Education

Career resources

If you're interested in updating your résumé, refining your interview skills or receiving professional career guidance, be sure to make an appointment or stop by GCSAA Member Headquarters to meet with Carol Rau, PHR, Career Advantage consultant.

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Featured seminar:

Developing and Implementing BMPs for Golf Course Water Conservation

8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4

Learn about the best management practice (BMP) approach to water conservation in every aspect of golf course management, along with how to develop a site-specific draft of BMPs for your facility - from starting the draft, to the resources needed for completion.

Instructors: Michael D. Crawford, CGCS, TPC Sugarloaf, Georgia; and Clint Waltz, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Turfgrass Extension Specialist, University of Georgia - Griffin

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Featured session:

Innovative Green Maintenance Facilities

3:30 - 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3

Learn creative, cost-conscious and forward-thinking practices that you can use, no matter how sophisticated your operation.

Moderator: Mark Johnson, Associate Director, GCSAA Environmental Programs

Thinking Outside the Drain - Practical Tips to Reduce Risk at Your Facility
Debra Swartz, Environmental Management Specialist

Taking Turf to New Heights: A Green Facility's Sod Roof
Matthew G. Shaffer, Director of Golf Course Management, Merion Country Club, Pa.

I've Got Worms - A Golf Facility Driving Towards Zero Waste
Josh Heptig, Superintendent, Dairy Creek Golf Course, Calif.

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Featured session:

Selling Up: Working Together To Get the Project's Green Light

1-3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4

One of the most important and often overlooked aspects of a renovation project is how to communicate the value and scope of the project to your stakeholders.

Moderator: Trey Rogers, Ph.D., Professor of Turfgrass Management, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University

The Renovation of Scioto Country Club: Communication Strategies for a Five-Year Project
Robert B. Becker, CGCS, Scioto Country Club, Ohio
Michael J. Hurdzan, Ph.D., Golf Course Consultant, Hurdzan Golf Course Design

Why Renovate - How to Get What You Need Approved
Bill Bergin, Architect, Bergin Golf Design
Scott A. Severance, CGCS, Fox Den Country Club, Tenn.
Garry Siddons, Greens Committee Chair and Club Past President, Fox Den Country Club, Tenn.

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Seminars

More than 75 seminars provide you the in-depth education you need to meet today's challenges and prepare for tomorrow.

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Education Schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 5

10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Answers on the Hour
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tech Tips on the Half

Thursday, Feb. 6

8 – 10 a.m. Golf Industry Show General Session, featuring the USGA Green Section
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Answers on the Hour
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tech Tips on the Half