Fine-Tune Your Horticulture Career Goals at Workshops During Cultivate’19

CareerUp-ImageCareer development is one of the key themes of two of AmericanHort’s Saturday workshops that kick off Cultivate’19. Here’s a closer look at two of the workshops taking place.

CareerUP – Setting You UP for Future Success

CareerUP is a day-long workshop designed to teach emerging professionals the more soft or intangible skills needed to be successful and progress in your career. This year’s speakers will focus on improving team dynamics and communication, the skills needed to resolve conflict and have tough conversations, and how you can better deal with change and let go of the fears that may be holding you back. The event provides an invaluable opportunity to network with horticulture industry peers who are also trying to figure out how to navigate and develop their career in an industry where career progression isn’t always obvious. Meet people in the industry who face the same challenges you might face and come share your experiences.


It’s All About the Workforce!

Do you source, recruit, onboard, or train employees for your company? If so, you need to attend this workshop. Designed for horticulture human resources, safety professionals, and green business owners, leaders of the workshop will discuss H-2A reform, recruiting and engaging seasonal labor, and creating a culture of safety in the workplace. This session will be highly interactive and will promote sharing of lessons learned and successes in attracting and keeping a well-trained labor force. Guest speakers include Patrick Berschauer, Safety and Wellness Manager at Smith Gardens, Inc., and a panel discussion on immigration labor with expert attorney Chris Schulte of CJ Lake LLC, a leading firm and long-time partner of AmericanHort, and Ann Margaret Pointer and Josh Viau, attorneys with Fisher Phillips, another leading firm specializing in human resource and labor relation issues. The workshop provides a key opportunity to meet and share with other industry professionals on these important challenges.

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