Management Development Academy

Management Development Academy


The Management Development Academy (MDA) Class Ten registration is now open! The first session takes place in Nashville, TN, on February 16-18. MDA is an interactive three-part series of customized workshops, designed to grow your business and leadership acumen to prepare you for success in your current and future roles. The program rotates through different walkable and exciting cities across the country.
Class Ten Session One - February 16-18, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Vanderbilt

Sunday, February 16, 2020

4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Commencement, Networking Dinner

Welcome to MDA, Session Activities & MDA News

Stacey Schroeder Workforce Development Director, PMA

Introductions & Opening Orientation

Forrest Large MDA Lead Facilitator

6:15 p.m.

Networking Dinner


Monday, February 17, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Topic 1: Planning Strategy & Business Models

Opening exercise, topic introductions & orientation
What is Strategic Planning?
Disciplines of Market Leaders
Harold Cavallaro Principal/Owner, CavCo Management Partners, LLC

Assessing Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT)
Communicating the Plan to Subordinates

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch / Extended Break Time

2:00 p.m.- 6:15 p.m.

Topic 2: Business Law – Contracts, Accounts, Terms & Conditions

Opening exercise, topic introductions & orientation
Business Law – Commerce, Merchandising, Contracts & Sales
Areas of Legal Concern, Difficulty, Uncertainty & Misunderstanding
Bob Wolford Esq. Business and Restructuring Attorney, Miller Johnson

  • Determining Goods, Services, Compensation/Costs & Terms of Agreement
  • Understanding of Contractual Legal Issues
  • Product Liability – Product Recall
  • Business Law – Updates, Changes, Trends & Open Q&A’s with Bob

6:15 p.m.

Offsite Dinner at Saltine (The Delta Room)

1918 West End Ave, Nashville
(Restaurant is located ¼ mile from Hotel)

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Topic 3: Managing and Developing Your Human Resources

Stacey Schroeder Workforce Development Director, PMA

The Talent Playbook: “A Leader’s Guide to Fielding a Winning Team”
Topic introduction, orientation & opening exercise

  • Creating a Talent Plan
  • Finding great talent in a tough labor market
  • Selecting talent for skill and “great fit”
  • Retaining talent for the long haul
  • Staying focused with a Talent Roadmap

12:30 p.m.

Conclusion of Session

Wrap-up, next steps and program evaluation



Stacey Schroeder

Director of Workforce Development

(216) 901-8800
Email Stacey