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  Special Feature

ASA's Annual Convention 2007

Posted 3/1/2007

ASA Annual Convention Kicks Off May 3

Put on your cowboy boots, step out into "Music City USA" and feel the heartbeat of country music that makes this city hum. The Automotive Service Association's 2007 Annual Convention will be held May 3-5 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, deep in the heart of Nashville! This event will be jam-packed with networking opportunities, educational events and fun for everyone.

The agenda will include the affiliate assembly, the ASA board of directors meeting and a State of the Association address by Ron Pyle, ASA president and chief staff executive. The ASA Annual Convention will also offer the Celebration of Excellence and the Automotive Management Institute (AMI) graduation ceremony. Networking, management seminars, excitement and entertainment are just a few of the things you can expect at this special gathering!

Go Online for Convention Details, Registration

To find out more about this year's Annual Convention, please visit The Web site has information on the schedule, AMI seminars, optional activities planned, accommodations, sponsors, meetings and registration details, including online registration.

Patrick T. Grady to Present Seminars at ASA Annual Convention

Management education courses are on the agenda for the 2007 Automotive Service Association. Patrick T. Grady, who delivered a powerful, humorous and memorable keynote at the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) in 2005, will be presenting "All Stressed Up and No Place to Go" and "Got Change?"

Both courses are Automotive Management Institute (AMI) approved, and attendees can earn six AMI credits for each class. Grady inspires audiences with his funny, yet meaningful, messages. His presentations are packed with stories that audiences can relate to, which shed insight and provide solutions for improving professional and personal lives.

"All Stressed Up and No Place to Go!" emphasizes how self-image can be directly tied to performance level and can, in fact, be an "achievement regulator." This seminar will show attendees how to raise self-image and performance through motivational strategies that inspire people to serve. Other topics that Grady will address include: motivation, people management, family life, self-esteem, handling stress and goal-setting strategies.

The "Got Change" session will allow Grady to provide insight on how everyone can learn to build their commitment to making changes. He will help leaders identify hidden resistances and overcome the challenges that stand in the way of implementing change.

Event Highlights - May 3-5

Thursday, May 3

  • Mechanical & Collision Divisions Forum

Friday, May 4

  • Affiliate Assembly
  • AMI Seminar: "All Stressed Up and Nowhere to Go"
  • Industry Leadership Reception

Saturday, May 5

  • AMI Seminar: "Got Change?"
  • Lunch with State of Association Address
  • ASA Board Meeting
  • Celebration of Excellence, AMI Graduation and Swearing-In Ceremony of the ASA Board
  • AMI Dessert Reception

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