AASP-PA will be holding its annual T.O.O.L.S training and expo on Nov. 8 – Nov. 10 at Kalahari Resort & Conventions in the Poconos Mountains, PA.
Amanda Henry, executive director for AASP-PA, said, “This is my favorite time of year for AASP-PA, where I get to witness techs come away with something they didn’t know before, observe shop owners absorb how to improve their bottom line and interact with those in the industry throughout the weekend.”
“I’m especially excited about the quality of trainers we have this year and the topics being offered, particularly the seminars being offered for ADAS, which is something all techs should be learning about and our new addition of collision seminars to the conference program,” Henry adds.
The event will begin on Friday, Nov. 8 with a welcome reception. Educational seminars on Saturday, Nov. 9 will take a hiatus at noon for lunch and a vendor show. After the afternoon’s seminars, attendees will enjoy a reception, dinner, vendor show and hospitality suite. The vendor shows provide an opportunity for attendees to network with industry vendors and learn about the products and services they offer. Door prizes will be given away at the end of Saturday evening’s vendor show.
The agenda on Sunday, Nov. 10 features morning and afternoon sessions as well as lunch with Keynote Speaker Maylan Newton who will deliver a powerful presentation on “Influence!” The description of his keynote states, “Influence is the power to have an important effect on someone or something. If someone influences someone else, they are changing a person or thing in an indirect positive or negative, but important way. Each day you influence many directly and indirectly. Have you ever thought about whether your influence on people is positive or negative?”
Newton will also present “Don’t Just Sit There – Do Something” on Saturday, Nov. 9. Saturday morning’s other educational sessions will include “Effective Electrical Troubleshooting General Motors Stop-Start Technologies” presented by John Gillespie and sponsored by CTI, “Service Manager’s Guide to Shop Performance” from AutoZone, “Immobilizer and Anti-Theft System Diagnosis” delivered by Eric Ziegler, and I-CAR training on “Understanding the Cycle Time Process.”