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Limited Time Left to Apply for FLN's Professional Development Program for Aspiring Leaders

By Ashley Reyes

Aspiring leaders in the automotive aftermarket industry have until Wednesday, March 13, to apply for the SEMA Future Leaders Network (FLN) Professional Development Program, taking place May 16-17, at the SEMA Garage in Detroit. The two-day program will be held in partnership with the world-renowned Dale Carnegie Training and teach participants essential communication skills for reaching greater levels of career success. Apply here.

FLN Professional Development Program

The two-day program will teach participants essential communication skills for reaching greater levels of career success.

Unlike other programs, the FLN PDP is tailored specifically for individuals aged 39 and under in the automotive specialty-equipment industry. Participants will join together in a dynamic learning environment to share their unique experiences, connect with like-minded individuals, and establish friendships with those who have similar passions and goals. 

Learning outcomes include: 

  • How to communicate professionally and confidently in business situations.
  • How to engage others by building rapport, asking pertinent questions and listening.
  • How to build relationships and deal effectively with people in a multitude of scenarios.
  • How to gain cooperation and influence people.
  • How to use emotional controls to sustain success.
FLN Professional Development Program

The program, scheduled for May 16-17, at the SEMA Garage in Detroit, is open to 25 FLN members.

For years, Dale Carnegie's books and seminars have been the go-to resource for individuals and organizations seeking personal and professional growth. The book "How to Win Friends and Influence People" set a standard for interpersonal effectiveness, and the principles taught continue to be as valid today as ever. The methods learned in the program will help FLN members gain the tools needed to drive results in their careers and companies.

The program is open to 25 FLN members. Selected participants will receive a 50% discount (an $800 savings) on the original Dale Carnegie price ($1,600) and receive meals and housing for three days. Learn more and apply by the March 13 deadline at