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Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders is a leadership development program specifically for employees of CKMN and KCMN member companies.  The coursework was created based on the input and recommendations of manufacturers.  Currently administered through Johnson County Community College, our goal is to create opportunities for those want to:

•  Improve leadership, management and communication skills
•  Learn applicable, practical strategies for career growth and success
•  Connect with others with similar goals

Since the launch of Emerging Leaders by Kansas City Manufacturing Network in 2014, there have been over 800 unique, individual enrollments from more than 53 companies.  The program consists of three independent tiers of six classes each, held bi-weekly on-line.  Most sessions include both instruction and interactive activities to promote learning and implementation.  Upon completion of each tier, participants receive a Leadership Certificate specific to that tier.

Candidates for the Emerging Leaders Program include:

  • Employees identified for current and future leadership roles.
  • Current supervisors, managers and leads who want to increase effectiveness.

  • Employees who want to take advantage of internal promotion opportunities.

  • Team members desiring personal growth and development.

  • Employees who have completed previous tiers and want to continue their leadership development.

A registration fee of $300 per person, per tier is administered. All registration fees must be paid in full before your tier begins. Each tier is offered once in the Winter/Spring and once in Summer/Fall. Tiers can be attended in any order (i.e. Tier 2 does not require taking Tier 1 prior to, etc).

Space is limited. Register today by clicking on the link below for the tier you wish to attend!

For questions, please contact the CKMN Executive Director, Spencer Monaco at or (913) 967-1250.