Leadership Forum registration is now open
NYSNLA's Leadership Forum will be on Tuesday, November 17, at the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs. Landscaper-turned-consultant Jeffrey Scott will guide attendees through the strategic planning process. Participants will create strategic plans for their businesses and receive further guidance from Jeffrey in implementing them. There will also be a follow-up webinar a month after the Forum, where participants can share their successes and frustrations and get their questions answered.
An Owners Networking Dinner with Jeffrey will be held the evening before, Monday, November 16, with participation limited to 20 attendees.
Click here for more information and registration links. The early bird registration deadline is Thursday, October 15, so register now to take advantage of a $50 discount ($25 for college students).
Interested in more Jeffrey? Check out his webinars on "The Power of a Peer Group" (November 3, register here); "Strategic Sprint: Strategic Planning for Fast Results" (December 1, register here); and "Systematic Success: 7 Systems to Streamline Your Business" (January 15, register here). These webinars all start at 12 noon and are free. They are sponsored by Landscape Management Magazine and NYSNLA Platinum Leaf supporter LS Training System.
2016 Arbor Day Poster Contest
Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Arbor Day Poster Contest. The winning photo or artwork will be featured on the official New York State Arbor Day Poster, which is distributed to 3,500 schools, at the State Fair and elsewhere, and the winner will be honored at the state's Arbor Day celebration in Albany on April 29.
Click here to download a copy of the Call for Entries and Entry Form. Feel free to link to it from your website and post a copy in your place of business visible to the public.
For general information about Arbor Day and a peek at past years' posters, click here.
NYAFEC recently brought to our attention a series of Pesticide Management Education Program changes proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Details and important links on our Advocacy Page.
.CNLP Day in the Bronx
Our second annual CNLP Day was held Thursday, September 17. Attendees earned credits toward CNLP certification by taking an insider's tour of the New York Botanical Garden. Afterward, they converged on the nearby Bronx Alehouse for food, drink and networking.
You can view a selection of photos from the day on Facebook.
What our members say ...
I thoroughly enjoyed NYSNLA’s Leadership Forum at Cornell University, as well as the tour of the gardens. The value of a one-day lecture that was packed with information and great networking was possible because of this association. I see only bigger and better things as NYSNLA continues to be at the forefront of the Green Industries.
Be sure to check out our Education Calendar regularly to find professional development opportunities in your region and around the state. And, check our our Events Calendar to learn about meetings and networking opportunities.
Our next "Work Smarter, Not Harder" webinar, "Living Walls," will be held Thursday, November 12 at 9 am. Melissa Daniels and Anthony Caggiano of Plant Connection Inc. will share the basics about green roofs and green walls, including definitions, benefits, and design considerations and processes. Click here to register.
We are seeking webinar presenters for the months of December, January, February and March. Please contact us if you have an idea to share.
Thanks to everyone who took part in our July webinar, "Human Resources 101 for the Green Industry," presented by our corporate partner The Flanders Group, and our October webinar, "Introduction to Social Media for Small Business," presented by Carol Saporito.
Oldies but goodies
Materials from earlier webinars are available for you to review. Be sure you're logged into this site, as some of them are in the "Members Only" area.
Recordings, handouts and other resources related to Monica Mitchell Muir's two QuickBooks webinars can be found here.
The slides from Heidi Mortensen's March webinar on "Hot New Perennials for 2015" can be downloaded here.
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