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ITRG TRADESHOW & TRAINING CONFERENCE

MEET US IN MINNEAPOLIS FOR EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES AND HELPFUL TRAINING

WHEN:

September 25-28, 2019
All classes start at 8AM and end at 5PM (includes two breaks plus lunch)

WHERE:

Marriott Minneapolis
Special rate for ITRG attendees only $129 per night

COST:

Advanced Electrical Training (AET) is $1,299 per technician
Shop Owner Training is $599

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

We're proud to announce our September 2019 Tradeshow and Training Conference in Minneapolis. Join us and get hands-on training from top technicians. Master the latest technology and developments in business systems. And, of course, get together and learn from your industry peers and colleagues. Learn more about each course and register below!

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Shop Owner Training

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Wednesday

ITRG Meet & Greet – Let's have some fun!

  • When: 6PM — 8PM
  • Where: Courtyard
  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres / cash bar / fabulous conversation by ITRG nation
  • Entertainment: Musical Performance by Terry Loder. Can you sing along?
  • Featuring Famous ITRG Guest: Buck Monson on Spoons. Who knew?

Thursday

Shop Management Alliance

Instructors Nick Rahakönen / Shawn Gilfillan / Robert Archer

Better Understanding of Shop Work flow

  • How owners should differentiate a great Service Advisor from a mediocre one
  • It Starts with Why (Golden Circle etc.)
  • Importance of Training & Education to your employees in key positions
  • Importance of Systematizing the Sales Process

Setting Goals and Knowing the Score

  • Service versus Sales
  • Goals & Knowing the Score
  • Internal and External Locus of Control
  • Statistics Management
  • Setting Quotas

Daily Itinerary

  • 7:00 am - 7:55 am
  • Continental Breakfast & loud conversations
  • 8:00 am - 8:45 am
  • Terry Loder Creative Opening and Introductions
  • 8:45 am - 9:45 am
  • Shop Management alliance (SMA) Better Understanding of Work Flow 1
  • 9:45 am – 10:00 am
  • Break
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Better Understanding of Shop Work Flow Part 2
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Lunch (Lunch menu will be provided to fill out during class)
  • 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
  • SMA – Setting Goals and Knowing the Score Part 1
  • 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Break
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Setting Goals and Knowing the Score Part 2

Friday

Overview of National Parts Program

(Leading suppliers to present key vendors presenting their product lines and programs to the shop owners)

Daily Itinerary

  • 7:00 am - 7:55 am
  • Continental Breakfast - Louder Conversations
  • 8:00 am - 9:45 am
  • Parts Master Div of NCH Corp - Shop tools and Equipment - David Smith
  • 9:45 am - 10:00 am
  • Break
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Crank-Up Your On Hold & Electronic Marketing — Terry Loder
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Lubrications Solutions by Timken — Joe Farkas
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Lunch (Lunch menu will be provided to fill out during class)
  • 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Diesel Freak — EPA Update — Diesel Force Emission System Maintenance — PDI Products & Compliance - Ryan LaLone
  • 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Break and Optional Food Fight
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • "Open Discussion" – Networking – Service capabilities as shop owners — Ryan, Buck & John

Saturday

What's it Worth: Financial Valuation

Instructor Marquita Wiley
  • What non-financial things can affect the value of my business?

Why There's No Technician Shortage

Instructor George Arrants

Astute Social Media

Instructor Chris Lawson
  • How to best utilize Facebook in hiring technicians
  • Using Facebook as an overall marketing strategy

Exciting ITRG News

Instructors John J. Stoeckinger / Robert (Buck) Monson
  • National Parts Programs: A Review of the Programs from ITRG to the owners and a look at what other programs to pursue
  • A Presentation on the Short Term and Long Term direction of the Company
  • A Presentation on the Short Term and Long Term direction with a Focus on Membership Benefits
  • Overview and a detailed look at the ITRG website

Daily Itinerary

  • 7:00 am - 7:55 am
  • Continental Breakfast and Tall Tales
  • 8:00 am - 9:45 am
  • What’s it Worth: Financial Valuation - Marquita Wiley
  • 9:45 am - 10:00 am
  • Break
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Why There's No Technician Shortage — George Arrants
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Lunch (Lunch menu will be provided to fill out during class)
  • 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Astute Social Media — Chris Lawson
  • 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Break
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Exciting ITRG News — John Stoeckinger / Buck Monson

Shop Owner Training

Three day training course instructed by industry leaders. Register your entire team! Course costs $599 per attendee.

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Advanced Electrical Training

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Wednesday

ITRG Meet & Greet – Let's have some fun!

  • When: 6PM — 8PM
  • Where: Courtyard
  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres / cash bar / fabulous conversation by ITRG nation
  • Entertainment: Musical Performance by Terry Loder. Can you sing along?
  • Featuring Famous ITRG Guest: Buck Monson on Spoons. Who knew?

Thursday

Instructor Keith Littleton

Advanced Electrical Training Part 1

  • Read and Interpret electrical wiring diagrams for troubleshooting
  • Identify between electrical and mechanical faults
  • Interpret Scan tool data to determine necessary action

Electrical Diagnosis Part 1

  • Demonstrate proper use of a DVOM/Oscilloscope to retrieve raw data
  • Read and Interpret waveform patterns to determine necessary action

Daily Itinerary

  • 7:00 am - 7:55 am
  • Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 am - 9:45 am
  • General Session Electrical Training (Part 1)
  • 9:45 am - 10:00 am
  • Break
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • General Session Electrical Diagnosis (Part 1)
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Lunch (Lunch menu will be provided to fill out during class) 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm - General Session
  • 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Break
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • General Session

Friday

Instructor Keith Littleton

Advanced Electrical Part 2

  • Demonstrate advanced diagnostic techniques using sensor simulation
  • Use various test equipment to gather raw data to determine root cause
  • Diagnose and repair all signals and component concerns using an oscilloscope

Electrical Diagnosis Part 2

  • Read and Interpret electrical wiring diagrams for troubleshooting
  • Perform diagnostic routines to determine fault location

Daily Itinerary

  • 7:00 am - 7:55 am
  • Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 am - 9:45 am
  • General Session Advanced Electrical (Part 2)
  • 9:45 am - 10:00 am
  • Break
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • General Session Electrical Diagnosis (Part 2)
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Lunch (Lunch menu will be provided to fill out during class) 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm - General Session
  • 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Break
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • General Session

Saturday

Instructor Keith Littleton

Advanced Electrical Part 3

  • Diagnose and repair communication(J1939)/computer controlled circuitry
  • Demonstrate knowledge of HD-OBD system operation/diagnostics

Electrical Diagnosis Part 3

  • Diagnose and repair all types of circuit failures

Daily Itinerary

  • 7:00 am - 7:55 am
  • Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 am - 9:45 am
  • General Session Advanced Electrical (Part 3)
  • 9:45 am - 10:00 am
  • Break
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • General Session Electrical Diagnosis (Part 3)
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Lunch (Lunch menu will be provided to fill out during class) 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm - General Session
  • 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Break
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • General Session

Advanced Electrical Training

Three day training course instructed by industry leaders. Register your entire team! Course costs $1,299 per attendee.

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MARRIOTT MINNEAPOLIS

Make your reservations on the Marriott website or call 1-952-854-7441!

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ABOUT

Technician training. Management insights. Increased purchasing power. At ITRG, we're here for you. Our organization is dedicated to helping independent truck repair shop managers, technicians and staff:

  • Increase parts purchasing power.
  • Provide tech training.
  • Deliver technology and business system training.
  • Rev up your business tech with eco-friendly recycling practices.

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Call or email today to learn more about how you can become a part of ITRG.

859-629-6129

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710 East Main Street
Lexington KY 40502

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