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Staff Development for the Tree Care & Landscape Professional

Jun 07, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Do you manage or supervise staff or crews in the tree care or landscape fields? Are you looking for an opportunity to fine-tune your leadership skills or boost team dynamics, all while improving your team's safety training methods?

The NC Urban Forest Council is excited to announce the next workshop in the 2019 Carolina Canopy workshop series. Success within your tree care or landscape business is only possible with a trained and motivated staff and crew. This workshop will offer ideas on how to create a safer, more cohesive crew within your business leading to greater success and a better trained staff. You don't want to miss out on this staff development opportunity.


8:30 - 9:00 a.m.      Registration  

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.    Creating a Plant Health Care Safety Culture  

                              Patrick Anderson, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements

During this discussion we will identify some of the perceived safety training gaps for Plant Health Care Technicians.  We will cover what resources are available on safety training and propose actionable solutions companies can begin implementing to create a PHC Safety Culture.   

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.    Leading the Team You Inherit  

                                Allen Kniceley, Cleveland Community College 

Team leadership strategy will be presented through a discussion of  a leader’s role in team development and the creation of team dynamics.  Allen will propose a framework for team transformation that workshop participants can utilize in their own work environment.   

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.   BREAK  

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Arborist Crew and Climber Development  

                                       Tobias Wygand, North American Training Solutions

From hiring to training to having effective crews in the field, Tobias will discuss all aspects of how to create safe, effective, and efficient crews.  

 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.   LUNCH (provided): Sponsored by Scottree  

 1:00—1:30 p.m.      Spray Rig Demonstration: ALTEC  

 1:30—2:30 p.m.       Nursery Tour & Discussion of Planting Containerized vs. Ball & Burlap Trees  

 2:30—3:00 p.m.       Wrap-up Discussion

 Education credits available: 

ISA– 4.75 CEUs

SAF– 1.5 cat.1 credits, 2.5 cat.2 credits

NC Landsc. Cont.– 2.75B, 1L credit hours  

Shelby Nursery, 108 Berry Drive, Shelby, NC, 28150

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