January 25, 2017

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8:00 am to 10:30 am
Educational Session, Workshops 5 Ways to Lose Money in the Nursery Container Business Goris B. Passchier, Paul Pilon
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Educational Session, Certification Central CGIP Core Exam Review Dr. Robert Schutzki
8:00 am to 8:50 am
Business Connect Your Office to the Field – Running Your Business by the Numbers Mark Bradley
Arboriculture, Employees Only Getting Root Depth Right at Planting Dr. Gary Watson
Safety & Compliance IT Security: The Latest Trends, Scams and How to Protect Your Business Joseph Werner
Outdoor Living Spaces, Plants Outdoor Rooms That Live: Space for People in a World of Plants John DeVore
Retail Paving the Path to Purchase Dr. Bridget Behe
8:00 am to 11:30 am
Educational Session, Certification Central MDARD Core Pesticide Exam Review John Stone
9:00 am to 9:50 am
Plants, Retail In The Shade David Culp
Business Succession Planning – Successfully David Hammer
Arboriculture Sustainable Tree Planting Strategies for Confined Urban Spaces Dr. Gary Watson
Employees Only, Outdoor Living Spaces The Art and Craft of Stone Construction John DeVore
Safety & Compliance Update on Industry Regulations Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Educational Session, Certification Central CGIP Core Exam (Section 1: Plant ID)
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Arboriculture Tree Roots Under Sidewalks After Sulfur Application Kevin Nietering, Dr. James Kielbaso, P. Nguyen
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Educational Session Lunch 'n' Leadership - "The Ultimate Landscape Professionals!" Jeffrey Scott
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Educational Session, Certification Central CGIP Core (Section 2: Multiple Choice) & Specialty Exams
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
Employees Only Basics of Landscape Management Marcus Duck
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Educational Session, Certification Central MDARD Pesticide Exams
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Employees Only The 3 R’s to Handling Client Complaints Tom Borg
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Arboriculture, Business, Retail Become a Destination Company - 7 Steps to Attract, Cultivate and Retain Great Employees. Jeffrey Scott
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Outdoor Living Spaces, Plants The Beauty (and the Business) of Containers Nick McCullough
Employees Only, Safety & Compliance When Your Load is on the Road William Massey