MRC - Manufacturers Resource Center


Manufacturing Leadership Institute

Manufacturing Leadership Institute

Date(s) - February 2nd, 2023
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Manufacturers Resource Center

7200A Windsor Drive
Allentown, PA 18106

February 2 & 16
March 2, 16, & 30
April 13 & 27
May 11 &18
June 1 & 8
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

  $4,995/person, $4,495 before Dec.8, 2022 Meals, beverages, and materials included • WEDnet eligible   Register  



In 2006, Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) worked in partnership with the Iacocca Institute at Lehigh University to establish a leadership certificate program to educate the region’s current and up-and-coming leaders in all aspects of Strategic Leadership. MRC has graduated over 300 participants through the Manufacturing Leadership Institute (MLI) program since it began. MLI is designed to develop and enhance the leadership skills of our region’s leaders to strengthen their company’s competitiveness, drive growth, and create sustainable business models that lead them into the future.

Course Highlights

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  • Thinking Like a Leader
  • Leveraging Human Capital 
  • Creating the Right Vision
  • Organizational Leadership & Culture
  • Creativity & Innovation 
  • CI Culture Transformation
  • Strategic & Operational Decision Making
  • Strategic Financial Management-Interplay
  • 21st Century Sales Strategies
  • Change Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Company Growth Planning

Who Should Attend

Presidents, CEOs, Vice Presidents, Directors, Operation Managers, CFOs or Accountants, General, Plant or other Managers. MRC’s MLI topics are intended for those who hold—or aspire to hold—leadership roles. With more than 300 graduates to date, MLI has a proven ability to enhance the skills of our region’s leaders, strengthening their company’s competitiveness, driving growth, and creating sustainable business models to benefit our service area and beyond.


Questions? Contact Karen Buck at (610) 628-4626 or

WEDnet eligible.  To determine eligibility, please contact Karen Buck, Director, Workforce Initiatives, (610) 628-4626 or

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Lead by Renowned Industry Leaders 

Paul Cherry, President of Performance Based Results, has 20 years of experience working with over 1,200 organizations from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. He is a recognized authority on how to ask the right questions to achieve great outcomes. Paul is the author of two best-selling books: Questions That Sell and Questions That Get Results.

Sue Green, Sue Green Consulting helps leaders and executive teams to enhance their performance effectiveness through values-based leadership, self-management skills and personal awareness. Sue has served for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in the US and Europe with major global corporations such as the Kohler Company and Preferred Hotels and Resorts International.

Michael Wallace is an internationally recognized authority on the leadership from the Board Room to the Shop Floor with 35 years of experience in aerospace process management specializing in knowledge-based engineering, lean manufacturing, sales, team building and information technology. Since retiring from The Boeing Company, Mr. Wallace is a well-respected Consultant with clients in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.  He is a frequent lecturer and keynote presenter on process-based management, along with other related topics such as project management, supply chain management, lean manufacturing, leadership, sales, and system analysis.

Michael Hoseus, former Executive & Corporate Leader for Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, is the current Executive Director with the Center for Quality People and Organizations and  works with Business, Education and Community Organizations to intentionally design and transform their cultures. Michael is co-author of “The Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way.” He is an adjunct professor with the University of Kentucky’s Center for Manufacturing and the University of Dayton’s Center for Competitive Change, and  is a member of the faculty of Lean Enterprise Institute.

Richard Neulight, President of National Management Strategies, a business & management consulting firm, has worked extensively with small and medium-sized companies, as well as professional service providers. He is a respected specialist in the ‘turnaround’ or rescue of deeply troubled companies.

Shawn Doyle, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is a professional speaker, author, Executive Coach and author of 22 books, several which have been Amazon #1 best sellers. Shawn has worked three decades in the world of personal and professional development and, before starting his own company, was Vice President of Learning and Development at Comcast and was co-founder of Comcast’s Corporate University. Some of Shawn’s clients include Microsoft, Pfizer, Comcast, Zippo, Lockheed Martin, NBC, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Guideposts, ABC, Disney, Kraft, Charter, The Ladders, IBM and the U.S. Marines.

Quinn Spitzer, Jr. is a partner with McHugh Consulting, a management consulting firm specializing in business strategy and complexity management. From 1990 – 1999, Quinn was a regularly scheduled business commentator for CNN. He has worked with the executive leadership of major corporations worldwide including BMW, Corning, Deutsche Bank, British Airways and Hewlett-Packard. His book Heads You Win, How the Best Companies Think received critical acclaim in both Fortune and the Economist and has been published in five foreign language editions. Prior to joining McHugh Consulting, he was Chairman and CEO of Kepner-Tregoe.

Irv Stern, Partner at Advantage Performance Group, has over 30 years of consulting and facilitation experience with clients across a broad range of industries. A seasoned business and financial literacy specialist, he helps organizations improve business results in the areas of strategy execution, sales and sales management, organizational change, and performance management. His global experience includes work in China, India, Australia, Singapore, Brazil, Argentina, and throughout Europe.


Note: All registration fees must be received in advance of the date of your event. MRC must be notified two weeks in advance of this event if you need to cancel, otherwise we can only grant a credit to another MRC event. Remember, you can also send a substitute.


Registrations are closed for this event.