Management Development Academy

Management Development Academy


Class Eleven Session Two - October 24-26, 2021
Hyatt Regency | Indianapolis, IN

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

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

Commencement, Networking Social & Dinner

Welcome to the MDA, Review of Learning Contract & Session 2 Action Plan, MDA News

Nichol Lopriore Workforce Development

Introductions & Opening Orientation

Forrest Large MDA Lead Facilitator

6:15 p.m.

Networking Social & Dinner


Monday, October 25, 2021

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

Continental Breakfast

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

Topic One :
Objective Setting, Delegation and Time Management

Leslie Fiorenzo Director, Coach with Leslie, LLC.

  • Opening exercise, topic introduction & orientation
  • 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. - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch / Extended Break Time

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

Topic Two :
Planning Strategy & Business Models

Harold Cavallaro Principal / Owner, CavCo Management Partners, LLC

  • Opening exercise, topic introduction & orientation
  • What is strategic planning?
  • Disciplines of market leaders
    • Assessing Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT)
    • Communicating the Plan to Subordinates
6:15 p.m.

Social & Dinner.

Meet in hotel lobby to walk as group


Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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

Continental Breakfast

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

Topic Three :
Effective Business Communications

Kit Welchlin President, Welchlin Communication Strategies

  • Opening exercise, topic introduction & orientation
  • 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, 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



Katlyn Stratis

Director of Meetings and Events

(216) 901-8800
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