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Parks Professional Pathways is happening virtually this year!

Join us for 5 mornings of learning from:

•  February 23 to 25 and March 2 and 3!

•  Plus the virtual Marketplace from Feb 23 to Mar 3!


Parks Professional Pathways is happening virtually this year, Feb 23 to 25, and March 2-3.  Watch at home, in the office, or anywhere you have access to the internet.

Each day is 5 hours, divided into “days of focus" with 4 sessions per day.  Attend 1 day, 2 days, all 5 days or anything in between! Register for a specific focus or customize your conference experience by registering for a 4 or 6 session bundle. Watch the sessions live, or at your leisure on-demand after the conference. Can't join us live? On-demand access allows you to watch or re-watch sessions anytime, anywhere.

This year we’re excited to offer you 20 learning sessions with 5 days of focus to meet your various CEC and CEU needs for ISA, WCTA, PIBC and BCSLA as well as sessions for your supervisors, managers and directors. Plus, check out the virtual Marketplace for the latest products and services the industry has to offer.

When you register, you will:

  • Have the ability to choose your pathway to get the exact training that you need, no matter what role you play in the sector
  • Have 5 days of full access to the virtual Marketplace
  • Have access to your sessions live and on-demand after the conference (from March 11 to May 28)

Stay tuned for full details!

Regsitration opens the week of January 25!

Program Sneak Peak!

Take a peek at what's in store and start your planning!

  Tue, Feb 23 Wed, Feb 24 Thur, Feb 25 Tue, Mar 2 Wed, Mar 3
8 am – 1 pm Arborist Focus (ISA) Turf Focus (WCTA) Horticulture Focus Parks Planning Focus (PIBC) Supervisory and Leadership Focus

Flexible registration packages will be available.

 Options Member Rate Non-Member Rate
1 day registration (select your day)  $99 $139
4 pack self-select learning sessions  $99 $139
6 pack self-select learning sessions  $138 $193
Full conference (20 learning sessions) $385 $539

Check out the schedule and get a head-start on planning your Pro-D!

BCRPA Parks Professional Pathways has been approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) under both the ISA Certification and the WCTA Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Listed below is the identification number and the number of CEU credits awarded for this session.

ISA Certification Key: A = Arborist | U = Utility  |  T = Tree Worker | M = Municipal | Bs = BCMA Science | Bp = BCMA Practice | Bm = BCMA Management | L = Aerial Lift

WCTA Certification Key: IPM

 

FEBRUARY 23 – ARBORIST FOCUS (ISA)

TIME

SESSIONS

CEUs/CECs

8 – 9 am

What's Wrong with Flowering Cherries?

Presented by Douglas Justice

ISA: A, T, Bm, L
PIBC
BCSLA

9:15 – 10:15 am

COVID-19 and Aboriculture

Presented by Alexander Martin

ISA: A, U, T, M, Bm, L
PIBC
BCSLA

10:30 – 11:30 am

Innovations in Tree Health and Stormwater Usages

Presented by Stephen Lovering

ISA: A, M, Bm
PIBC
BCSLA

11:45 - 12:45 pm

Using Technology to Improve Safety in Arboriculture

Presented by George Amos

ISA: A, T, M, Bp, L
PIBC
BCSLA

12:45 – 1 pm

Product Demonstrations & Q&A

 

 

FEBRUARY 24 – TURF FOCUS (WCTA)

TIME

SESSION

CEUs/CECs

8 – 9 am

New Turfgrass Research for Professionals

Presented by Nikolas Wall

WCTA – submitted, pending CEC approval
PIBC
BCSLA

9:15 – 10:15 am

Is Fraise Mowing your field renovation solution?

Presented by Ross Rivers

WCTA – 1.0 IPM
PIBC
BCSLA

10:30 – 11:30 am

Asian Giant Hornet

Presented by Paul van Westendorp

WCTA – 0.5 IPM
ISA: A, M, Bp
PIBC
BCSLA

11:45 - 12:45 pm

The State of the Golf Industry in 2020

Presented by Trevor Smith

WCTA – submitted, pending CEC approval
PIBC
BCSLA

12:45 – 1 pm

Product Demonstrations & Q&A

 

 

FEBRUARY 25 – HORTICULTURE FOCUS

TIME

SESSION

CEUs/CECs

8 – 9 am

Flower Bulbs in the Landscape – Amazing Versatility

Presented by Van Noort Bulb Co.

PIBC
BCSLA

9:15 – 10:15 am

Hives for Humanity - Inclusion of People and Pollinators in Parks

Presented by Sarah Common and Jim McLeod

ISA: A, T, B, Bm, L
PIBC
BCSLA

10:30 – 11:30 am

Flowering in The Parks

Presented by Hitomi Gilliam, AIFD

PIBC
BCSLA

11:45 - 12:45 pm

The Garden City Lands: Demonstrating Urban Farming in Richmond's City Centre

Presented by Alexander Kurnicki

ISA: A, M, Bm
PIBC
BCSLA

12:45 – 1 pm

Product Demonstrations & Q&A

 

 

MARCH 2 – PARKS PLANNING FOCUS (PIBC)

TIME

SESSION

CEUs/CECs

8 – 9 am

Nicomekl Riverfront Park: A park for people, wildlife and water

Presented by Mickella Sjoquist

ISA: A, M, Bm
PIBC
BCSLA

9:15 – 10:15 am

New Westminster’s Urban Forest Management Strategy

Presented by Amelia Needoba and Erika Mashig

PIBC
BCSLA

10:30 – 11:30 am

Regional Greenways 2050

Presented by Craig Sobering and Jamie Vala

ISA: A, M, Bm
PIBC
BCSLA

11:45 - 12:45 pm

The evolution of local public park engagement – How a global pandemic has created opportunities for dialogue

Presented by Adam Vasilevich

PIBC
BCSLA

12:45 – 1 pm

Product Demonstrations & Q&A

 

 

MARCH 3 - SUPERVISORY & LEADERSHIP FOCUS

TIME

SESSION

CEUs/CECs

8 – 9 am

Effective Strategies for Managing Stress and Anxiety

Presented by Dr. Kristin Buhr

ISA: A, U, T, M, Bm, L
PIBC
BCSLA

9:15 – 10:15 am

Everyday Leadership

Presented by Phil Eastwood

PIBC
BCSLA

10:30 – 11:30 am

Made-in-Canada: Learnings from the Canadian City Parks Report

Presented by Adriana Stark and Jake Tobin Garrett

PIBC
BCSLA

11:45 - 12:45 pm

Leadership Resilience: What is it, and how to achieve it?

Presented by Dave Lundberg

PIBC
BCSLA

12:45 – 1 pm

Product Demonstrations & Q&A

 

Interested in Exhibiting or Sponsoring for 2021?

Is your company interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at Parks Professional Pathways? Please don't hesitate to contact Stephanie Androsoff, Partnerships and Events Coordinator by email.

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