EAW 2021 – Dallas, TX Agenda

Designed with growing tree care businesses in mind, the Executive Arborist Workshop is the first of its kind in the tree care industry. This two-day event offers a unique opportunity to drill down and focus on how to manage your business’ growth effectively and profitably.

We’ve adopted an adult education model of “show, tell, do.” The morning sessions are the “show and tell,” and the afternoon breakouts are the "do" with a focus on hands-on, practical tasks that you can bring home and implement at the office right away.

See below for a full schedule* of education, led by successful tree care company owners and professional business development speakers, as well as networking opportunities with your peers.

Tuesday, June 1

10:00 – 2:00 pm Walkthrough of Sam Hill Tree Care (Optional tour $45, includes lunch, limited to 25).

4:00 – 6:30 pm Registration

6:30 – 8:00 pm Welcome Reception

Wednesday, June 2

7:00 – 8:00 am Networking Breakfast

  • 8:15 – 12:30 pm Business Boot Camp - Part 1 | Don Rheem, E3 Solutions, Inc.
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      • If we want to create a high performance culture and dedicate the full resources of our leadership team – we have to know what works and why. The human brain is incredibly complex, yet what motivates our behavior at the most basic, essential level is remarkably simple. The Business Boot Camp is an essential building block for creating new behaviors based on our proven process for managers and leaders. You will walk away with actionable tactics to apply immediately.

12:30 – 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm Leading a Multicultural Team | Sam Hill, Sam Hill Tree Care
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      • Sam Hill Tree Care is a leader in high-end residential tree care. Training and adhering to ANSI Standards has been foundational for the company. Instilling a learning culture has been key to the company’s success. See how our team learns to be the best in our market. Bonus points if you check out our place on Tuesday!
  • 2:45 – 3:45 pm Business Management Through Cultural Evolution | Erick Palacios, Crux Climbing, Rigging and Training Corp.
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      • Cultural diversity in teams can be a great asset. When you have a team formed by different demographic areas and different ideas you can reach a higher number of diverse customers and change the game for your business! Raising your cultural intelligence, helps make your company stronger and better prepared to provide services to a wide range of clients. This will elevate your profits, as well as foster a passion for trees and people, not just in your state or your country but, all over the world.

6:00 – 7:30 pm Networking Dinner

Thursday, June 3

7:00 – 8:00 am Networking Breakfast

  • 8:15 – 12:00 pm Business Boot Camp - Part 2 | Don Rheem, E3 Solutions, Inc.(Hover to learn more.) 

    • In this second part of the Business Boot Camp, leaders at every level in the organization will build on the previous day’s foundational focus on what drives human behavior with daily tactics to help move the needle on high-performance in the workplace. Gain actionable insights to help employees become more engaged and productive and improve team dynamics.

12:00 – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm Organizing for Maximum Efficiency | Tad Jacobs, Treemasters, Inc. 
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      • Learn how to break down your tree service operations into three major areas – office, production and maintenance – and gain insight on systems you can implement to maximize efficiency in these areas. Tree care companies of all sizes can benefit from the concepts covered and learn how to refine these concepts for their own business.
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm Retaining the Best Employees | Noel Boyer, All About Trees
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      • Noel will discuss ways that businesses can make employees happy, ASIDE FROM just money. With a great team culture you can make your company safer, happier and more loyal.
  • 3:15 - 4:15 pm Structuring Your Company for Growth | Aj Thibodeaux, Preservation Tree
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      • AJ will cover growth in revenue and company value along with some great ideas for marketing and branding. This comprehensive discussion will help uncover solutions for structuring your business for growth.

4:15 - 4:30 pm EAW Wrap-Up!


TCIA In-Person Meeting Protocols
TCIA will develop written policies for every in-person event in 2021 in order to mitigate the potential transmission of the COVID-19 virus amongst attendees. The policies will be distributed not less than 2 weeks prior to the event and will be based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the applicable state, local, and event site requirements. Please note that TCIA reserves the right to require attendees to adhere to stricter protocols than what may be mandated locally. Registrants who are uncomfortable with these guidelines may request a refund. Attendees who refuse to comply with the guidelines will be issued a refund and barred from participating in the event.