New Classes Added to SCRS's Repairer Driven Education Series at SEMA

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Aug. 10, 2017—New Monday timeslots were added for the Society of Collision Repair Specialists' (SCRS) Repairer Driven Education series at the 2017 SEMA Show.

The Monday lineup presents three options from 3-5 p.m., including:

Current and Future Technologies 2017 and Beyond  

Speaker: Ken Boylan, Chief Automotive Technologies 

"This course explores topics such as current and future technologies that include joining technologies, hybrid welding techniques that can join dissimilar metals effectively, friction stir and remote laser welding techniques, and what nanotechnologies will mean to the collision repair industry," the course description states. "Learn how some materials will be ten to one times stronger and lighter than what is being used today. What will the repair industry look like and what new skills and equipment will be required to meet these challenges?"

Culture, Culture, Culture - Would you work in your own shop?!  

Speaker: Judy Folk, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, Inc.

"In reality, all organizations have a company culture - whether good or bad, which directly impacts employee engagement," the course description states. "The key question is this: Is it a culture by default, or by design?... To transform your culture, you must win the hearts and minds of the people you work with, and that takes both adeptness and persuasion." 

Severity - Why it does not matter and what to do about it! 

Speaker: Greg Griffith and Tim Ronak, AkzoNobel

"As part of a KPI review as a shop Owner or Manager, have you ever been told that YOUR 'Severity' is too high?" the course description states. "Have you been told that your 'Business Partner' may reconsider your relationship unless you reduce 'Severity' to align with their purported value? Do you understand 'Severity' and what part, if any of it, is really under your control? Why is it that insurers treat a calculated 'Severity' a ceiling value?"



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