21st Century Grounds Management
Grounds managers face more challenges than ever before. Finding and implementing the latest and greatest ways to work productively, cost-effectively and sustainably are only a few of their concerns. Managers who understand the importance of strong leadership, clear communication with both staff and top leadership, and smart financial decision making will go a long way in creating departments that are efficient, productive and respected. So where is grounds management today, and what management challenges lie ahead? In this session, a panel of grounds managers will discuss successful communication, decision-making and leadership strategies and tactics that will better position the grounds management department within their organizations.
1. Understand managers' roles and responsibilities in developing, implementing and managing communication and leadership practices within grounds management.
2. Implement management and leadership tactics within the grounds department to achieve greater productivity.
3. Learn how and what to communicate with top management to build trust and support.
4. Learn about advances in key components and practices related to sustainable grounds management.