Professional Development

Top CEO's Featured at LANDSCAPES 2017

We are excited to bring together some of the most successful CEO’s in the industry at LANDSCAPES 2017. On October 20th, 2017 we will be holding a power session called “CEO’s Unplugged” from 9:45am- 11:15am where attendees will have the chance to ask questions to top CEO’s from three specialties. These three specialties include Lawn […]

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ALCA Awards Legacy Continues

I love history and I love old photos, so coming across a scrapbook from the association’s past was really fun! ALCA, which merged with PLCAA to eventually become the National Association of Landscape Professionals, was the group that originated our national awards program. There was a spouses’ program for the wives of the members, called […]

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Blazing a Two-Way Trail

Both Tom Heaviland and Michael Kravitsky, IV have been NALP Trailblazers for 15 years or more. During that time, they’ve collectively mentored at least 25 people, owners of large and small companies alike who represent nearly every segment of the lawn and landscape industry.  The two trailblazers share many of the same thoughts, not the […]

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What You Need to Know to Stay Certified

If you took the next step in your personal and professional growth path by earning the Landscape Industry Certified designation or other industry certifications, you’re to be applauded for your initiative and achievement. Like you, I found that pursuing certification was a challenge but well worth the effort. I have been rewarded many times over […]

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How Do People Talk About Being Landscape Industry Certified?

Customers say certifications and accreditations are one of the top things they look for when choosing a provider. If you are Landscape Industry Certified, it is important to tout your achievement and let customers and potential employers know what it means and why it is important. Here are some of the ways that people talk about […]

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Lawn Care Certification Attracts Crowds at Field Day

More than 800 participants at the 2016 Turfgrass Research Field Day in Griffin, Ga., was good news for NALP’s Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Manager program. At the beginning of August, NALP’s certification partner, the University of Georgia, exhibited at the field day displaying the Principles of Turfgrass Management and Principios Sobre el Manejo de […]

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Landscape Award Winners Get National Media Attention

Being recognized as an award winning company has its perks. Aside from impressing customers and creating a sense of pride among staff, the exposure award winning companies receive in the media is invaluable. In addition to Awards of Excellence winners being featured in The Landscape Professional, on landscapeprofessionals.org, and on NALP’s consumer site loveyourlandscape.org, winners […]

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Klausing Group Lobbies for Certification

When the Lexington, KY, Tree Board recently sent out an RFP for a tree planting project, the bid package required an ISA Certified Arborist to be on staff.  Despite the fact the Klausing Group didn’t have a certified arborist on staff,  it bid the project, providing a list of the dozen or so Landscape Industry […]

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Tips and Tricks for Promoting Your Certification

If you hold a Landscape Industry Certified designation, you should promote it! As the new chair of the NALP International Certification Council, I am particularly pleased to volunteer my time to such a rewarding program and recognize my fellow certified professionals. I don’t hesitate to let others know that I’m certified and proud. What about […]

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