Women in Auto Care Releases Agenda for Leadership Conference

Jan. 26, 2024
The event will take place Feb. 20-22 in Salt Lake City, Utah, with this year's theme being “Innovate and Impact."

Women in Auto Care has released the agenda for this year’s Women in Auto Care Leadership Conference, according to a press release.

The event will take place Feb. 20-22 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center Hotel. The conference’s theme will be “Innovate and Impact,” and aims to provide sessions that will help attendees improve their leadership skills.

Prior to arriving at the conference, attendees will complete a DiSC assessment: a personal assessment tool used to assess an individual’s professional strengths and weaknesses. DiSC stands for four different traits: dominance, influence, steadiness, and conscientiousness.

The conference will commence on Tuesday, Feb. 20, with an opening reception followed by optional networking dinners. 

The next day will open with a general session on DiSC assessments led by ​​Kim Kemp, titled “Communicating with Impact.” Kemp will delve into how to best utilize communication strategies before participants enter into breakout sessions for further discussion on honing self-awareness and building stronger relationships.

That evening, dinner and live auction will be held in support of the Women in Auto Care scholarship program, with an afterparty afterward to end the day’s activities.

The conference’s third and final day will begin with an “Unleashing Innovation” workshop, challenging attendees to brainstorm solutions to a variety of industry obstacles. 

That afternoon will feature a panel of industry leaders who will discuss AI and how it’s being used in the industry. Afterward, a “Lighting Talk” session will take place, in which attendees will gain insight into ways to use AI in their careers.

Shari Pheasant will then cap off the event with her closing keynote session, “Gaining Impactful Courage to Guide the Right Conversations.”

By the end of the event, attendees will have a specially curated notebook containing insights from the conference for future reference. Additionally, being accredited by Northwood University, conference attendees are eligible to receive Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits toward an Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) or Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) professional designation.

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