Management Development Program 

The Management Development Program (MDP) is comprised two weeks of virtual sessions. The sessions run 90 minutes and are scheduled from 11:00am - 12:30pm ET Monday-Friday.

The Management Development Program (MDP) provides new and aspiring supervisors, managers and team leaders, who have three or less years of experience, with training to develop skills that are necessary for managerial success. The MDP is an interactive series of virtual workshops designed to help you grow your business and leadership acumen to prepare you for success in your current and future roles.


Early-bird rates end on December 1, 2022.

Session I

Monday, January 23, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm ET

Opening Orientation/The Importance of Professional Development and Your Leadership Journey

Facilitators: Virginia Harn, Principal, Manufacturing and Distribution - CLA; Allison Grealis, President and Founder - Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) and Education Foundation (WiMEF)

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm ET

Fundamentals of Leadership and Management

Facilitator: Kathleen Buse, President - Advancing Women in the Workforce; 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm ET

Managing & Developing Human Resources to Attract, Retain and Engage Talent

Facilitator: Diane McNally, Founder and President - Diane McNally Consulting LLC

Thursday, January 26, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm ET

Diversity in the Workplace

Facilitators: Cara Herzog, Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Southwire Company; Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Southwire Company

Friday, January 27, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm ET

Objective Setting, Delegation and Performance Management 

Facilitator: Stacey Schroeder, President & Founder - EVelop

Session II

Monday, February 27, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm ET

Planning Strategies and Business Models

Facilitator: Jd Marhevko, Vice President of Quality, ZF Division U. Electronics & ADAS - ZF Group

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm ET

Effective Business Communications

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm ET

Finance for the Non-Financial Manager

Facilitator: Daniele Caserta, Principal, Manufacturing and Distribution - CLA

Thursday, March 2, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm ET

The Power of Negotiation

Facilitator: Carrie Uhl, Chief Procurement Officer - GE Healthcare

Friday, March 3, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm ET

The Importance of Networking and Developing Your Personal Brand

Facilitator: Allison Giddens, President - Win-Tech, Inc.

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