Following the debut of the SEMA Future Leaders Network's (FLN) Professional Development Program (PDP) in early 2022, the network will again host the event in 2023 at the SEMA Garage in Detroit, MI. Aspiring leaders and those who want to sharpen their leadership and communication skills are invited to apply for the two-day conference, which is being offered at a significant cost savings. 

SEMA Future Leaders Network - FLN

Sponsored by FLN in partnership with the world-renown Dale Carnegie Training, the program fee is $1,600 direct from Dale Carnegie. Through the FLN, the fee is only $800 and includes complimentary meals and three-nights hotel accommodations.   

"We held the first PDP in 2022 and it was a massive success with a 100% instructor approval rating from all participants," said FLN Chair Nick Caloroso. "We're excited to offer the program for a second year and help our future leaders build upon their skills in a supportive and collaborative environment."   

The program will help participants:

  • Communicate professionally and confidently in business situations
  • Engage others by building rapport, asking pertinent questions and listening
  • Build relationships and deal effectively with people in a multitude of scenarios
  • Gain cooperation and influence people, including direct reports, laterally and upward
  • Use emotional controls to sustain success

"Reflecting on my experience in Diamond Bar for my first-ever FLN Professional Development Program, I am more than excited about the knowledge that I was able to absorb along with the lifetime of friendships I was able to walk away with," said Kia Aghai of WARN Industries. "The instructors instilled excitement within the group with their teaching style, which in turn allowed all of us to be extremely open and vocal about our experiences. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment."  

The program is limited to 25 FLN members. (Anyone age 39 and under who works for a SEMA-member company can join FLN at no cost.)  

Visit to learn more and apply. Questions can be directed to Denise Waddingham, FLN director, at