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Event Start Date:

October 10, 2023

Event Start Time:

8:30 AM

Event Location:

Manufacturers Resource Center


INTERPLAY™ A business acumen simulation that gives your leaders the critical skills they need to understand planning, operations, finance, and strategy.

In today’s increasingly decentralized, networked, globalized, time-challenged businesses, leaders and managers must continually improve the level of their game. This means they must be able to:

  • Make better decisions, because your business won’t survive long if they don’t
  • Execute more effectively so that strategic goals are maximized
  • Rise above their own individual interests to recognize the larger Interplay of objectives within the organization, and ensure their actions support those objectives
  • View the business as if it were their own, and act accordingly


  • Plan and allocate resources
  • Satisfy demanding customers and employees
  • Manage through critical market event
  • Make decisions under conditions of uncertainty

At completing this interactive, simulation, participants are able to think like business owners.  Instead of viewing resources and decisions as unrelated and “beyond my control,” they understand and manage business drivers in a new way—one that promotes effective decision-making and develops a true competitive edge.  This simulation was designed by experts to help people rise to a higher perspective and understand enterprise business drivers from a broader, more comprehensive viewpoint.

The simulation develops understanding of:
  • The crucial decisions and tradeoffs organizations face every day
  • How those decisions and tradeoffs link to strategic and operational performance
  • How management teams must work together to achieve maximum performance

Who Should Attend

Presidents, CEOs, Vice Presidents, Directors, Operation Managers, CFOs or Accountants, General, Plant or other Managers. This is the higher C-Level at which business owners operate, and leaders and managers become most effective. Interplay is one of the few experiential learning solutions that gives professionals the crucial perspective they need to rise to a “business owner” level.


Contact Nicole Pierce at (484) 655-4873 or nicole.pierce@mrcpa.org.


Irv Stern | Partner, Advantage Performance Group

Irv Stern Advantage Performance GroupIrv brings over 30 years of consulting and facilitation experience with clients across a broad range of industries. A seasoned business and financial literacy specialist, he also helps organizations improve business results in the areas of sales effectiveness, strategy execution, organizational change, and performance management. His global experience includes work in Asia, the Middle East, South America, and throughout Europe.

His expertise involves giving executives and functional managers the tools and understanding they need to make better business decisions that help their companies grow revenues, improve productivity and efficiencies, and increase shareholder value.  He accomplishes this by helping people understand why and how what they do matters, and aiding them in developing the perspective and skills they need to improve performance.

Irv holds a B.S. degree in Finance from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA in Organizational Behavior, Economics, and Marketing from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University.

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Event Details

  • October 10, 2023 8:30 AM   -   4:30 PM
  • Manufacturers Resource Center
  • 7200A Windsor Dr
  • Allentown
  • PA
  • 18106
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