NNLA Winter Workshop - Design and Operations Sessions

100 Bancroft St
Omaha, NE 68108 United States
Lauritzen Gardens
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Event Details

Thursday, January 23, 2020
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Welcome
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Workshop, lunch included

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Design Workshop

Along with specifying and designing plants, patios and decks, identifying and interpreting garden styles is one of the most valuable skills a landscape designer can have. Responding to a client’s dreams as well as making fully functional spaces that complement their home’s architecture and sit comfortably on the land is elemental to a successful landscape design.

In this hands-on workshop you will explore and interpret the three most common garden styles. A detailed explanation of each style-traditional, rustic and contemporary will be given prior to the practical session. Each participant will be given a ‘house’ and a client brief to fulfill within a specific style. All aspects of a full-service landscape design plan will be developed and will include presentation techniques to sell the concept. These may include but are not limited to paving, plants, containers, furniture, accessories and lighting.

Susan Cohan, FAPLD is the principal and design director of Susan Cohan Gardens, a full-service landscape design studio located in the New York/New Jersey metro area. For more than fifteen years, Susan Cohan and her team have created landscape designs for discerning regional and international clients. The finished results are frequently published and have won numerous awards.

Susan Cohan left a successful career in the fashion industry and founded Susan Cohan Gardens in 2003 after earning a certificate in Garden Design from the English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Gardens in London.

Operations Workshop

Contracts 101 and Purchase Order Pitfalls

Attorneys Patrick Vint and Audrey Svane will discuss how to manage risks through the effective contract drafting and implementation. Contracts 101 will cover basic contract fundamentals and include best practices for contract drafting and negotiation, as well as strategies to manage changes during a project. Purchase Order Pitfalls will take a closer look at material purchase orders and address how you can take steps to identify and revise risky terms and conditions when buying materials for your next project.

Audrey R. Svane joined Woods Aitken in 2015 after clerking at the firm for two years. She is a member of the firm’s litigation group, focusing her practice on the areas of construction law, personal injury and products liability claims, and commercial litigation.

Patrick Vint is an associate in the firm’s Omaha office and focuses his practice on construction law and commercial litigation. He is experienced in all aspects of litigation, including dispute resolution through arbitration and mediation. Patrick represents owners, contractors, and subcontractors in construction related claims and disputes. He also advises clients on how to manage risk and prevent future litigation.His experience includes litigation in the areas of business, real estate, contracts, insurance coverage, and labor & employment.

6 Money Secrets for Exceptional Landscaping Profits

Your accountant, your banker, nor the IRS will ever ask you for these critical numbers. However, if you own a landscaping company and seek more profits, you better know these numbers. Many companies double their profit when they gain access to this information. You could, too.

Join Tony Bass, Co-author of The E-Myth Landscape Contractor and founder of Super Lawn Technologies as he explains these 6 Money Secrets to achieve exceptional profits. Every landscape business owner needs to know these critical numbers.

You will learn:

  • Do you operate an average company or exceptional company?
  • Do you earn average wages or exceptional wages?
  • What are the 6 Monday Secrets for exceptional profits?
  • How to use these 6 Money Secrets in your landscape business.
  • One way to get ahead in today’s hyper-competitive market place.

Tony Bass is a successful entrepreneur, inventor, author, consultant and speaker whose purpose and passion is helping green-industry small businesses achieve their fullest potential. Currently, Tony operates SLT trucking and ramp businesses as well as a successful consulting firm under the parent company of Super Lawn Technologies. Tony has written six books and training programs to help green-industry business owners. His most recent book, The E-Myth Landscape Contractor - Why most landscape companies don't work and what to do about it (2011) pairs Tony with six million plus international bestseller Michael Gerber, for an insider’s guide on how to master the landscape industry.

Cancellations must be received by January 16, 2020. A $20 processing fee per person will apply. In the unlikely event the 2020 NNLA Workshop is cancelled due to uncontrollable circumstances, your payment will be considered a donation to the NNLA.

Additional Information
Event Contact:
Jennifer Eurek
Contact Organization:
Nebraska Nursery and Landscape Association
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