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Education roundup: DynaSCAPE to host consecutive workshops in February
Jill Odom | December 6, 2017

logo for dynascapeLandscape software company DynaSCAPE is holding two workshops in February in Savannah, Georgia, at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Downtown Savannah.

On Feb. 5-6, the first workshop will focus on DynaSCAPE’s landscape design software for two full days. The instructor will be Patrick DuChene, owner of DuChene Design Solutions.

DuChene has used DynaSCAPE software for almost 15 years and will share his workflows, tips and tricks during the workshop. The workshop is well suited for landscape designers and landscape architects of varying skill levels in the design software.

DynaSCAPE says that this workshop isn’t for the beginner but it will start with some foundational techniques before diving into intermediate and advanced techniques. This workshop is $799 per person and includes registration, breakfast and lunch. Click here to register.

The second workshop will be held on Feb. 7-9 and will focus on strategic financial leadership. This business management workshop is ideal for landscape company owners, managers and supervisors. Steve Coughran with The Coltivar Group will be the instructor for this three-day event.

Topics covered will include strategic decision making, increased profitability and improved employee engagement. The event will cost $2,500 per person and includes registration, breakfast and lunch. Click here to register.

NALP announces regional education schedule for 2018

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has released its list on educational events for the 2018. New courses have been designed based on input from NALP’s Education Advisory Council to help with staff development in key positions.

The educational sessions are approved for Landscape Industry Certified recertification at 1 CEU per hour of instruction. The events are listed below:

Account Manager Excellence, presented by Ken Thomas and Ben Gandy
Feb. 7-8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada
March 1-2, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia

Great Crew Leader Workshop, presented by Phil Harwood
March 7, 2018 in Fairfax, VA
March 9, 2018 in Columbus, OH

Sales Boot Camp, presented by Marty Grunder
March 27, 2018 in Dallas, Texas
March 29, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NALP Field Trip with Marty Grunder, presented by Marty Grunder and Frank Mariani
Aug. 8-10, 2018 in Portland, Oregon

Become a Destination Company, presented by Jeffrey Scott
Aug. 21-22, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland
Aug. 28-29, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee

Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, presented by Phil Harwood
Nov. 8, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois
Nov. 28, 2018 in Austin, Texas

Ewing restructures its education program

To help contractors across the country, Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply has modified its education program to run during a regular calendar year.

“Customers can now see the full calendar courses for the entire year, as opposed to just the winter months,” said Jeffrey Knight, Ewing’s Director of Learning and Development. This will allow for more year-round options for contractors in need of continuing education credits (CEUs).

In 2018, Ewing will continue to offer its current class lineup along with new courses in irrigation, turf and ornamentals, outdoor living and business.

“New additions like Irrigation Bidding and Estimating will help contractors increase their expertise in specific areas of their business to ensure maximum profits are being made,” Knight said.

Ewing has also expanded its custom training offerings for organizations interested in group-focused training. Companies can select from more than 30 classes to meet their needs on irrigation, turf and ornamentals, outdoor living or business.

“It can be as specific or as broad as the organization needs,” Knight said. “The training works to grow employees as individuals and strengthen the company as a whole.”

For more information on Ewing’s education programs, click here.

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