The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) launched nearly 24 hours of online educational sessions as part of Repairer Driven Education (RDE) in conjunction with SEMA360.
RDE included business-oriented subject matter ranging from preparation in order to get paid for scans, overcoming insurer objections, leveraging OEM certifications, technology that will disrupt your business, marketing online, litigating and winning short payments and more. The sessions also included more technical topics such as duplicating OEM seam sealer, interpreting component level data and Glue Pull Repair.
The OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit session delved deeper into emerging realities in the automotive space, with presentations from executives and engineers at GM, Subaru America, Ford and Audi of America, with an in-depth look at materials, technology and changes in automotive design in North America, from the perspective of Ducker.
“This has been a challenging year for in-person events, and we wanted to do our best to provide easy access to our audience from the comfort of their business, while still maintaining the aesthetic and feel of participating in a national level event,” said Brett Bailey SCRS Chairman. “Rather than deliver this content over an online webinar platform, we organised an event bringing our speakers on-site to be filmed in the front of a room, similar to how an event room would be set.”
“Based on the feedback last week from our online attendees, I feel like we delivered on our vision and received a great deal of gratitude for our speakers who went the extra mile to join us for filming in-person to share their expertise with the industry.”
SCRS additionally extends its appreciation to the companies who supported the association in delivering the educational content the industry has come to rely on from the Repairer Driven Education series.
The entire virtual line-up is available at https://rde.scrs.com/ and the sessions can be accessed and replayed through August 2021.