Upcoming Workshops

Meet with other CLN members to brainstorm tools and next steps for difficult projects you are working on At this event, you will . . . Have an opportunity to give and receive input on projects you are working on from Lean professionals across industries Build your network of contacts …Read More »
2021 Colorado Lean Summit

2021 Colorado Lean Summit

$50.00
Join us for Colorado’s most anticipated Lean event of the year! This year the Colorado Lean Summit is virtual once more and you get to choose your own Lean adventure. The Colorado Lean Network has curated more than 10 Keynotes to bring some of the best Lean minds right to …Read More »

Past Events

Learn about the Colorado Dept. of Transportation (CDOT) & the Colorado Dept. of Public Safety (CDPS) idea and innovation programs.Learn about the Colorado Dept. of Transportation (CDOT) & the Colorado Dept. of Public Safety (CDPS) idea and innovation programs.Brion Hurley from Business Performance Improvement will facilitate a live discussion where …Read More »
Visual Thinking Skills for Creative Problem Solving – a practical workshopThis is a practical, hand-on workshop where you will get the chance to flex your Visual Thinking muscles. You will be guided through some fun exercises and learn easy, fast ways to incorporate simple visual concepts into your work. Participants …Read More »
Vaccination & Process Improvement, Panel DiscussionDescription: In this panel discussion you will hear from various process improvement minded individuals in different hospitals and organizations present and discuss ways they are improving the COVID vaccination process. They will share improvements made, lessons learned, and projects that they are working on. Objectives:Hear …Read More »
Finding the Right Career for You: the reasons identifying a “dream” job is so hard — and what to do about itDo you ever feel like Goldilocks in your career, where you’re constantly trying projects or opportunities that don’t quite feel like a fit, and can’t seem to find the …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 question why… 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 …Read More »
Kaizen workshops have been done in person since the beginning, yet did we ever stop to improve our own processes? Did we question why… 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 …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 »
Hear from PI Leaders across multiple industries about how COVID-19 has impacted the process improvement efforts at their organizations 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 …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 »
The Five Whys tool helps explore past decisions. What guides decisions now and in the future?The Five Whys tool helps explore past decisions. What guides decisions now and in the future? For example, when you buy sticky notes, is it more important to choose the most inexpensive price, an environmentally-friendly …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 »
Join us for the Colorado Lean Network Quarterly Kaizen Event hosted by Spectra Logic. 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 …Read More »
Join us for the Colorado Lean Network Quarterly Kaizen Event hosted by the Denver International Airport Peak Performance Team. 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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
LEAN IN THE COMMUNITY: Dry Goods CURRENT 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 …Read More »
**CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW** 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 …Read More »
WORKSHOP: DIVERGENT AND CONVERGENT THINKING 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 …Read More »
HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: 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 …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 »
FROM TOOLS TO TRANSFORMATION: THE JOURNEY TO PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE 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 …Read More »
CLN HANDS-ON WORKSHOP 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 …Read More »
HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: A3 THINKING & IMPLEMENTATION 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 …Read More »
Join This Hands On Lean Opportunity 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 …Read More »
IMPLEMENTING AND SUSTAINING ORGANIZATIONAL LEAN PROCESS IMPROVEMENT 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 …Read More »
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Let’s enjoy the warmer weather with a spring picnic and get to know other CLN members in the process. This event will be geared toward giving you an opportunity to connect with other CLN members and learn more about their expertise. We will start off the afternoon with a BBQ …Read More »
Enjoy brunch with other South-Denver CLN Members to meet new people, build connection, and gain clarity on why you choose to practice Lean continuous improvement. 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 …Read More »
Join us for the March 2018 Quarterly Kaizen Meeting hosted at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. 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, …Read More »
Join us for the 2017 Colorado Lean Summit hosted by the City of Arvada! 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+) …Read More »
Attend the Next CLN Quarterly Kaizen hosted at Denver Health!  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 …Read More »
Join us for the June 2017 Quarterly Kaizen Meeting hosted at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. 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 …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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