Digital Manufacturing Leadership Course

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0,  delivers affordable technologies that provide a seemingly endless supply of possibilities with the potential to add tremendous value to business. CSI’s Digital Manufacturing Leadership (DML) course teaches leaders how to implement that technology to reap the greatest return.

The Digital Manufacturing Leadership course is geared toward business leaders of small and medium manufacturing facilities who are ready to steer their team toward adopting Industry 4.0 advanced technologies. The 9-module course was developed by six industry experts and requires a 10-week commitment to complete.

The weekly modules are offered fully online, with synchronous online meetings every Thursday morning from 8:30-10:00.

The next DML course offering is scheduled for September 12-November 11, 2022. Registration is open until September 6. CSI members and partners receive a 15% discount. Contact Casey O’Brien ( for the discount code.

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Course Topics

The DML course provides learners with information, tools, and resources to enhance decision-making abilities. Topics include:

Each of the nine online modules includes about two hours of learning content, recorded lectures, readings, exercises, and knowledge checks. Course learning outcomes can be downloaded. Additionally, learners are invited to participate in weekly online discussion boards, and a weekly 90-minute digital roundtable discussion facilitated by the module’s instructor.

Capstone Presentation

A valuable takeaway from this pathway is the digital manufacturing leadership plan and presentation. By the conclusion of the course, learners will develop an actionable plan with clear steps for their organization. The capstone presentation consists of a summary solution of that plan, which learners are challenged to succinctly present in under 10 minutes.

Fall Keynote Event

All DML participants are invited to attend the annual Fall Keynote Event at CSI’s state-of-the-art facility at UW-Milwaukee. This day-long event also includes a facility tour and networking opportunities. Speaker and date TBA.

Digital Badge


Learners who successfully complete this pathway will earn a digital badge so you can share this accomplishment with others. A digital badge validates that the earner has acquired a set of knowledge, skills, or abilities by completing a learning pathway. Earners can easily share badges with their professional networks, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.



For additional information on this or any Workforce Innovation course, contact CSI’s Workforce Innovation Program manager, Casey O’Brien, at