TICKETED EVENTS

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Account Manager Excellence Workshop 

Tuesday, October 15, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Ken Thomas and Ben Gandy, Envisor Consulting
Member
$299
Non-Member
$399

Account managers can make or break client relationships, and they are key to building a strong business portfolio. Are you an Account Manager looking for some more tools for your “toolbelt”? Could your Account Managers use some formal training? If so, this course is for your or for the Account Managers on your team. Learn from leading industry experts Ken Thomas and Ben Gandy from Envisor Consulting. They have years of industry expertise that will leave attendees feeling confident and energized to tackle the challenges in the new year.

During the Account Manager Excellence workshop, you will learn:

  • How to manage the clients
  • How to sell
  • How to manage the crews
  • How to manage the work

Lunch is included in this day-long workshop.

Great Crew Leader Workshop

This is being offered as 2 courses – one in English and one in Spanish, same date and times.

Wednesday, October 16, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Phil Harwood (English), Rolando Ruiz (Spanish), GrowTheBench
Member
$199
Non-Member
$299

Great crew leaders are an essential ingredient for growth and increased profitability. Learn about professional development opportunities for crew leaders and discover an easy-to-follow roadmap and inspire crew leaders.

Design / Build Specialty Summit

Tuesday, October 15
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Lunch and post event reception is included
Member
$199
Non-Member
$299

Building A Luxury Brand
Jerry McKay and Andrew Coleman of McKay Landscape Lighting and The Lighting Summit
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Discover how to position your business as the market leader for affluent consumers and influencers in your area. In this unique session hosted by Jerry McKay and Andrew Coleman of McKay Landscape Lighting, you’ll learn the key components that a landscape lighting company should have in place to become the luxury brand in their market, and attract the clientele they deserve.

Effective Gardens: Transforming Outdoor Spaces Through Problem Solving
John Carloftis, Fine Gardens
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Instead of just filling up a garden with plants, learn how to identify problem areas and design with these issues in mind so that the final product is functional, beautiful, and does not create a new problem for the client. John Carloftis of Fine Gardens will survey common problems including soil that is too wet or too dry, spaces that are too shady or too sunny, visual obstructions, drainage and other circumstances that might be a hindrance to the beauty of the garden.

The Influence Of European Garden Design On Today’s American Landscapes
Paul Fields, Lambert Landscape Company
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Learn how the garden design movement from the Italian Renaissance through to France and England in the 18th and 19th Centuries has influenced the way we think about landscapes and garden design in America today. This pictorial tour will walk you through history and explore styles and spatial relationships, down to details such as plant selection, construction, and garden furnishings. Through images of historic and modern-day gardens, along with some of Lambert Landscape Company’s award-winning designs and installations, this discussion should inspire you to design, build, and see landscapes through a different perspective.

Building Blocks For A Legacy Company
Burt DeMarche, The LaurelRock Company
 Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Learn the building blocks for a legacy company, from creating the culture and building the team to setting up systems, connecting with the community and making money.

Sponsored by: Caterpillar

Lawn Care Specialty Summit

Tuesday, October 15
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Lunch and post event reception is included
Member
$199
Non-Member
$299

Motivational Tools for Every Generation
Beth Berry, Real Green Systems
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Labor is the #1 concern for green industry sustainability, and it’s not just about finding worker, but retaining and motivating them as well. These challenges are compounded by a generational divide that means your millennial, Gen-X and Gen-Z crew members all want something different from their work. Beth Berry is a thirty-year green industry veteran, and in this session she will provide an actionable strategy for motivating and retaining workers from every generation.

Pesticides And Public Perception: Addressing Industry Issues
Dr. Frank Wong, Bayer
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Learn how advocacy, politics and public opinion are shaping the laws and regulations that dictate the tools you can use to manage golf courses and landscapes. Dr. Frank Wong, a Senior Regulatory Affairs Consultant at Bayer CropScience, will provide an overview of the pesticide registration and review process, proposed bans and restrictions, and factors driving public opinion. He will also discuss strategies for advocacy and public engagement.

Mosquito Control: Best Practices For Success
Dr. Kurt Vandock, Bayer
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Learn cutting-edge best practices for mosquito control across residential, commercial and government settings. Dr. Kurt Vandock, Head of Public Health for Bayer Environmental Science, will introduce you to an integrated approach that includes surveillance, monitoring and intervention, and he’ll highlight common pitfalls in the program’s application. Finally, he will share up-to-date information on new and existing diseases that can be spread by these summertime pests.

Weeds: A Never-Ending Battle
Rob Golembiewski, Bayer
 Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Got weeds? If you find yourself waging a never-ending battle against weeds, you need to start asking why. Discover the most common reasons for poor turfgrass performance, and learn integrative strategies to reduce infestations. Examine common control measures, and find out how to best use both pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides. This fun and interactive session will help take the stress out of weed management.

Sponsored by: Bayer

Landscape Management Specialty Summit

Tuesday, October 15
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Lunch and post event reception is included
Member
$199
Non-Member
$299

Innovations In Landscape Management
Loren McIrvin, Allied Landscape Services
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Get a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge technologies and best practices in modern landscape management, with a special focus on family, pet and community-friendly landscapes. We’ll discuss what motivates people to pursue sustainable landscape management options, as well as their perceptions and expectations; we’ll also review options for low or no chemical use, electric equipment and value.

How To Make More Profit With Less People, No People or the Wrong People
Ed Laflamme and Bill Arman, The Harvest Group
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

This fast-paced, no-baloney session will help you figure out what’s really making you money and provide practical strategies that can add thousands of dollars to your bottom line. Veteran landscape industry professionals Ed Laflamme and Bill Arman will share dozens of ways to save time, reduce costs and optimize profits; they’ll give you powerful estimating and pricing strategies and tons of ideas to reduce overhead. From boosting cash flow to getting better customers, this session covers it all.

How To Measure Landscape Maintenance Success Daily
Hugh Cooper, Russell Landscape
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This dollars-and-cents session will give you the tools and insights you need to improve your financial tracking system. Get a complete review of estimating and operational systems that help you track and measure financial success on a daily basis, and learn to identify common shortfalls that are impacting your bottom line.

The PATH Of Least Resistance: Working With Property Managers
Kelly Ann Vickers, Landscape Maintenance Professionals, Inc.
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Learn a simple, solutions-oriented method for successfully working with overwhelmed property managers. The PATH of Least Resistance approach will help you focus on creating possibilities rather than curing problems, putting a positive spin on negative situations. The skills you’ll learn in this session will help you build rapport, trust, and confidence with property managers, and give you the tools you need to create change in the community.

Sponsored by: John Deere

Irrigation Specialty Summit

Tuesday, October 15
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Lunch and post event reception is included
Member
$199
Non-Member
$299

Developing Irrigation Technicians In A Service-Focused Company
Bill Cohn, Massey Services
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m

Learn how to develop highly skilled irrigation technicians through continuous training, organization, assignment and accountability. Bill Cohn, the Irrigation Technical & Training Director at Massey Services, will share his process for developing a proficient and motivated team so you can exceed your company standards and surpass your customers’ expectations.

Integrating Irrigation And Water Management Into All Landscape Services
Alan Richmond, Southern Botanical Inc.
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

In a changing and challenging economy, landscape companies must tighten their margins to increase the bottom line. Discover how a well-executed irrigation and water management strategy can be a source for high-margin revenue. Alan Richmond of Southern Botanical will share first-hand experience and new ideas about how to incorporate and manage irrigation throughout your company’s service lines, from installation and repairs to checks, audits and management.

How WIFI Technology Can Revolutionize Your Irrigation Business
John Newlin, Quality Sprinkling Systems
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Incorporating WiFi technology and products into your business plan can provide a new revenue source. In this session, we will look at new trends that point to continuing consumer demand for off-site monitoring, as well as the importance of software integration in the office without the need to add staff.

Are You Connected: The Benefits of Watering With Purpose
Brodie Bruner, Weathermatic, Jared Rice, and Lex Mason
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Discover the benefits of standardizing your water management processes: Increased value to your customer, differentiation of service, and an effective and efficient team.


Sponsored by: Weathermatic

Association Partner

Snow and Ice Specialty Summit

Tuesday, October 15
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Lunch and post event reception is included
Member
$199
Non-Member
$299

Standards And Best Practices In Snow And Ice
Martin Tirado, CEO, Snow And Ice Management Association
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Get a full introduction to established best practices for snow and ice companies, and learn how to implement these standards in your own business. The session will also offer guidance on training your staff in industry best practices.

Snow Safety, OSHA and You
Steve Hamilton, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Your employees face unique risks when they work outside in the snow and cold weather, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has clear rules that must be followed by all snow and ice businesses. Learn about winter risk potential, review the regulations, and get some helpful hints on ways to address the concerns proactively.

Service Verification and Documentation
Jim Hornung, Elbers Landscapes
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Snow and ice management companies need to document services performed to get paid and to protect themselves against slip and fall allegations, but the benefits of service verification extend well beyond these two basics. Jim will explore how snow companies can use service verification processes and technology not just for payment and protection, but also as an asset to track and improve efficiencies and to build clients’ trust.

Sustainable Winter Management: A Partnership For Professionalism
Phil Sexton, WIT Advisors
Date: Tues., Oct. 15
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Embracing “green” practices can help landscape professionals and companies establish a reputation as environmental stewards. In this workshop, you’ll get a comprehensive introduction to the Sustainable Winter Management program guidelines, better known as the SWiM™ Guidelines. We’ll review managing costs and revenue, quality control, risk management as well as environmental benefits and best practices from the Snow & Ice Management Association.

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Breakfast with Champions

Wednesday, October 16, and Thursday October, 17
Time: 7:00am - 8:30am

Rates are listed per day:

Early Bird Rate (ends 8/28/2019)

Member
$50
Non-Member
$100
Standard Rate

Member
$65
Non-Member
$130
VIP Daily Admission

Member
$70 (Early Bird) / $85 (Regular)
Non-Member
$120 (Early Bird) / $150 (Regular)

Our annual Breakfast With Champions gives you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to talk shop with leading industry experts. Grab your hot breakfast from the epic buffet and head to the table with the topic that interests you most -- from employee retention and financial planning to lean management and operations, there’s something for everyone. It’s an unrivalled opportunity to learn from industry leaders and build your network.

Sponsored by: Aspire, Gravely
           

CEO Forum
Breaking Into The Millennial Mind

Wednesday, October 16, 10:00 am - 12:45 pm

Phil Gwoke, Bridgeworks
Member
$199
Non-Member
$299

Tech-savvy, demanding and ambitious, Millennials are showing up to work with their own unique set of attitudes, expectations and values -- and they’re transforming the way we work. By 2025, this powerful generation will make up three-quarters of the global workforce. Are Gen Xers, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists prepared to manage them? Breaking Into the Millennial Mind offers strategies for recruiting, retaining and motivating this influential new cohort of workers. Companies that are forewarned and forearmed will reap the rewards of the Millennial generation’s talents, leveraging their creative and pragmatic approach to the world of work.

Phil Gwoke is a Generational Expert at Bridgeworks, a company dedicated to bridging generational gaps in the workplace and marketplace. He is also an internationally recognized speaker who has inspired more than 100,000 people across America and around the world. After his talk, he will facilitate an interactive, dynamic working lunch that will challenge you to think differently and approach your workforce in ways that produce more fruitful results.

Sponsored by: Caterpillar

OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Course (2-day course)

Tuesday, October 15, and Wednesday, October 16
Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm & 7:30am - 12:00pm

Sam Steel, NALP Safety Advisor, OSHA Authorized Instructor
$125; or $155 for OSHA and First Aid Course

Designed by the National Association of Landscape Professionals and approved by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, this course provides managers and field employees with in-depth information on the prevention of workplace hazards, workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, filing complaints, and more. This is your one-stop shop for in-depth safety education. After finishing the course, participants will receive the 10-Hour Construction Completion Course Card and a certificate from NALP.

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Adult First Aid | AED Certification Course

Wednesday, October 16
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

$75; or $155 for First Aid and OSHA Courses

Learn how to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies including burns, cuts, scrapes and sudden illnesses. You’ll also learn about treating head, neck and back injuries, as well as heat and cold emergencies. Finally, you’ll learn how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for people over 12 year of age. Successful students will receive a certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for two years.

Technical Skills Track

Thursday, October 17, and Friday, October 18th
Time: Thursday 9:45am - 3:45pm, Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm

We will offer this to be included for anyone who buys a full registration to Landscapes. Otherwise they can purchase tickets just to this Technical Training. Purchased tickets would include both Thursday and Friday. You will not be able to buy just one day of it.

Member
$189
Non-Member
$289

Don’t Plant A $300 Tree In A $30 Hole
Marcus Duck, Michigan State University
Date: Thurs., Oct. 17
Time: 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

A major issue in the landscape industry is plant stress and death due to poor planting practices. Learn how to ensure healthy plant establishment by using proper planting techniques for trees, shrubs and perennials, whether they come balled and burlapped or in a container.

Part 1 | Making Irrigation Systems Work: A Guide To System Components And Troubleshooting
Jim Funai, Cuyahoga Community College
Date: Thurs., Oct. 17
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Gain a better understanding of irrigation components and learn how all the parts add up to create a functional system. Review common issues for each component, and get hands-on troubleshooting advice to help you diagnose and address issues in the field.

Low Voltage, Energy Efficient Landscape Lighting
Shawn Knudson, FX Luminaire
Date: Thurs., Oct. 17
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m

Learn the benefits, options and applications of solid-state lighting in this informative session by one of the industry leaders. Solid-state landscape lighting replaces conventional incandescent and fluorescent lamps with LEDs, which last longer and conserve energy. Shawn Knudson of FX Luminaire will also touch on selection, wire runs and design elements for practical

Basic Landscape Lighting Installation Practices (Hands-On)
Shawn Knudson, FX Luminaire
Date: Fri., Oct. 18
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m

Learn about proper wire connections, voltage drop and transformers in this hands-on session.

Part 2 | Making Irrigations Systems Work: Hands-On
Jim Funai, Cuyahoga Community College
Date: Fri., Oct. 18
Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

Gain a better understanding of irrigation components and learn how all the parts add up to create a functional system. Review common issues for each component, and get hands-on troubleshooting advice to help you diagnose and address issues in the field.