ASA Business Meeting to Feature Training Sessions

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Half-day training sessions will be offered at the Automotive Service Association (ASA) annual Business Meeting on Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4.

The meeting is scheduled for May 2-4, at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

The training sessions on Thursday, taking place simultaneously from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., are approved by the Automotive Management Institute (AMi), and students can earn six credits per class. They include:

* “New for 2018: 6 Tips for Making Better Decisions,” by Maylan Newton, CEO of ESI, which is designed to teach shop owners and their staff the techniques of developing better decision-making skills.

* “Embracing Change: Take the Fear Out of Change and Establish a Mindset of Improvement,” by Richard Flint, chairman and CEO of Flint Inc., which will explore the four-phase timetable a shop goes through toward self-destruction – if it is not willing to implement change. The course also will offer specific steps shop owners must take to open their mind to improvement.

Friday's sessions will be announced soon. Watch this website for updates.

Registration is now open for the meeting. To register or learn about additional activities planned for the meeting, go to

The advanced registration fee for members, by April 2, is $99. Since this is a members-only event, nonmembers are welcome to attend but must first join ASA. To join, visit or call (817) 514-2900, ext. 2. The registration fee includes: Thursday continental breakfast, open board of directors meeting, ASA luncheon, all AMi-approved training, welcome cocktail reception, Celebration of Excellence and AMi graduation and the Epcot Center Dessert Reception & IllumiNations Fireworks display.

Registered attendees also can purchase a guest pass for $50. Housing and transportation arrangements are the responsibility of attendees.

To register or learn more about the activities planned for the meeting, go to

For additional information about ASA, including past media releases, go to, or visit ASA’s legislative website at

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