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Purpose

The Landscape University™ is a series of classes instituted by Landscape Services to help employees understand their role in the institution’s effort to "Cultivate Greatness" in its students, athletes, faculty, employees, and friends, by constantly maintaining a well-groomed and beautiful campus.

This Conference will cover the basics of the program, how to develop your own program on your campus and how to work on developing a highly confident, motivated landscaping team.

Dates

April 1 – 2, 2015

Locations

April 1, 2015 : The University of Mississippi, UM-Depot, 102 Depot Street, University, Mississippi 38677

April 2, 2015: The Department of Landscape Services, 61 Hickory Lane, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677


Jeff McManus and Dexter Adams of Georgia-AthensPhoto: UM Director of Landscape, Jeff McManus, and Dexter Adams, Director of Grounds at the University of Georgia-Athens at Landscape University 2014

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Registration

This conference is limited to 20 participants. Registrations will be taken on a first come basis.

Please download and complete the registration form (click here) or register online by clicking here.  The registration fee is $500 per person. Payment options: Purchase order, Check, Visa or MasterCard.

Registration Deadline

Please submit the registration form no later than Wednesday, March 20, 2015.

Contact Information

Should you have questions or concerns about the registration process, please contact Mary W. Leach, Director of the Office of Professional Development, Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, Post Office Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, 662-915-7847 or at mleach@olemiss.edu.

Should you have questions or concerns about the conference schedule, please contact Jeff McManus, Director of Landscape, Airport and Golf Services, Post Office Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, 662-915-1846 or at jmcmanus@olemiss.edu.

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:15 - 9:15 Landscape University Basics
9:15 - 9:30 Break
9:30 - 10:30 Developing Your Own Landscape University
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00 Creating Productive and Satisfied Employees
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 4:30 Campus Tour
5:30 - 7:30 Reception
Thursday, April 2, 2015
7:30 – 9:00 Meeting at Landscape Services: Landscape University in Action
9:00 – 9:15 Break
9:15 - 10:15 Why It Works: The Secret of Landscape University
10:15 - 10:25 Break
10:25 - 11:30 Wrap Up Session: This is great, but Where Do I Start?
11:30 Grab-n-Go Lunch
Certificate of Attendance
Adjournment

Hotel Information & Registration

Conference participants are responsible for making their own individual room reservations. Please make your reservations by calling the Inn at Ole Miss (located on campus), 120 Alumni Drive, Oxford, MS at (662) 234-2336 and provide group code "1823" for the special room rate.

HOTEL ROOM RATE: The standard room rate is $159 single or double occupancy plus applicable taxes per night.

General Information

Accommodating Special Needs

If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact Mary W. Leach, Director, Office of Professional Development and Lifelong Learning at 662-915-7847 or mleach@olemiss.edu.

Cancellations

In order to receive a full refund of registration fee, cancel registration in writing not later than Monday, March 16, 2015. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after March 16, 2015. You may substitute another person from the same institution.

Conference Coordination

The University of Mississippi, Office of Professional Development and Lifelong Learning, Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, P.O. Box 1848,
1 Grove Loop,
University, MS 38677-1848
U.S.A.
O: 1+662-915-7847 • F: 1+662-915-5138

Conference Host

The University of Mississippi, Landscape Services, 61 Hickory Lane, University, MS 38677-1848
U.S.A.
O: 1+662-915-1846 • F: 1+662-915-1827