ASA Annual Meeting
and Conference

May 2-6, 2018
Orlando, Fla.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort


See flyer for details!

Member price: $99; after 4/20 $149
Nonmember price: $249; after 4/20 $299

The conference will include ASA’s Celebration of Excellence, an AMi Graduation, leadership and management seminars, networking events and a few unique Disney experiences.








2018 ASA Annual Meeting
Schedule of Events

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting (CLOSED)

1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Affiliate Executive Directors Meeting (CLOSED)

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. ASA Board of Directors & Affiliate Executive Directors (CLOSED)

6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Board of Directors Dinner (invitation only)

Thursday, May 3, 2018

6:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. – Noon Board of Directors Meeting (OPEN)

Noon – 1:30 p.m. ASA Luncheon & Swearing in of Officers, Gold Sponsorship by Pronto/Federated

2 p.m. – 5 p.m. AMi Training

Bill HaasStrategies for Effective Leadership
When leaders fail, people quit. This course teaches you how to improve the opportunities for your team to excel by creating a culture that empowers the people, provides a positive influence and aligns individual and team objectives and values.

Richard Flint – 6 Steps to Embracing Change
Change is one of the biggest issues facing the automotive industry today. And as much as people recognize the importance of change, they still resist it. This course explores a four-phase timetable a shop will go through toward self-destruction if it is not willing to implement change, as well as presents the steps necessary to open your mind to improvement.

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Welcome Cocktail Reception, Gold Sponsorship by Federated Insurance

Friday, May 4, 2018

8 a.m. – Noon Mechanical Operations Committee Meeting

8 a.m. – Noon Collision Operations Committee Meeting

8 a.m. – Noon AMi Board Meeting (CLOSED)

Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)

Noon – 1 pm Town Hall Academy Live from Orlando presented by Carm Capriotto of Remarkable Results Radio – Sponsored by Blue Collar Technologies

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ASA-AMi Board meeting (CLOSED)

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. AMi Training

Bob GreenwoodElevating Service Excellence & How Productivity Mathematics Measures Service Results
Shop management can get sidetracked when it only focuses on measuring individual productivity. Learn why “Site Efficiency” measurement – measuring the entire shop as a team – can help direct management to the necessary attention to certain processes that are failing and help turn them around.

Maylan NewtonBuilding Decision Makers. New for 2018
Have you ever wished your employees made better decisions? Or could make a decision at all? It’s a skill set that must be developed. Join us to learn these six tips for how to make yourself and your staff better decision-makers.

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Celebration of Excellence & AMi Graduation, Platinum Sponsorship by Pronto/Federated, Silver Sponsorship by Babcox and Bronze Sponsorship by AmeriTrust

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres Reception, Platinum Sponsorship by Advance Auto Parts

8 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Walk to Epcot Center

Epcot Center – Dessert & IllumiNations Fireworks, Platinum Sponsorship by AutoZone

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Dessert Reception (Epcot Center)

9 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. IllumiNations Reception (Epcot Center)