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Aspiring Leaders: Apply for the 2024 FLN Professional Development Program

A group photo of members of the Future Leaders Network

By SEMA News Editors

Aspiring leaders in the automotive aftermarket will learn how to unlock greater levels of career success during the 2024 SEMA Future Leaders Network (FLN) Professional Development Program (PDP), taking place at the SEMA Garage in Detroit, Michigan, on May 16-17. Applications are open now and close on March 13. Apply here!  

Held in partnership with the world-renowned Dale Carnegie Training, the program will be available to 25 FLN members who will receive a 50% discount on the original $1,600 Dale Carnegie price and receive meals and housing for three days, if selected to attend.  

Interactive lessons and group breakouts--targeted to all professions of the automotive aftermarket--will help participants develop their leadership potential and teach them to:  

  • 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. 

"The FLN Professional Development Program provided me with insight and knowledge I am unable to receive in regular training at my job," said past participant Ryan Ehlers of Diode Dynamics. "Professional leadership is tricky to teach, yet this course laid it out in a very engaging way which helped me retain the lessons taught." 

The program offers quality networking and targeted conversations that will encourage participants to share their unique experiences, connect with other like-minded individuals and establish friendships with those who have similar passions and goals. 

Apply for the FLN Professional Development Program at