networking activities …Read More »
You spoke and we listened.  Many Colorado Lean Network members have told us that they  learn by seeing and learn by doing.  Towards that end, we have proudly partnered with Metro Caring, Denver’s front-line anti-hunger organization, to conduct a series of improvement events that CLN members can attend, observe, and …Read More »
So you’ve started your Lean transformation – integrating Lean tools, events and methodologies. But change is hard. How do you sustain the transformation and continue to grow and improve after the hype of your initial implementation wears off? Find out at this CLN Quarterly Kaizen Event hosted by the Colorado …Read More »
We will start off the afternoon with a BBQ picnic and targeted networking at tables with specific discussion topics. Then we will move into a round of speed networking where you will have a chance to learn what the other members may be expert in. The afternoon will finish with …Read More »
In addition to general conversation we will discuss the “Why” of Lean. Getting past the surface level waste reduction and quality improvements and instead to the deeper, purpose-driven why of Lean will help us share our passion and “make the case” to others in our organization. In advance of the …Read More »
The Colorado Lean Network (CLN) wants to hear from you at the next Quarterly Kaizen. Get ready for another educational year, kicking it off with a special Quarterly Kaizen focused on: CLN’s past, present and future Networking sessions for you Lean tool workshops, such as: The KANO Model Process Mapping …Read More »
Experience the full Lean Journey: Honor yesterday, Improve today, & Invest in tomorrow. You Will Need Please pack light as we will not have access to the main venue after lunch. Business cards for networking activities (30+) Sunscreen Water bottle Funds for after hours networking (lunch provided) Dress Code Business casual with …Read More »
Where: 790 Delaware St., Denver, CO 80204 Pavilion C in the basement Park on the 3rd floor or above in the public parking garage at 660 Delaware St., Denver, CO 80204 When: Friday, August 4, 2017 1PM – 4PM About Denver Health’s Lean Academy The Denver Health Lean Academy was one of the …Read More »
What:  We are excited to be the first hospital to host a Kaizen Meeting for the CLN. At this event you can expect to hear about: Doing Lean in the Healthcare environment How the Lean program is designed and structured at Lutheran Medical Center Specific projects, how we led them, …Read More »
We wanted to invite you to the first Quarterly Kaizen meeting of the year hosted at your very own Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOWelcome:We wanted to invite you to the first Quarterly Kaizen meeting of the year hosted at your very own Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).Thank you CDOT!We also …Read More »

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