Online Learning Seminars

OL013: Plant Names and why they are important
Plant names uniquely identify each species. Here we will break down how plants are named – based on the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants and look at how a plant's name can tell you more about what that plant looks like.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Tuesday January 31, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL094: NEW-Hire & Inspire
Talent optimization is a discipline that helps leaders close the talent gap and solve their business problems once and for all. While talent optimization is a solution for everyday business challenges, it is exceptionally helpful in times of uncertainty. Talent optimization is a four-part discipline (Hire, Inspire, Diagnose & Design) that details what’s required for aligning your business strategy and your talent strategy so you can achieve your desired business results.
In this session, covering the Hire & Inspire aptitudes, we teach leaders how to get the most out of their greatest asset - their people.
Leaders walk away from this session with the understanding of how both themselves and those around them work best and communicate using people data, as well as how to uncover people issues and develop strategies that directly impact these challenges.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jason Taylor,Predictive Success
Date: Wednesday February 1, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL024: NEW-Science of Phenology
What is Phenology?
We will answer this question and look at the basic science of Phenology. How does it influence me in the job I do? You will have the ability to explore a few Apps and guides to make your IPM/PHC services more effective and professional.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jeff McMann
Date: Wednesday February 1, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL015: Common Native Plants and their ID by plant family
What are the common characteristics that make certain plants part of the same family? Here we will explore native plants and learn how to recognize them by family.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Thursday February 2, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL035: Landscape Drainage: Guidelines and Terminology
Any profession is better understood and practiced when we all speak the same language. When working through a drainage project, there are many terms, guidelines, bylaws, and “rules of thumb” that require your understanding and attention. This session will outline and discuss some of the simple things which can make a project go well, from the start.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, Dr. Landscape Inc.
Date: Thursday February 2, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL063: There Are No Indoor Plants
There are no plants that will spontaneously sprout and grow in our indoor spaces.
Indoor plant maintenance is the art of keeping a large semi-tropical / tropical plant alive and looking good and controlling its growth in, for the plant, an alien habitat. The correct combination of light, water, pot size and fertilizer is the secret to successful indoor plant maintenance.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ken Brown, Dallying In the Dirt
Date: Monday February 6, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL036: Aggregates,Soil Conditions and Drainage Efficiency
Use the right tools for the right job.
The same applies to when building a garden. To ensure that your project is built correctly, you need to understand the environment, soil conditions, and what materials to use to do the right job. This session will cover aggregates, their drainage properties, and how your site conditions will affect your choices for your build.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, Dr. Landscape Inc.
Date: Monday February 6, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL037: Soak Away Pits and Subgrade Drainage Systems
Inevitably, at some point in your landscape career, you will need to address surface water runoff, with a below-grade drainage system.
This session will help you determine the location, design, and calculate what you need for a subgrade drainage system that will be effective and redundant. Along with helping you make your choices for an effective system and the best options for surface and subgrade water management.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, Dr. Landscape Inc.
Date: Tuesday February 7, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL098: NEW-Growth on Purpose
Are you experiencing any of these challenges?

*Struggling to find and keep great talent
*Spending too much time on leads and clients you don't want to work with
*Feeling stuck on how to get your business to the next level

If you answered yes to any of the above, this session is for you.

We will introduce the concept of the Growth Triangle. You’ll learn how building a more purpose-driven company will attract the best customers and team for your business and accelerate your growth.

*Define your Purpose, Vision, and Values and bring them to life.
*Learn how to attract the best, profitable customers that are actually fun to work with.
*Recruit/retain the best talent that wants to help you all succeed!

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Vanessa McQuade, Intrigue Media
Date: Wednesday February 8, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL068: Picking the Right Soil
This talk introduces you to some basic concepts about soil and then reviews the function of various components including sand, clay, air, and organic matter.
The presenter will also look at various soil amendments to understand why you might add them to the soil. Then it’s time to select the right soil for various gardening situations

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Robert Pavlis, Aspen Grove Gardens
Date: Thursday February 9, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL002: Leadership Blind Spots
Landscape Owners Wanting to create a Better Company Should Attend

• Wondering why some staff love you, tolerate you, and leave you?
• Wanting to work on your leadership skills to build a “Rock Solid Company”?
• Questioning what are the 13 leadership blind spots are and which ones might you have?

If you answered yes to one or more questions then this action-packed event is for you!

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Andrew Wall, The Sandler Group
Date: Thursday February 9, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL114: New - Get the Best from Your Annuals
This talk will cover subjects ranging from picking the right annual for the right location (it's not just about sun and shade!) to thoughts on design to maintenance needs. Be prepared to cover a lot of territory in a short period of time!

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
Date: Monday February 13, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL027: The Good, the Bad the Ugly- Tree Care
Tree care has been performed for centuries. What are good practices, the not so good and the better ones? Curious???? Tune in to find out!

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jeff McMann
Date: Wednesday February 15, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL095: New-Basics of Planter Designing
A condensed version of the in person presentation.
The presenter will cover the basics of planter design (culture requirements, locations, and layouts) and various examples of the work he's done. Touching on the benefits of offering this service to your clients.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Spencer Hauck, Sandhill Botanical
Date: Thursday February 16, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL017: Common Trees and their ID by Plant Family
What are the common characteristics that make certain plants part of the same family? Here we will explore trees and learn how to recognize them by family.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Thursday February 16, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL073: Dig a Little Deeper, Understanding Soils
Discuss the basic components of soil and what makes good soil. The importance of microbes in building soil structure, and how gardeners can improve this. Discussion on common soil myths and ways to add nutrients to the garden.
Finally, we’ll have a look at a new topic in gardening – the rhizosphere. This is a thin layer around roots that will change the way you think about soil.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Robert Pavlis, Aspen Grove Gardens
Date: Tuesday February 21, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL111: NEW - No Fuss Fruit Plants for you next Landscape Project
“It died. It’s diseased. There’s no fruit…“ It’s not a message we want to get from our clients. And we can prevent it if we help them choose low-maintenance fruits plants. These sessions give you a palette of no-fuss fruit plants suited to the challenging conditions of home gardens and landscapes. Get ideas for fruiting plants, along with the basics of successfully growing them.

This session will cover currant, gooseberry, elderberry, honeyberry, mulberry, along with landscape staples such as rose, flowering quince, and barberry. Along with crop ideas, you’ll get tips for success and harvest and use tips so that you can be the edible-garden expert your clients are looking for

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Steve Biggs,Food Garden Life Media
Date: Tuesday February 21, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL112: NEW - Less Common Fruits Plants for your Landscape Projects
Help your clients choose fruit plants they’ll succeed with. This session gives you a palette of no-fuss fruit plants suited to challenging conditions in home gardens and landscapes. Along with crop ideas, you’ll get tips for success and harvest and use tips so that you can be the edible-garden expert your clients are looking for.
This session includes bush-form cherries and plums, medlar, pawpaw, American persimmon, quince, and annual fruit crops.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Steve Biggs,Food Garden Life Media
Date: Wednesday February 22, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL087: Bugs and Diseases are always a challenge
There is no magic cure for Japanese Beetles. Learning to identify the seemingly infinite range of bugs and diseases that want to use our landscapes as a dining room is the first step in controlling them. Learning the life cycle of each will show us the best time and stage of development to attack them. That will often allow us a pre-emptive strike against them before they become a visual problem.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ken Brown, Dallying In the Dirt
Date: Thursday February 23, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL019: Designing Vegetables Into Your Perennial Garden
Making the most of our small urban spaces means we need to incorporate both beauty and bounty in the same space. Here we will look at both the basic elements of landscape design and the principles of growing vegetables – and learn how to integrate them.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Friday February 24, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL100: NEW-Team Dynamics & Engagement
Companies create a business strategy and determine what business results they want to achieve—but then they often glaze over the critical “people” work that should be happening in between. They fail to intentionally, consistently, and strategically design high-performing teams and company culture. They fail to manage people in a way that pushes them to be their best.

In this session, we teach leaders how to drastically improve their team’s performance by building teams that trust each other, communicate, and hold each other accountable—so the business can maximize their bottom line.

Leaders leave with knowledge of the different team types, and how to design for strategic action based on business and team goals.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jason Taylor,Predictive Success
Date: Monday February 27, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL040: Landscape Construction Drawings
Learn the technical side of preparing Landscape Plans. What goes into developing a set of working drawings? This includes the following types of drawings: Grading Plans, Layout and Dimensional Plans, and Construction Details and well-executed Planting Plans.

This two-part session is ideal for the entry-level designer as well as the seasoned designer that would like to improve their technical knowledge of working drawings.

Recommended References Include:
Time-Savers Standards for Landscape Architecture by Charles Harris & Nicholas Dines

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $120.00
Non-member price: $150.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Beth Edney, Designs By The Yard
Dates: Monday February 27, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday March 13, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL115: NEW - Chasing Growth Without Systems
The thrill of marketing and selling 'magazine-worthy' projects gets all of us fired up. Learning about the latest products, tools, and fancy pieces of equipment keeps our inner-kid excited. Chasing high profits as your number one goal satisfies your ego's need to prove that you could do it, and do it on your own.
But, it's the systems, key people, and overhead needed to create a legitimate business that will keep you in the game for the long haul. Pursuing the wrong things in the wrong order can put you out of business in a heartbeat, or at the very least have you chasing your tail and wasting years without improving your business.
Having made the mistake of chasing growth without being systemized, Derek has recently taken a step back, reduced the size of his company, and placed the focus on running a much tighter ship. It's a multi-year journey but one that is essential to your business and personal survival.
Join this online seminar to gain a high-level view of the key systems, protocols, and strategies needed to operate a successful landscape business.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Derek Lippert, Quiet Nature Ltd.
Date: Tuesday February 28, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL014: Common Perennials and their ID by plant family.
What are the common characteristics that make certain plants part of the same family? Here we will explore perennials and learn how to recognize them by family.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Tuesday February 28, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL101: NEW - Picking the Right Fertilizer
An introduction to fertilizers, reviewing various options including both synthetic and organic. Learn how to select the right fertilizer for an application and how to use soil test results. Understand how the macro-nutrients travel thought soil and how this affects proper application.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Robert Pavlis, Aspen Grove Gardens
Date: Wednesday March 1, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL077: Shade Gardening is Actually an Opportunity
Gardening in the shade should not be seen as a challenge but rather an opportunity to use some wonderful plants that are shy about being in full sun. Shape and texture take on greater importance. There is, however, still a good colour palette available to brighten those shady areas.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ken Brown, Dallying In the Dirt
Date: Thursday March 2, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL102: NEW-Common and Uncommon Problems in the Landscape for Woody Plants
An overview of the common pests, living and non-living disorders, how to identify and management strategies. We will discuss the hot topics of the past year and some unique issues that we may come across in the field.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Becky Moule, Arbortech Professional Tree Care Inc
Date: Monday March 6, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL021: Lighting 101: Light and Photometrics
Understanding, qualifying, and quantifying light.
Participants will learn how light is measured, both in terms of the amount of light, and quality of light, and how that is applied in the landscape. What is a lumen? How many do I need? Good lighting design begins with a good understanding of the medium we are working with. This knowledge will help you to avoid common mistakes and enhance your designs by choosing the right light sources for your project.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Tuesday March 7, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL016: Unwanted Weeds and their ID by plant family
What are the common characteristics that make certain plants part of the same family? Here we will explore weeds and learn how to recognize them by family.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Tuesday March 7, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL080: Plant Choices: Nativar, Exotic, Invasive. Working toward Environmentally
Let’s play a game. Where in the world do the plants you choose for gardens come from?
One garden, two gardens, three gardens full of exotic species… What are the impacts of our plant choices? One impact - horticulture is a primary source for the introduction of invasive plant species. How do we avoid these costly mistakes? Quite simply, we can encourage the use of more site-appropriate native species to create gardens with a unique Ontario flare, a unique “Sense of Place.”
There are growing opportunities for the eco-conscious landscaper to become a leader, advocate and innovator and to capitalize on the growing interest in gardens that support healthy ecosystems.
Let’s get inspired and explore how we can meet the challenge of developing beautiful, environmentally sustainable, spaces that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Cathy Kavassalis
Date: Wednesday March 8, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL071: An Introduction to Tree Biology, Health and Stress
The key to ensuring landscape trees thrive is understanding the basics of how they grow. Participants will learn the fundamentals of tree development from roots to shoots and all the plant parts in between. Learn what trees require to reach optimum health and how to provide it for them.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Wednesday March 8, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL031: 5 Key Steps to an Efficient Morning Roll Out
This online session will help you understand how to greatly improve communication in your company so you can organize your crews in advance of the rollout.
You will learn how to engage your crew leaders and their labourers so they have buy-in to be highly efficient. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing all your crews packed up and heading directly to their jobs within minutes of arriving at work. See the impact this can have on your bottom line with the implementation of a few simple tools!

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Thursday March 9, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL103: NEW-Shrub Shapes and Forms
Shrubs, Their huge diversity provides the backbone for many landscapes.
Evergreen or Deciduous or even Broadleaf Evergreens, there is shrub to fill every need in a landscape. Does your landscape need colour, texture, space fillers or low growing accents, there are probably several shrubs to choose from to satisfy any of those requirements. This talk will give a wide ranging overview of the types of shrubs available and what individual characteristics they can bring to your landscape.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ken Brown, Dallying In the Dirt
Date: Thursday March 9, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL061: Invasive Species in Ontario
Invasive species are becoming common in both our natural areas and in our urban spaces, and it can be challenging to identify them. Plant keys are often used as a tool to identify native plants in a particular region, but these keys don't include the common invasives you may encounter.
In this session, we will look at how to identify common invasive species in Ontario, by comparing them to their native look-alikes.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Friday March 10, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL022: Lighting 101: Basic Design Techniques
Understanding the basics of lighting design. Different techniques, and how and when to apply them. There are many tools in the lighting designers' toolbox to create stunning designs and enhance the look of hardscape, softscape, and architecture. This session will give you the beginnings of creating your own palette of techniques to bring out the best in your designs.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Tuesday March 14, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL104: NEW -Tree Stress and How to Avoid It
The death of newly planted or established trees is the dread of any landscape professional. This talk will provide participants with the skills to identify tree stresses and learn how to avoid them before trees die and require costly replacement.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Tuesday March 14, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL105: NEW - What Makes a Good Plant?
This session will look at selection criteria for both herbaceous and woody plants and provide a framework for picking the right plant for a given location. You will better understand some design issues as well as understand the limitations of plant material. Specific plants will be discussed to provide an in-depth understanding of the concepts.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Robert Pavlis, Aspen Grove Gardens
Date: Wednesday March 15, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL106: NEW -How to Grow a Highly Profitable Gardening Division
Learn why it makes financial sense to separate out gardening services from grounds maintenance crews. See how it can be a profitable division in your company and learn the secrets on how to run it efficiently.

How to Grow a Highly Profitable Gardening Division is for owners, general managers, and operations managers

Topics covered include:
*The benefits of a gardening division
*Equipment and crew set up
*Efficient routing
*Ideal clients
*Promoting healthy and beautiful gardens all year round

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Wednesday March 15, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL107: NEW - Planting Plans/Choices
This seminar will review plants that may not be so familiar in the industry. New varieties of shrubs, grasses and perennials are being developed every year, many of them bred from native plants. Participants will learn specific plant combinations for sunny, shady, wet and dry sites.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Adele Pierre, Adele Pierre Landscape Architect
Date: Thursday March 16, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL038: Landscape Design Practice- Charging for Designs
Designers in all industries are challenged to be compensated well for their design efforts. Landscape Design is no exception.

Landscape Design Practice explores the best practices implemented in a Landscape Design business. Learn work processes including how to integrate client meetings, what drawings to include and the stages they are implemented. Billing, and contracts are always key components to being paid for landscape design work. Learn different approaches to charging for design services.

This session is for all designers of all levels and Design/Build Firms who would like to charge with confidence and to actually get paid for all your work.

Topics covered in the course:
• Design Log
• Design Contracts
• Client Meetings & Presentations
• The Psychology of Selling your Designs
• Different Ways to Get paid
• Plans and fee schedules

Recommended References Include: Residential Landscape Architecture: by: Norman Booth/James Hiss

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Beth Edney, Designs By The Yard
Date: Monday March 20, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL023: Lighting 101: Installation
From making rock-solid connections to mounting in a tree. The basics of installing landscape lighting safely and properly. A great design is only as good as the ability to install it properly. Creative designs often require creative installation solutions. Hiding wire and connectors, and ensuring a safe and trouble-free system is crucial to client satisfaction.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Maximum participants: 30
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Tuesday March 21, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL083: Protecting Trees During Landscape Construction and Maintenance
Trees are often the largest and most desirable features on a property, however they are very susceptible to injury during construction and even routine landscape maintenance. This talk will provide a basic understanding of the needs of trees and the dos and don’ts of working around them. Tree protection bylaws will be reviewed and tips for creating an effective tree protection plan will be provided.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Todd Irvine
Date: Tuesday March 21, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL075: Building Winning Teams: Keep Them and Train Them to Succeed
In this dynamic and interactive session, we will discuss strategies used to create successful team members from their first day of employment. Sharing proven strategies, resources, and tools: learn how to get the most out of team members while keeping them engaged, motivated and productive

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Rob Redden, In-Lite Design Corporation
Date: Wednesday March 22, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL108: NEW - Company Culture – The Key To Employee Loyalty
When an employee walks out the door, people notice. Some might even think they should start looking for a new job too. That's why employee retention and job satisfaction should be high on every organization's list of priorities and why creating effective retention strategies to decrease turnover is one of the owner’s and manager's most important jobs. Company Culture – the key to employee loyalty is for owners, general and operation managers

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Thursday March 23, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL109: NEW -Enjoying Your Landscape - By the Light of the Moon
Busy days often mean that gardens are enjoyed in the late evening hours. Here we will explore how to create a moon garden and get the most out of your landscape, all hours of the day. We will explore annuals and perennials that reflect ambient light, night blooming plants, and scented plants and how to use these effectively.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturalist
Date: Friday March 24, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL113: NEW-Pricing Lighting Jobs
This session will offer an insight into best practices of pricing and estimating, and highlight some of the pitfalls and challenges you will come across, and how to mitigate them.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Tuesday March 28, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL003: Sell Designs then Sell Projects
Landscape Owners & Landscape Designers…do you want Project Sales Predictability?

• Disappointed that you created a wonderful design but they didn’t hire you to build it?
• Should I really charge for my designs and at what price or is this simply part of the sales process?
• Wanting to learn a Professional & Polite Approach to winning more Landscape Projects?


If you answered Yes to one or more questions then this action-packed event is for you!

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Andrew Wall, The Sandler Group
Date: Wednesday March 29, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL110: NEW - Seasonal Employees 101: Risks and Best Practices
Join Ed Snetsinger of Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment & Labour Lawyers, who will discuss several important issues that employers often overlook when retaining seasonal employees. The presentation will specifically discuss the hiring and firing process, employees verses contractors, Employment Standards Act entitlements and exemptions, wrongful dismissal concerns and the importance of employment contracts. Ed will also answer any questions you might have as you move into the 2023 season.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $60.00
Non-member price: $75.00
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ed Snetsinger, Sherrard Kuzz
Date: Thursday March 30, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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