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.


“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 topics include:


Click here to view a detail description of each session.


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


All sessions will take place at the FIA offices in Cleveland, Ohio. 


Hotel Accommodations
DoubleTree Cleveland Downtown - Lakeside
1111 Lakeside Avenue, East
Cleveland, OH 44114

A room block at the DoubleTree Cleveland Downtown – Lakeside has been reserved for session one of the Management Development Institute at a rate of $149 per night from August 26-28, 2018. When you place your hotel reservation, be sure to mention the Forging Industry Association to receive the special room rate. The deadline to reserve a room at the discounted rate is Friday, August 10, 2018.


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