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The U.S. has experienced some severe storms this season with the potential for more remaining. Ron Wright, CGCS, updates this webinar from our series on disasters to help you create or update your emergency response plan.
Each webinar in the series is designed to focus on a single crisis type. You'll hear what happened, what plan was in place and what the CGCS in charge learned and now recommends. In Wright’s case, he experienced several hurricanes first hand at the Country Club of Mobile. During this quick hour, he’ll cover tips for clean-up, how best-laid plans may need to adapt, and review systems and plans you’ll want to put in place as soon as you can.
Rick Fredericksen, CGCS, and assistant superintendent Ryan Ebeling share the action plan implemented at Woodhill Country Club to address impacts from COVID-19. Working in partnership with Wayzata Country Club, the team shares priorities established to address both reductions in staff and minimum maintenance practices. This 20-minute event wraps up with Woodhill’s golf pro, Paul Kelly, emphasizing the importance of communication during times of crisis and beyond.
This event is available to all at no cost.
In this 90-minute webcast, Jim Ferrin, CGCS, and Sam Samuelson, CGCS, briefly review the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and cover ways you can make your course more user-friendly for this growing segment of the community.
You were promoted because you were good at doing the work. Now, your job is to lead the people who do the work. And that’s no easy task! Call-outs, conflict, job openings and poor performance; Jodie Cunningham addresses them all in this 90-minute webinar.
Many operations that occur at the turf care center can have environmental impact. In this 90-minute webinar, Gary Bogdanski, equipment manager at The Sharon Golf Club, examines some of these activities and how to apply best management practices for reducing their impact. Bogdanski discusses storage and handling of chemicals, waste handling, fueling operations, equipment washing, pollution prevention, and employee safety with these procedures.
Scott Hollister, Editor-in Chief, Golf Course Management, hosts and shares blogging basics and how GCM utilizes its own blog. He also interviews a panel of superintendent bloggers comprised of:
Jim Alwine, Bernardo Heights CC, San Diego, Calif.
Brian Stiehler, CGCS, Highlands (N.C.) CC
Rick Tegtmeier, CGCS, MG, Des Moines (Iowa) G&CC
Chris Tritabaugh, Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, Minn.
If you’ve been using the same paper-based system for years at your facility maybe it’s time to take a look at making a change. John Patterson, equipment director at the Atlanta Athletic Club, has done some of the groundwork for you. In this 60-minute webinar from our equipment management series, Patterson covers the business case for implementing computer-based fleet management.
In this three-part series, Erin Wolfram provides tips that can help you build your network virtually. Part 2 covers details to help if you are a participant or meeting host.
In this three-part series, Erin Wolfram provides tips that can help you build your network virtually. Covid-19 has added some extra layers to workplace precautionary measures. In this section, Wolfram provides ideas to maintain necessary safety, while still being professional and respectful.
In this 60-minute webinar, Ross Miller, superintendent at the Country Club of Detroit, works through several key components, all of which tie back to personal fiscal health. You’ll walk away with knowledge you can use right away.
Make sure you know the basic exposure and preventive information for COVID -19. In this 60-minute webinar, Susan Herrington, trainer for Work Force Essentials covers symptoms, Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exposure guidelines. She includes identification and isolation of sick employees, safe return to work, preventive measures in the workplace, and other basic safety measures.
Learn directly from Rick Capozzi, a highly evaluated, international speaker and presentation coach how to deliver your message in a more engaging and impactful way. You’ll learn skills that will help you improve your first impression and develop a stronger rapport with your audience. You’ll also hear how Capozzi cut his preparation time by 75%. In this 90-minute webinar, he explains the development and delivery techniques that aid in longer term retention and application of your new skills.
You may have started in golf course management because of your love of the outdoors or of the game. While that passion makes it easier to prepare for a 6 o’clock shotgun, it doesn’t help much when it’s time for navigating the financial side of the job. Roger Stewart, Jr., CGCS, teaches some key aspects of the business of balance sheets and budgets. He shares tips he’s learned in the office that will help you plan your expenditures to deliver the playing conditions your golfers can enjoy.
It is called the golf “business” for a reason. With agronomy and economy often at loggerheads for today’s superintendent, this webinar will focus on these elements as you strive to balance playability values within the context of a budget. Can you become more sustainable and embrace change? How much do you invest and where and why? Can you reduce labor challenges with some strategic approaches? Does research exist to help make choices? And what about return on investment (ROI)? In this 90-minute webinar, John R. Bladon, PAg, ISSP, and Matthew Gourlay, CGCS, MG, focus on some theory as well as provide real-world examples of how to embrace change, take a more discerning look at elements of the operation while minimizing any bias we may have developed.
Being a golf course superintendent is not just about you! Be part of something bigger, a more compelling mission. In this 15-minute webinar, Carol Rau, PHR, explains how you can use your resume and interview answers to elevate your story and win in your next job search. We explore ways to not get bogged down in the tasks of what you do, but rather, to look up and elevate your story as part of a team, golf facility, and the game of golf.
The turf care center where you work might not have been designed the way you would if you had the opportunity to construct a new building. You may never build from the ground up - but you can make changes to improve labor and equipment flow. In this 60-minute webinar, Mike Vogt, CGCS, shows ideas you can use when arranging space for equipment washing, maintenance and storage.
When you look at ongoing costs in your budget, that energy bill may be higher than you’d like. Solar energy options may be a way to change that cost equation. Andy Jorgensen, CGCS, tells why his facility came to choose solar back in 2009 and explain how he’s had no power bill since Sept. 2011, making $12,660 in cash instead!
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Fertilization of turfgrass takes place at every golf course. Some would call if a basic process, but the math involved is anything but basic. In this 40-minute presentation, Alec Kowalewski, Ph.D., goes over the calculations needed to provide specific amounts of Nitrogen to different areas of turf. He covers both granular and liquid fertilizers, explaining differences in detail you need to capture from the products’ packaging. You’ll come away with the information you need to do the math for both purchasing and application for different areas of your facility.
Statistics show most individuals are not on pace for a well-funded retirement. This session, recorded at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando in Feb. 2017, features a panel of experts who cover investment terminology, the value of savings and investment strategies. Attendees learn the components of IRAs, tax deferred growth options, and the role a calculated investment and savings plan plays in helping ensure future financial security. Take time for this interesting, recorded session and learn more about developing your formula for Another $hade of Green and investing in your future financial wellness!
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