Giving back to the industry is a central premise of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists’ (SCRS) activities throughout the year, and a pivotal piece in the development of Repairer Driven Education (RDE) and other SCRS events at the SEMA Show. This year, SCRS says it wanted to find a way to give back to another group who also supports the collision industry and had a special tie-in with this year’s headline presentation from the Afterburner, Inc. fighter pilots.
Operation Comfort is a non-profit organization located in San Antonio, Texas, with a mission to provide support to service members who have been wounded in Afghanistan or Iraq and are receiving treatment at the Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). As a form of occupational therapy and career re-placement, Operation Comfort runs a program called "Automotivation," where wounded service members can get out of the barracks and go work on vehicles, learning repair techniques and processes, on a ranch outside of San Antonio. While the program has received support for the Automotivation program from companies such as CollisionHub, Chief Automotive Technologies, Sterling Autobody Centers and Vehicle Service Group, funding is an ongoing priority to keep programs like this in good working order, SCRS noted.
In an effort to raise funds to support the rehabilitation of soldiers who have given so much in service of our country, and for a program that gives these men and women a new career path in the industry, SCRS says it is holding a silent auction from its booth (North Hall #10727) during the 2011 SEMA Show. Available for auction will be the Afterburner, Inc. Flawless Execution One-on-One Complete DVD Series, donated by SCRS with a retail value at $1,785.
The series is a course of three DVD/CD learning modules designed around the Flawless Execution Model. This model accelerates an organization’s performance by embedding the effective planning and execution practices developed in the zero-tolerance environment of high-performance military aviation. This three-part course will take viewers through the following: development of an organization’s "Future Picture" and strategy; aligning campaign and mission plans to that strategy; executing plans; and continually learning from that execution in a fast-paced modern business environment. An accompanying CD is included in each chapter. It contains a companion Executive Student Guide in a PDF format. This guide will lead you through structured lessons by combining clear, written, explanations; exercises that help you apply the lessons to your business; and cues to the video lectures and demonstrations on the DVD. Separate audio tracks are also included on the CD.
SCRS is asking show attendees to enter into the silent auction to support this cause. SCRS is also accepting individual donations at the booth and at the conclusion of the SCRS RDE Headline Presentation from Afterburner, Inc.
If you are interested in seeing the handiwork from the program, two of the vehicles that the soldiers have worked on, a 1957 Dodge Power Wagon used by the Army as a weapons carrier and a 1966 Cobra kit car, will be on display at the 2011 SEMA Show.
SCRS RDE Program