We offer a full schedule of in-person and virtual learning events designed to educate, entertain, and inspire landscape professionals. Whether you’re a business owner or a team member, we have a results-driven program for you.
View our schedule of upcoming events below. Not sure which one is right for you? E-mail us and we’ll help you find it.
GRunder landscaping co. field trips
October 27–28, November 16–17, December 8–9
Who It’s For: Landscaping business owners and their teams
Our Fall Field Trips bring owners and their teams onsite to Grunder Landscaping Co. headquarters in Dayton, Ohio, one of the most successful landscaping companies of its kind in the Midwest. You’ll spend a jam-packed day going behind the scenes with Marty, touring the facility and grounds, and meeting with the GLC leadership team to see how they operate and optimize each area of the business.
Planning for Growth
October 29, 2021
Who It’s For: Anyone supporting the growth of your landscaping company
On everyone's mind for 2022 is growth. We've had a strong year for sales, and companies should be well-positioned for growth if they can manage the operations. We'll spend an hour covering tips for growing smart. There's no cost to attend this virtual event, it will be our only free virtual event of 2021. Sign up and join us along with your team, you'll leave feeling excited and empowered for the year ahead.
A Strong foundation: key tasks for a successful 2022
November 3, 2021
Who It’s For: Owners and their right-hand man or woman
How many of us have a list a mile long of saved projects for “when things slow down?” As owners and their right-hand men and women prepare for the changing season ahead, we wanted to share the projects teams need to take on now to be successful in 2022. Join us to create your own project list for the colder months so that you too can prioritize and execute once the busy season restarts.
ACE discovery event
beaver creek, co
November 9-12, 2021
Who It’s For: Owners of landscaping businesses
Discover if our ACE Peer Group Program is right for you at this special event for prospective members. You’ll experience firsthand what a typical ACE Peer Group meeting entails, get to know some of our ACE members and alumni, attend our annual ACE Summit, and learn from our executive coaches and leading owners how to take your company to the next level. Think of this like a test drive for our program: if you don’t think it’s right for you there is no obligation to join.
banff springs, ab, canada
November 10-12, 2021
Who It’s For: Owners of landscaping businesses
Designed exclusively for current ACE Peer Group members and alumni, this three-day summit is a rare opportunity to take a deep dive into a particular topic and to network with an incredible group of leaders who’ll dramatically broaden your perspective. In addition to interactive educational sessions led by Grow Group executive coaches, we’ll learn directly from Fairmont hotel staff.
Virtual Sales bootcamp
December 15-16, 2021
Who It’s For: Owners, sales managers, and sales-team members
This December we’re bringing our popular Sales Bootcamp to you, wherever you are! Join us online for six live, one-hour sessions, where Marty Grunder, president and CEO of Grunder Landscaping Co., and Chris Psencik, an accomplished sales professional and coach, will teach you everything they know about winning at sales in the green industry.
GROW! 2022 Annual Conference
February 23–25, 2022
Who It’s For: Green-industry business owners and their teams
Join more than 600 ambitious landscape pros from around the country for this one-of-a-kind conference led by award-winning entrepreneur Marty Grunder and The Grow Group, along with some of the most successful leaders in the green industry. You’ll enjoy three days of innovative programming focused on real-world solutions to the challenges owners and their teams face; a behind-the-scenes tour of a successful landscaping company; and a truly inspiring line-up of speakers.
Build a winning training program
January 13, 2022
Who It’s For: Landscaping company owners, HR managers, and operations managers
After years of trial and error, Grunder Landscaping Co. has determined that they truly only have one prerequisite for team members: a good attitude. While a horticulture background and skills are an added bonus, they’ve found ways to train people on those skills if they’re open to learning. The labor market is too tight to be picky on experience for field workers. In three live, one-hour sessions, Marty Grunder, president and CEO of Grunder Landscaping Co., and Vince Torchia, vice president of The Grow Group, will show you step by step how to set up a training program to support and develop your team member’s skills.
Finding & fielding a winning team
February 3, 2022
Who It’s For: Landscaping company owners, HR managers, recruiters, and operations managers
In recent years, landscaping companies’ biggest challenge has shifted from finding work to finding the team members they need to do it. While there isn’t a single silver bullet, there are a number of ways companies can be smarter in how they recruit and intentionally retain their team members. In this virtual event, Marty Grunder, President & CEO of Grunder Landscaping Co., and Vince Torchia, vice president and trusted executive coach at The Grow Group, will share how companies can kick their recruiting efforts into high gear and lay the groundwork for a well-staffed 2022.