MRC - Manufacturers Resource Center


Manufacturing Leadership Institute


Date(s) - January 3rd, 2022 - February 3rd, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Manufacturers Resource Center

Manufacturing Leadership Institute: Strategic Leadership for Growth & Innovation

February 3, 2022- June 9, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 am

Manufacturers Resource Center
7200A Windsor Drive
Allentown, PA 180106

Business Men & Women Sitting at a Table



Begins on February 3, 2022

The Manufacturing Leadership Institute is a program designed for current and future leaders that occurs monthly from February 3, to June 9, 2022.

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 277 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.


2022 MLI Course Schedule            Topics

All days are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

February 3, February 10, February 24
March 10, March 24
April 7, April 21
May 12, May 19
June 2, June 9




  • Thinking Like a Leader
  • Creating the Right Vision
  • Creativity and Innovation(Part 1)
  • Strategic and Operational Decision Making
  • 21st Century Sales Strategies
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Leveraging Human Capital
  • Creativity and Innovation (Part 2)
  • Organizational Leadership & Culture
  • CI Culture Transformation
  • Strategic Financial Management Interplay
  • Change Management (AM)
  • Company Growth Planning
  • Graduation



Cost: The fee is $4,495, unless you register by December 1, 2021 for the early bird registration rate of $3,995 (a savings of $500).

Funding subsidy up to 40% may apply.  To determine eligibility, please contact Karen Buck, Manager of Workforce Initiatives, (610) 628-4626 or

MLI Brochure 2022

MLI Fast Facts Sheet 2022 

Note:  All registration fees must be received in advance of the date of your event. Also, 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.