June Mini-Workshop

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Getting Over the Hiring Horror

Industry Panel on Hiring and Recruiting

With the demand for workers higher than ever and the workforce pool drying up, where can you focus hiring efforts that you might not have tried in the past? Finding entry level workers has been a struggle over the years, and this panel will help you get over any fear of hiring at-risk youth, veterans, inner city teens, out-of-industry students, H-2B workers, and more. You will be able to combine successful tools and tips from our panelists with additional resources and programs to quickly ramp up your hiring efforts and build for the future.


The Panelists:
Andreas Grothe, American Landscape Institute
Vickie Taylor, Arlington Employment Center
David Howard, Home Builders Institute
Paul Mendelsohn, National Association of Landscape Professionals
Jaimie Francis, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Center for Education and Workforce
Brandon Butler, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation



Registration Fees
By Monday, June 5
LCA Members: $95
Nonmembers:  $135

Exhibitor Fees
LCA Members: $250
Nonmembers:  $400

After Monday, June 5
LCA Members: $145
Nonmembers:  $185

Program: 9:30 am–Noon
Lunch:     Noon

Johns Hopkins University
Montgomery County Campus
9605 Medical Center Drive, Room 121
Rockville, MD 20850


Thank You to Our Exhibitors


Exhibit at this LCA Mini-Workshop and discuss your company’s products and services one on one with potential and current customers. Exhibitors receive these benefits:

  • One complimentary registration.
  • One 6' x 3' table with two chairs.
  • A listing in Groundwork magazine, LCA's bi-monthly publication.
  • A listing on the LCA website in conjunction with the Mini-Workshop, including a link to your website.
  • A listing in the LCA Gram, including a link to your website.

For more information, contact Barbara Bienkowski.


Continuing Education Units

LCA is approved for Landscape Industry Certified recertification at 1 CEU per hour of instruction attended. For more information on recertification, please visit the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Recertification Center.


Written cancellations received prior to June 2, 2017, are subject to a 15% cancellation charge. Substitutions will be accepted. No refunds will be given after June 2, 2017. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather.



Thank You Sponsors and Exhibitors