APLDWA offers monthly programs designed to meet the goals of our chapter and the needs of our members. Programs address issues related to professional growth, design exposure, national certification and business/legislative advocacy. Unique venues and fresh approaches are always sought, and networking is integral to every program. Programs evolve from member suggestions, so be sure to share your thoughts with the program committee!
New Directions in Technology: Productivity Tools for Landscape Professionals
Friday, April 25, 2014
9:30am – noon
Edmonds City Hall, Brackett Room
121 5th Ave North, Edmonds, WA 98020
We’ve seen great leaps in digital technology in the past few years. Cloud computing and mobile devices such as smartphones and multi-touch tablets have revolutionized the way we live and work. As landscape professionals, many of us are barely using these powerful devices and their available tools to enhance our careers. We find ourselves shying away from trying new things, and getting the work done by doing the same old thing the same old way.
So leave your fears behind and join us for an eye-opening morning presentation by Portland-based Landscape Designer (and self-proclaimed techno geek) Debra Berger. Debra will introduce us to new and emerging apps to enhance the creativity, productivity, and work flow of the landscape professional. Many of the technologies she’ll share are available at little or no cost, and some are designed to collaborate with your Mac or PC.
Debra is the lead designer and manager at Paradise Restored Landscaping, and is the current Vice President of the Oregon Chapter of APLD. We invited Debra to Seattle based on rave reviews from APLDWA members who were lucky enough to attend one of her workshops in the Portland area.
Debra will give us a short introduction to cloud computing, and then focus on specific Apple and Android compatible tools that are particularly useful for the varied needs and roles of a landscape professional.
Check out this informative talk on April 25th. Not only will you broaden your horizons, but you may also find that your career gets a little boost in the process. Don't forget to bring your business card to enter into our drawing--it could win you a $25 gift certificate applicable toward a future APLDWA program!
The cost for this event is $35 per person for APLDWA members and $60 per person for nonmembers.
Registration is limited to 42 participants. Two CEU credits from WSNLA and APLD.
In the event that APLDWA has to cancel any APLDWA sponsored event for any reason, we will provide upon request, refunds to the maximum extent possible. Attendee refunds will be available, upon request, if the cancellation is made no later than one week in advance of the event.
From the Board
Katie Weber and Allison Wilhelm attended our National Leadership Symposium on March 2 in Philadelphia. It was a day filled with information on leadership styles, invigorating new leaders for the future, APLD growth, social media, advocacy, our right to practice and more.
Landscape Designers - Core Competency
APLD's National Board is working to increase our professional presence by splitting our current professional membership category into associate and professional members beginning in July 2015. Currently, there are no qualifications for a person joining APLD and anyone can take the title "Landscape Designer". APLD envisions a standard for that title and we are the ideal association to make that distinction. The difference in the membership levels will be in education and CEU requirements. There will also be a testing process at the upper membership levels to ensure minimum core competencies. The target test launch is during the year 2017. More details will follow.
Until April 1, APLD is offering three months membership free for new and lapsed (not a member now or in 2013) members. If there is a professional friend you think would benefit from our great organization, events and programs, this is the ideal time to invite them. Read more here...
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