Explore trainings that light you up and provide essential skills for success.

Explore trainings that light you up and provide essential skills for success.

Designed for our area business partners, this complimentary live event will feature four subject-matter experts from various backgrounds, each providing a 40–45 minute presentation in their area of expertise. Following the presentations, stick around to learn how you can incorporate customized trainings to grow and upskill your organization.

This Event is For Leaders Who...

This Event is For Leaders Who...

...crave new local connections and community.

...want to learn new skills.

...are supporting employee development within your organization.

...are looking to spark new and engaging contacts.

...want to connect with other local employers.

...are looking for inspiration, motivation, and community.

...are looking to lead and influence.

Event Schedule

Check-In and Welcome | 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Be sure to arrive early and check in before 8:15am, where we'll begin with connecting and getting to know one another and introductions from the CSI Workforce Development & Training team.
Dave O'Connell: Lean is Respect for People | 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Lean is Respect for People

Through the expertise of Dave O'Conell and his work in continuous improvement, Lean, and Operational Excellence coaching over the last 30 years, you will learn not only about the tools, but where the primary focus and heart of an organization is. Making people in the organization the primary focus will make your tools work and yield greater results for both people and the organization. Come learn how to change the culture to create a formward moving organization.


Dave O'Connell

Dave O’Connell is a Manufacturing Specialist with over 30 years of manufacturing and food processing experience. Dave and his wife, Staci, live in Pocatello, Idaho. Dave was introduced to
advanced manufacturing practices early in his career at General Electric (GE) where he attended a Deming Four Day Seminar and learned Statistical Process Control and Continuous Improvement. He continued to increase his skills and knowledge in these areas by getting his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (2004) and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (2017). Dave received advanced training in Training Within Industry (TWI); a simple, yet effective, method for training employees, dealing with people problems, and effectively using resources in the workplace.

Mollie & Heath Harmison: Impulse Development | 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

Impulse Development

Creating a high-performance culture through leading, following, communicating and working together. You will reach new levels of personal development through interactive team building.

Participants will learn:

  • How to leverage and find the next leaders within their organization
  • The best tools to create a work environment suitable for exponential growth
  • Create high performing teams and workplace culture


Mollie & Heath Harmison

Mollie and Heath have not only been performing improv for years, they have provided team building workshops for companies, sports teams and relationship retreats, using the art of improv comedy for over a decade. They, with their company Harmi Productions have traveled to over 20 different countries bringing Laughter, Leadership, Team and Personal Development to companies. They are not just "motivational speakers," their Improv background makes their seminars/workshops fun, entertaining, innovative and they give you actual tools to use in your everyday life.

Julie Underwood: Thinking Like a Leader | 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

Thinking Like a Leader

Leaders think differently than other people. In this session, we will learn how they cultivate “thrive thinking” as opposed to just survive thinking. We’ll trace how effective leaders use vision to craft motivating goals that inspire real achievement.  And the superpower needed to create leadership longevity-the “Double Win” (a meaningful work/life balance) will be revealed.


Julie Underwood

With more than 20 years of education experience as a former university administrator, secondary teacher, and college professor, Julie Underwood founded her own business with one mission in mind - helping people discover and believe in their own potential. Focus For Leaders is a growth coaching company that trains success-seeking individuals and organizations to achieve their goals. Julie offers empowering leadership and communication skills training as a John Maxwell Certified trainer, speaker, and coach. She also shares her expertise in managing life’s most valuable resource - time - as a Full Focus Certified Planner Pro.

Mike Porter: Watching Miracles Happen | 11:15 - 12:00 p.m.

Watching Miracles Happen

Our training will forever change the way you see the world. Participants discover unique aspects about themselves and everyone around them. Participants begin learning how to interact with others in a powerful new way.

Hear What Others Had to Say

"The 4 Lenses of Communication Training was a phenomenal class! I not only learned a lot about myself and my communication methods, but how I need to view other's communication methods and how they receive information. I also value the networking I was able to do, to meet new people and learn from an amazing instructor." 

Mike Porter

Mike Porter, is the President of “Watching Miracles Happen,” a non-profit organization focusing on enriching lives and families through cooperative communication. Mike has been a Military Chaplain for 12 years. He’s been instrumental in the development of several military focused programs such as; behavior health, physical health, wellness, building resiliency and suicide intervention classes. He is certified through the military in teaching “7 Habits,” “4 Lenses,” "PREP for Families and Spouses,” “5 Love Languages,” and “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage.” As a lead facilitator and trainer of hundreds of people, Mike brings a unique perspective on leading others to solution focused outcomes in their professional, personal and home life.

Wrap Up & Connection 12:00 - 12:15 p.m.

We'll wrap up the showcase and offer support to any employer looking to create new company profiles within our new software called Lumens.

Learn More About the Benefits:

  • One supervisor or HR representative can register multiple employees instead of everyone having
    to enroll and pay individually.
  • Employers can pull certifications directly from the website as soon as they are ready, and
    employees can access the certifications at any time through their student account.
  • Payments, transaction history, class schedules, class reports, company activity, company division
    organization and many other options for information gathering all accessible from one central
  • At the instructor showcase we can help you create a company account to make training easier.

Don't Miss Out on This Incredible Opportunity

1. Register

Register to attend, 2-3 leadership seats available per organization. Spots are limited so don't wait to get on the list.

2. Attend & Connect

Hear new and exciting content from our local instructors and provide feedback and connection to future opportunities.

3. Enjoy

We have an amazing line-up of speakers and training content tailored just for our local Magic Valley employers and you!

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