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LI026: Irrigation Boot Camp
July is Smart Irrigation Month
This fast-paced two-day seminar is for those with at least two seasons of irrigation experience or have attended the ABC's of Irrigation seminar.
Reviewing the main irrigation components that make up a water-efficient automatic landscape irrigation system.
Topics covered include;
sprays,rotors,impacts,pipe,wire,controllers,sensors,low volume drip emitters,landscape dripline, drip zone kits,dirty water valves, weather and cloud based ET controllers, sensors and wiring an irrigation system. Through hands-on learning you will come away knowing how to build a system.
Note: To help establish your personal competence level, participants will be given a one hour written assessment at the end of day two.
Note: Participants are also required to bring personal protection equipment (PPE), including hand, ear and eye protection and CSA work boots as they may be required during this seminar.

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: TBA (To Be Advised)
Instructor: Steve Hernandez
Dates: Tuesday July 9, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday July 10, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS004-KW: 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.
Day 1 will cover:
*Safety
*Operation
*Maintenance
Day 2 will cover:
*Hands on
*Sharpening
*Cutting/bucking limbs/logs
PLEASE NOTE: THE CONDITION OF THE CHAINSAW IS AN IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT FOR THIS TRAINING. FOR PARTICIPANTS TO EFFECTIVELY LEARN IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, THEIR CHAINSAW MUST BE IN SAFE OPERATIONAL ORDER. SAWS THAT DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS NOTED BELOW WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR USE.
-FUNCTIONING CHAIN BRAKE AND REAR TRIGGER INTERLOCK
-FRONT HANDLE AND REAR HANDLE MUST BE FREE OF STRUCTURAL CRACKS
-NO FUEL LEAKS PRESENT
-CHAIN CATCHER TAB/PIN IS PRESENT AND INTACT
Each participant will require:
Chainsaw
CSA approved work boots
CSA approved hardhat in good condition
CSA approved safety eye wear
Chainsaw pants or chaps approved for use in Ontario
Hearing protection (muff style or in-ear)
Leather gloves, flat file, depth gauge tool, round file, file holder
Chainsaw wrench (scrench)
Fuel and chain oil in appropriate containers
Lunch not included

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Allgreen Tree Service 155 Union St. Elmira for directions call 519-669-0857
Dates: Monday September 9, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday September 10, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
PP020: Understanding What My Financials Are Telling Me: How Do I Measure Up, and Improve My Results?
Day One: Thursday Sept. 19th of this workshop, we will take a deep dive with you into comparing your current business results with bench-marked industry data on crucial factors for business success:
1. Overhead metrics by company type and revenue range
2. Sales stats on closing rates and sales effectiveness
3. Current estimating trends (break-evens, average markups and profit)
4. Equipment ROI patterns,
5. Revenue trends,
6. Expense averages
7. Marketing ROI.
Day One: Thursday September 19
Presenters:
Joe Salemi, Vice President @ DynaSCAPE Software
Jacki Hart, President @ Consulting By Hart
Top takeaways will include a working spreadsheet to guide you through reviewing all of the above - and learning to identify the patterns in your own numbers, identify your business trends, and discover tips to improve them. Bring your current Year to Date Previous Year Comparison Profit and Loss Statement if you want to! (not required but encouraged)
Day Two: Friday September 20
Scaling Up Your Business:
How Do You Get There From Here, In One Piece?
A Panel Discussion | Break Out Session Workshop
Workshop Moderator: Tony DiGiovanni, Executive Director, Landscape Ontario
Panelists:
* Janna Bradley – COO @LMN
* Kevin Scott – President @Muskoka Landscapers Inc
* Scott Wentworth, President @ Wentworth Landscapes
* Tyler Lockhart – Investment Consultant Muskoka Futures
* Jacki Hart – President @Consulting By Hart
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and explore the impact on business owners of scaling up a business way beyond where they had ever envisioned. The stresses that come with business growth are real – on the owner, the leadership team, and their families. This power panel of experts will answer targeted questions, answer YOUR questions around the impact of business growth, and will join you elbow to elbow in break out discussions for deeper exploration into managing the stresses of business growth.

LO member price: $375.00
Non-member price: $628.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Residence Inn Gravenhurst, 285 Steamship Bay Rd. for directions only call (705) 687-6600
Instructor: Jacki Hart, Collaborative Business Help
Dates: Thursday September 19, 2019 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday September 20, 2019 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
LS004-KW: 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.
Day 1 will cover:
*Safety
*Operation
*Maintenance
Day 2 will cover:
*Hands on
*Sharpening
*Cutting/bucking limbs/logs
PLEASE NOTE: THE CONDITION OF THE CHAINSAW IS AN IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT FOR THIS TRAINING. FOR PARTICIPANTS TO EFFECTIVELY LEARN IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, THEIR CHAINSAW MUST BE IN SAFE OPERATIONAL ORDER. SAWS THAT DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS NOTED BELOW WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR USE.
-FUNCTIONING CHAIN BRAKE AND REAR TRIGGER INTERLOCK
-FRONT HANDLE AND REAR HANDLE MUST BE FREE OF STRUCTURAL CRACKS
-NO FUEL LEAKS PRESENT
-CHAIN CATCHER TAB/PIN IS PRESENT AND INTACT
Each participant will require:
Chainsaw
CSA approved work boots
CSA approved hardhat in good condition
CSA approved safety eye wear
Chainsaw pants or chaps approved for use in Ontario
Hearing protection (muff style or in-ear)
Leather gloves, flat file, depth gauge tool, round file, file holder
Chainsaw wrench (scrench)
Fuel and chain oil in appropriate containers
Lunch not included

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Allgreen Tree Service 155 Union St. Elmira for directions call 519-669-0857
Instructor: Mike Hayes, Allgreen Tree Services
Dates: Monday November 11, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday November 12, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
LBM068: Fundamentals of a Well Planned Succession Plan
This seminar provides a basic understanding of the fundamentals involved in a well planned succession plan and how it can lead to a better transition from one proprietor to the next.
The seminar will touch on;
* basic ways of transferring a business within family, senior management or third party purchasers
* partnership agreements and what the best agreements must contain
* analyzing the next generation's or senior managements (purchasers) capabilities
* applicable to non family member transfers - identify potential conflict among family members and all of the soft skills required to guide families through this often turbulent life cycle.

Cases studies will be discussed and participants will be invited to include their own personal experiences leading to a spirited discussion. There will be high level discussion around best practices for tax planning, and methods to fund succession. Attendees will leave with a much clearer understanding of their own family dynamics as it relates to the business and how it overlaps with the personal side of the family too. We will analyze how those family members NOT in the business will be included in the discussion and contribute to greater success in the business. Further discussion on NON family transfers will be welcome.
NOTE: This will not be a financial seminar but will focus on the "on ramp" portion of how effective succession is addressed, often revolving around the more difficult discussions

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Phil Kriszenfeld, Transitions Meditation and Consulting Group
Date: Tuesday November 12, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake 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 required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate 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: Wednesday November 13, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LD041: NEW- Design with Trees,Shrubs and Evergreens
An introduction to commonly used trees,shrubs and evergreens for the home landscape. Emphasis will be placed on the attributes of the plants and how to use them to create a cohesive, low maintenance landscape. An excellent introduction to plants that will help you provide interest and creativity to your next landscape design.
Note: Consider continuing with Creating a Backyard Design - Nov 15th
Lunch not included

LO member price: $84.60
Non-member price: $162.48
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Nancy Christie
Date: Wednesday November 13, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LP046: Get the Most of the Blooming Season!
This seminar explores the many special considerations of using spring flowering bulbs and colourful perennials in the landscape. Learn more about where, what and how to plant. Also covered are maximizing impact with colour and design, how to achieve continuous bloom through-out the season, bulb varieties, care considerations and more. Great seminars for designers, landscape install foreman and maintenance firms.
Note: Consider continuing with Creating a Backyard Design - Nov 15th
Lunch not included

LO member price: $84.60
Non-member price: $162.48
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Nancy Christie
Date: Thursday November 14, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LD038: 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.
Note: Consider continuing with Next Steps in Landscape Design - Nov 19th.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $84.60
Non-member price: $162.48
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Nancy Christie
Date: Friday November 15, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LD032: 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: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Sabrina Goettler, The Site Collective
Date: Tuesday November 19, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE004: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake 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 and hard hat 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: Wednesday November 20, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LBM116: NEW-Plan to Sell: Don't Fly by the Seat of Your Tractor
Congratulations on your budding business! Now what? Sales just don’t just magically happen. You need to establish a process to make sales happen again and again
Without a specific sales process, your customers may stumble through your offerings, but with clear direction, you can move your prospects from inquiry, to proposal to purchase.
This seminar is designed to help owners, senior decision makers, sales, and service staff of landscape design, construction and maintenance companies, understand of how the following sales pipeline impacts the bottom line of any organization and why tracking the conversion rates and timelines of each of the pipeline items provide the actionable intelligence you need to sell.
Sales Pipelines
• Inquiry
• Discovery
• Proposal
• Execution
• Follow-up
• Declines
You’ll also learn the importance of tracking:
• How many customers go through your pipeline
• Who is buying from you
• What they are buying from you
• Why some have said no to you
All of these provide the clues as to where you are dropping the ball and why, and how to improve your efforts and bottom line.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Athena Taddei, Little Fish Big Pond Inc.
Date: Wednesday November 20, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LP052: New- Texture Workhorses: Sedges and Grasses
Only recently appreciated, grasses offer interest throughout the year, increase biodiversity and offer sound and movement. Their close relatives, sedges, are indispensable in the fast-growing area of rain gardens.
A seminar for those looking to broadened their horizons.
Note: Consider continuing with Soil, and the Things Living in it - Nov 25th.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Thursday November 21, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LG038: NEW-Soil, and the Things Living in it
We're learning much about soil and its importance to plant health and climate change. Discussing this latest information and research, participants will get these questions asked - answered:
How do we steward the soil microbiome? What are the beneficial bacteria and fungi? What activities harm the soil and therefore the plants? Can better soil stewardship also mean lower maintenance?
It's a dirty topic, but someone's got to cover it.
Lunch not included.

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 15
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Monday November 25, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LBM104: Attract,Identify and Hire New Employees
Your company is only as good as the quality of employees you can Attract, Hire and Retain. Most landscaping companies are great at doing the work but may struggle at creating a systematic hiring approach.
People attending this workshop will 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
Attendees should be ready to "roll up their sleeves", share experiences and learn new skills and systems to hire team players. This seminar is for those who do the hiring. 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.
Note: Consider continuing with seminars Roadmap to Organizational Excellence, Selling...Be Better and Get More Customers and Leading your Team to Succeed

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Wednesday November 27, 2019 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: $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 November 27, 2019 9:00 am - 1:30 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 sanity and create successful projects that will generate future business for 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 who want to make projects more dynamic and efficient should attend. 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: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Sabrina Goettler, The Site Collective
Date: Thursday November 28, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
EN012: Green Roof Design and Installation
Green Roof Design and Installation provides attendees with detailed information on green roof system types and components. Participants will get the latest information on green roof benefits, technical standards, as well as design installation and maintenance best practices. It presents tools and techniques needed to meet green roof project objectives on schedule, to specification and within budget
Participants will learn how to:
* Determine essential qualifications for project teams
* How to design for maximum client benefit
* Implementation issues for new and retrofit buildings
* Contracts and construction administration
* Quality assurance,warranties and liability issues
Note: This seminar includes a detailed course manual. CEC's are approved by a variety of associations, participants holding a certification should contact GRHC at greenroofs.org to see whether they qualify.

LO member price: $493.90
Non-member price: $548.90
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Date: Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LBM117: New- Roadmap to Organizational Excellence
Particularly important for small and mid-sized businesses, the instructor will lead this engaging seminar for owners and managers on how to create a viable,sustainable growth plan using a six-step system for identifying and correcting leadership oversights.
Planning
-Create vision and action plans
-Establish benchmarks
Positions
-Identify the best structure to achieve your teams goals
-Identify the skill sets needed
-Create and update job descriptions
People
-Define hiring, training and coaching methods
-Assess current employees
-Create training plans
Processes
-Identify and implement processes that are needed to be more effective
Performetrics
-What should be measured in each job function?
-Create dashboards
Passion
-Identify the WHY for each team member
-Re-energize leadership
Note: Participants will leave with their own copy of the book The Road to Excellence.
Note: Consider continuing with seminars, Selling...Be Better and Get More Customers and Leading your Team to Succeed

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LD040: NEW- Integrating Watershapes into the Landscape
Participants will review design principles used to create natural, award winning watershapes that have an emotional component, & see them implemented in built projects’. The presenter will offer a detailed discussion on what design principles need to be determined to create a successful project or not.
Key design principles covered:
-element integration
-appropriate style
-elevation change
-depth of field
-pedestrian flow
-visual access
-frame the views
Common design mistakes covered;
-what's appropriate what isn't
-how to effectively blend elements together
-how to become better at visualizing your whole environment
Participants will come away with a better understanding of how to pull the whole design together ' Integrating each element of the project'

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Randy Tumber APLD, CLD, CHT, Tumber International Landscape Training
Date: Thursday December 5, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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