Management Development Institute (MDI) 2021-22

Event Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021 to Tuesday, November 16, 2021



MDI is a three-part series of lectures, case studies, roundtable discussions, expert panels and structured networking specifically designed to provide mid-level managers with the tools they need to advance their careers. The first session of MDI will be held November 14-16 at the FIA Headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.


If you have questions about MDI registration, please contact Kathy Edwards at (216) 781-6260 or


Hotel Accommodations: 
Kimpton Schofield Hotel
2000 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44115

FIA has arranged hotel room blocks at the Kimpton Schofield Hotel for all three sessions of the Management Development Institute. Use the corresponding links below to make your reservations, or call the hotel directly at (877) 363-2377 and mention the "Forging Industry Association" to receive the special room rate.

Session 1: November 14-16, 2021 ($139 per night)
Click here: Kimpton Schofield Hotel Reservations - MDI Session 1
Deadline to book hotel reservation is October 15, 2021

Session 2: January 9-11, 2022 ($109 per night)
Click here: Kimpton Schofield Hotel Reservations - MDI Session 2
Deadline to book hotel reservation is December 10, 2021

Session 3: April 10-12, 2022 ($159 per night)
Click here: Kimpton Schofield Hotel Reservations - MDI Session 3
Deadline to book hotel reservation is March 11, 2022


Key MDI topics include:


Objective Setting, Delegation & Time Management – Learn how to manage by objective, delegate assignments to work effectively as a team and provide clear goals and parameters tied to agreed milestones and timelines.


Business Law: Contracts, Terms & Conditions –  Establish essential prerequisites, terms and conditions; determine and define the goods or services to be provided; state the compensation in clear and justifiable terms (total cost, payment schedule, financing terms, rates, etc.); identify and address potential risks and liabilities.


Effective Business Communications – Focus on the ethical and effective use of modern communications in business including writing reports and letters, social media, virtual meetings and methods to develop and maintain trust and resolve conflicts.


Planning Strategy & Business Models – This topic focuses on the underpinnings, nuances and strategies when developing and implementing successful business models.


Other sessions and presentations will address sales and marketing; managing and directing human resources; financial management and non-routine decision-making; managing the supply chain; professional development; and networking in the forging industry.


Send your next generation of leaders to FIA’s Management Development Institute. Invest today in the future leaders of tomorrow!



Registration fees are non-refundable. Substitutions are allowed if submitted to FIA in writing by October 14, 2021.

Please Note: 
No registration is final until accepted by FIA. FIA reserves the right to refuse registration/attendance to any person. Any registrations that is not accepted by the FIA will be refunded in full.