Management Development Academy

Management Development Academy


Class Thirteen Session One - July 31 - Aug 2, 2023
Cleveland, Ohio

Day One: Monday, July 31, 2023

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

Welcome to the MDA, Review of Learning Contract, Session One Action Plan and MDA News

Connie King Workforce Development Director, Precision Metalforming Association

Introductions and Opening Orientation

Forrest Large MDA Lead Facilitator

6:15 p.m.

Social and Dinner

Restaurant TBD



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


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

Topic One:
Objective Setting, Delegation and Time Management

Lisa Ryan Owner, Grategy

Objective setting, delegation and time management are three essential skills for effective supervision.

This session will cover:
  • Goal Setting: getting everyone to row in the same direction
    • Understand the factors that motivate team members to perform effectively.
    • Understand how motivation varies from team member to team member.
  • Delegation: why you do not want to do it all yourself
  • Time Management: accomplishing your WIG (Wildly Important Goal)
  • What to do when your teams are off track
    • Difficult conversations
  • How to move from individual contributor to leader/manager
    • Managing task to leading people
    • Tools for effective delegation
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Break

1:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Topic Two :
Managing and Developing Your Human Resources to Attract, Retain and Engage Talent

Sylvia James  

Managing and developing your human resources in order to attract, retain and engage talent is a component of Human Resource Management (HRM), which is the use of individuals to achieve organizational objectives. During this session we will explore some essential elements and tools to help you maximize your partnership and relationship with your HR team and employees. There are four sections that will be addressed:

  • You and Your Business Partner
    • The link between you and HR
  • Recruitment (Staffing and Your Talent Strategy)
    • Recruitment
    • Outsourcing
    • Myths vs. Reality
    • Effective Performance Appraisals
    • Retention
  • Human Resource and Employee Development (HRD)
    • Training and Development
    • Organizational Development
    • Career Planning
    • Career Development
      • Developing Talent
      • Growing Your Own
      • Promoting from Within
  • Understanding Your Organizational Culture
7:00 p.m.


Restaurant TBD



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

Continental Breakfast

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

Topic Three :
Effective Business Communications

  • Getting your message across
  • Emails, list serves, LinkedIn and social media
  • Construct and express clear and concise messages in both written and spoken communication.
  • Utilize an empowering and dynamic communication process to increase team members’ motivation and commitment.
  • Deliver messages that address the interests of the listener.
  • Make verbal and nonverbal communication congruent to reinforce the intent of messages.
  • Use reflecting, probing, supporting, advising to demonstrate active listening to others.
  • Provide the rationale for your feedback, whether to reinforce or improve performance.
12:30 p.m.

Conclusion of Session

Wrap-up, next steps and program evaluation



Julia Gannon

Meetings and Events Manager

(216) 901-8800
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