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Event Name: Carolina Canopy Workshop - Taking the Lead in Tree Business
Date: 02/28/19
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Carolina Canopy - Taking the Lead in Tree Business

Are you a landscaper or arborist?  Do you manage a tree crew or landscape crew? This workshop will help business owners (tree care and landscape companies, specifically) have a better understanding of the leadership skills needed to properly manage crews. Presenters will highlight successful apprenticeship programs in NC, discussing what you can be doing to recruit new employees and retain current employees. The workshop will also go over updated A300 pruning standards and what those changes mean to bid proposals and job performance. 


8:00—8:30 a.m. Registration


8:30—9:00 a.m. Mentoring & Apprenticeship: Best Management Practices
Liz Riley and Justin Snyder, Alamance Community College
Jeff Kish, Bartlett Tree Experts
Does your office have a mentorship or apprentice pro-gram? How can these types of programs help you and your business succeed with recruiting and employee retention? Presenters will highlight their programs, how they work, and what it takes to begin these efforts in your office.


9:00—10:15 a.m. Leadership Skills for a Successful Tree Care Business
Travis Vickerson, Vertical Landscapes
The hard skills of chainsaw operation and chipper safety is clear and objective. However, the ability to deal with peo-ple takes the soft skills of leadership. We will be learning as a group how to apply leadership skills and communication ability to get the most out of your people.


10:15—10:45 a.m. BREAK


10:45 a.m.—12:00 p.m. New ANSI A300 Pruning Standards—A Review
Jeff Kish, Bartlett Tree Experts
All commercial arborists need to be aware of the new prun-ing standards, how to write recommendations, and how they affect your team and customers.





ISA:  3 total CEUs: 1.25 BCMA science; 1.75 BCMA management

SAF: 3.00 cat.1 CFEs

NC Landscape Contractor:  1.25 L, 1.75 B credits


Location: Campbell Lodge in Durant Nature Preserve, 3237 Spottswood St., Raleigh, NC, 27615
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