Business/Professional Development/Prosperity Partners Seminars
LG032: Garden Photography
This full-day seminar will help landscapers and designers capture images they will be proud to share. A great picture tells not only the story of your project, but also why your work deserves recognition. Good images are essential for your portfolio, website or to submit to the L.O. Awards of Excellence Program.
What makes a great image? We will review aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, composition skills and making the most of natural light. We will also touch on handy apps and software for editing your images to give them a professional finish. Illustrated with beautiful images and packed with practical tips, this session will teach you how to capture stronger images.
Note: This seminar is geared for photographers with a working knowledge of their camera. Weather permitting time will be spent outside practicing your new skills, suitable footwear is recommended. Participants will need a digital camera, charged batteries and a blank memory card. A tripod would be helpful. If your able to bring a laptop, we also look at editing the images shot in the morning session.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Theresa Forte
Date: Thursday August 24, 2017 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
PP012-GL: Peer To Peer MUSKOKA Summit
Day One: Building a Team of Leaders.
Back by consensus - Internationally Certified Leadership Coach Patti Hanrath will bring an exciting leaders tool box custom-designed for our group. Work with each other to learn, practice and elevate your personal skills as a leader training leaders in your business. In her usual style, Patti will ask very targeted questions to make you think, stretch your talent, and really work at wrapping your head around how to apply 'next-level' skills to help grow your team. We will put emphasis on practicing your leadership shift.
Day Two: Metrics and Key Performance Indicators - what to watch, when and why.
In this session, we will be joined by Eric Daly, Managing Partner of CashyLake.com and Partner in TheSuccessGroup.ca. Eric will work with us to spark new appreciation and learning on how to use your numbers to drive better results and improved strategic decisions. A specialist in unearthing bottlenecks and inefficiencies, Eric will keep you on your toes with his broad and practical knowledge (and crazy sense of humour!). He will also lead a discussion on smoothing out annual cash flow.

LO member price: $250.00
Non-member price: $480.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Quality Inn Bracebridge 300 Ecclestone Dr. Bracebridge for directions only call 705-645-8775
Instructor: Jacki Hart
Dates: Thursday September 28, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday September 29, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 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 covered 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.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $135.00
Non-member price: $250.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, WSPS
Date: Tuesday October 24, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 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

LO member price: $390.00
Non-member price: $620.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, WSPS
Dates: Tuesday November 14, 2017 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday November 15, 2017 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LC044: Rain Garden Design and Construction Seminar
Learn to design and construct rain gardens and understand the key design features that make these landscape features effective in storm water management in southern Ontario. Determine how to calculate size and determine location of rain gardens while taking into consideration the soil properties. Proper seasonal maintenance of rain gardens as well as how storm water credits are calculated on behalf of the client will also be discussed.
This seminar is for landscape designers and landscape practitioners interested in Ontario's expanding industry of creating Low Impact Development features.
Note: Weather permitting participants should be prepared for a portion of outdoor hands-on learning. PPE required (safety shoes and gloves).

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Date: Thursday November 16, 2017 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS027: 3-day Joint Health and Safety Committee Seminar
Part One of this seminar is based on the NEW Certification Training Program Standard and is perfect for JHSC members within the green industry. Participants will receive interactive, instructor-led classroom training that encourages learning and networking. Industry-specific examples, videos and case studies make learning even more relevant. Certification training provides participants with a strong, consistent foundation in health and safety.
Upon completion, you will:
*Learn about the duties and responsibilities of employers, supervisors and workers as well as workers' rights.
*Learn about hazard recognition, assessment, control and evaluation.
*Learn about the legislative requirements of a JHSC and the functions, powers and duties of its members.
*Find out what the duties and responsibilities of certified members are and how to be an effective committee.
*Know the purpose and understand the principles for conducting effective workplace inspections.
*Learn about the legal requirements for reporting and investigating fatalities and critical injuries.
*Know how to find and use information in the workplace (e.g. statistics) and identify trends.
*Know how to access information and resources from health and safety organizations.
Note: Due to requirements of the current JHSC Certification Training Standards, JHSC members need to complete Part Two with 6 months of taking this seminar, or they will need to additionally complete refresher training in order to be certified

LO member price: $475.00
Non-member price: $575.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, WSPS
Dates: Tuesday November 28, 2017 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday November 29, 2017 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday November 30, 2017 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM104: Attract,Identify and Hiring New Employees
As the Business Owner or Hiring Manager, have you been disappointed with:
*A lack of applicants to even consider hiring?
*People who say they have the skills but don't?
*Difficulty in conducting effective interviews to help you hire better?
*Predicting whether a person will work well with your current team?
Finding qualified staff is work... but not impossible, if you have the right system in place.
This seminar for those who do the hiring and want to learn the "science of hiring"quality staff! Andrew will share a proven recruiting system that has helped more than 40 landscapers and nurseries hire the right people to grow their business.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Friday December 8, 2017 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM103: 2 day- Joint Health and Safety Committee Seminar
During Part Two of this highly interactive and engaging two-day training on strengthening participants' understanding of the RACE process (Recognition, Assessment, Control and Evaluation) so they could apply this to ALL hazards in their workplace, not just those covered in the course. Delivered by experienced health and safety expert that knows the green industry and the risks you face.
Prerequisite:Certification part one training
Upon completion, you will: Have the knowledge, skills and tools to complete the requirements of part two training under the new certification standards.
Note:Due to requirements of the current JHSC Certification Training Standards, JHSC members certified after March 1,2016 will be required to take the 1-day refresher training every 3 years to maintain their status.

LO member price: $320.00
Non-member price: $420.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, WSPS
Dates: Tuesday December 12, 2017 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday December 13, 2017 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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