Landscape Foremanship Training Seminar
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Landscape Foremanship Training Seminar

When: Wednesday March 27, 2019
8:00 am
Where: Johns Hopkins University
Montgomery County Campus
9605 Medical Center Drive, Room 121
Rockville, Maryland  20850
United States
Contact: LCA
(301) 948-0810

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Landscape Foremanship Training
Professor Armando Actis

In this dynamic seminar, foremen learn how to more effectively handle tight deadlines, tight margins and increase customer satisfaction. How the customer perceives the foreman’s crew is fundamental to the success of a contractor’s business!

Production and maintenance landscape foremen have unique needs as they have to wear two hats: a worker and a leader. Foremen have to walk the fine line in working side by side with the employee and having to direct, motivate and critique at the same time. Managing former peers and friends can be especially difficult, dealing with problems and obstacles can take skills that can only be developed by stepping out of the work environment for a few days, learning best practices, applying it in a learning environment through role play, and then going back and applying it on the job.

Landscape Foremen Learn

  • The central role of the “worker-leader”
  • How to properly supervise friends, peers, and former equals
  • How to effectively communicate with your boss and superiors
  • To generate 100 percent accountability from your team
  • How to motivate and delegate at the same time
  • To require accountability for all work (both bad or good)
  • How to implement and follow daily & weekly work schedules
  • How your team can produce quality work that stays within the budget and is completed on time
  • The effectiveness of the work team
  • How to deal with challenges and personal problems that occur outside the workplace that impact productivity
  • To manage problem behavior
  • How to produce client focused work using a moral compass
  • To understand that mannerisms and values are as important as technical abilities

Registration fees
Before March 15, 2019
Members                              $125
Nonmembers                       $175
After March 15, 2019
Members                              $165
Nonmembers                       $215
Price includes all materials and lunch

Professor Armando Actis is an OSHA instructor for the landscaping & construction industry, at the College of Dupage where he teaches English, foreign languages, 4-Cycle & 2-Cycle Small Engine Classes, which include tear-down, troubleshooting & maintenance.
He provides end-user operation, application and maintenance training, for anyone from the casual user to the professionals in OSHA, on safety & correct usage of landscaping and construction equipment.

His education credentials include a New Jersey Teaching Certificate, St. Peter’s University B.A. (English, minor in Spanish), M.A. in Education and an Honorary Doctorate degree in Literature & Letters from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, where he taught English.

His mechanical credential includes an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Marine and Small Engine Technology.
He also worked at STIHL Inc., where he earned a STIHL Gold Certified Technician degree.
He has presented many ILCA educational & safety seminars for several years in English and Spanish; and serves as a Judge & Equipment Manager for ILCA’s Landscape Industry Certified Exam (former CLT).
He presently teaches at College of DuPage & also at the University of Illinois and Illinois Central College where he teaches Motorcycle Safety Classes.