See below for a list of regional automotive association events coming up in November:
AWAF To Host Pumps & Power
On Nov. 5, the Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation (AWAF) will host a Pumps & Power event at the Neiman Marcus in Troy, MI. The evening’s speaker will be Anya Babbit, founder and CEO of SPLT, which markets a ride-sharing app to companies for coordinating employee travel. For more information, visit awafoundation.org.
NCACAR To Host Its 4th Quarter Meeting
On Nov. 8, the North Carolina Association of Collision and Autobody Repair (NCACAR) will host its 4th quarter meeting at Car-O-Liner in Mooresville, NC. The meeting will feature a presentation from Mitchell International on the GM certification program. For more information, visit ncacar.com.
MWACA To Host 2018 VISION South of the Border
The newly formed Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA), formerly ASA-Midwest, will host its 2018 VISION South of the Border educational conference at the all-inclusive, five-star resort Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro in Playa Bavaro, Dominican Republic. The conference is scheduled for Nov. 8 through Nov. 12.
The event kicks off with arrivals and a welcome reception on Thursday. On Friday morning, management training will be provided by Rick White, AMAM, of 180BIZ as he presents “How to Become a Talent Magnet.” During this session, White will take a look at the all-time low rates of unemployment, discuss the shrinking talent pool for quality technicians and advisors, and explore why the old ways of chasing and finding potential help aren’t working anymore. The course will cover the mistakes shops are making in hiring processes right now, what the top 1 percent need and want from a company to come on board and stay, and what strategies can turn a business into a talent magnet. The afternoon will be left open for attendees to explore and relax on their own.
Saturday morning’s educational session, also presented by White, will be “Coaching and Counseling for Employee Success.” White believes that every employee, including superstars, can reach higher levels of performance with the correct coaching from their manager. Practicing coaching techniques in the class, attendees will learn to improve or develop their coaching abilities, close the gaps between what they have and what they want in performance and outcomes, challenge best performers to greater levels of success, and seamlessly integrate coaching into daily interactions with their teams.
Saturday afternoon will also be free for individual excursions, as will be Sunday during the day. On Sunday evening, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in VISION’s Farewell Celebration with departures on Monday.
Conference registration costs $100 and is required for all attendees. At least one person from each company must also attend the training package at $195. Event attendance also requires a stay at the Iberostar. Exhibitor opportunities are available as well. For more information or to register, visit visionsouthoftheborder.com.
HABA To Host Fall Conference
On Nov. 12, the Houston Auto Body Association (HABA) will host a Fall Conference at the Wyndham West Energy Corridor in West Houston, TX, featuring presentations by Todd Tracy, Mike Anderson, Tim Ronak and Larry Cernosek. HABA will also be inviting sponsors and vendors to attend the event. HABA President John Kopriva noted, “We wanted to end the year with something really special.”
The focus of HABA’s 2018 Fall Conference is on prioritizing safe repairs. Texas attorney Todd Tracy will discuss the importance of repairing vehicles back to OEM specifications, and he has also agreed to bring in the Honda Fits from his crash tests for attendees to view.
Collision Advice’s Mike Anderson will teach attendees how to identify, find and document everything needed to perform a thorough and safe repair.
Tim Ronak, senior consultant for AkzoNobel, will emphasize why fixing the vehicle right must be a priority by providing electronic insurance company data and statistic tools to offer insights into why severity doesn’t matter when addressing consumer safety.
HABA Legislative Coordinator Larry Cernosek will provide new legislative updates that attendees will need to understand and embrace as they pertain to Texas shops.
Attendees will also have a chance to win a 55-inch television.
Kopriva shared, “HABA plans to host a lot more training and events in 2019 as part of our efforts to bring value to our membership.”
Attendance for the Fall Conference is free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, visit habaonline.org.