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Start planning for the SEMA Show and SCRS Repairer Driven Education

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 07:00
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Registration for the Society of Collision Repair Specialists' (SCRS) Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series at the 2017 SEMA Show is open at www.scrs.com/rde. For Show attendees looking to make travel plans, new Monday timeslots were added for 2017 which may justify an earlier arrival into Las Vegas.
 
The Monday lineup presents three options from 3:00 - 5:00pm, featuring:

Current and Future Technologies 2017 and Beyond  
Ken Boylan | Chief Automotive Technologies
"This course explores topics such as current and future technologies that include joining technologies, hybrid welding techniques that can join dissimilar metals effectively, friction stir and remote laser welding techniques, and what nanotechnologies will mean to the collision repair industry," the course description states. "Learn how some materials will be ten to one times stronger and lighter than what is being used today. What will the repair industry look like and what new skills and equipment will be required to meet these challenges?"

Culture, Culture, Culture - Would you work in your own shop?!  
Judy Folk | Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, Inc.
"In reality, all organizations have a company culture - whether good or bad, which directly impacts employee engagement," the course description states. "The key question is this: Is it a culture by default, or by design?... To transform your culture, you must win the hearts and minds of the people you work with, and that takes both adeptness and persuasion."

Severity - Why it does not matter and what to do about it!
Greg Griffith and Tim Ronak | AkzoNobel
"As part of a KPI review as a shop Owner or Manager, have you ever been told that YOUR 'Severity' is too high?" the course description states. "Have you been told that your 'Business Partner' may reconsider your relationship unless you reduce 'Severity' to align with their purported value? Do you understand 'Severity' and what part, if any of it, is really under your control? Why is it that insurers treat a calculated 'Severity' a ceiling value?"

For those arriving earlier in the day, SEMA is also offering education options on Monday, including an opening keynote from mentalist and magician Max Majors from 8:30 - 9:30am that focuses on better communication through understanding of body language and non-verbal cues; and a follow-up session from 11:15am - 12:15pm featuring Patti Wood of Communication Dynamics. Wood will similarly focus on making the most of first impressions and body language skills and insights. Both sessions are free to attend.
 
When registering for education through www.scrs.com/rde, attendees will have the option to either link the education to an existing registration, or to purchase a new show pass at the same time as the education package.
 
While all education sessions are individually available, SCRS encourages attendees that a Full Series Pass will provide the greatest value and access to one regular session in each available time slot, access to all three sessions of the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit Sessions, and one ticket to the SCRS After-party on Thursday night.
 
About SCRS' RDE Series:
Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series will feature 5 days of seminar offerings, many of which are uniquely designed and being offered only at the 2017 SEMA Show, including the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit. The 2017 Repairer Driven Education Series is currently made possible with support from AASP, AkzoNobel, American Honda, BASF, CCC, Celette, DeBeer Refinish, Ford, GM, PBES, PPG, RAE, Sherwin Williams, Spanesi and Toyota. Better your business by registering today at www.scrs.com/rde.

About SCRS:
Through its direct members and 39 affiliate associations, SCRS is comprised of 6,000 collision repair businesses and 58,500 specialized professionals who work with consumers and insurance companies to repair collision-damaged vehicles. Additional information about SCRS including other news releases is available at the SCRS website: www.scrs.com. You can e-mail SCRS at the following address: info@scrs.com.

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