Management Development Institute (MDI) - Session One

Event Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018 to Tuesday, August 28, 2018


The Management Development Institute (MDI) has been specifically developed to provide middle managers with the skills they need to take their careers to the next level. This program consists of three sessions during which attendees learn through lectures, case studies, roundtable discussions, expert panels and guest speakers. All sessions will take place at the FIA offices in Cleveland, Ohio. 

 

2018-19 SCHEDULE
Session One - August 26-28, 2018
Session Two - November 11-13, 2018
Session Three - January 13-15, 2019

 

MDI topics include:

 

Click below to view the 2018-19 MDI Program Brochure.

Click here to learn more about the session one instructors.

MDI SESSION ONE SCHEDULE

August 26-28, 2018

Day One (Sunday)

4:00 p.m. - Welcome and Introduction to MDI

6:00 p.m. – Networking Reception and Dinner Provided by FIA

 

Day Two (Monday)

8:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast Provided by FIA

8:30 a.m. - Topic One: Objective Setting, Delegation & Time Management

                                 Guest Speaker: Leslie Fiorenzo, Director, Employee Assistance Center

12:30 p.m. – Lunch Provided by FIA

2:00 p.m. - Topic Two: Business Law: Contracts, Terms & Conditions

                                 Guest Speaker: Chris Corpus, Founding Partner, Corpus Law, Inc.

6:00 p.m. - Adjourn

Attendees will be on their own for dinner.

 

Day Three (Tuesday)

8: 00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast Provided by FIA

8:30 a.m. - Topic Three: Effective Business Communications

                                    Guest speaker: Kit Welchlin, President, Welchlin Communication Strategies

12:00 p.m. – Program Wrap-up and Evaluation

12:30 p.m. - Adjourn

                                                                                                        

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
DoubleTree Cleveland Downtown - Lakeside
1111 Lakeside Avenue, East
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-241-5100

A room block at the DoubleTree Cleveland Downtown – Lakeside has been reserved for each session of the Management Development Institute at a rate of $149 per night. When you place your hotel reservations, be sure to mention the Forging Industry Association to receive the special room rate. The deadline to reserve a room at the discounted rate for the first session is Friday, August 10, 2018. Click on the links below to place your reservations for all three MDI sessions:

 

August Online Hotel Reservations – Group Code: FOR

November Online Reservations - Group Code:  F0R   (please note this is “F” “zero” “R” – so it is different from August’s code)

January Online Hotel Reservation - Group Code:  4OR

 

REGISTRATION
To register for the Management Development Institute, click here or complete the registration form and return it to Kathy Edwards at kathy@forging.org or fax it to 216-781-0102.

 

 Here what past participants are saying about MDI...

 “FIA’s MDI course is a great opportunity for managers to gain an understanding about themselves and their teams. The topics that are addressed help attendees learn about their individual traits and styles, while also learning more about how to approach others. MDI really focuses on the important traits of leadership, and the importance of being a leader and not just a manager. “

Danielle Smith
Regional Sales Manager
Finkl Steel

“MDI is excellent workshop that offers practical exercises and worthwhile information to promote a manager’s professional development. The instructors use real-life examples and situations to illustrate their concepts, which gave me the ability to actively implement the lessons I learned when I returned to my job. Whether you are preparing for a role in mid-level management or simply looking to enhance your leadership skills, MDI is the program for you!”

Steve Powell
Assistant General Manager
Production Engineering Division
Asahi Forge Corporation


“Forrest Large was the best facilitator we have ever had! Our team has attended a number of different training sessions, seminars, and group outings throughout our careers, and we cannot express enough how great of a job he did.Forrest had great energy, enthusiasm, and perspective on all topics covered in the courses.”


Brent Blackowicz
Account Manager
Scot Forge Co.


“The content presented at MDI is the perfect training session for front line supervisors or beginning middle managers.”

Joseph J. Meyers
Plant Manager
Scot Forge Co.