Meeting/Event Information

    PGMS School of Grounds Management & GIE+Expo

    October 16, 2018
    7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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    Galt House Hotel
    140 North Fourth Street
    Louisville, KY 40202

    Online Registration is NOW CLOSED.
    On-Site Registration will be available for the PGMS School of Grounds Management ONLY.
    **NO ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS FOR the Field Trip or the Awards Dinner will be accepted**


    Designed to provide grounds professionals with the hard-to-find opportunity to gain
    knowledge, ask questions, and network with their peers, the PGMS® School of Grounds
    Management offers goal-oriented education and experience to expand knowledge in
    four (4) core-competencies:


    Sessions cover a variety of important topics dealing with human interactions that affect
    grounds professionals at all levels.
    Topics may include: Customer Service, Leadership, Dealing with Different Personalities, Diversity/ADA,
    Motivation, Personnel Functions, Supervision and Scheduling, Time Management, and Team Building.


    Sessions focus on up-to-date fiscal advice and experiences that enable managers
    along with their teams to continue as the service providers of choice.
    Topics may include: Budget, Business Ethics, Contract Management, Marketing/Communication for Facilities
    Management, Networking, Production/Operations Management, Risk Management/Liability, Sales, Information
    Technologies, and Organization Structure and Functions.


    Sessions cover a variety of emerging issues and trends pertinent to the living environment.
    Topics may include: Arboriculture, Seasonal Flower Displays, Green Roofs, Integrated Pest Management (IPM),
    Perennials, Ornamental Grasses and Ground Cover Management, Plant Identification, Turf and Sports Turf
    Management, Urban Forestry, and Woody Plant Management.


    Sessions focus on the sharing of ideas and strategic input for managing and maintaining
    landscape infrastructure that enhances the living environment.
    Topics may include: Design and Build, Irrigation and Water Management, Landscape Management, Public
    Horticulture, Safety and Certifications, Snow and Ice Management, Sustainability/Biological Diversity,
    and Technology.


    To complete the School of Grounds Management, a total of 24 credits must be earned,
    with a minimum of 4.5 credits earned in each core competency.
    Additional credits required to accumulate the 24 credits can be earned by participating
    in field trips associated with PGMS or by attending additional core competency classes.
    Documentation confirming attendance will be available at the end of each session.

    There is a one-time $25 fee to participate in the School of Grounds Management.
    To enroll, please select the “School of Grounds Management” option on the registration page.

    For More Information Click Here 


    School of Grounds Management Registration includes access to the GIE+EXPO

    The 20-acre Outdoor Demonstration Area is one of GIE+EXPO’s
    most attractive features for exhibitors and visitors alike.
    See the new products indoors and then try them for yourself and compare them with
    the competition in the demonstration area.
    Indoor Hours
    Wednesday, Oct. 17 – 3 to 7 p.m.
    Thursday, Oct. 18 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Friday, Oct. 19 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m
    Outdoor Demo Area Hours
    Thursday, October 18 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Friday, October 19 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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