EAW 2020 – 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.

Monday, June 1

10:00 – 2:00 pm Walk-through of Sam Hill Tree Care - optional - additional fee of $45 (includes lunch), capped at 25

4:00 – 6:30 pm Registration

6:00 - 8:00 pm Raise A Pint Fundraiser for Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI)

6:30 – 8:00 pm Networking Dinner with opening remarks from the TCIA team

Tuesday, June 2

7:00 – 8:00 am Networking Breakfast

  • 8:15 – 10:15 am Business Boot Camp - 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 Boot Camp is an essential building block for enabling new behaviors based on our proven process for managers and leaders. This half-day workshop is a highly rated deep dive into immediately actionable tactics managers can apply.

10:15 – 10:30 am Networking Break

  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Business Boot Camp - 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 Boot Camp is an essential building block for enabling new behaviors based on our proven process for managers and leaders. This half-day workshop is a highly rated deep dive into immediately actionable tactics managers can apply.

12:30 – 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm Operations Presentation - Sam Hill, Sam Hill Tree Care
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      • Safe Practices Regarding Medical Marijuana - Matt Nieman

        Matt will work with you to help navigate medical and recreational marijuana use laws. Discuss through “safety-sensitive” positions

      • Building a Culture that Retains Employees - Noel Boyer

        Great team culture can make your company safer, happier, and more loyal. Noel will work through ways on how to make this happen. (Delete This)

2:30 – 2:45 pm Networking Break

  • 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Business Management Through Cultural Evolution - Erick Palacios, Mowbrays Tree Service
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      • Cultural Diversity in Teams is the Greatest asset to have. Having people of different demographic areas with different ideas, different views and strengths that can reach a higher number of different customers can change the game for your business! By raising our Cultural Intelligence, becoming "Culture Quotient" we will be better prepared to provide our services to a larger diversity of customers, and elevate our impact our profits, and pass on our 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

Wednesday, June 3

7:00 – 8:00 am Networking Breakfast

  • 8:15 – 10:15 am Business Boot Camp - Don Rheem, E3 Solutions, Inc.(HOVER TO SEE FULL DESCRIPTION) 

    • In this second half-day workshop leaders at every level in the organization will build on the previous day’s foundational focus on what drives human behavior to daily tactics that will move the needle on high-performance in the workplace. Managers will gain actionable insights to help employees become more engaged and productive and improve team dynamics. This session is interactive and engaging as managers collaborate to build strategies that will shift their organization’s culture to a more engaged environment.

10:15 – 10:30 am Networking Break

  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Business Boot Camp- Don Rheem, E3 Solutions, Inc.
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    • Learn simple, practical tools that you and your leadership team can use immediately to align around the vision for your business, focus on priorities, get clear on issues and gain traction together as a healthier leadership team.

      Lisa’s passion is working with entrepreneurs. She has 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business advisor. Over the course of that career she has specialized on successfully turning dozens of businesses around to double digit growth and profitability as well as growing an eight-figure family-owned business. Lisa no longer manages the family business but rather sits on the board and spends all her time guiding other entrepreneurs to so that they too can get what they want out of their business.

12:00 – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Organizing Operations 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.

3:00 – 3:15 pm Networking Break

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Retaining Best Employees - Noel Boyer, All About Trees
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      • Discussing ways that businesses can make employees happy, ASIDE FROM just money. Great team culture can make your company safer, happier, and more loyal.

3:00 – 3:15 pm Networking Break

  • 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Structuring Your Company for Growth - Aj Thibodeaux, Preservation Tree
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      • A.J. will cover growth in revenue and company value along with some ideas for marketing and branding. A broad discussion in all areas to help uncover solutions for structuring your business for growth.

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