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Emerging Leaders in Manufacturing Program

February 10 @ 8:30 am - November 11 @ 4:00 pm EST

Year 1 of the program will begin with a two day kickoff February 10 & 11th and will continue seven half days through November 11, 2021. See side panel and attached curriculum for dates of each monthly session.

Investing in your future stars

Every company has high potential employees, but many smaller organizations do not have strong systems in place to support their growth. Catalyst Connection’s Emerging Leaders in Manufacturing (ELM) program is a proven platform for helping your top performers achieve personal and professional growth by focusing on mission-critical topics and applied learning.

Mentorship as a driver

Identifying your stars and potential future stars is the easy part. Helping them to grow is more challenging. Having worked with dozens of emerging leaders in recent years, we recognize the role of the Mentor as a key element of achieving outstanding results via the ELM program. The link below explains this critical component.

Click here to view the ELM program registration form and outline of the Mentor role

Helping your stars to shine

The two-year ELM Program begins with an immersive two-day workshop, February 10 & 11, 2021 identifying targeted areas for individual growth and covering the critical topics of strategy, leadership, talent and culture. Participants then meet in seven sessions throughout the year. See side panel and attached curriculum for dates of each monthly session.

Each session is based on expert knowledge, applying the learning to the unique situation of each individual (and company) and real-time coaching. Meetings focus on a single topic that includes thought leadership material, sharing relevant experiences and practical exercises. Some will be hosted by participating companies and include plant tours and a presentation of Best Practices, adding to the ELM perspective.

Click here  for the two-day kick-off agenda

Click here  for year one curriculum

The ELM program places a heavy emphasis on deep learning, increased self-awareness and the application of new skills and insights.

In the summer of Year One of the program, participants will, together with their ELM Mentor, define a Personal Leadership Development Plan (PLDP) to help them focus on specific skills, behaviors and practices that will enhance and quicken their leadership development path.

During the summer of Year Two, participants will, again with the active involvement of their program mentor, design a performance improvement program intended to a) further enhance their leadership development and b) have company-wide positive impact. Participants will receive coaching in order to better ensure success.


The ELM program is a two year commitment, with an annual fee of $4,450, which covers the group meetings, multiple leadership assessment tools, dozens of curriculum-based exercises, active and on-going coaching and summer project support. Participants are also guaranteed a discounted seat at any Catalyst Connection public training.

Everyone who completes the program requirements will earn a Catalyst Connection certificate recognizing them as an Emerging Leader in Manufacturing.


February 10 @ 8:30 am
November 11 @ 4:00 pm
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Year 1 two-day kickoff February 10 & 11, 2021

Continuing seven half-days 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
March 11, 2021
April 8, 2021
May 13, 2021
June 10, 2021
July off
August off
September 9, 2021
October 14, 2021
November 11, 2021


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Pittsburgh, PA 15207 United States
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