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Member Summit: Management Retreat

December 11–12, 2019

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


A two-day, business-building intensive program 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



$399 per person, includes all meals and education sessions. Advanced registration is required!


Register Here


Hotel Reservations
Discounted rates start at $139.00. Reservations can be made HERE or 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.  


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

Breakout Session - details coming soon!

5:00–6:00 pm

Creating Organizational Excitement—
Energizing Your Team
Jim Paluch

Breakout Session - details coming soon!

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

Breakout Session - details coming soon!

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Breakout Session - details coming soon!

Breakout Session - details coming soon!

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




Connect with colleagues, promote your brand message, and support your association by sponsoring the Member Summit.


Sponsor This Event!


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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