January 23, 2023
Peer to Peer Spring Summit 2023


Conference Sessions (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Morning session:

Wildly creative hiring, finding diamonds in the rough, weeding through the candidates, outside of the box tricks that make the difference to attract and keep great staff. Summit attendees will be challenged with one or two breakout 'projects' to work on collaboratively in teams and then share with the whole room on their progress/ideas.
Speaker: Alyssa Twist Light

Afternoon session 1 - Panel Discussion:
Creative HR hiring / HR issue challenges (with Landscape Ontario member company HR managers)
Moderator Jacki Hart.
Panellists: Shabana Mota, Betz Pools; Kathryn Dyas, Flightline Golf; Carla Bailey, TLC Landscaping Design + Pools; Julie Poirier, Oriole Landscaping

Afternoon Session 2 - Diversity Inclusion Belonging (sponsored by Unilock)
Speaker: Michael Bach
Michael Bach is internationally recognized as a thought leader and subject matter expert in the fields of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, with nearly 20 years of professional experience in the field. He is the former deputy Chief Diversity Officer for KPMG International and has spent the past 10 years working as a consultant with some of the world’s largest employers.

Cash bar (5:30 p.m.)

Dinner (6:00 p.m.)


Conference Sessions (9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Morning session:

Effective meetings and goal setting / execution and implementation, time blocking
Speaker: Jason Partridge, Wentworth Landscapes

Afternoon session: Growing Through Your Glass Ceiling (and that 'million dollar wall')
Developing your business road map for managing intentional growth of your people, the company brand, your sales funnel, operations, your revenue and profit.
Speaker: Jacki Hart

Where: Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain
Where to Stay: Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain. Call 1-866-837-4192 and indicate you are attending the 'Landscape Ontario Peer to Peer' by Feb. 9 to received the special group rate of $279 per night rate from March 1-3. After Feb. 9, rooms return to full price.
Summit Price: $575 per LO member / $700 per non-members / $75 for March 2 dinner for those bringing a companion.
Includes: Morning refreshments, lunches and dinner on March 2.

IMPORTANT DETAILS: Please notify Courtney McCann of any food allergies or dietary restrictions via email at cmccann@landscapeontario.com.

NEW: Dinner is included for the evening of March 2 at 6 p.m. (alcohol not included) for those attending the event. If you would like your companion to attend as well there is an additional $75 fee. Please email Courtney McCann via cmccann@landscapeontario.com if you would like them to attend.

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