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

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 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, Weaknesses, 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 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.


Stacey Schroeder Workforce Development Director, PMA

Topic introduction, orientation & opening exercise

  • Creating your talent strategy and plan
  • Attracting great talent
  • Selecting the right people for your company
  • Retaining and engaging talent to drive results
  • Checking in to ensure long-term success

12:30 p.m.

Conclusion of Session

Wrap-up, next steps and program evaluation



Katlyn Stratis

Director of Meetings and Events

(216) 901-8800
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