Management Development Institute (MDI) - Session Three

Event Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019 to Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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 on the image below to view the 2018-19 MDI program brochure.



FIA Conference Center
1111 Superior Avenue, 4th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114


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

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:

 January Online Hotel Reservation - Group Code:  4OR


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.


 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