Landscape & Irrigation

September 2017

Landscape and Irrigation is read by decision makers throughout the landscape and irrigation markets — including contractors, landscape architects, professional grounds managers, and irrigation and water mgmt companies and reaches the entire spetrum.

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SHOW PREVIEW 14 September 2017 Landscape and Irrigation common hiring mistakes? How do you hire the best talent? How can an employer appeal to different generations? Landscape professionals will learn answers to these key employment questions and much more. 10-11:30 a.m. NALP Workshop 6: Sustainable Winter Management™ Phill Sexton, Chief Knowledge Officer, Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) SEXTON WILL PRESENT the results of his two-year study about sustainability i s s u e s o f t h e w i n t e r m a n a g e m e n t industr y. He will discuss solutions to consider for the industry to further its credibilit y as a profession. A lack of formal standards offers an opportunity for the industry to self regulate its policy and practice and to elevate its image as environmental stewards. 1-2:30 p.m. NALP Workshop 7: How to Develop a Well-Trained, Safe and Effective Workforce! …Do We Really Know How to "Train Our Trainers?" Fred Haskett, The Harvest Group, National Association of Landscape Professionals Consultant THIS PRESENTATION examines the c u r r e n t s t a t e o f t r a i n i n g p r o g r a m s and systems in our information-rich env i ron m en t . It of fers a s i m p l e a n d implementable system that w ill ar m any organization's trainers with the self confidence to train their team members to execute tasks consistently and thoroughly in order to achieve a safe, competent and effective workforce. 3-4:30 p.m. NALP Workshop 8: The 4 Keys to Crush Your Goals Jeffrey Knight, Director of Education, Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply THE PROBLEM WITH GOALS is that many of them lack imagination or they are simply tasks that should never be categorized as a "goal" in the first place. Imagine what you could achieve if you conditioned yourself to stay in a mental state that constantly takes advantage of things that contribute to your success. Hardscape Demonstrations (He ld in the tente d Hardscap e Nor th America Outdoor Arena in the Outdoor Demonstration Area) T H E F O R M AT F O R t h e Ha r d s c a p e Demonstrations will be a continuous build, which will happen during show hours in the HNA Outdoor Arena with one-hour featured demonstrations. The presentations will be led by Bill Gardocki, owner of Interstate Landscape Co., Inc. and University of New Hampshire. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 11 a.m.-Noon S RW Co n s t r u c t i o n w i t h a Fo c u s o n Double Tiered Walls and Proper Geo Grid Specification, Placement and Use 1-2 p.m. Installation of Base Material and Pavers for Interlocking Pavements and Go Pro Time- Lapse for Construction Jobs 3-4 p.m. Permeable Base and Paver Installation FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 11 a.m.-Noon Tools of the Trade 1-2 p.m. Hardscape Lighting 3-4 p.m. Outdoor Kitchens Each HNA demonstration is eligible for one ICPI Certified Installer Continuing Education (CE) Credit. Attendees should pick up a CE tracking form at the HNA registration desk at the trade show. Registration in advance is required for the workshops and demonstrations. NALP Workshops: $85; Hardscape Workshop: $50. Those who only want to attend the HNA Demonstrations can upgrade their trade show registration for $50 to include all six live demos. Register for all sessions online at For information and online registration for the trade show: LANDSCAPES 2017, presented by NALP THE NATIONAL ASSO CIATION of Landscape Professionals (NALP) presents LANDSCAPES 2017 in Louisville during GIE+EXPO. LANDSCAPES 2017 allows attendees to learn from other landscape contractors and crew members on what it takes to build a successful company, connect with experts, earn CEUs for Landscape Industry Certified recertification, discover partnership opportunities, learn current trends, and more. GIE+EXPO admission is free with your LANDSCAPES registration.

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