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SEMA Virtual Education Adds Two New Sessions to May Calendar

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 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

Track: Industry Talks

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.

NEWLY ADDED: Wednesday, May 19 – Preparing for National Tire Safety Week

Series: Wheel and Tire Industry Insights, Powered by WTC  

Track: Industry Segments, Powered by SEMA Councils and Networks

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) National Tire Safety Week will take place June 28–July 4. Join two wheel and tire technical experts as they share important information that companies can use to educate their staff and consumers on proper tire care and maintenance. Topics include but are not limited to TIA highlights for tire safety, the importance of air pressure, the RIM (Read, Inspect, Mount) Safety Program, and more.

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.

NEWLY ADDED: Tuesday, May 25—Securing Education and Skills Training for Current and Future Positions

Series: Soften Your Soft Skills Series, Powered by the SBN

Track: Industry Segments, Powered by SEMA Councils and Networks

Securing education and skills training is imperative to ensure one’s success, relevancy and advancement in their job or future career. During this webinar geared toward entry-level to mid-level professionals, attendees will learn how to identify the training and education opportunities that best suits their needs, and how to request skills training from an employer to earn proper wages and secure advancements.

Register here.