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Register Now buttonJim Paluch, a landscape professional-turned-business consultant, is the presenter for NYSNLA’s 2018 Leadership Forum, to be held Monday, December 3 at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity in Troy.

The theme of the one-day program is “The Important Work We Do.” It will consist of four sessions on the following topics:

  • Jim Paluch“What is it you do, anyway?” Each of us in the landscape profession has been asked this question, and our response can either validate that we play an important role by maintaining engaging outdoor spaces, or that we are “just a landscaper.” Understanding the meaningful work that we do, energy, inspiration and a driving purpose for why we are in business will keep a company thriving into the future.
  • Thinking differently and creating ideas to put into action. In a creative brainstorming session where best practices can be shared and better practices discovered, Jim will help you find ways to capture the purpose and vision of your company and apply it to creating business, recruiting and retraining people and continuing success in the profession.
  • Creating organizational excitement – Energizing your team. Great companies create a great vision of the future and then challenge their teams to be aware of the things they must work on to achieve that vision. As everyone in the company becomes aware of the fundamental business issues of market, teamwork, training, systems, cost control and rewards, a long-term strategy will be developed with a culture of energized individuals.
  • Taking action. Jim will guide each of you in creating an action plan to implement one of the ideas you heard throughout the day and systematically work toward accomplishing a specific result for your career, sales, leadership, business or life.

Jim Paluch grew up in the landscape profession, starting on landscape crews in high school, becoming a landscape architect and then a multimillion-dollar landscape sales professional. As the president of JP Horizons, he has helped thousands of individuals and organizations across North America find success.

He is the author of three books and the founder of Come Alive Outside, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps landscape professionals actively engage children, adults and communities in collaborative projects that promote healthier lives outdoors. Jim is a recipient of the Ohio Landscape Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tech Valley Center of Gravity exterior shotThe Tech Valley Center of Gravity, located in downtown Troy’s historic Quackenbush building, is a makerspace, creative community, prototyping center and manufacturing business incubator and meeting space. The city of Troy is easily accessible by road, rail and air from all parts of New York state.

Click here to register. Early bird pricing is in effect through November 23. After that, the cost goes up by $50 per person.

Need lodging?

Interested in hotel accommodations for the night before, the night after, or both? Rooms are available for only $99 a night at the brand-new Courtyard by Marriott Albany/Troy Waterfront, 515 River St., Troy. Call 518.240.1000 before November 11 and mention the New York State Nursery & Landscape Association to get the special rate.