Digital Manufacturing Leadership Course

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, also called 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 10-module course was developed by seven industry thought leaders and requires a 10-week commitment to complete.

The self-paced modules are offered fully online and include weekly 1-hour online discussions with instructors to review the topics.

Next Offering

January 23-March 31, 2023. Register now with the button below:

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CSI members and partners receive a 15% discount. Contact Casey O’Brien ( for the discount code.

Course Topics

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

Each of the 10 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 1-hour online roundtable discussions facilitated by each module’s instructor.

Preview the Course

To preview a sample of the course, click the below Course Preview button, select “I’m a Student,” and use the following join code: J7HWGE. Create a username and password, and click “Start Learning.”

The preview provides access to Module 1: Introduction to Digital Manufacturing and will allow you to sample some of the activities and lectures.

Latest Innovation

The course is updated by the instructors every six months to keep the content fresh and relevant. The instructors strive to include use cases that are applicable to small and medium manufacturers.

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.

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