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GIE+EXPO ToGo adds turf management education sessions

November 9, 2020

GIE+EXPO ToGo’s online portal offers four education tracks which include grounds management. It can be accessed anywhere, anytime here through the end of 2020.

“This year has presented new opportunities that have pushed the green industry to the limits, in many cases but also allowed us to emerge better and stronger versions of ourselves,” said Sara Hey of Bob Clements International. “As we look forward to 2021, now is the time to make a plan for how you are going to maintain the momentum of 2020. What better way to reenergize and start the planning process than to engage with some of the training you would have found at GIE+EXPO, the centerpiece of industry education.”

In addition to education, visitors will find exhibitor listings, a new product spotlight and resources such as product specs, demo videos, special event links and brochures. Registering for a free My ToGo Planner will allow them to save exhibitor listings, links and product information. It also provides access to exclusive show specials and discounts.

“GIE+EXPO ToGo has become a valuable resource for attendees and exhibitors alike. We’re pleased to now have several education opportunities on the portal thanks to our partner associations and organizations,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) and managing partner of GIE+EXPO. “We may not have been together in Louisville, but we can move the industry forward, connect and learn safely until we’re able to meet again.”

The education sessions include:

Grounds Management Track, presented by the Professional Grounds Management Association

  • Predictably Human: Developing A Risk Competent Workforce with Joe Estey: Every day, we work in a world of competing priorities and tradeoffs. We ask our employees to eliminate and manage hazards, not to make mistakes and to avoid risk at all costs. This risk-averse mindset does not encourage diverse thought and rigid management styles that center on compliance without thought inevitably lead to tension and a disengaged workforce. Understanding that the greatest asset for the success and longevity of a company is empowered employees whose input is valued, is essential when developing your human capital and strengthening your workforce. During this interactive session, participants will learn the Human Performance Improvement fundamentals that are reshaping the future workplace.
  • Grounds Management Budgeting with George Bernardon: Budgeting is not only a senior management obligation but also an essential skill and responsibility of the supervising grounds manager. This session will show ground managers how to create and improve their own financial budgets through developing, implementing and historical data. Successful budgeting is necessary to understand relative operations and prioritize cost-effective estimates for clients. Join George Bernardon as he takes budgeting to the next level.
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