CLCA 2017 Annual Convention

Learn! Engage! Relax! Enjoy!

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Wednesday, Nov. 15
5:30 - 7 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Catch up with friends and forge new business relationships.

Thursday, Nov. 16
8:30 - 11 a.m.

Jim Paluch: The Important Work We Do

What is it you do anyway? Each of us in the landscape profession has been asked this question, and our response can either validate the important role we play by building and maintaining engaging outdoor spaces that inspire people to “Come Alive Outside” or it will validate that we are “just a landscaper.” For the Green Industry to thrive in coming years we must share the value of outdoor living with our employees, customers, and our communities. As Outdoor Living Professionals, we have the responsibility to create the awareness, opportunity and intention for individuals, families and businesses to live healthier lives outside. Then as we and everyone on our team understand the meaningful work that we do, energy, inspiration and a driving purpose for WHY we are in business will result in tremendous success and a company that will thrive both today and in the future.

Brought to you by CLCA Insurance Solutions

Thursday, Nov. 16
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Lunch on your own

Venture into town and explore one of several nearby eateries.

Thursday, Nov. 16
1 - 1:30 p.m.

Lindsay Ono: Educating Your Current and Future Workforce

Having a hard time finding quality employees? Would you like an employee with the knowledge to become a Certified Landscape Technician? We have the answer for your company’s needs. California’s Community College Horticulture programs are introducing a new program for the landscape, irrigation and arboriculture industries. This program prepares your present and future employees with the knowledge and skills to pass industry recognized certification tests. Learn more to cultivate a growing future.

Thursday, Nov. 16
1:30 - 3 p.m.

Judy Guido: Cultivating Your Team

Challenged by employee recruitment, retention and motivation? With practical tips and strategic advice focused on all levels of employees, this fast-paced workshop will help you "Find them. Hire them. Teach them. Keep them."

Thursday, Nov. 16

Free evening to enjoy Scottsdale

Friday, Nov. 17
7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Associate Member Meeting

All associate members are welcome to attend.

Friday, Nov. 17
9 - 11 a.m.

General Membership Meeting

All members are invited to help set the future of your association and your industry.

Friday, Nov. 17
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Recognition Luncheon

CLCA's recent successes in water management, legislation and member benefit programs are not the product of a liberal application of pixie dust, but the result of dedication and commitment by a special cadre of your colleagues. During lunch, we'll honor their efforts and be inspired by their leadership.

Friday, Nov. 17
1 - 2:45 p.m.

LEAF Meeting

Friday, Nov. 17
3 - 5 p.m.

Auxiliary Meeting

Friday, Nov. 17
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

The Trophy Awards

Join friends and colleagues for an inspirational dinner and a celebration of excellence in landscaping.

Saturday, Nov. 18
8 a.m. shotgun start.

Associate Member/LEAF Golf Tournament

Arizona Grand Golf Course, Phoenix

Schedule subject to change.