Management Development Academy

Management Development Academy


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 Two - October 18-20, 2020
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

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

Introductions to Class Ten, Session Two

Welcome to MDA, Session Activities & MDA News

Stacey Schroeder Workforce Development Director, PMA

Introductions & Opening Orientation

Forrest Large MDA Lead Facilitator

6:00 p.m.

Networking Dinner


Monday, October 19, 2020

6:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast On Own

Complimentary Hot Quickstart Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Topic 1: Financial Management & Nonroutine Decision Making

Jon Wood Management Consulting Services, Plante Moran
Eric Obrecht Management Consulting Services, Plante Moran

Effective Management Account – Where Operations & Finance Intersect
Topic introduction, orientation & opening exercise

  • Understanding the Big Picture
  • The Importance of Finance, Budgets & Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers
  • Understanding Meaningful Management Accounting Information
  • Using Financial Information in Strategic Planning & Operational Decision Making

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Topic 2: Negotiations When Developing & Managing the Supply Chain

Jeoff Burris Owner, Advanced Purchasing Dynamics, Inc.

Becoming a “Selling” Organization – It’s All of Us!
Topic introduction, orientation & opening exercise

  • Negotiating & Closing Skills Every Manager Should Master
  • Dealing with Difficult Negotiations
  • Negotiating with People from Other Countries, Cultures & Backgrounds
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Depart for Plant Tour

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Plant Tour

6:15 p.m.

Networking Social & Dinner


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast On Own

Complimentary Hot Quickstart Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Topic 3: Professional Development & Networking for Metalforming Industry

Mark de Roo President, Keystone Coaching & Consulting, LLC

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Wayne Gretzky & Your Career
Topic introduction, orientation & opening exercise

  • Moving Outward & Onward – Developing My Career
  • Emotional Intelligence – What is it & Why it Matters
  • The Value of Networking, Certification & Continuing Education
  • Staying focused with a Talent Roadmap

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

MDA Completion & Recognition Ceremony

12:30 p.m.

Adjournment of Class Ten, Session Two

Have a safe trip home!



Katlyn Stratis

Director of Meetings and Events

(216) 901-8800
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