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Apply for Exclusive Access to Discounted Dale Carnegie Training, Hosted by FLN  

By Ashley Reyes

Aspiring leaders in the automotive aftermarket industry who want to elevate their personal and professional development are invited to apply for the 2024 SEMA Future Leaders Network (FLN) Professional Development Program (PDP), taking place Thursday, May 16 through Friday, May 17, at the SEMA Garage in Detroit, Michigan. Applications are open now and close on March 13. Apply here.  

FLN Professional Development Program

Aspiring leaders in the automotive aftermarket industry can apply to participate in the program, scheduled for May 16-17 at the SEMA Garage in Detroit, Michigan. 

Held in partnership with Dale Carnegie Training, the program will be available to 25 FLN members who will receive a 50% discount (an $800 savings) on the original Dale Carnegie price ($1,600) and receive meals and housing for three days, if selected to attend.  

During the program, attendees will:   

  • Elevate their communication skills through interactive lessons.   
  • Take part in group exercises that will teach participants to communicate professionally and confidently in various business situations. 
  • Discover how to build relationships and deal with difficult people in multiple scenarios.  
  • Learn to gain cooperation and influence people, including direct reports, laterally and upward. 
  • Find out how to use emotional controls to sustain success.  
  • Learn how to navigate challenging situations through effective communication.  

"The Dale Carnegie program is world-renowned, and it helped me to refine my people and relationship skills," said Jonny Wood of Yamika Products, who participated in the 2023 program. "Only a few days after the program, I started to see the difference it has made in me and improving communication with my team." 

Unlike other professional development programs, the FLN PDP offers quality networking and conversations targeted to automotive aftermarket professionals. The program will bring together participants to share their unique experiences, connect with like-minded individuals and establish friendships with those who have similar passions and goals. 

Apply for the FLN Professional Development Program at