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Member Summit: Management Retreat

Registration is still open! Register today!


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December 11–12, 2019

Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Dr S, Lewis Center, OH 43035


A Not-to-be-Missed Event for Owners and Key Decision Makers

ONLA’s 2019 Member Summit is zeroing in on the one thing you’ve told us time and time again that you want to focus on—managing your teams.

This two-day retreat is specifically designed for owners and key decision makers who want to take their management skills to the next level and develop a productive, efficient workplace.

  • Hone your leadership skills
  • Take home best practices for cultivating high-performance teams
  • Network with like-minded professionals and sponsors
  • Get energized and motivated to create lasting, positive changes in your career and business

Attendees will gain years of team-building and leadership knowledge essentially overnight at this efficient, one-stop leadership retreat!



$399 per person. Open to non-members. Includes all meals (Check out the menu!) and education sessions. Registration deadline extended to December 5.


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Hotel Reservations

Discounted rates start at $139.00. Reservations can be made by calling Nationwide Hotel at 614.880.4300 and mentioning Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association. 



Keynote Speakers


Jim Paluch

Jon Petz

John Kennedy




Everything listed below is included in your all-in-one Member Summit ticket! Schedule subject to change. Refer to the on-site program. 


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Wednesday, December 11, 2019


1:00–2:00 pm Registration & Networking
2:00–3:30 pm

Welcome & Sponsor Introductions

Keynote: The Important Work We Do. . . What is It You Do Anyway? Jim Paluch

3:45–4:45 pm

The Process of Thinking Differently
Jim Paluch

Teach a Manager to Coach...and Watch the GROWTH!
Melanie Garcia, Ohio State University

5:00–6:00 pm

Creating Organizational Excitement—
Energizing Your Team
Jim Paluch

Boots and Stilettos: What I've Learned About Leadership One Step at a Time
Kim Sayers, Ohio State University

6:00–6:45 pm Happy Hour
Visit sponsor displays, enjoy appetizers and drinks
6:45–8:15 pm

Dinner & Guest Speaker
Significance in Simple Moments, 
Jon Petz

Presented by:


8:15 pm

End of Day 1! Not ready to call it a night? Grab a friend and head to the on-site Pub for a
nightcap (cash bar).



Thursday, December 12, 2019


8:00–8:45 am Continental Breakfast & Networking
ONLA Annual Business Meeting: 8:30–8:45 am
8:45–9:45 am

Creating and Motivating High Performance Teams, John Kennedy

Presented by:

10:00–11:00 am

Motivating Teams, The Great
Game of Business
John Kennedy

The New Rules of Marketing and PR in the Digital Age
Shannon Rodocker, Remember Marketing

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Getting the Right People on the Bus...and Keeping Them There
Jay Hazelbaker, TAH Benefits

A Way of Doing Business
Scott Knowles, Wolf Creek Company

12:15–1:45 pm Lunch
Keynote: Moving Mountains, John Kennedy



Thank you to our sponsors! 












 Looking for continuing education credits? Check out Credits and Coffee, a new two-day education conference January 13–14, 2020! 

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