Business/Professional Development/Prosperity Partners Seminars
PP013: Your Employees Experience Part 1
Recruiting and Onboarding Ideas. This workshop will feature a panel of "in the trenches" industry HR managers willing to share successful strategies and tactics currently being deployed in their companies, along with our great round table break out discussions. Join the conversation.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Jacki Hart
Date: Thursday January 25, 2018 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
LS027-B: 3-day Joint Health and Safety Committee Seminar
Part One of this 5 day 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.This seminar is MOL approved.

LO member price: $475.00
Non-member price: $575.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman, WSPS
Dates: Wednesday January 31, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday February 2, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM105: Close More Deals and Grow your Sales
Owning a landscaping business is tough work and finding and securing customers can be hard, frustrating work.
*Do you invest a lot of time in drawings, and estimating but you're not closing as many sales as you should?
*Do polite people steal your ideas and give the project to the cheaper company to build your plan?
*Do you have talented work crews not being used to the best of their ability because you haven't sold enough jobs?
*Are you failing to earn enough per project for all your hard work and expertise?
Offering years of sales and green industry experience Andrew will instruct participants in the science of selling to close more jobs and how sales doesn't have to be difficult.
Consider continuing with LBM106 Leading Your Team to Succeed.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Wednesday February 7, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LG033: New- Is a Drug Free Workplace a Thing of the Past?
Marijuana creates a buzz for employers. The number of Canadians legally permitted to use marijuana, for medical or recreational purposes, is expected to grow significantly as a result of legislative changes in 2018 that will make it easier to obtain medical marijuana. This will create many new and challenging issues for employers. Join us as we examine employer obligations and best practices for dealing with marijuana use in the workplace.
Topics include:
* Understanding medical marijuana
* What legalization will mean for employers
* At what point is an employer's duty to accommodate triggered?
* Health and safety and WSIB considerations
* Creating an appropriate workplace policy to address drugs and alcohol in the workplace
* Drug and alcohol testing. When can it be used?
Note: This is an interactive seminar geared towards supervisors, human resource professionals and upper management and will discuss these important issues and more. Participants are invited to email questions to kathym@landscapeontario.com prior to attending, so the instructor can prepare answers for that day. Seminar may also be offered as a webinar. Details not finalized at time of printing. Check horttrades.com/ottawa-chapter for details.
Lunch not included

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: Friday February 9, 2018 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
LBM103-B: 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. This seminar is MOL approved
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: Monday February 12, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday February 13, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM057: On-The-Job Training (OJT)
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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: Brian Clegg, formerly of Allweather Landscape
Dates: Tuesday February 20, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LG009: Legal Obligations of the Landscape Employer
As an employer, you have a number of legal obligations: some imposed by statute, some by contract and some by the courts. Do you understand your legal obligations as an employer? This seminar will cover a variety of employment issues, including:
Understanding legislation:
* The Employment Standards Act and why employment contracts are important
* Part time vs. full time vs. salaried; is there a difference?
* Vacation time, vacation pay, overtime pay, hours of work and breaks
Ontario Human Rights Code:
* Discrimination and harassment
* Attendance
* Accommodation
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act:
* Premiums
* Reporting
* Claims Management
Occupational Health and Safety Act:
* Subcontractor considerations
* Due diligence
Dealing with workplace accidents:
* Reporting
* Ministry of Labour
* Investigation
* Potential Charges
* Potential Defenses
NOTE: This is an interactive seminar geared towards supervisors, human resource professionals and upper management and will discuss the above important issues and more.
NOTE: Participants are invited to email questions kathym@landscapeontario.com prior to attending so that the instructor can prepare answers for that day.

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: Tuesday February 20, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM114: New-Workplace Mental Health: An Introduction and Awareness Session
The introductory portion of this session is to initiate the mental health conversation. The goal is to begin to raise mental health literacy and awareness, better understand stigma associated with mental health issues, and recognize that workplace mental health is fundamental to the safety, health and well-being of our workforce.
Content Overview:
*Why are we here?
*Why is this important to workplaces?
*It's about humanizing the workplace
*It's about reaching out and offering support
The Awareness portion is a two-hour, solution that focuses on reducing the stigma of workplace mental health and discussing how we can begin to work towards creating both physically and mentally safe and healthy workplaces. By focusing on the 13 workplace factors outlined in The National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, participants will understand the various elements that impact, both positively and negatively, their organization's workplace mental health. Lunch not included
Content Overview:
*Why are we here?
*Why is this important to workplaces?
*It's about humanizing the workplace
*It's about reaching out and offering support
*13 workplace factors
*Brief introduction to the standard

LO member price: $50.00
Non-member price: $85.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Danielle Stewart, WSPS
Date: Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LBM086: Your Company's Pulse: Use your Balance Sheet to determine its Beat
From one of the industry's leading firms; Nathan will speak first-hand on how he approached learning his company numbers, and improved his relationship with his financial lender!
Benefit to attending:
*More financial control of your company
*Clearer understanding of your balance sheet
*Knowing which ratios to focus on to improve financial health
*Learn how to be confident with meeting your banker
Important:
Participants will need to bring their financial statements from the last three years to maximize the value of this seminar. Attendees will come away knowing how to view their business, know their financial pulse before their banker does, strategies to manage a positive cash flow, how to improve their net worth, when to buy, lease or rent equipment and how much cash flow should be left in their business. A jam-packed day you won't want to miss. This seminar is for owners and managers of both new and established maintenance, construction, irrigation and snow management firms.

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Nathan Helder, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LBM115: 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
Date: Friday February 23, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LS020-OT: 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: $400.00
Non-member price: $650.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Hockey Eastern Ontario 813 Shefford Road Gloucester for directions only call (613) 224-7686
Instructor: Shelia James, WSPS
Dates: Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday March 1, 2018 9:30 am - 4:00 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 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
LBM114-B: New-Workplace Mental Health: An Introduction and Awareness Session
The introductory portion of this session is to initiate the mental health conversation. The goal is to begin to raise mental health literacy and awareness, better understand stigma associated with mental health issues, and recognize that workplace mental health is fundamental to the safety, health and well-being of our workforce.
Content Overview:
*Why are we here?
*Why is this important to workplaces?
*It's about humanizing the workplace
*It's about reaching out and offering support
The Awareness portion is a two-hour, solution that focuses on reducing the stigma of workplace mental health and discussing how we can begin to work towards creating both physically and mentally safe and healthy workplaces. By focusing on the 13 workplace factors outlined in The National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, participants will understand the various elements that impact, both positively and negatively, their organization's workplace mental health. Lunch not included
Content Overview:
*Why are we here?
*Why is this important to workplaces?
*It's about humanizing the workplace
*It's about reaching out and offering support
*13 workplace factors
*Brief introduction to the standard

LO member price: $50.00
Non-member price: $85.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Danielle Stewart, WSPS
Date: Friday March 2, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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