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Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Virtual Education Programs

By Ashley Reyes

Virtual EducationSEMA Virtual Education remains committed to empowering industry professionals by sharing innovative strategies, information and learning through new and engaging webinars.

Mark your calendars for the following upcoming webinars and stay tuned to SEMA eNews as additional sessions are announced throughout the year. For a comprehensive library of upcoming and on-demand sessions that members can access anytime, visit

Tuesday, May 4—SEMA Virtual Town Hall

This Virtual Town Hall will provide SEMA members with the latest industry news and details on association programs impacting the specialty-equipment market. Led by SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting, the program features association leaders as they share details about the 2021 SEMA and PRI Trade Shows, EPA emissions compliance, a new membership program that unites the motorsports industry and plans for a new SEMA Garage in the Detroit area.

Register here.

Friday, May 7—Sharing Their Wisdom
Series: C-Suite Peer Insights Series, powered by the SBN
Track: Industry Segments, Powered by SEMA Councils and Networks

Geared to help those in executive roles, or who are on the path to an executive position, this webinar will allow participants to tap into the knowledge and expertise of women who broke through the glass ceiling and have discovered, through their own personal trial and error, how to succeed. Seeing their success today, you’d think it was easy, but their stories will inspire and motivate women in their professional careers.

Register here.

Tuesday, May 11—The Growing Diversity of the Light Truck Market, Powered by TORA
Series: SEMA Industry Insight Series
Track: Trends & Research

Learn about the light-truck vehicle landscape and emerging trends and opportunities during this webinar presented by the SEMA Market Research team. Attendees will receive important information to help understand the light-truck market, detailed analyses of main truck segments, and an overview of new trends and shifts in overlanding, off-road, diesel and more.

Register here.

Wednesday, May 12—Facebook Live Chat Featuring Ben Schaffer, Presented by SEMA YEN

Join founder of Bulletproof Automotive and Unplugged Performance Ben Schaffer as he shares his insight on Tesla vehicles, EV tuning and the future of performance car culture. Dedicated to improving every aspect of the driving and Tesla ownership experience, Schaffer is highly experienced in the world of car tuning and modifying cars in the electrical vehicle space. Join the chat to get your questions answered in live time.

Location: SEMA Facebook page

Thursday, May 13—Reducing Micromanagement and Increasing Employee Self-Sufficiency
Series: Team Management Series, Powered by the SBN
Track: Industry Segments, Powered by SEMA Councils and Networks

Creating an environment that avoids micromanagement can be an effective way to improve trust within a team. During this live webinar, managers and supervisors will learn how to increase the confidence, efficiency and productivity of their departments and set their team up for success to ensure they are comfortable with projects, check ins, and deadlines.

Register here.

Thursday, May 20—More Than Just Jeeping: Other Ways People Go Off-Road
Track: Industry Segments, Powered by SEMA Councils and Networks

Learn how to capitalize on the growing interest in the outdoor and backcountry lifestyle by taking part in this webinar presented by the SEMA Truck and Off-Road Alliance (TORA). Participants will learn about the evolving landscape of the off-road market, the different ways people are going off road and related products that businesses may want to consider to increase sales.

Register here.