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LM202: Maintenance and Safety of Tools and Equipment
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Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW) Day 1:
This day will benefit new employees and is particularly suited for those with some grounds maintenance industry experience.
Items covered include:
*Engine maintenance and theory (i.e. lawn mowers, blowers, trimmers etc)
*Safety on operation and storage
*Difference between two and four cycle engines
*Service and maintenance of the equipment's main function
*Fuel, oil and lubricants
*Carburetor inspections and service techniques
*Discuss issues and myths of engines and their service requirements
Participants should come prepared for some hands-on learning. PPE (personal protection equipment), gloves, work boots, eyewear, ear protection, etc., should be brought.
Consider continuing with: LM203 Basic Landscape Maintenance Practices, LM201 Fundamentals of Customer Service and Safety,LM204 Annuals and Perennials in Landscape Maintenance and LM205 Landscape Maintenance General Standards and Expectations

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Ryan Dalli, Jet X Power Sports
Date: Monday February 26, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP048: New- Introduction to Plant Identification
Participants will learn how plants are named, basic plant classification and how to recognize plant structures and the characteristics used for identification. Learn how to identify both native and horticultural plants with focus on key identifying features of commonly used horticultural species. Receive hands-on experience using a dichotomous key and identification manuals. Participants should bring a hand lens if they have one, as well as note taking materials. A list of resources useful for identifying different plant groups as well as materials that will be used to identify plants in class. Participants will leave with a stronger foundation in plant names and will take away the knowledge and tools necessary to identify unknown plants.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Mohawk College
Date: Monday February 26, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD036: Intermediate Dynascape
This two day seminar will give landscape designers and contractors with Dynascape experience the opportunity to go further in efficiently drawing professional landscape plans on a computer. Instructed by a seasoned landscape designer, participants will learn how to save time creating quotes while impressing clients with unique features like plant catalogues,plus tricks on saving time without compromising designs.
Participants need to bring: Dynascape loaded and working on a laptop. Trial software is available through Dynascape at sales@dynascape.com. Participant must bring a corded mouse (recommended) with a scroll wheel for easier modeling and navigation. It is recommended participants allow time each night to review the material covered that day.

LO member price: $250.00
Non-member price: $480.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Beth Edney, CLD, Designs by the Yard
Dates: Tuesday February 27, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LM203: Essential Grounds Maintenance Practices
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW):
For the novice, day two of GMW continues to offer participants the opportunity to experience everything the grounds maintenance profession encompasses. During this full day, participants will be provided with the basic standards of its many areas and much more.
Items covered include:
*Planning for the site, maintenance, scheduling and programming
*Research on plants to use
*Soil, ph and fertilizers
*Tree and shrub identification
*Common backyard blunders to avoid
*Common pests and diseases and what to look for (IPM)
*Weed Identification
All content will provide foundation to support maintenance staff in maintaining aesthetically pleasing and beautiful landscapes
Consider continuing with: LM201 Fundamentals of Customer Service and Safety, LM204 Annuals and Perennials in Landscape Maintenance andLM205 LMW- Landscape Maintenance General Standards and Expectations

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Tuesday February 27, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LM201: Fundamentals of Customer Service and Safety
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW) Day 3:
Vital to a successful operation, this portion of Grounds Maintenance Week will cover the customer service and safety aspects of working in the landscape maintenance field. Participants will spend the first part of the day reviewing health and safety, including OHSA, hazard assessment and controls, WHMIS, transportation safety and the MTO and vehicle and driver licensing. Finishing up the day, participants will review key strategies for keeping your customers happy, including:
*Don't make promises you can't keep
*Listen to your customer
*How to deal with complaints
This day will benefit new employees, lead hands and those looking to lead crews.
Consider continuing with: LM204 Annuals and Perennials in Landscape Maintenance and LM205 Landscape Maintenance General Standards and expectations

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Jeff Lowartz, CLT,CSL Group
Date: Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
PP015: Metrics for Profit
To improve profitability,, what should you be measuring , and how often?
Join our dynamite team of consultants for an informative and engaging conversation about the simple signs to watch for, and how easy it can be for you to tweak things ' on the fly' for a better year end.
Take our financial systems evaluation quiz, rate your own current reality, and learn how to think more strategically about intentionally improving profit.
Who should attend: LO member company business owners or key managers who are looking to learn better practices for improving profit.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Radisson Kitchener/Waterloo 2960 King St., E Kitchener for directions only call 519-894-9500
Instructor: Jacki Hart and Eric Daly
Date: Thursday March 1, 2018 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
LM204: Annuals and Perennials in Grounds Maintenance
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW):
Day four involves basics of plant identification of annuals and perennials, how to plan for site planting, review of locations and conditions as well as care needs. The instructor will also discuss landscape 'add-ons'; fall bulb planting, four season containers and ornamental grasses, taking their sizes and foliage into consideration with year-round colour in mind. This seminar is for all employees and those with some industry experience in maintaining annuals, perennials and grasses.
Participants should come prepared for some hands-on learning.
Consider continuing with: LM205 Landscape Maintenance General Standards and expectations, LP041 Understanding and Planting Perennials, LP048 Introduction to Plant Identification or LP050 Perennials for the Landscape.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 14
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Thursday March 1, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC052: Carbon Neutral Landscapes
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Are you and your clients prepared for the province to launch carbon cap and trade? This seminar presents the science and accounting process for determining who pays and who gets to sell carbon credits. This seminar is designed to guide landscape designers and contractors on designing and creating carbon neutral landscapes. This seminar will focus on design, construction and maintenance: soils, plants and long term management.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
* Calculate their net carbon use and environmental benefits of practices.
* Know the five critical design elements of a carbon neutral landscape.
* Evaluate existing landscapes to determine the actions necessary to achieve a carbon neutral landscape.
* Complete a basic assessment of landscape maintenance practices to determine net carbon savings on behalf of clients.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Jeff Thompson, Thompson Environmental
Date: Thursday March 1, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS028: Supervisor Responsibilities & Due Diligence
Supervisors play a critical role in workplace health and safety. The seminar is designed to equip supervisors with the necessary knowledge to understand their legal duties, their role as a leader and the key concept of due diligence. Supervisors will be able to discuss, review and then act on this knowledge when they return to the workplace. This seminar has been designed to meet and exceed the equivalency guidelines of the Ontario's Ministry of Labour's mandatory health and safety awareness program for supervisors.
Topics include:
* Supervisor duties as defined in the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act. and how these duties link with employer and worker duties
*The rights of workers and be able to explain how supervisors support these rights
* Identify how they can contribute to making the workplace healthy and safe.
* List of sources of information about health and safety.
*Learn the importance of being a role model and leader in health and safety.
This program is directed to new and experienced supervisors who want to develop and improve their understanding and leadership in workplace health and safety.
Consider continuing with LS20 The Effective Supervisor.
New: Need an alternative date/location for this seminar? See wsps.ca, LO members will receive a 10 per cent discount on this WSPS seminar. Call LO at 1-800-265-5656 to receive the password for WSPS registration.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $135.00
Non-member price: $250.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, WSPS
Date: Thursday March 1, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LM205: Grounds Maintenance Turf, Pruning and General Standards
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW):
Wrapping up this week- long program,day five day will go over the art of planting, pruning and turfgrass.
Items covered include:
*Planting Standards
*Site preparation
*Mulching and taking dormancy into consideration
There will be hands-on learning demonstrations on pruning participants are welcome to bring their own secateurs. Turf rounds out the day, including a standards review, discussion on turf types, when to seed and when to sod, and cutting guidelines.
This seminar for new landscape employees and those with limited industry experience in the landscape maintenance field.
Participants should bring PPE (work gloves and boots, eye and ear protection) for possible outdoor hands-on learning.
Consider continuing with TM011 Turf Management: A Holistic Approach, TM008 New Age Weed and Pest Control in Turf or LA003 Introduction to Tree and Shrub Pruning

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Date: Friday March 2, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC050: New-Introduction to Landscape Lighting Design
This seminar is for anyone with a basic knowledge of photometrics or the novice with landscape lighting experience. Participants will learn to incorporate professional landscape lighting design into their business, and improve the design abilities they may already possess. Participants will learn how to apply basic lighting techniques and design principles and practice through a series of individual, group design projects and peer review.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: John Higo,Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Friday March 2, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA005: Introduction to Soil and Tree Below the Ground
Approximately 40% of a tree's biomass is below ground, as a vast network of roots. Because roots lie out of sight, their care and protection are often overlooked, resulting in poor performance. Understanding how roots grow and function is an essential part of any comprehensive maintenance program.
This seminar will cover:
*Basics of tree biology
*Root growth and soil science
*Importance of healthy soil and proper nutrient cycling
*How to assess soil conditions to improve soil health
*How to help protect tree roots during construction
*Routine maintenance
Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share case studies from their own work experiences. Landscape designers, technicians, contractors and architects, along with property managers, groundskeepers and arborists should attend.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC,MA,ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Monday March 5, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP049: New-Picking plants for problem areas
Your new client has a handful of problem areas on their property: heavy shade, steep slopes, wet areas, walnut trees, it's a big list. This seminar will discuss the right plants to select and the maintenance they require to tackle these issues. Looking at plant characteristics and their maintenance, the instructor will provide a list of low and no-maintenance plants for normal and problem areas. Great seminar for designers, contractors, garden centre and maintenance staff.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $62.00
Non-member price: $120.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Robert Pavlis
Date: Monday March 5, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LC060-B: Landscaper Back Yard Locate Training Program
By law, any digging in Ontario first requires a call to ON1CALL to request locates for the property. Once requested, you will get locates from the street into the utility meter (gas, power) or where it enters the building (telecom) within five working days. But what about the back or side yards where private lines are routinely installed? Hitting lines for swimming pool heaters, barbecues or other power cables can cost you money and can result in damages, serious injury, or worse. These locates are the responsibility of the contractor. .
This three hour seminar will give the excavating contractor training in locating utilities in the side and backyard to save the cost of having locates done privately (about $200-$300 per property). For the practical component participants should dress for possible outdoor weather. Special ORCGA offers will be available to those in attendance.
For questions regarding ON1CALL, visit www.on1call.com
Note: Lunch not included

LO member price: $100.00
Non-member price: $140.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Dave Wulff, GM of Vibax Canada
Date: Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
LS028-OT: Supervisor Responsibilities & Due Diligence
Supervisors play a critical role in workplace health and safety. The seminar is designed to equip supervisors with the necessary knowledge to understand their legal duties, their role as a leader and the key concept of due diligence. Supervisors will be able to discuss, review and then act on this knowledge when they return to the workplace. This seminar has been designed to meet and exceed the equivalency guidelines of the Ontario's Ministry of Labour's mandatory health and safety awareness program for supervisors.
Topics include:
* Supervisor duties as defined in the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act. and how these duties link with employer and worker duties
*The rights of workers and be able to explain how supervisors support these rights
* Identify how they can contribute to making the workplace healthy and safe.
* List of sources of information about health and safety.
*Learn the importance of being a role model and leader in health and safety.
This program is directed to new and experienced supervisors who want to develop and improve their understanding and leadership in workplace health and safety.
Consider continuing with LS20 The Effective Supervisor.
New: Need an alternative date/location for this seminar? See wsps.ca, LO members will receive a 10 per cent discount on this WSPS seminar. Call LO at 1-800-265-5656 to receive the password for WSPS registration.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $145.00
Non-member price: $260.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Hockey Eastern Ontario 813 Shefford Road Gloucester for directions only call (613) 224-7686
Instructor: Shelia James, WSPS
Date: Wednesday March 7, 2018 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
LBM107: Leadership and Creating a Motivated Workplace
Employee turnover can be expensive and time-consuming. Once good employees are hired, how can employers effectively keep them? This seminar will cover strategies on how to create and lead a motivated and engaged workplace.
* The importance of motivated workforce
* How to create and maintain a motivated workforce
* Leadership training
Note: This is an interactive seminar geared towards supervisors, human resource professionals and upper management and will discuss the above important issues and more. Participants are invited to email questions to kathym@landscapeontario.com so the instructor can have answers prepared for that day.
Consider continuing with LBM084 Reducing Turnover and Performance Management
Lunch not included

LO member price: $38.00
Non-member price: $73.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Rep. from Sherrard Kuzz LLP Employment Labour Lawyers
Date: Wednesday March 7, 2018 9:30 am - 11:30 am
LBM116: BILL 148: Understanding (and Complying)
Bill 148 introduces significant amendments to Ontario's Employment Standards Act, 2000 ("ESA") and Labour Relations Act, 1995 ("LIRA"), many of which took effect on January 1, 2018, with others coming into force on April 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019.
This seminar is designed to provide an overview of the changes to the ESA and LRA and provide practical tips to landscape employers who wish to remain compliant with the new legislation.
Topics include:
*Equal Pay for part-time, temporary and casual employees: understanding and applying the new law
*Scheduling: policies and practices to comply with the new obligations
* Personal Emergency Leave: integration with existing leave policies and other paid entitlements
*Vacation and Holiday Pay: how to calculate under the new regime
*Record Keeping: what's new and how to comply
*Changes to Collective Bargaining and Labour Board Processes: strategic options to address labour relations challenges
Presented by: Sherrard Kuzz LLP is one of Canada's leading employment and labour law firms exclusively representing the interests of management. Recognized as a leading provider of strategic advice and effective employment and labour relations representation within the construction industry.

LO member price: $62.00
Non-member price: $120.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Rep. from Sherrard Kuzz LLP Employment Labour Lawyers
Date: Wednesday March 7, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LA001: Planting and Maintenance Practices for Trees and Shrubs
Don't waste time and money planting incorrectly. This seminar explores how to maintain trees and shrubs so that they perform well in difficult urban settings. An introduction to tree and shrub biology is followed by a discussion of main stresses, including drought, construction damage, and lack of nutrients. Participants will learn how to assess a planting site and the proper techniques for plant selection and placement. This seminar also covers the basics of proactive tree and shrub care, including mulching, watering, soil enrichment, staking, and formative pruning.
Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share case studies from their own work experiences. Landscape designers, technicians, contractors and architects, property managers, groundskeepers and arborists should consider attending.
Note:
Please note the topics discussed in this semianr build off of topics discussed in LA005. However, LA005 is not a prerequisite if you already have a basic understanding of tree biology and soils.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 40
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC,MA,ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LM002: Improved Grounds Maintenance
This popular seminar is one you should always consider attending before starting your maintenance season.
The magic behind every outstanding landscape is found in attention to detail. Knowledge is the key to quality work. This seminar will unlock some of the theory and techniques needed to attain an eye-catching landscape. Learn how those who deliver superior results are not simply doing more of the same things everyone else does; they are doing better things. Explore the details and advanced techniques needed to deliver excellent landscape maintenance in today's changing landscape world

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 40
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Jeff McMann NPD,ISA CLT, Mount Pleasant Group
Date: Friday March 9, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM115-B: New-Workplace Mental Health: How Managers Should Respond
This workshop is aimed at providing resources and guidance to help Managers and Supervisors respond to mental health problems that they may encounter on a day-to-day basis. Participants will learn how to respond to mental health problems in ways that would encourage a psychologically safe and help seeking culture. Participants will receive take away material.
Lunch not included.
Content Overview:
*Mental health awareness
*Manager's role in managing workplace mental health
*Four opportunities managers have to address potential mental health challenges at work
*How to have tough conversations
*Accommodation
*Return to work
*Resources

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $160.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Danielle Stewart, WSPS
Date: Friday March 9, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
TM011: Turf Management- A Holistic Approach
Benefitting new employees and those with limited turf management experience, this seminar will discuss basic turfgrass biology and key physiological processes,such as photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration. The instructor will discuss selecting appropriate turfgrass species; mowing and optimum mowing height; thatch and compaction management (e.g. coring, spiking, topdressing and dethatching) along with plant nutrition and irrigation management.
NOTE: IPM - 5.67 CECs awarded

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Derrick Hawley P.Ag.
Date: Monday March 12, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD038: New-Creating a Backyard Design
Bring your t-square, set square, scale, 2h pencil and eraser to this workshop where we explore a backyard to design. Get your design thinking cap on to lay out a site plan to scale that includes creating bed shapes and the plants that will fit the design. This hands-on seminar is for those with a basic knowledge of the principles and elements of landscape design and plant material.
Consider continuing with LP050 Perennials for the Landscape.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Nancy Christie, NPD,Mohawk College
Date: Monday March 12, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC058-B: Laser Levels, Spot Elevations and Job Site Elevation Layouts
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This is a seminar for all members of your construction and design team. Participants should dress for possible outdoor site measurement and spot elevations collection. The group will practice using laser levels and gathering information you'll need back in-class to translate into a site plan. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how simple planning and information gathering prior to construction will improve site efficiency and enhance results.
Participants should bring: A scale ruler and calculator.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD,Dr.Landscape
Date: Monday March 12, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
EN007: Green Walls 101:Systems Overview and Design
Presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), this seminar will discuss design and construction practices for green facades and living walls, as well as the latest research findings on the environmental benefits of these technologies. Learn how to determine major functions and components of green walls, describe characteristics and assess various advantages of different green wall systems, understand market drivers encouraging green wall implementation in North America and how to design green walls for maximum benefits and LEED points.
This seminar includes a detailed course manual. CEC's are approved by a variety of associations for this seminar. Participants holding a certification should contact GRHC at greenroofs.org to see whether they qualify.
Lunch Not Included.

LO member price: $199.00
Non-member price: $225.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Brad Bass, Environment Canada
Date: Tuesday March 13, 2018 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
LP050: New-Perennials for the Landscape
Hostas, ferns, grasses, heuchera and wildflowers are an important part of the landscape. Discussing these different plant types, participants will be provided with a list of their botanical and common names and how to incorporate them into bed shapes, including where to plant, how to care for, and more. This seminar will have your landscape project looking the best on the block! Landscape designers, contractors and maintenance firms should consider attending this seminar.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Nancy Christie, NPD,Mohawk College
Date: Tuesday March 13, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003-UP: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to ensure due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificates upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz-Matthews, 15 Terry Fox Dr. Kingston For Directions call 613-530-3741
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Tuesday March 13, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS020: The Effective Supervisor
This seminar will consider the day-to-day context in which supervisors perform their role and bring to life the concepts associated with 'organizing the work and its performance' as referenced in the definition of a competent person. It will go beyond the awareness of the legal roles and responsibilities of supervisors and engage participants in identifying real life challenges and solutions. The seminar will help direct others, factoring in learning styles, generational differences and English as a second language, for example:
* Review of the legal definition of a "competent person" and describe what it means in the context of the daily activities of a supervisor.
* Understand the role of a supervisor as it relates to People,Paper, and Process and describes the associated challenges.
* Identify practical strategies for overcoming challenges.
* Develop and practice communication skills in the following areas: providing instruction and direction to others; orienting new workers; providing feedback; preparing for and leading meetings.
Participants will create their own "tool kits" for use in the workplace including guidelines for constructive feedback,designing new worker orientation, developing safety meeting outlines and more.
Upon completion you will be able to understand the role of the supervisor and be equipped with the knowledge, skills and resources needed to competently carry out your essential role.
This seminar is for anyone with supervisory responsibilities in the workplace who already has awareness of their legal rights, duties and responsibilities and is looking to strengthen their supervisory competency.
Recommended prerequisite: Current supervisory duties/experience or attended the half day Supervisor Responsibilities and Due Diligence seminar - LS028
NEW: Need an alternative date/location for this seminar? See www.wsps.ca, and LO members will receive a 10% discount on this WSPS seminar. Call LO at 1-800-265-5656 to receive the LO Member password for WSPS registration.

LO member price: $390.00
Non-member price: $620.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, WSPS
Dates: Wednesday March 14, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday March 15, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI003-A: ABC's of Irrigation
This hands-on seminar provides an introduction to irrigation systems for landscape applications. Emphasis is placed on irrigation components, what they look like, how they work and how parts go together to create a system. This seminar is a good foundation for all the irrigation seminars. After attending this seminar, you'll know about low volume components and their water-efficient uses and irrigation controllers and their Smart ET water management capabilities. New employees and those who want to learn about irrigation and irrigation products will benefit from this seminar.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk, CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Wednesday March 14, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003-DU: Skid-Steer Certification Training
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A seminar for employers who want to ensure due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificates upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz Equipment Rental 411 Bloor West, Oshawa (905) 404-8411
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Wednesday March 14, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI003-B: ABC's of Irrigation
This hands-on seminar provides an introduction to irrigation systems for landscape applications. Emphasis is placed on irrigation components, what they look like, how they work and how parts go together to create a system. This seminar is a good foundation for all the irrigation seminars. After attending this seminar, you'll know about low volume components and their water-efficient uses and irrigation controllers and their Smart ET water management capabilities. New employees and those who want to learn about irrigation and irrigation products will benefit from this seminar.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk, CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Thursday March 15, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE004-DU: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to ensure due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.
Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific device they will be operating. PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz Equipment Rental 411 Bloor West, Oshawa (905) 404-8411
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Thursday March 15, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
TM008: New Age Weed and Pest Control in Turf
Turfgrass seed has taken on a new look, particularly in the area of water requirements. This seminar covers turf weed control options, non-selectives, insect control, as well as emerging trends in grass seed selection and pest control products. Participants will learn how best to deal with challenging turf conditions, and the economic impact of these choices. This seminar is ideal for owners or staff of lawn care and maintenance firms, or parks departments.
Note: IPM - 3.00 CEC's awarded
Lunch not included.

LO member price: $62.00
Non-member price: $120.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Ken Pavely, Lawn Life Natural Turf Products
Date: Friday March 16, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LC061: Water Gardening in your Landscape Project
The seminar will provide insight into designing an implementing your next water feature project. Participants will gain a strong understanding of pumps,filtration systems and maintaining water quality, as well as the effect fish have on the water and how the nutrient and oxygen cycle affects water stability. A seminar for contractors, maintenance, designers and garden centre staff participants will leave knowing the materials needed to construct and install a wide range of water features including ponds, waterfalls and pondless fountains. Participants will also become familiar with installing natural ponds that require no pumps or filtration system.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Robert Pavlis
Date: Friday March 16, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM084: Reducing Turnover, Retaining Talent and Performance Management
Good, motivated employees are the heart and soul of most businesses, but the cost of recruiting and training strong talent can be quite significant. How can employers effectively retain and manage talent and reduce turnover? If it is necessary to discipline and/or end an employment relationship, how can it be done with minimal impact to the rest of the team? This seminar will cover a variety of employment and leadership issues, including the following:
The hiring process:
* Finding the right candidate
* Job postings and human rights considerations
The relationship:
* Offer letters and employment contracts
* Independent contractors and employees
Performance management:
* Assessing disciplinary behavior
* Violence and harassment
* Progressive discipline (or not)
* Investigations
Terminations and layoffs:
* Terminations with and without cause
* What a layoff really means
* Common law obligation
* Communicating your decision
NOTE: This is an interactive seminar geared towards supervisors, human resource professionals and upper management and will cover the important issues above and more. Participants are invited to email questions to kathym@landscapeontario.com so the instructor can have answers prepared for that day.
Note:Consider continuing with LBM106 Leading Your Team to Succeed

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Rep. from Sherrard Kuzz LLP Employment Labour Lawyers
Date: Friday March 16, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS004-LN: Chainsaw Training
To ensure the safety of landscapers using chainsaws, the MOL requires training on safe chainsaw operation by a competent instructor. This two-day seminar satisfies that requirement. During day one participants will cover chainsaw maintenance and the guidelines for safe operation. Day two will be hands-on learning, working on sharpening techniques and safe operation while cutting logs/limbs,etc.
Please note that the condition of the chainsaw is an important requirement for this training. For participants to effectively learn in a safe environment it is paramount the chainsaw be in safe operating order. Saws that do not meet the requirements noted below will not be approved for use.
Each participant will need:
Chainsaw with functioning chain brake and rear trigger interlock. Wrap handle and rear handle must be free of structural cracks. CSA- approved work boots, chainsaw pants or chaps - 3000 feet per minute chain speed threshold, CSA hardhat in good condition, hearing protection (muff style, or in-ear) leather gloves, plastic felling wedge, flat file and depth gauge tool, round file and holder (properly sized), chainsaw wrench (scrench), brush for cleaning, fuel in a approved container and chain oil.
Lunch not included at Chapter locations or day two in Milton.

LO member price: $250.00
Non-member price: $480.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Fanshawe College, London Campus for directions call 519-452-4430
Instructor: Rick MacKinnon
Dates: Saturday March 17, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday March 18, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
LS026: Emergency 1st Aid, CPR C & AED Certification
This one-day seminar designed to give participants a general overview of first aid. Participants will learn how to think and react in an emergency until medical help arrives. This seminar is suitable for those working as first responders in their workplace.
Topics covered include:
*Preventing of disease transmission
*Airway and breathing emergencies
*CPR for adults and children
*Cardiovascular emergencies/strokes
*Spinal precaution
*Managing bleeds
*Shock
*Fainting and more
*AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training
First Aid is valid for three years, AED Certification one year; annual CPR certification is recommended.

LO member price: $100.00
Non-member price: $215.00
Maximum participants: 18
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Rep. from SAJE VitalSigns
Date: Monday March 19, 2018 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LI015: Fundamentals of Irrigation Design
An introductory, hands-on seminar for those who want to learn how to design an irrigation system with water efficiency in mind. This seminar is an excellent introductory class for residential and commercial contractors. You will leave with a knowledge of irrigation design fundamentals, how to creat a simple irrigation system design, spray and rotor sprinkler head layout techniques and how to design an efficient system.
Each participant will need: An engineer's scale ruler, mechanical pencil and calculator.
Recommended prerequisites:
LI003 or a good irrigation background in this area

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk, CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Monday March 19, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to ensure due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificates upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz-Matthew, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Tuesday March 20, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
TM010: Maintaining Turf on Treed Properties
Participants will examine cultural practices for maintaining strong healthy turf on treed sites, and review development of a balanced soil fertility program through proper soil analysis and application techniques. Time will also be spent examining the biological and cultural pest control techniques permitted for use under the current pesticide legislation.This seminar is ideal for lawn care and maintenance firms,parks departments or for those required to develop or implement turf management operations on sites with sunlight to significant tree coverage/shade areas.
Note:IPM-5.67 CEC's awarded

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Steve Mann,SJM Arboricultural Consulting
Date: Tuesday March 20, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI005: Installation Steps & Practices
An irrigation project has been designed and you are installing the job: How do you plan the installation? What steps are involved in using correct practices? What equipment, tools, products and accessories are needed? What are some of the basic installation tips in approaching the project? What work order is most efficient and which records should be kept? This seminar is ideal for those inexperienced in irrigation field installation.
After attending participants will:
* Know how to approach irrigation installation and the steps to ensure a smooth installation.
* Have hands-on experience with PVC and poly pipe.
* Have experience working with irrigation equipment, tools, products and accessories to create a working system.
Note: Bring along your PVC and poly hand tools if you have them and dress for outside learning.
PPE required : CSA approved footwear and eyewear.
Recommended prerequisites:
seminars LI003, LI015 or a good irrigation background in this area.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk, CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Tuesday March 20, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM057-B: On-The-Job Training (OJT)
Most learning in the landscape profession happens, every day - working side-by-side with a more experienced person on the job. There is no doubting the skills of the trainer, but how many of these trainers have ever had training on how to train? Participants will actually practice training method in-class, just like the real thing. During both days participants will review the method, use training models they have prepared and learn from their experience - then put it into action. Workbooks, CD and training tools will be provided.
NOTE: PPE required, hardhats, gloves, ear, eye protection. Participants should come prepared for outdoor, hands-on learning.

LO member price: $250.00
Non-member price: $480.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Paul Doornbos, Thornbusch Landscaping
Dates: Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday March 22, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003-GH: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to ensure due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificates upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz Equipment Rental, 2418 Barton St. E., Hamilton (905) 545-2233 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI023: Low Volume Irrigation Design and Installation
Learn what is involved in designing a professional, low volume irrigation system. Learn about basic irrigation design principles, hydraulics, velocity, pressure, and component layout. Design work will discuss the incorporation of point-source emitter watering for sparse plantings, landscape drip line for subsurface and on-surface applications for watering mass plantings, deep root watering systems for trees and shrubs, plus more traditional microspray and micro bubbler watering methods.
Note: Participants should bring a calculator, engineering scale ruler, design guides, pencils, and any other design tools for this hands-on seminar.
Recommended prerequisites:
seminars LI003,LI015 or a good irrigation background

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk, CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LA003: Introduction to Tree and Shrub Pruning
Pruning is among the most effective method for landscape professionals to improve the form, growth and health of trees and shrubs. This seminar includes both classroom and hands-on instruction outdoors to develop skill and confidence in pruning basics. Participants learn the what, where, why and how of successful pruning for trees and shrubs. The seminar focuses on pruning of young trees and shrubs to develop good structure, aesthetics and health.
Hands-on instruction:
Participants should dress for the weather, and bring PPE (personal protection equipment): gloves, CSA- approved footwear, eyewear, etc., and hand secateurs, for outdoor instruction.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Drew Christie
Date: Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP001: New-Woody Plants: Their Appeal and Uses in the Landscape
This popular seminar will provide participants with an in-depth look at a large variety of trees, shrubs and evergreens in the landscape. It will cover the characteristics of native versus non-natives, plant installation for suitability, maintaining and pruning techniques, and choosing the right plant for difficult situations such as salt exposure, clay or sandy soil, seasonal flooding or dry conditions. There's always a right plant for each place. This seminar is for anyone with a desire to know more about woody plants, or is looking for more confidence when recommending them to customers. Participants are urged to bring their questions.
Consider continuing with TM006 IPM in the Woody Landscape

LO member price: $250.00
Non-member price: $480.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Dates: Thursday March 22, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday March 23, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS023: WHMIS 2015 GHS
By law, all workers must receive Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) training every year under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
During this session participants will learn current guidelines featuring the new safety data sheet formatting and labeling. The new approach to identification of categories, physical and environmental hazards will be presented,along with an in-depth overview of workplace chemicals and specifics related to: classifications - including pictograms which replace the former symbols related to labels and hazard class, identification and storage/use.
Participants will come away able to identify and apply key responsibilities keeping them current in their work environment.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $65.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Representative from SAJE VitalSigns
Date: Thursday March 22, 2018 9:00 am - 10:30 am
LI007: Controllers, Sensors & Scheduling
Learn about scheduling and how to program a system to deliver the necessary water? What are the controller models on the market and what are their features and benefits? Smart ET controllers will be demonstrated and available to be worked on. After attending this seminar you will be comfortable with programming basic schedules on various makes and models of irrigation controllers. This seminar is good for all levels - especially those who want to schedule controllers from many different manufacturers.
NOTE: A portion of the day may include presentations by leading manufacturers who will demonstrate the latest developments in controllers.
PPE required: CSA approved footwear and eyewear.
Recommended prerequisites: LI003 or a good irrigation background

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk, CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Thursday March 22, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003-KW: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to ensure due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificates upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz-Matthews 500 Collier MacMillan Dr., Cambridge
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Thursday March 22, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI006: Irrigation Repair and Troubleshooting
This seminar is for both new and experienced irrigation personnel, covering the most common problems and how you can analyze them on the job. You will also become more efficient when it comes to troubleshooting AC and DC power sources.
Participants will learn:
* Methods and approaches to solve common problems
* Tools needed in your truck, spare parts and other helpful items
* How to repair or replace a component that is malfunctioning
* How to troubleshoot an irrigation system from the controller
* How to test power sources: power wires, field wires, solenoids and batteries
* What resistance readings can tell you about the health of the irrigation system.
* How to locate buried wires to find hidden valves.
NOTE:
Bring along your multimeter for wiring testing.
Recommended prerequisites: LI003, LI015 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk, CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Friday March 23, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE004-LN: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to ensure due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.
Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific device they will be operating. PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz-Matthews 26 Royce Crt. London for directions only call 519-649-7014
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Friday March 23, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LA003-B: Introduction to Tree and Shrub Pruning
Pruning is among the most effective method for landscape professionals to improve the form, growth and health of trees and shrubs. This seminar includes both classroom and hands-on instruction outdoors to develop skill and confidence in pruning basics. Participants learn the what, where, why and how of successful pruning for trees and shrubs. The seminar focuses on pruning of young trees and shrubs to develop good structure, aesthetics and health.
Hands-on instruction:
Participants should dress for the weather, and bring PPE (personal protection equipment): gloves, CSA- approved footwear, eyewear, etc., and hand secateurs, for outdoor instruction.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Drew Christie
Date: Friday March 23, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM106: Leading Your Team to Succeed
As a business owner, operations manager or supervisor, are you tired of 'Winging' leadership? Studies show people are your greatest asset, but what if they are not responding the way you want? Set up Your People to Succeed by then attend this seminar to learn:
* How to create expectations that your staff can deliver
* Develop effective supervisory and training skills to have our people succeed
* Communicate in a manner that your staff will respond to and flourish
Bringing years of successful management and leadership techniques that have already been implemented by many satisfied landscape firms Andrew will help participants become better bosses.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Monday March 26, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI020: New-Electrical Troubleshooting for Irrigation Systems
Have you ever been called to a site to investigate why the irrigation system is not starting up? This hands-on seminar will cover what you need to know and the equipment needed to get things working.
Participants will learn:
*To troubleshoot an irrigation system from the controller without going outside, until you are 90% certain what the problem is.
*Test power sources, power wires, field wires, solenoids and batteries.
*What resistance readings can tell you about the health of the irrigation system.
*Locate buried wires to find hidden valves.
This seminar will save hours on site, allowing you to be more efficient at troubleshooting AC and DC power sources. Participants should bring along a multimeter for testing wiring . After attending this seminar you will know about volt/ohm meters, irrigation equipment electrical requirements and how to test many devices.
Recommended prerequisites: LI003, LI005, LI006, LI007 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk, CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Monday March 26, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE004: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to ensure due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.
Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific device they will be operating. PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz-Matthew, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Date: Monday March 26, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LG035: New-The Construction Act is Coming: of Prompt Payment, Adjudication and New Lien Procedures
On December 12, 2017, the Construction Lien Act Amendment Act, 2017 was passed into law. When its substantial changes come into force, the Construction Lien Act will become the "Construction Act". The changes will most likely have a greater impact on the construction industry in Ontario than has anything else that has occurred since the Second World War.
Most significant will be the prompt payment requirements and adjudication procedures set out in the new legislation. These are designed to help trades and contractors get paid in a timely fashion and at substantially reduced expense. Other significant changes include new lien procedures, more flexible lien limitation periods and enhanced trust obligations.
You will have to put systems in place if you are to manage, and take advantage of, the changes. In this seminar, Rob Kennaley will outline how the changes will effect your business. Practical approaches and procedures which can help you use the legislation to preserve and defend claims, resolve disputes and get paid will be discussed.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $38.00
Non-member price: $73.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Rob Kennaley
Date: Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LS003-B: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to ensure due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificates upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz-Matthew, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI011: Irrigation Bidding and Estimating for Profit
How do you know what price to submit for a project? This seminar will help participants learn how to do material takeoffs, work out overhead costs, and steps required when submitting a price for residential and commercial work. Contracts, buying and selling terms will be discussed. Participants will check designs and do takeoffs and pricing for basic residential and commercial project designs utilizing bidding software. After attending you'll know: the difference between estimating and bidding projects, calculating expenses to make a profit, reading drawings and be able to work out materials and labour. If you have a project to price, bring it along.
Each participant will need:
An engineer's scale ruler, mechanical pencil and calculator.
Recommended prerequisites: LI003, LI015, LI005, LI009 or a good Irrigation background

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk, CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
TM006: IPM in the Woody Landscape
For arborists, landscape, parks and garden maintenance workers and garden centre employees who want to know more about pest management. This well-received seminar will cover the most common diseases, insects and mites that affect trees and shrubs in Ontario.
It will train you to look for harmful pests, and how to identify environmental and physiological disorders that are often the underlying cause.
This seminar includes in-depth knowledge on pest identification, with emphasis on early detection and the timing for best results to keep woody plants healthy.
Feel free to bring your pest problems to this seminar. You will leave with answers, better problem solving skills and so much more.
Note: IPM -5.67 CEC's awarded

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: jennifer Llewellyn,OMFRA
Date: Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS019-LN: Fundamentals of Fall Protection
Provincial law requires anyone working at a height of 3 m (10ft,) to have proper fall protection. This seminar introduces workers to the essentials of fall protection in Ontario and will review provincial law requirements. Topics covered also include ladder safety, guardrails, aerial equipment and more, The program also instructs attendees in the proper use and inspection of fall arrest equipment,plus hands-on exposure to the most common fall arrest equipment found on job sites in Ontario today. Note: This is not the Working from Heights program.
Note: Participants are required to bring personal protection equipment (PPE), including: hardhat, hand, ear and eye protection and CSA work boots.
Lunch not included.

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Huron Tractor 37 Elgin Rd (Hwy 2 or Dundas St E & Elgin Rd) Thamesford (519) 285 3845
Instructor: Representative from Martin's Lift Truck Service
Date: Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS004: Chainsaw Training
To ensure the safety of landscapers using chainsaws, the MOL requires training on safe chainsaw operation by a competent instructor. This two-day seminar satisfies that requirement. During day one participants will cover chainsaw maintenance and the guidelines for safe operation. Day two will be hands-on learning, working on sharpening techniques and safe operation while cutting logs/limbs,etc.
Please note that the condition of the chainsaw is an important requirement for this training. For participants to effectively learn in a safe environment it is paramount the chainsaw be in safe operating order. Saws that do not meet the requirements noted below will not be approved for use.
Each participant will need:
Chainsaw with functioning chain brake and rear trigger interlock. Wrap handle and rear handle must be free of structural cracks. CSA- approved work boots, chainsaw pants or chaps - 3000 feet per minute chain speed threshold, CSA hardhat in good condition, hearing protection (muff style, or in-ear) leather gloves, plastic felling wedge, flat file and depth gauge tool, round file and holder (properly sized), chainsaw wrench (scrench), brush for cleaning, fuel in a approved container and chain oil.
Lunch not included at Chapter locations or day two in Milton.

LO member price: $188.00
Non-member price: $360.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Kyle Paton,Davey Tree
Dates: Wednesday March 28, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday March 29, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI010: Certified Irrigation Technician Prep Seminar (CIT)
This seminar will help prepare individuals wishing to take the Irrigation Association's CIT exam, though it is not a substitute for studying the reference material.
Workbook:Participants will need to purchase a workbook from irrigation.org, review prior and bring to the seminar.
What's covered: This two-day CIT prep seminar focuses on hands-on work,while preparing you to sit for the written exam. Participants should be proficient irrigation installers or service staffers who wish to prepare for new responsibilities, projects or employment opportunities. Begin your path to certification as a professional irrigator today and reap the benefits.
The CIT program is based on a comprehensive job analysis to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to succeed as an irrigation technician.
Note:
Throughout the two days, you may be asked to complete hands-on work, so please dress accordingly.
Exam: For those wishing to write their exam contact the Irrigation Association (IA) at irrigation.org/Certification/CIT/CIT.aspx at least 30 days prior to the exam.
Exam location: Visit irrigation.org and click on Register for Exams under the Certification menu

LO member price: $250.00
Non-member price: $480.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk, CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Dates: Wednesday March 28, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday March 29, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS019: Fundamentals of Fall Protection
Provincial law requires anyone working at a height of 3 m (10ft,) to have proper fall protection. This seminar introduces workers to the essentials of fall protection in Ontario and will review provincial law requirements. Topics covered also include ladder safety, guardrails, aerial equipment and more, The program also instructs attendees in the proper use and inspection of fall arrest equipment,plus hands-on exposure to the most common fall arrest equipment found on job sites in Ontario today. Note: This is not the Working from Heights program.
Note: Participants are required to bring personal protection equipment (PPE), including: hardhat, hand, ear and eye protection and CSA work boots.
Lunch not included.

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz-Matthew, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Wednesday March 28, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LS007: Standard First Aid with Level C CPR and AED certification
This two-day practical first aid course meets WSIB requirements and prepares participants to administer first aid for common landscape injuries. Every landscape crew must have one person with first aid training to assist injured workers. Participants should bring a blanket.
Topics covered included;
* Musculoskeletal Injuries
* Spinal precautions
* Soft tissue injuries (bruises, burns, and frostbite, etc)
* Heat and cold temperature emergencies
* Poisons.
* One rescuer adult/child/baby CPR
* Two rescuer adult/child CPR
* Adult/child/baby choking
* Barrier devices/pocket masks
* AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training

LO member price: $130.00
Non-member price: $250.00
Maximum participants: 18
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Representative from SAJE VitalSigns
Dates: Wednesday March 28, 2018 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday March 29, 2018 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LS003-LN: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to ensure due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificates upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Huron Tractor 37 Elgin Rd (Hwy 2 or Dundas St E & Elgin Rd) Thamesford (519) 285 3845
Instructor: Representative from Martin's Lift Truck Service
Date: Thursday March 29, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS003-C: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to ensure due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificates upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz-Matthew, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Monday April 2, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS004-B: Chainsaw Training
To ensure the safety of landscapers using chainsaws, the MOL requires training on safe chainsaw operation by a competent instructor. This two-day seminar satisfies that requirement. During day one participants will cover chainsaw maintenance and the guidelines for safe operation. Day two will be hands-on learning, working on sharpening techniques and safe operation while cutting logs/limbs,etc.
Please note that the condition of the chainsaw is an important requirement for this training. For participants to effectively learn in a safe environment it is paramount the chainsaw be in safe operating order. Saws that do not meet the requirements noted below will not be approved for use.
Each participant will need:
Chainsaw with functioning chain brake and rear trigger interlock. Wrap handle and rear handle must be free of structural cracks. CSA- approved work boots, chainsaw pants or chaps - 3000 feet per minute chain speed threshold, CSA hardhat in good condition, hearing protection (muff style, or in-ear) leather gloves, plastic felling wedge, flat file and depth gauge tool, round file and holder (properly sized), chainsaw wrench (scrench), brush for cleaning, fuel in a approved container and chain oil.
Lunch not included at Chapter locations or day two in Milton.

LO member price: $188.00
Non-member price: $360.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Kevin Davis, Lakeside Tree Service
Dates: Monday April 2, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday April 3, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LE004: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to ensure due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.
Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific device they will be operating. PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz-Matthew, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Tuesday April 3, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI028: Irrigation Conservation & Water Stewardship
Efficient water management is at the forefront of conversations regarding irrigation. The LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) standard is required for many new buildings which call for rain and even storm water be collected in underground cisterns. Stewardship is only one aspect of water management. Conservation must be planned from the start to ensure systems will deliver water efficiently. Reclaimed and reused water, and the collection, storage and laws for their use, will be discussed. Soil, plant, water relationships will be investigated so efficient irrigation schedules can be derived. Smart ET controllers, plus central computer control systems will be reviewed to expose participants to the technical side of scheduling and based weather data. After attending this seminar you will know about controllers, schedules, soil types, water, ET, and alternative water sources.
Recommended prerequisites: LI003, LI015 or have a good Irrigation background.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk, CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Tuesday April 3, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI031: IA Certification Exam Day-Participants must register/pay the IA
Held at Landscape Ontario in Milton, for participants wishing to write their CIC, CIT and CLIA exams.
All participants wishing to write an IA exam must register and pay fee's to the Irrigation Association (IA) by March 24 2017. After that date, a late fee will be applied and completed exam registration forms will need to be emailed, registration form. Exam registration form
Visit http://store.irrigation.org/events/registration.aspx?event=CONJAN17 to register.
Important: Any questions regarding the exam please contact the Irrigation Association directly www.irrigation.org.

LO member price: $0.00
Non-member price: $0.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk, Proctoring
Date: Wednesday April 4, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LS003-D: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to ensure due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificates upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz-Matthew, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Wednesday April 4, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS004-C: Chainsaw Training
To ensure the safety of landscapers using chainsaws, the MOL requires training on safe chainsaw operation by a competent instructor. This two-day seminar satisfies that requirement. During day one participants will cover chainsaw maintenance and the guidelines for safe operation. Day two will be hands-on learning, working on sharpening techniques and safe operation while cutting logs/limbs,etc.
Please note that the condition of the chainsaw is an important requirement for this training. For participants to effectively learn in a safe environment it is paramount the chainsaw be in safe operating order. Saws that do not meet the requirements noted below will not be approved for use.
Each participant will need:
Chainsaw with functioning chain brake and rear trigger interlock. Wrap handle and rear handle must be free of structural cracks. CSA- approved work boots, chainsaw pants or chaps - 3000 feet per minute chain speed threshold, CSA hardhat in good condition, hearing protection (muff style, or in-ear) leather gloves, plastic felling wedge, flat file and depth gauge tool, round file and holder (properly sized), chainsaw wrench (scrench), brush for cleaning, fuel in a approved container and chain oil.
Lunch not included at Chapter locations or day two in Milton.

LO member price: $188.00
Non-member price: $360.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Randy MacLean, Total Rescue
Dates: Thursday April 5, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday April 6, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LC060-OT-A: Landscaper Back Yard Locate Training Program
By law, any digging in Ontario first requires a call to ON1CALL to request locates for the property. Once requested, you will get locates from the street into the utility meter (gas, power) or where it enters the building (telecom) within five working days. But what about the back or side yards where private lines are routinely installed? Hitting lines for swimming pool heaters, barbecues or other power cables can cost you money and can result in damages, serious injury, or worse. These locates are the responsibility of the contractor. .
This three hour seminar will give the excavating contractor training in locating utilities in the side and backyard to save the cost of having locates done privately (about $200-$300 per property). For the practical component participants should dress for possible outdoor weather. Special ORCGA offers will be available to those in attendance.
For questions regarding ON1CALL, visit www.on1call.com
Note: Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Hockey Eastern Ontario 813 Shefford Road Gloucester for directions only call (613) 224-7686
Instructor: Dave Wulff, GM of Vibax Canada
Date: Wednesday April 11, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LC060-OT-B: Landscaper Back Yard Locate Training Program
By law, any digging in Ontario first requires a call to ON1CALL to request locates for the property. Once requested, you will get locates from the street into the utility meter (gas, power) or where it enters the building (telecom) within five working days. But what about the back or side yards where private lines are routinely installed? Hitting lines for swimming pool heaters, barbecues or other power cables can cost you money and can result in damages, serious injury, or worse. These locates are the responsibility of the contractor. .
This three hour seminar will give the excavating contractor training in locating utilities in the side and backyard to save the cost of having locates done privately (about $200-$300 per property). For the practical component participants should dress for possible outdoor weather. Special ORCGA offers will be available to those in attendance.
For questions regarding ON1CALL, visit www.on1call.com
Note: Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Hockey Eastern Ontario 813 Shefford Road Gloucester for directions only call (613) 224-7686
Instructor: Dave Wulff, GM of Vibax Canada
Date: Tuesday May 1, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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