What Will I Learn?

  • How to build a long term, enduring leadership legacy.
  • How to align a team, eliminate departmental silos and promote organizational health.
  • Understand and facilitate “Efficient Intelligence”.
  • How to create a ‘game plan’ for your leadership strategy.
  • Discovering effective and essential communication.
  • How to influence, motivate, and ultimately foster a high-performance culture.
  • How to set leadership priorities and hold others accountable.
  • How to coach and develop people to reproduce their own leadership foundation.


Whether you are a new manager or have been in a management role for years, the CSI Emerging Leader Program provides you with the expertise, tools and confidence needed to become a more impactful leader. Through a combination of lecture-based presentations, interactive activities and one-on-one coaching, you will develop your personal leadership style, learn methods to foster a high-performance culture and acquire tools that you can implement immediately in your workplace.

Your Leadership Legacy by Robert Galford and Regina Maruca will provide direction for the program, challenging you to think about and formulate your leadership legacy. In one-on-one sessions instructor, Michelle Shinn, will help you assess your current impact, elevate your work and achieve your leadership goals.
The Emerging Leader Program consists of six 4-hour sessions. All sessions will be held one time per week at CSI's Main Campus. Enrollment is capped at 12 participants.
Dates: Fridays, 8:00am - 12:00pm 
August 28, 2020
September 11, 2020
September 18, 2020
September 25, 2020
October 2, 2020
October 9, 2020
**No class on the Friday before Labor Day (Sept. 4)
The last day to register for the program is August 14, 2020. 

Walk Away With:

  • The expertise, tools, and confidence needed to become a more impactful leader in your organization.
  • Digital Leadership Credentials for your resume & Linkedin profile through Idaho SkillStack.
  • CSI Certification of Completion.

Who Should Attend?

Those currently in a management role or pursuing an executive path that are interested in elevating their leadership abilities, advancing in their organization and creating the career they want.

Instructor Bio

Michelle Shinn is a skilled and seasoned leader who has successfully navigated complex work environments in high-pressure manufacturing organizations.  Michelle is focused on providing clarity to business leaders as they make critical decisions for their companies and their individual careers.

With 16 years as a high-level executive and 30 years in manufacturing, she brings real-world knowledge and expert advice to her clients.

Michelle brings a vast array of experience when partnering with her clients.  She teaches others not only technical skills but foundational concepts that are proven to really work in any organization. Michelle has executed successful projects in many different industries including aerospace, automotive and heavy industrial groups.  She did this while leading operations, quality and continuous improvement teams.


  • 30-year proven manufacturing operations track record in multiple industries.
  • 16-year progressive responsibility in Operations Management roles.
  • Led numerous Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma projects resulting in significant cost reductions.
  • Responsible Executive for training, coaching and mentoring of CI and Quality System Programs.
  • S. in Organizational Management and Masters in Business Administration.
  • Completed Executive Leadership Development Program at the University of Michigan.
  • 2nd Year Doctoral Candidate in Business Administration (DBA) - University of Phoenix.
  • Well-versed in manufacturing technology and innovation with project experience.
  • Trusted coach, mentor, and trainer for leaders at any level in any organization.