Management Development Institute (MDI)

Event Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020 to Tuesday, October 6, 2020


FIA’s Management Development Institute (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.  There are three sessions to the MDI program: the first session begins October 4-6, 2020; session two is November 15-17, 2020; and session three is January 10-12, 2021.  All three sessions of MDI are held in Cleveland, Ohio.



Space is limited for this exclusive program. Click the red button below to register online:


To download a paper registration form click here. If you have questions about MDI registration, please contact Kathy Edwards at 216-781-6260  or



FIA Headquarters
1111 Superior Ave.
Fourth Floor Conference Area
Cleveland, Ohio 44114




DoubleTree Cleveland Downtown-Lakeside
1111 Lakeside Ave E.
Cleveland, OH 44114

FIA has arranged hotel room blocks at the DoubleTree Cleveland Downtown-Lakeside for all three sessions of the Management Development Institute at a discounted rate of $119 per night for Sessions 1 & 2 and $149 per night for Session 3. Use the corresponding links below to make your reservations, or call the hotel directly at (216) 241-5100 and mention the “Forging Industry Association” to receive the special room rate.

Session 1: October 4-6, 2020
Click here: Forging Industry Association - MDI Class 6 / Session 1
Deadline to book hotel reservation is September 13, 2020.
Session 2: November 15-17, 2020
Click here: Forging Industry Association- MDI Class 6 / Session 2
Deadline to book hotel reservation is October 31, 2020.
Session 3: January 10-12, 2021
Click here: Forging Industry Association- MDI Class 6 / Session 3
Deadline to book hotel reservation is December 26, 2020.


Registration fees are non-refundable. Substitutions are allowed if submitted to FIA in writing.

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

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