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Register Now for Upcoming SEMA Virtual Education

By Ashley Reyes

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

Tuesday, August 31 – Preventing Ransomware in the Automotive Aftermarket—What SEMA Retailers, Manufacturers and WDs Can Do to Mitigate Threats
Track: Small-Business Strategy

Cybersecurity threats continue to be one of the most important concerns for businesses and organizations. During this live webinar, aftermarket executives and decision makers will learn everything they need to know about how to make educated cybersecurity decisions. The information conveyed will help businesses identify key vulnerabilities within their organization and provide strategies and techniques for mitigating security threats.

Register here.

Newly Added: Wednesday, September 1 – Facebook Live Chat Featuring Kim Pendergast
Track: Industry Talks

Join CEO of Magnuson Superchargers Kim Pendergast for a candid discussion on female leadership during this Facebook live chat presented by the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN). Pendergast will discuss “What Tools Belong in a Woman’s Toolbox,” which will help members understand what the top qualities of a leader are and what tools women need to enhance their own leadership.

Location: SBN Facebook page

Thursday, September 9 – Thriving From Day 1 to Day 365
Series: Perfecting Your Job Search, Powered by SBN
Track: Industry Segments, Powered by SEMA Councils and Networks

Job seekers and those who recently completed their job search will learn how to prepare for day one of their new job, and how to succeed and thrive all the way up to day 365 in this live, interactive webinar. Automotive aftermarket professionals will learn how to prep for day one after accepting a new job and how to create a short-term plan to exceed goals for the first year. The session will also include a virtual breakout for participants.

Register here.

Newly Added: Tuesday, September 14 – The Value of a Diverse Team
Series: Team Management, Powered by SBN
Track: Industry Segments, Powered by SEMA Councils and Networks

Having a diverse workforce brings new ideas, innovations and, ultimately, greater success to a team. Aftermarket managers will learn how individuals with disabilities can bring valuable diversity to the workplace, and how to support and respond when a direct report discloses that he or she has a disability. This webinar will provide managers with information that is not typically included in training for management positions.

Register here.

Newly Added: Wednesday, September 15 – Emerging Trends: Electrification, Alternative Power and Advanced Technology
Series: SEMA Industry Insights
Track: Trends & Research

Vehicle electrification, alternative power and emerging technology continue to impact the future of automobiles. During this live webinar, the SEMA Market Research team will present an outlook and sales forecast for electric and other alternative energy vehicles, insight on the challenges and barriers to electric vehicle adoption, a look at the advanced safety technology being put in vehicles today, implications for the aftermarket and more.

Register here.