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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: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Tuesday September 11, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 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: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday September 12, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 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: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Tuesday September 18, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
PP016-GL: Two-Day Summit: Strategic Thinking:Targeting Key Sales, Operational Best Practices, Deepening Your Culture to Be an Employer of Choice

At This Two Day Professional Development Summit we will dive into:
Day One: Thursday September 20
Leadership Best Practices: Deepening Your Culture to Be an Employer of Choice. In this Action packed day - our lead facilitator, Jacki Hart will introduce two presenting specialists: Patti Kay Hanrath - Kinergy Leadership and Steve Dines - Steve Dines Consulting
Session 1:

8:30 - 9:00 Meet and greet and refreshments

9:00 - 9:30 Summit Start up

9:30am - noon:

Back by request, our guest facilitator Patti Hanrath will focus on training you a unique and creative way to unite your Team. In our round table format, you and your Peers will experiment with and learn 'The Leadership Game by John Maxwell'! Every question and discussion card is designed to trigger open, honest feedback and encourages sharing and discovery . By the end of the Game, you and your team members will learn to appreciate one another and forge stronger relationships - a winning edge for any business or organization to deepen your culture as an employer of choice!
Session 2:
12:45 - 2:45:

With his charming and witty British sense of humour, Steve Dines will guide you through the practical use of an employee engagement framework together with an evaluation tool for calculating the ROI of various leadership engagement activities. From this session, you will take away a 6-month action plan to deepen your company culture as an employer of choice, together with a cost/benefit analysis.
Day Two: Strategic Thinking:Targeting YOUR Key Sales For Higher Profit

Where are you making money? How can you build your sales strategy around profitability? How can you 'up' your digital game to drive more profit? In our second Peer Summit Day - Jacki will lead you through a thought provoking morning session, and introduce you to her colleague - a professional Marketing Director, Audrey van Petegem in the afternoon, when Audrey will walk you through incredibly effective and simple strategies to up your digital marketing game.
Session 1:
9:00 - noon

Our lead facilitator, Jacki Hart will challenge your thinking about status quo marketing strategy - and coach you through key steps to align your profit goals with your sales funnel and prospects. Leave this session energized with an action plan for improving your profit strategy.
12:45 - 2:15pm

In this 'real-time' engaging session, Audrey will assist in identifying your target market and how to enlarge the virtual net you cast for greater results and a better ROI. She will also introduce you to the power of ROR - Return on Relationships. Learn how to increase your profit potential by creating a stronger online presence with engagement and ROTI (return on time invested). You'll leave this session knowing how to spend less time online with greater results.
Summit Closing Round Tables and Wrap Up 2:15 - 2:45pm

Note: If booking a room at the Quality Inn Bracebridge, please mention Landscape Ontario to receive a discounted rate.

LO member price: $250.00
Non-member price: $480.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Quality Inn Bracebridge 300 Ecclestone Dr. Bracebridge for directions only call 705-645-8775
Instructor: Jacki Hart,CLP and friends
Dates: Thursday September 20, 2018 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday September 21, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
LS030: Working at Heights Training Program
Employers must ensure that certain workers complete a Working at Heights training program as approved by the Ministry of Labour, this means green industry crews that may work jobs 10' or higher.
This program is for workers involved in construction who might fulfill mandatory requirements for fall protection, and will cover subjects on travel restraint, fall restriction, fall arrest, safety nets, work belts, guardrails, safety covers, barrier systems, ladders and other topics. The seminar is provided by an MOL approved trainer, and training cards are issued by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
Note: The program is presented in English only, if any assistance is needed participants should indicate this prior to writing the test.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $220.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday September 26, 2018 8:00 am - 4:30 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: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LD032: The Next Step in Landscape Design
This interactive, hands-on seminar is for individuals with some experience in landscape design and are ready to move beyond the typical common landscape design approach. Through a case study, the group will work through a typical residential landscape design with not-so-typical requirements. With some review of the design process, a strong focus is placed on the exploration and application of less common form and style compositions. Focus on presentation skills and individual skills assessment will encourage students to inventory current skill sets and plan for development over the coming winter to be prepared for spring. Examples of existing work can be brought in for instructor review in relation to planning for skill set development.
Participants should bring design tools, including an architect's scale, pencils eraser, sketch paper, design templates etc. as they will be expected to draw rough preliminary plans to scale.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Sabrina Goettler, The Site Collective
Date: Tuesday November 20, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM104: Attract,Identify and Hiring Great Employees
Your company is only as good as the quality of employees you can Attract, Hire and Retain. Creating a systematic hiring approach can be a struggle.
This seminar for those who do the hiring and want to learn "best practices"on:
*How to find candidates, where to advertise and how to "throw the net out wider" to attract more candidates
*The resume is a "picture of somebody's best attributes" and it is "buyer beware" when this is your screening tool
*Interviewing - how to conduct effective telephone and in person interviews to separate the great from the poor
*Onboarding - first impressions are critical, developing a good plan to "onboard" new staff and teach them the essentials of the position dramatically increases retention
People should be ready to "roll up their sleeves", share experiences and learn new skills and systems to hire team players. Andrew will share a proven recruiting system that has helped over 60 landscaping, nursery and arbor companies to hire the right people to grow their business.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Wednesday November 28, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD035: Professional Practice & Project Management- Managing Projects from Design to Completion
Taking a landscape project from start to finish while keeping client and the contractor (or crew) happy is truly an art. Participants will learn how to manage projects as well as expectations. Beyond designing a landscape plan or the craftsmanship to execute on site, we will focus on the behind- the- scenes skills that are needed to keep on track, maintain everyone's sanity and create successful projects that will generate future business for all parties; both the designer and contractor. Discussion and assignments will deal with the fundamentals of project management, relationships with clients, contractors and consultants, office procedures, promotional practices. Landscape designers (novices wanting to learn how to get a project built or seasoned designers) wanting to make things more dynamic and efficient should attend. Landscape contractors would benefit as well, as process refinement and understanding relationships and clients can allow projects to rollout more effectively. Participants will look at their current management skills and method with an eye for developing and gaining increased knowledge and process refinement over the winter months in preparation for the start of the next season.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Sabrina Goettler, The Site Collective
Date: Thursday November 29, 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: $218.90
Non-member price: $247.50
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities representative
Date: Wednesday December 5, 2018 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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