Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 Education Programme - Sunday 21 - Wednesday 24 January 2018 Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK - TurfNet.com

 
Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 Education Programme - Sunday 21 - Wednesday 24 January 2018 Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK - TurfNet.com
Information
    Continue to Learn

                                                                           General
    at BTME 2018

                                                                         General Session
    Education

                                                                            & Events
    Programme

                                                                                 Conferences
    Sunday 21 – Wednesday 24 January 2018
    Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

                                                                         Focus OnWorkshops
                                                                          Sessions
                                                                         Career Development
                                                                              Sessions
                                                                                 Seminars

Organised by   Supported by:
                                                                                 Partner Events

                                            Continue to Learn 2018 | 1
Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 Education Programme - Sunday 21 - Wednesday 24 January 2018 Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK - TurfNet.com
Information
  General

                     Welcome from BIGGA
                     Welcome to Continue to Learn at BTME 2018
                     The popularity of the Continue to Learn at BTME education
                                                                                                                               The education ‘Streams’ will help in the
                     programme is increasing. Last year, more than 50% of the available
                                                                                                                               selection of education:
General Session

                     education places were sold within five weeks of its launch.
   & Events

                                                                                                                               •	Ecology                                            •	Personal & Career
                     The ambition to deliver education, that has been selected by
                                                                                                                               •	Management Skills                                     Development
                     BIGGA members, through the Members Choice Initiative, has
                     proved to be a successful formula. Engaging BIGGA members in                                                                                                    •	Technical Skills
                     the decision making process has significantly increased the
                                                                                                                               The Quick Guide lists all of the education events in a simple format
                     success of Continue to Learn at BTME.
                                                                                                                               (see page 8). The BTME website (www.btme.org.uk) education
                     Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 will be featuring over 240 hours of                                        pages, feature a “Justification to Attend” area, providing an event
                     education that will be presented by more than 75 speakers.                                                overview and a draft letter that can be adapted to send to your Club
                                                                                                                               decision makers.
Conferences

                     A varied and valuable learning experience, Continue to
                     Learn at BTME 2018 provides education for:                                                                Don’t forget, we have BIGGA member only benefits:

                     •	Greenkeepers/Assistants                         •	Golf Club Owners,                                   •	Seminar pre-booking

                     •	First Assistants/Deputies                          Managers and Committee                              •	Bundle Discounts (Booked all at once) – based on the number
                                                                           Members                                                of hours booked for you and your colleagues
                     •	Course Manager/Head
                        Greenkeeper                                                                                            ICL and Syngenta Turf Reward vouchers can be used to pay for
                                                                                                                               Continue to Learn bookings. The BTME 2018 App will be updated
                     The programme has once again been split into differing
                                                                                                                               regularly and feature the full education programme, provide
                     types of education offerings:
Workshops

                                                                                                                               speaker profiles and full information on the exhibitors. Download
                     •	Two, one and half day                           •	Career Development                                  the App and keep up to date with all things BTME.
                        Workshops                                       •	Seminars                                            With more than 3,000 attendees expected to stream through
                     •	Conferences                                     •	Partner Events                                      the doors of Continue to Learn at BTME 2018, we recommend
                     •	Focus On sessions                               •	General Session                                     booking early!

                     NEW for 2018                                                                                              We look forward to welcoming you to Harrogate!

                     •	Young Greenkeepers                              •	Mock Interviews
                        Conference                                      •	Careers Clinic
Focus On
 Sessions

                     •	4 hour Workshops

                                                                                                                               Sami Strutt
                                                                                                                               Head of Member Development

                        Contents
Career Development
     Sessions

                        Essential Information .................................................. 4         Career Development Sessions ................................ 34

                        Continue to Learn Registration .................................. 7                Seminars ..................................................................... 38

                        Quick Guide ................................................................. 8    Golf Business and Industry ...................................... 46
                                                                                                           Convention (GolfBIC)
                        Welcome Celebration ............................................... 12
                                                                                                           Partner Events ............................................................ 48
                        General Session ......................................................... 13
Seminars

                                                                                                           Learning and Development Opportunities ........... 50
                        Turf Managers’ Conference ...................................... 14
                                                                                                           Education Credits and Certificates ......................... 52
                        Young Greenkeepers’ Conference .......................... 16
                                                                                                           Plan Your Visit ............................................................ 53
                        Workshops ................................................................... 17
Partner Events

                        Focus On Session ...................................................... 26

                     2 | Continue to Learn 2018
Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 Education Programme - Sunday 21 - Wednesday 24 January 2018 Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK - TurfNet.com
Information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    General
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Inform
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gener
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                al
How to use this guide
                                                                                                  u e t o Learn
                                                                                            Contin king Form

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Gener
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      & Even
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        al Sess
                                                                                                   oo
                                                                                            2018 B
General Session & Events .................................................. 13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  General Session
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                              January                                                                                                                                  PGA
                                                                                                                                                                                         day 12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     & Events
One hour session for all visitors to BTME                                                                                           ookin                         gs is Fri                                          SIGN         the form
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CMAE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         OGRO
                                                                                                    da                     te for b                                                         PITA              LS and                                                                                  CSAI                                                                      ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ....
                                                                                            Closing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ............
                                                                                                                                                                                     CA                                                                    A                                       G
                                                                                                                                                             in    BLOCK                                                                      GCM                                                                                           .... ............
                                                                                                                                                 pl   et  e                                                                                                  A                                                               .... .... ....
                                                                                                                               ase com                                                               COA                                        AGCS                                                          ............                                                           .... ..........

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Confer
                                                                                                                ils    (p  le                                                              UK    G                                                                                             .... .... ....                                                              .... ....
                                                                                                    te Deta                                                                                                                                                                     ............                                                               ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ............                                                             ............
Conferences ........................................................................ 14     Delega
                                                                                                                                       BIGGA
                                                                                                                                                                                            CGSA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             st Nam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             e ........
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ....
                                                                                                                                        GCSAA                                                                                                                                 ....... La                                                              ............

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ences
                                                                                                     r of:                                                                                                ............
                                                                                             Membe                                                                                          ............                                                         ............                                                    .... ............
                                                                                                                                                                             .... .... ....                                                       .... .... ....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       .... ....                                                              ..........
                                                                                                                                                    .... .... ............                                                .... .... ............                                         .... .... ....                                                              .... .... ............
                                                                                                                                       ............                                                                  ....                                                           ....                                                                       ....
                                                                                                                        . ........                                                                 me ....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ....                                                   ............                                                             ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ............
Multi session events for specific sectors of the sports turf industry                         Membe
                                                                                                        rship No
                                                                                                                                                   ............
                                                                                                                                                                 ............
                                                                                                                                                                                   First Na
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        .....
                                                                                                                                  er ........                                                   ............                                                           ............                                                      ............
                                                                                                       rs  /M   iss / Oth                                              .... .... ............                                             .... .... .... ............                                           .... .... ............                                               .... .... .... .........
                                                                                               Mr /  M                                                  ............                                                                 ....                                                                  ....                                                       ............
                                                                                                                                           ............                                                                ............                                                        ............                                               ............
                                                                                                                            ............                                                                 ............                                                         ............                                            ............
                                                                                                                                                                                          ............                                                           ............                                          ............                                                                          ....
                                                                                                          y Email                                                          ............                                                           ............                                          ............                                                                         ............
                                                                                                *Primar                                                                                                                             ............                                                                                                                              ............
Workshops ........................................................................... 18                                         ............
                                                                                                                                               ............
                                                                                                                                                            ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ............                                          No. ....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ............

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Works
                                                                                                                  .... .... ....                                                         .... .... ....                                                     M   ob   ile                                                        .... .... ....                                                          ..........
                                                                                                                                                                                    ....                                                    ...........                                                                    ....                                                         ............
                                                                                                 Job Title                                                 .... .... ............                                            .... .... ....                                                       .... .... ............                                                 .... .... ....
                                                                                                                                             ............                                                      ............                                                   ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ........
                                                                                                                              e ........                                                         ............                                                    ............                                                  ............                                                                      ....
                                                                                                             Co Nam                                                               ............                                                                                                                                                                                                    ............

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      hops
                                                                                                  Club /                                                           ............                                                                   ............                                             st Code                                                                ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ............
Two, one and half-day events concentrating on one subject area                                             ac   t  Te   lephon
                                                                                                                                        e No.
                                                                                                                                                     ............
                                                                                                                                                                               .... .... ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     .... .... ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ....... Po
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     .... .... .... ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   wi   ll  be     used to
                                                                                                   Cont                                                         ............                                                               ........                                              ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ....                                                       ess
                                                                                                                                                  ess ....                                                                  ............                                          ............                                                            ail addr
                                                                                                                                     g Addr                                                                   ............                                           ............                                                      This em
                                                                                                                   d Mailin                                                                     ............                                                                                                           g form.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Conferences
                                                                                                     Preferre                                                                    ............                                                          ............                                     bookin
                                                                                                                                                                  ............                                                          ............                                   on this
                                                                                                                                                    ............                                                          ............                                   named
                                                                                                                                       ............                                                       ts ........
Focus On Sessions ............................................................. 26                    ............
                                                                                                                   ........  .... ....
                                                                                                                                                          ial diet
                                                                                                                                                                         ary requ
                                                                                                                                                                                           ire   m   en
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ovided
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     at   te nd    ee

                                                                                                                                         any spec                                                      ld be pr
                                                                                                                                                                                    ess shou                                                                                                                        ils                                                                                      sfer,
                                                                                                        Please
                                                                                                                     indicate                                      ail addr                                                                                                                nt Deta                                                                                         nk Tran
                                                                                                                                                  valid em                                                                                                              Payme                                                                                            eque, Ba

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus
                                                                                                                                               a                                                                                                                                                                                                   erling Ch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sessio
                                                                                                                                          –
                                                                                                                         y Email                                                                                                                                                                                                   e by St
Two or three hour events on a specific subject                                                           * Primar
                                                                                                            confirm
                                                                                                                              your bo
                                                                                                                                             ok   in  g.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ents m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ust     be    m    ad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          All paym

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        t Card.                                                                              ited

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        or Debi                                                                          GGA Lim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Credit                                                                    ble to BI
                                                                                                                                  g   s                                                                                 £                                                                                                             e paya
                                                                                                            Bo      o   ki    n                                                                                                                                                                        enclos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ed mad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cheque
Career Development Sessions .......................................... 34                                                                                                                                                £                                                                                                              ym      en   t
                                                                                                                             ences                                                                                                                                                                                    Card pa
                                                                                                              Confer                                                                                                                                                                                 / Debit                                                                  n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Credit                                                                  Electro                                                               ....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            £                                                                                                                / JCB /                                                                ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Maestro                                                     ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ............

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Career
                                                                                                                Worksho
                                                                                                                                    ps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            M    as   te  rcard /                                                    ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Visa /                                                          ....  ............                                                        ....  ........
One, two or three hour events concentrating on career                                                             Focus O
                                                                                                                                    n Sessio
                                                                                                                                                     ns
                                                                                                                                                                                   plicable
                                                                                                                                                                                                     )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             £
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    . ........
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 .... .... ....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ...... Se
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 curity        No     .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sessio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ............

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Develo
                                                                                                                                                                 nt* (if ap                                                     £                                                 Card No                                                       ue No.
                                                                                                                                                   Discou                                                                                                                                                                       ....... Iss
development.                                                                                                        Apply
                                                                                                                                   Bundle
                                                                                                                                                                              discoun
                                                                                                                                                                                           t)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ry Date
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      co   ndition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           s above)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ex  pi                                                                 an   d                                                              ............
                                                                                                                                                                      nd le
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  £                                                                                                               rms                                                          ............

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               pment
                                                                                                                                                                 bu
                                                                                                                                         (not eli
                                                                                                                                                   gible for                                                                                                                                                                    oking te                                                        ............
                                                                                                                      GolfBIC                                                                      count)                                                                                                       (see bo                                                          ............
                                                                                                                                                                        le for bu
                                                                                                                                                                                      ndle dis                                                                                               Invoice                                                             ............                                                             .....
                                                                                                                                                   ts   (no  t eligib                                                               £                                                                                                 e      .... ............                                                   .... .... ............
                                                                                                                                          Even                                                                                                                                                                              Nam                                                                        ........
                                                                                                                        Partner                                                                                                                                                                          ompany                                                                        ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ............
Seminars ............................................................................. 38                                                 al EX VA
                                                                                                                                                           T                                                                          £                                                 Club/C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Addres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              s    .... ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  .... .... .... ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ..

                                                                                                                          Subtot

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Workshops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ompany                                                                  ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Club/C                                                                   ............                                                ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              .....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        £                                                                                                           ............                                                ............
                                                                                                                                         20     %                                                                                                                                                                         .... .... ............                                                 .... .... ....
                                                                                                                             VAT@                                                                                                                                                                          ............                                                     st Code
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ............                                                                                                                                   ..........
45 minute and one hour events. Presented by a combination of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ...... Po

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Semin
                                                                                                                                                  ount Du
                                                                                                                                                                   e                                                                                                                                                                        ............                                                                   ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ............                                                                    ............
                                                                                                                               Total Am                                                                                                                                                                      ............                                                                   ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          s                                                   ............                                                                   ............                                                       ......
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           scount                                                                                                                            ............                                                         ............
invited speakers and exhibiting companies. All Seminars are free of                                                                                                                                                   Di                                                                                                                                ....                                                                 ....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 le                                                                                                                          No    .                                                                    ....
                                                                                                                                                                                        oking Bu
                                                                                                                                                                                                            nd                                           ....... 5%                                                                one                                                                   ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ............                                                           t Teleph                                                                ............
                                                                                                                                                       ue     to   Learn Bo                                            .... ............                                                        Contac                                                    .... ....  .... ............                                              .... .... ..........
                                                                                                                                         Contin                                                                 nt                                                      %                                                                       ........                                                                       ....
                                                                                                                                                                                             le discou                                                              10                                                                                                                                          ............
charge with a pre-booking system available for BIGGA members.                                                                                             -23 Ho
                                                                                                                                                                         urs Bund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  nt ........
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      15%                          Email
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ...........
                                                                                                                                           Book 15                                              le discou                                               .........                                                                                 ............                                                               ............
                                                                                                                                                                                 s Bund                                                  ............                                                                              ............                                                              ............
                                                                                                                                                                  2 Hour                                                   ............                                                                             ............                                                       ... ............
                                                                                                                                                                               Booking Form
                                                                                                                                                       24    -3                                                nt     ....                                                                           .... .... ....                                                        ... ... ...                                                                   .
                                                                                                                                             Book                                            le discou                                                s,                                                                                             ...  ............                                                                     ption 3)
                                                                                                                                                                                Bu     nd                                                  en    ce                                                                                          ... ...                                                                          00      (o
                                                                                                                                                               + Hour
                                                                                                                                                                              s                                                   nfer                                                                                               ......                                                                        8338
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 e for Co                                                                                             ure ...                                                                      01347
Partner Events .................................................................... 48                                                        Book 33
                                                                                                                                                           le    discou
                                                                                                                                                                                nts are
                                                                                                                                                                                                availabl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    io   ns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Signat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           lo  pment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Departm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ent on
                                                                                                                                                     nd                                                          ss                                                                                                                   ve
                                                                                                                                                Bu                                               s On Se                                                                                                              and De                                    1UF.
                                                                                                                                                                               The booking form can be found in this brochure,                                                                                                               rk YO61
                                                                                                                                                                                 d Focu                                                                                                               arning                                                                                                                                d
                                                                                                                                                               hops an                                                                                                                t the Le                            Alne, Yo                                                                                         Checke
                                                                                                                                                 Works                                                                                                                   contac                            dwark,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          please                           use, Al                                                                  Invoiced
These events are offered by partner associations.                                                                                                                                               when         co  m        eting th
                                                                                                                                                                               alternatively bookings can be made online at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     pl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          is form
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ue    to    Le   arn, BIG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              GA Ho
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of Paym
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    en   t
                                                                                                                                                                               queries                                     : Contin                                                            Method
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DB
                                                                                                                                                               ve any                                       form to                                                                                                                  Web
                                                                                                                                              If you ha                                       pleted                                                                                                                /BACS/
                                                                                                                                                                            the com
                                                                                                                                               Please
                                                                                                                                                             return            www.btme.org.uk or over the telephone on
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ou   nt    Paid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paid by                                              Chq/CC
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Am                                     S/C
                                                                                                                                                                                   only:
                                                                                                                                                     For offi
                                                                                                                                                                   ce use      01347 833800 option 3.   £

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Focus On
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Career Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Seminars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Partner Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Continue to Learn 2018 | 3
Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 Education Programme - Sunday 21 - Wednesday 24 January 2018 Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK - TurfNet.com
Information
  General

                     Essential Information
                     Event Timings
                     Sunday 21 January                   Venue     Time
General Session

                     Continue to Learn Workshop          QS        09.00 – 09.30
   & Events

                     Registration
                     Continue to Learn Workshops         QS        09.30 – 17.30

                     GCMA – Principles of Golf Club      MH        10.00 – 17.00
                     Management

                     Monday 22 January                   Venue     Time

                     Continue to Learn Workshop          QS        08.30 – 09.00
Conferences

                     Registration
                     Continue to Learn Workshops         QS        09.00 – 17.00

                     Turf Managers’ Conference           MH        08.15 – 08.55
                     Registration
                     Turf Managers’ Conference           MH        09.00 – 17.00

                     GCMA – Principles of Golf Club      MH        08.30 – 17.30
                     Management

                     Tuesday 23 January                  Venue     Time
Workshops

                     Continue to Learn Education         QS        09.00 – 17.00
                     Programme
                     BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition    EH        09.00 – 17.00

                     BIGGA AGM                           QS        14.30 – 15.45
                     GCMA – Principles of Golf Club      MH        09.00 – 17.00
                     Management
                     STRI/England Golf Workshop          MH        09.30 – 15.00
Focus On
 Sessions

                     Welcome Celebration                 RH        17.15 – 18.30
                                                                                    ICL Continue to Learn Scholars 2017
                     Wednesday 24 January                Venue     Time
                     BIGGA General Session               RH        08.30 – 09.30   Member Discounts
                     R&A Scholars Meeting                CH        09.15           Members of the following Associations are eligible to pay the
                     Continue to Learn Education         QS        09.00 – 17.00   ‘Member’ rates shown in this brochure for all events except
                                                                                   Partner Events:
Career Development

                     Programme
                     GolfBIC - Golf Business and         RH        10.30 – 16.45   British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association Ltd (BIGGA)
     Sessions

                     Industry Convention
                                                                                   Golf Course Superintendents Association of Ireland (GCSAI)
                     BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition    EH        09.00 – 17.00
                                                                                   Club Managers’ Association of Europe (CMAE)
                                                                                   Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA)
                     Thursday 25 January                 Venue     Time
                                                                                   Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA)
                     BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition    EH        09.00 – 14.30
                                                                                   Golf Club Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)
                                                                                   Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA)
                     Venue Addresses                                               Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association (AGCSA)
Seminars

                     Exhibition Halls (EH)                                         Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers Association (FEGGA)
                     Harrogate Convention Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA
                     Queen’s Suite (QS),                                           Turf Rewards
                     Harrogate Convention Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA
                     Royal Hall (RH),                                              Did you know that you can use 
                     Harrogate Convention Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA   Turf Rewards points for your Continue
                                                                                   to Learn bookings? Simply claim your
                     The Majestic Hotel (MH)
                                                                                   Turf Rewards Continue to Learn
                     Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG1 2HU
                                                                                   vouchers and use them to pay for your 
Partner Events

                     The Crown Hotel (CH)                                          education at BTME 2018
                     Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RZ
                                                                                   Turf Rewards can be used to purchase Bundles.

                     4 | Continue to Learn 2018
Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 Education Programme - Sunday 21 - Wednesday 24 January 2018 Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK - TurfNet.com
Information
                                                                                                                                                  General
                                                                                                                                                General Session
                                                                                                                                                   & Events
                                                                                                                                                Focus OnConferences
                                                                                                                                                        Workshops
                                                                                                                                                 Sessions
Continue to Learn booking                                             Seminar Pre Booking for BIGGA Members
Bundle Discounts                                                      BIGGA members can pre-book a place for any of the listed Continue
                                                                      to Learn Seminars. 70 seminar places will be available for each of
Available to BIGGA Members only                                       the sessions held on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 January.

                                                                                                                                                Career Development
To help make training budgets stretch further and to provide          •	Your pre-booked seminar tickets will be printed with your
                                                                                                                                                     Sessions
greater flexibility, we offer Continue to Learn booking “Bundle”         badge, on arrival at Harrogate Convention Centre
discounts. These Bundles provide a discount when booking
                                                                      •	If you do not have your ticket there is no guarantee of a place
multiple hours of education for an individual or multiple delegates
from the same golf club. Bundle Discounts are only available to       •	If pre-booked ticket holders have not arrived 5 minutes before
BIGGA Members. All of the eligible education events have an hour         the start of the seminar, there is no guarantee of a place or a seat
value listed in this brochure and on the booking form.                •	If you arrive after the seminar start time, you may be denied entry

The Bundle Discounts are designed for individuals or several          N.B. Pre-booking can only be made for BIGGA Members
members of staff from the same golf club, to benefit from discount
                                                                      The remaining 40-50 places in the seminar room will be available,
for booking multiple education events at the same time.
                                                                                                                                                        Seminars

                                                                      on a first come, first serve basis, to all visitors
Bundles cannot be used for Partner events.
Continue to Learn 15-23 hours Bundle = 5% discount
Continue to Learn 24-32 hours Bundle = 10% discount
Continue to Learn 33+ hours Bundle = 15% discount
                                                                                                                                                        Partner Events

                                                                                                                Continue to Learn 2018 | 5
Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 Education Programme - Sunday 21 - Wednesday 24 January 2018 Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK - TurfNet.com
Information

                     Essential Information
  General

                     Dress Code                                                           R&A Scholars Meeting
                     BIGGA continues to promote the professional image of those           Wednesday 24 January 2018, 09.15
General Session

                     working in the sportsturf industry throughout the world and          The Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RZ
                     therefore respectfully requests that all those attending adhere to
   & Events

                     the following dress code:                                            N.B. This is an invite only meeting

                     Conference, Workshops, Seminars and Exhibition                       Justification to Attend
                     Smart, casual attire (i.e. NO jeans, baseball caps,                  Do you need help to convince your manager or employer to attend
                     tee shirts or work wear)                                             Continue to Learn at BTME 2018?

                     BIGGA AGM                                                            Your manager or employer needs to understand why you want to
                                                                                          attend Continue to Learn at BTME, how it will benefit you and how
Conferences

                     Smart, casual attire                                                 it will benefit them. They are looking for a return on their
                                                                                          investment in you.
                     Mock Interviews
                                                                                          Visit www.btme.org.uk/justification-to-attend
                     Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 January 2018
                     The Majestic Hotel, Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG1 2HU                   Want some more reasons to visit BTME? Look below

                     For further information see page 35
Workshops
Focus On
 Sessions
Career Development
     Sessions
Seminars
Partner Events

                     6 | Continue to Learn 2018
Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 Education Programme - Sunday 21 - Wednesday 24 January 2018 Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK - TurfNet.com
Information
Continue to Learn Registration

                                                                                                                                           General
Continue to Learn Registration                                       Royal Hall
The Continue to Learn Education Programme will be presented          What’s taking place in the Royal Hall?

                                                                                                                                         General Session
in three locations:
                                                                     •   General Session

                                                                                                                                            & Events
•   Queen’s Suite, Harrogate Convention Centre (QS)                  •   BIGGA Welcome Celebration
•   The Royal Hall, Harrogate Convention Centre (RH)                 •   GolfBIC
•   The Majestic Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate (MH)
                                                                     Delegates booked on GolfBIC must register at the Registration
                                                                     desk in the Royal Hall to collect their badge and delegate pack
Queen’s Suite                                                        before proceeding to the event.

What’s taking place in the Queen’s Suite?                            Access to the Royal Hall on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 January
                                                                     will be from the main entrance to the Royal Hall on Ripon Road.

                                                                                                                                                 Conferences
•   Workshops
•   Focus On Sessions
                                                                     The Majestic Hotel
•   Career Development Sessions
•   Seminars                                                         What’s taking place at The Majestic Hotel?
•   BIGGA Annual General Meeting
                                                                     •   Turf Managers’ Conference
Delegates booked on events being held in the Queen’s Suite on        •   Young Greenkeepers Conference
Sunday 21 and Monday 22 January must register at the BIGGA           •   Partner Events
Desk in the Queen’s Suite to collect their badge and delegate pack

                                                                                                                                                 Workshops
                                                                     •   Selected BIGGA workshops (delegates will be notified)
before proceeding to their pre-booked event.
                                                                     •   Mock Interviews
Access to the Queen’s Suite on Sunday 21 and Monday 22 January
will be from King’s Road, via Harrogate Convention Centre –          Delegates booked on events being held in The Majestic Hotel on
Entrance 3 (Springfield House).                                      Sunday 21, Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24
                                                                     January must register at the BIGGA Desk in The Majestic Hotel
Access to the Queen’s Suite on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday              before proceeding to their pre-booked event.
24 January will be via the escalator link between Exhibition
Halls B & C.                                                         The Majestic Hotel, Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG1 2HU. A map
                                                                     showing the location of the Majestic Hotel is on page 52.

                                                                                                                                         Focus On
                                                                                                                                          Sessions
                                                                     All delegate badges will provide access into the BTME exhibition
                                                                     on Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 January.

      BIGGA Annual General Meeting

                                                                                                                                         Career Development
      Tuesday 23 January 2018,
      14.30, Queen’s Suite,
                                                                                                                                              Sessions

      Harrogate Convention Centre

      The BIGGA AGM is open to all
      Members of BIGGA, however only
      Full Members are entitled to vote. A
      current membership card MUST be
                                                                                                                                                 Seminars

      produced to gain entry.

      Access to the Queen’s Suite for the
      AGM is from the escalator between
      Halls B & C. Follow signs for the
      Queen’s Suite.
                                                                                                                                                 Partner Events

                                                                                                            Continue to Learn 2018 | 7
Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 Education Programme - Sunday 21 - Wednesday 24 January 2018 Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK - TurfNet.com
Partner Events                         Seminars                        Career Development                    Focus On                      Workshops                       Conferences                General Session                     General
                                                                                             Sessions                          Sessions                                                                                   & Events                       Information

                             Quick Guide & Recommended Events
                               This quick guide shows all the education                       Stream                                              CM/HGK – Courses recommended for Course                   Hour value of each event
                               events: In date and time order.                                                                                    Managers and Head Greenkeepers
                                                                                              E - Ecology                                                                                                   Only events with an hour value are eligible for
                                                                                              M - Management Skills                               GC Mgt – Courses recommended for those                    Booking Bundle discounts.

8 | Continue to Learn 2018
                               Key                                                            PD - Personal & Career Development                  involved in Golf Club Management or Committee
                                                                                                                                                                                                            N.B. Partner events are not eligible for “Booking
                                                                                              T - Technical Skills                                Members
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bundle” discounts.
                               GS = General Session
                               Co = Conference                                                Recommended events                                  Cost                                                      Location
                                                                                              N.B. The recommendations are for guidance only.     £ = there is a charge for this event
                               W = Workshop                                                                                                                                                                 MH = Majestic Hotel, Ripon Road,
                                                                                              Any attendee can attend any of the listed events.   Free* = the event is Free* of charge for                       Harrogate, HG1 2HU
                               F = Focus On
                                                                                              GK/Asst – Courses recommended for                   BIGGA members.
                               S = Seminar                                                                                                                                                                  QS = Queen’s Suite, Harrogate Convention Centre
                                                                                              Greenkeepers and Assistant Greenkeepers             N.B. It is suggested that bookings are made
                               CD = Career Development                                                                                                                                                      RH = Royal Hall, Harrogate Convention Centre
                                                                                              1st/Dep – Courses recommended for First             for the Free* events. (A charge may apply for
                               P = Partner Events                                                                                                 non-members)                                              CH = Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RZ
                                                                                              Assistants and Deputy Head Greenkeepers

                             Sunday 21 January 2018                                                                                                   Type      Stream    GK/Assist      1st/Dep   CM/HGK    GC Mgt      Cost      Hours     Location    Page

                             09.30 – 15.00      Everything you Want to Know about Bunkers - And More!                                                  W           T          ü            ü         ü                    £          4         QS         19

                             09.30 – 13.00      Organic Fertilisers                                                                                    W           T                       ü         ü                    £          3         QS         20

                             09.30 – 13.00      A Practical Approach to Project Management for Greenkeepers                                            W          M                        ü         ü                    £          3         QS         20

                             09.30 – 17.30      Fertiliser Programmes from First Principles                                                            W           T          ü            ü                              £          6         QS         18

                             09.30 – 17.30      Fungicide Fundamentals                                                                                 W           T          ü            ü         ü                    £          6         QS         18

                             09.30 – 17.30      Mathematics for Modern Greenkeeping                                                                    W           T          ü            ü         ü                    £          6         QS         19

                             09.30 – 17.30      Irrigation Design and Auditing (day 1 of 2)                                                            W           T                       ü         ü                    £          6         MH         17

                             09.30 – 17.30      How to Think Differently for Improved Performance                                                      W          M                        ü         ü         ü          £          6         QS         18

                             09.30 – 17.30      Turf Conditions and Optimal Efficiency                                                                 W           T                       ü         ü                    £          6         QS         19

                             09.30 – 17.30      How to Motivate Your Team                                                                              W          M                        ü         ü         ü          £          6         QS         18

                             09.30 – 17.30      How to Make Effective, Persuasive and Compelling Presentations (day 1 of 2)                            W          PD          ü            ü         ü         ü          £          6         MH         17

                             10.00 – 17.30      GCMA - Principles of Golf Club Management (day 1 of 3)                                                 PD                                            ü         ü          £                    MH         48

                             14.00 – 17.30      Health & Safety for Beginners                                                                          W           T          ü            ü                              £          3         QS         21

                             14.00 – 17.30      Chemical Properties of Soil                                                                            W           T                       ü         ü                    £          3         QS         20

                               Don’t forget the closing date for bookings is Friday 12th January 2018
Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 Education Programme - Sunday 21 - Wednesday 24 January 2018 Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK - TurfNet.com
Monday 22 January 2018                                                                                      Type     Stream   GK/Assist   1st/Dep   CM/HGK   GC Mgt    Cost     Hours   Location   Page

                             09.00 – 12.30     Surveying Trees - Assessing Risk                                                           W         T                    ü         ü                 £        3        QS        24

                             09.00 – 12.30     Report Writing                                                                             W         M                    ü         ü        ü        £        3        QS        24

                             09.00 – 17.00     Turf Managers’ Conference                                                                 Co        All                             ü                 £        6        MH       14/15

                             09.00 – 17.00     An Introduction to Mindfulness                                                             W        PD         ü          ü         ü        ü        £        6        MH        22

                             09.00 – 17.00     Sustainable Grass for Golf                                                                 W         T                    ü         ü                 £        6        QS        23

                             09.00 – 17.00     Budget Building for Golf Course Management                                                 W         M                    ü         ü                 £        6        QS        22

                             09.00 – 17.00     Basic Golf Mechanics                                                                       W         T         ü          ü         ü                 £        6        QS        23

                             09.00 – 17.00     Irrigation Design and Auditing (day 2 of 2)                                                W         T                    ü         ü                 £        6        QS        17

                             09.00 – 17.00     Renovating Your Golf Course                                                                W         T                    ü         ü                 £        6        QS        23

                             09.00 – 17.00     The Brilliant Manager                                                                      W         M                    ü         ü        ü        £        6        QS        23

                             09.00 – 17.00     How to Make Effective, Persuasive and Compelling Presentations (day 2 of 2)                W        PD         ü          ü         ü        ü        £        6        MH        17

                             09.00 – 17.00     GCMA - Principles of Golf Club Management (day 2 of 3)                                    PD                                        ü        ü        £                 MH        48

                             12.30   – 17.00   Introduction to Soil Microbiology and Basic Microscopy                                     W         T         ü          ü         ü                 £        4        QS        24

                             13.30   – 17.00   Drainage: Designs and Installation                                                         W         T                    ü         ü                 £        3        QS        25

                             13.30   – 17.00   Principles of Turfgrass Nutrition                                                          W         T         ü          ü                           £        3        QS        25

                             13.30   – 17.00   Dealing with Difficult People and Situations                                               W         M                    ü         ü        ü        £        3        QS        25

                               Programme may be subject to change – visit www.btme.org.uk or download the BTME 2018 app for the latest information

Continue to Learn 2018 | 9
                                                                                           Sessions                           Sessions                                                                & Events                  Information
                 Partner Events                        Seminars                       Career Development                     Focus On         Workshops                   Conferences              General Session                General
Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 Education Programme - Sunday 21 - Wednesday 24 January 2018 Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK - TurfNet.com
Partner Events                        Seminars                      Career Development                            Focus On          Workshops                   Conferences              General Session                General
                                                                                           Sessions                                  Sessions                                                                 & Events                  Information

                              Tuesday 23 January 2018                                                                                           Type      Stream   GK/Assist   1st/Dep   CM/HGK   GC Mgt    Cost     Hours   Location   Page

                              09.00 – 17.00     GCMA - Principles of Golf Club Management (day 3 of 3)                                           PD                                        ü        ü        £                 MH        46

                              09.25 – 11.25     Assertiveness                                                                                     F         M                    ü         ü        ü        £        2        QS        26

                              09.25 – 11.25     Using and Understanding MLSN Guidelines for Nutrient Recommendations                              F         T                    ü         ü                 £        2        QS        26

                              09.30 – 12.30     So You Want to Be Promoted - Essential Skills for Your Career Development                        CD        PD         ü                                     Free*              QS        34

                              09.30 – 12.45     The Identification and Selection of Amenity Grass Species and Cultivars for Golf                  F         T         ü          ü                           £        3        QS        27

10 | Continue to Learn 2018
                              09.30 – 12.45     Soil Phosphorus                                                                                   F         T         ü          ü                           £        3        QS        27

                              10.00 – 10.45     1 - Disease Management: How Could This Look in the Future?                                        S                   ü          ü         ü                Free*              QS        38

                              10.00 – 15.45     Practical Workshop for Chair of Green & Secretary/Manager - Learn, Share, Network                 P                                        ü        ü        £                 MH        49

                              10.15   – 11.15   2 - Continued Research in Soil Microbial Biology                                                  S                   ü          ü         ü                Free*              QS        38

                              11.15   – 12.00   3 - Biostimulants for Managing Stressed Turf                                                      S                   ü          ü         ü                Free*              QS        38

                              11.45   – 12.45   4 - Managing Organic Matter in Putting Greens                                                     S                   ü          ü         ü                Free*              QS        39

                              12.10   – 14.10   Crucial Conversations                                                                             F         M                    ü         ü        ü        £        2        QS        27

                              12.10   – 14.10   Identifying and Understanding Fungi                                                               F         E         ü          ü         ü                 £        2        QS        28

                              12.30   – 13.15   5 - Vertical Drainage - The Future                                                                S                   ü          ü         ü                Free*              QS        39

                              13.00   – 14.00   The Young Greenkeepers Committee - Different Routes Through the Industry                         CD        PD         ü          ü                          Free*              QS        34

                              13.00   – 14.00   6 - Sustainable Use and Development of Hybrid Reinforced Turf for Golf                            S                   ü          ü         ü                Free*              QS        40

                              13.30   – 16.45   Understanding the Maintenance and Management of Your Irrigation System                            F         T         ü          ü                           £        3        QS        28

                              13.30   – 16.45   What's in a Soil Analysis                                                                         F         T         ü          ü                           £        3        QS        28

                              13.35   – 14.20   7 - Create Healthy Rootzones to Help Prevent Turf Diseases                                        S                   ü          ü         ü                Free*              QS        40

                              14.30   – 15.45   BIGGA AGM                                                                                       AGM                                                                            QS        7

                              14.30   – 16.30   Master Greenkeeper Certificate - Stages 1 & 2                                                    CD        PD                              ü                Free*              QS        34

                              14.45   – 16.45   Disciplinary Interviewing Skills                                                                  F         M                    ü         ü        ü        £        2        QS        29

                              14.45   – 16.45   Developing the Nature of Golf                                                                     F         E         ü          ü         ü                 £        2        QS        29

                              15.45   – 16.45   8 - Fairway Thatch Management in Preparation for Major Tournaments                                S                   ü          ü         ü                Free*              QS        41

                              16.00 – 16.45     9 - A Greener Golf Course                                                                         S                   ü          ü         ü                Free*              QS        41

                              17.30   – 18.30   Welcome Celebration                                                                                                                                         Free*              RH        12

                              Wednesday 24 January 2018                                                                                         Type      Stream   GK/Assist   1st/Dep   CM/HGK   GC Mgt    Cost     Hours   Location   Page

                              08.30 – 09.30     General Session                                                                                  GS                   ü          ü         ü        ü                          RH

                              9.15              R&A Scholars Meeting                                                                            Invite                                                                         CH

                              09.25 – 11.25     Stop Telling Your Team - Start Transforming Your Team!                                            F         M                    ü         ü        ü        £        2        QS        30

                              09.25 – 11.25     Fungicides and Physiology                                                                         F         T                    ü         ü                 £        2        QS        30

                              09.25 – 11.25     Master Greenkeeper Certificate - Stage 3, The Examinations                                       CD        PD                              ü                Free*              QS        36

                                                                                                                                                Type      Stream   GK/Assist   1st/Dep   CM/HGK   GC Mgt    Cost     Hours   Location   Page
Wednesday 24 January 2018
                              09.25 – 11.25     My Personal Career Benchmark - Am I Heading in the Right Direction?                  CD        PD         ü                  Free*            QS    36

                              09.30 – 12.45     Getting Started with Excel 2013                                                      F          T     ü   ü       ü     ü     £        3      QS    30

                              10.00 – 10.45     10 - Fertiliser Choice - Quality, Cost and Performance                               S                ü   ü       ü          Free*            QS    42

                              10.15   – 11.15   11 - Golf Course Management - From Aberdeen to Abu Dhabi and Beyond...               S                ü   ü       ü          Free*            QS    42

                              10.30   – 14.00   Young Greenkeepers Conference                                                        Co        PD     ü                       £        2      MH    16

                              10.30   – 16.45   GolfBIC - Golf Business and Industry Convention                                      Co        All                ü     ü     £               RH    42

                              11.15   – 12.00   12 - Can Certain Surfactants have Biostimulant-like Activity?                        S                ü   ü       ü          Free*            QS    42

                              11.35   – 12.35   13 - Developing a Comprehensive Golf Course Master Plan                              S                ü   ü       ü          Free*            QS    43

                              12.10   – 14.10   Appraising your Mates at Work                                                        F          M         ü       ü           £        2      QS    31

                              12.10   – 14.10   An Integrated Approach to Golf Course Management                                     F          E         ü       ü     ü     £        2      QS    31

                              12.10   – 14.10   Fairy Rings                                                                          F          T         ü       ü           £        2      QS    32

                              12.10   – 14.10   Getting the Course Managers Job                                                      CD        PD         ü                  Free*            QS    36

                              12.30   – 13.15   14 - Recognising and Rectifying Drainage Problems on Fairways                        S                ü   ü       ü          Free*            QS    43

                              13.05   – 14.05   15 - Turfgrass Disease - Alternative Means of Suppression                            S                ü   ü       ü          Free*            QS    44

                              13.30   – 16.45   Beyond the Basics in Excel 2013                                                      F          T     ü   ü       ü     ü     £        3      QS    33

                              13.45   – 14.30   16 - Maximising Overseeding Success                                                  S                ü   ü       ü          Free*            QS    44

                              14.25   – 15.25   17 - What's the Matter with Organic Matter                                           S                ü   ü       ü          Free*            QS    45

                              14.45   – 15.45   Volunteering - A Tool for Career Development                                         CD        PD     ü   ü                  Free*            QS    37

                              14.45   – 16.45   Criticising and Correcting People at Work                                            F          M         ü       ü     ü     £        2      QS    32

                              14.45   – 16.45   Drought - Doesn't Have to Mean a Brown Course!                                       F          T         ü       ü           £        2      QS    32

                              15.00 – 15.45     18 - Granular vs. Liquid Nutrition                                                   S                ü   ü       ü          Free*            QS    45

                              15.45   – 16.45   The Benefits of Becoming an R&A Scholar                                              CD        PD     ü   ü       ü          Free*            QS    37

                              15.45   – 16.45   19 - It's Not All About Bees!                                                        S                ü   ü       ü          Free*            QS    45

                              16.00 – 16.45     20 - Thatch Reduction and Root Mass Development by Using WormPower                   S                ü   ü       ü          Free*            QS    45

                                 Programme may be subject to change – visit www.btme.org.uk or download the BTME 2018 app for the latest information

Continue to Learn 2018 | 11
                                                                                           Sessions                       Sessions                                             & Events            Information
                  Partner Events                        Seminars                      Career Development                 Focus On         Workshops       Conferences       General Session          General
Information
  General

                     Welcome Celebration                                                Royal Hall | Tuesday 23 January

                     In association with Jacobsen
General Session
   & Events

                     All visitors to BTME are invited to join BIGGA at their Welcome
                     Celebration, hosted by Naga Munchetty.

                     The Welcome Celebration is an opportunity to celebrate all of the
                     fantastic achievements of BIGGA members in the past 12 months
Conferences

                     and to recognise many people who have contributed to the
                     industry. This will include:

                     Announcement of the winners of the BIGGA Awards:

                     •   Young Greenkeeper of the Year, sponsored by Jacobsen
                     •   Championship Greenkeeping Performance of the Year
                     •   Greenkeeping Achievement of the Year, sponsored by Baroness

                     Also celebrated will be the achievements and successes of BIGGA
Workshops

                     members including:

                     •   BIGGA Life Members
                     •   BIGGA President and Vice President
                     •   Continuing Professional Development Milestones
                     •   Master Greenkeeper Certificates
                     •   BIGGA Photographic Competition
                     •   Toro Student Greenkeepers of the Year
Focus On
 Sessions

                     The Welcome Celebration will be followed by an informal drinks
                     reception enabling BIGGA members and visitors to meet friends
                     old and new.

                     Celebrate your Association!
Career Development

                         Timings
     Sessions

                         Tuesday 23 January 2018
                         The Royal Hall, Harrogate Convention Centre
                         17.30 – 18.30
Seminars
Partner Events

                     12 | Continue to Learn 2018
Information
                                                                                                                                           General
General Session                                                                  Royal Hall | Wednesday 24 January

Timings and costs
Wednesday 24 January

                                                                                                                                         General Session
Cost: Free

                                                                                                                                            & Events
The Royal Hall, Harrogate Convention Centre
Timings: 08.30 – 9.30

Details
Hosted by tv presenter and self confessed golf nut, Naga Munchetty

Following on from the success of the 2017 General Sessions, discussing Golf at the Olympics and The Ryder Cup, we will once again
be presenting a session focusing on current developments in the sports turf industry.

                                                                                                                                                 Conferences
Further details of the General Session will be announced in Greenkeeper International, the BIGGA Bulletin, BIGGA news page and
through BIGGA’s social media channels.

The General Session is free to attend for all visitors to BTME and Continue to Learn. It does not have to be pre-booked, just your
visitor badge is required to gain access.

                                                                                                                                         Focus OnWorkshops
                                                                                                                                          Sessions
                                                                                                                                         Career Development
                                                                                                                                              Sessions
                                                                                                                                                 Seminars
                                                                                                                                                 Partner Events

                                                                                                           Continue to Learn 2018 | 13
Information
  General

                     Turf Managers’ Conference
                     Green Speed is More Than a Number                                         Reduce Your Organic Matter Problems
                     This session will discuss data collected on green speed and the           with Hydrogen Peroxide!
                     dispersion of golf balls as they roll across a putting green.
General Session

                                                                                               This session will look at the experiment of mixing hydrogen
                     Considering the analysis made of the data is not so much about the
   & Events

                                                                                               peroxide with water mixed in irrigation water to address organic
                     exact measurements, or the average of the measurements, but more
                                                                                               matter and soil root diseases on putting greens. Over the past three
                     about the variation in the measurements. What is normal variation if
                                                                                               years this testing has shown some astonishing results and
                     you measure green speed at location X on green 1 and then move to
                                                                                               discoveries including the removal of black layer and worm control.
                     location Y on green 1? Is the speed identical? What if it varies by 7
                     inches, is that normal, or is that unusual? What is the normal
                                                                                               Learning Outcomes:
                     variation in green speed from all 19 or 20 greens at an 18 hole
                     facility? What is abnormal variation? And what is normal dispersion       •   Testing techniques
                     of ball roll across a green? What is abnormal dispersion?
                                                                                               •   Results of organic matter tests and micro-biology populations
Conferences

                     Learning Outcomes:                                                        •	What could this mean for the future of golf course
                                                                                                  management?
                     •	How green speed varies from location to location on the
                        same green                                                             Presented by David Bataller, Director of Golf, PGA Catalunya

                     •	How green speed varies from green to green on the same
                        golf course                                                            Managing Water for Improved Turf
                     •	The normal variation in green speed across all the greens on a         Disease Control
                        golf course
                     •	How a ball is likely to vary from a true course as it rolls across     This session will look at managing water effectively to improve turf
Workshops

                        a green                                                                health and turf cultural practices, thus resulting in an improved
                                                                                               disease control programme.
                     •	Some of the normal values for ball roll distance (green speed)
                        around the world  
                                                                                               Learning Outcomes:
                     •   Green speed probably varies more than you thought
                                                                                               •   How does water move through a turf rootzone
                     Presented by Micah Woods, Chief Scientist, Asian Turfgrass Center
                                                                                               •   The turfgrass disease triangle: host, pathogen, environment
                                                                                               •   Irrigation and turf disease management
                     Lead Better                                                               •   Methods to monitor volumetric water content
                     Spend any time researching leadership and you’ll come up with a           •   Soil surfactants and how they work
Focus On
 Sessions

                     dizzying number of definitions, many of them mutually                     •   Using soil surfactants to help manage turf diseases
                     contradictory. Rather than get embroiled in all that, this presentation
                     will simply propose a sensible, useful and practical model of             Presented by Mike Fidanza, Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences,
                     leadership that works. It might be called, “What do people who are        Pennsylvania State University
                     leaders do that people who aren’t leaders don’t do?”

                     Jeremy Marchant will justify that model, showing examples of
                     people who have deployed it successfully. Looking at some
Career Development

                     prominent people who think they are leaders, and explain how
                     they could modify their performance to be better leaders.
     Sessions

                     Crucially, the session will explain why some people, when they try
                     to use this model, get stuck, and will give plenty of ways to get
                     unstuck.

                     Learning Outcomes:

                     •   A useful definition of leadership
                     •   Using examples, how this works in practice
Seminars

                     •   The four things that leaders do that others don’t
                     •   Four ways to keep going, if you get stuck

                     Presented by Jeremy Marchant, Specialist in Emotional
                     Intelligence, Jeremy Marchant Limited

                     A comprehensive, downloadable handout will accompany this
                     session. Jeremy also offers all attendees at the Turf Managers’
                     Conference telephone support service for up to six months after
Partner Events

                     the Conference.

                     14 | Continue to Learn 2018
Information
                                                                                                                                             General
                                                                            The Majestic Hotel | Monday 22 January

Stress Awareness                                                    Disease Management –
Stress is now the number one cause of work related ill health and   A Focus on Microdochium nivale and
absence. This session will consider what is stress? How does it     Colletotrichum cereale

                                                                                                                                           General Session
impact us? Where does it come from? How can we recognise it in

                                                                                                                                              & Events
ourselves and in others? How can we manage the factors that         This session will provide an in-depth look at both Microdochium
contribute to it?                                                   nivale and Colletotrichum cereale, discuss causal agents and what
                                                                    drives their activity. It will focus on management broken down into:
Learning Outcomes:                                                  pesticidal control (looking at current and future available A.I’s),
                                                                    non-pesticidal control, best management practices and disease
•   Understanding why we stress                                     modelling.
•   The impact of stress on our bodies
•   Recognising stress in ourselves and others                      Learning Outcomes:

                                                                                                                                                   Conferences
•   Recognising the root causes of stress in modern society         •   Fully understand both diseases in terms of causal agents
•   Managing stress in the workplace                                •   Current and potential future options in terms of pesticides
•   Enabling wellbeing in the workplace                             •	How pesticide management in the future will be different
                                                                       to now
Presented by John Ross GradIOSH MG, Safety Consultant,
Compliant Grounds                                                   •	The importance of best management practices in the
                                                                       management of both diseases

                                                                    Presented by Mark Hunt, Technical Director, Headland Amenity

                                                                    Programme may be subject to change.

                                                                                                                                                   Workshops
    The Turf Managers Conference
    delivers a wide variety of subjects,                                Timings and Costs
    all relevant to us as modern
                                                                        Times:                                       09.00 – 17.00
    ‘Turf Managers’                                                     Length of Turf Managers’ Conference:               6 Hours

                                                                        Cost of Turf Managers’ Conference:
    Ed Stant,
                                                                        Member (including Lunch)                      £110.00 + VAT
    Course Manager, Trentham Golf Club

                                                                                                                                           Focus On
                                                                        Non Member (including Lunch)                  £215.00 + VAT

                                                                                                                                            Sessions
                                                                                                                                           Career Development
                                                                                                                                                Sessions
                                                                                                                                                   Seminars
                                                                                                                                                   Partner Events

                                                                                                            Continue to Learn 2018 | 15
Information
  General

                                YGC Conference The Majestic Hotel | Wednesday 24 January
                     BIGGA Young Greenkeepers’ Conference                                      Future Proofing Greens Management
                     BIGGA’s Young Greenkeepers Committee introduce their first                13.00 – 13.30
                     national conference, specifically designed for young greenkeepers
General Session

                     providing the opportunity to meet other greenkeepers and to attend        This session will help young greenkeepers to understand the steps
   & Events

                     education that will benefit you in your career as you move up the         that can be taken now, to work towards a future with less fungicides
                     greenkeeping ladder. Attendees will also get the chance to discuss        and more aggressive disease outbreaks.
                     opportunities for scholarships, funding, internships, what is available
                     through BIGGA and more. Senior colleagues are welcome to attend           Learning Outcomes:
                     with their young greenkeeper.
                                                                                               •	How environmental monitoring can aid in disease prediction and
                                                                                                  management in the future…
                     Registration, Networking & Coffee
                                                                                               Presented by Mark Hunt, Technical Director, Headland Amenity
Conferences

                     Registration will take place in The Majestic Hotel    10.30 – 11.00

                                                                                               Greenkeeping is a Great Career!
                     Welcome to the Young Greenkeepers
                                                                                               13.30 – 1 4.00
                     Conference
                                                                                               In this session, James Bledge will explain how he has achieved some
                     Presented by Jim Croxton, CEO, BIGGA Ltd                11.00 – 11.10    of his career goals. The highs, the lows, the challenges, the sacrifices
                                                                                               and the successes!
                     Getting From A to B
                                                                                               Learning Outcomes:
Workshops

                     11.10 – 11.40
                                                                                               •   Why be a Greenkeeper?
                     This session will help young aspiring greenkeepers identify their         •   The things that drove me
                     career goals and help them to produce a plan/journey on how to get        •   Ups and Downs of the journey
                     there. It will also provide techniques that can be used along the way
                                                                                               •   Networking and Opportunities
                     to assist in getting to where you want to be.
                                                                                               •   The step up from DCM to CM
                     Learning Outcomes:                                                        •   The future for a Course Manager

                     •   Self appraisal                                                        Presented by James Bledge, Course Manager, Royal Cinque Ports
Focus On
 Sessions

                     •   Self promotion/reputation                                             Golf Club

                     •   Interaction techniques
                     •   BIGGA and the benefits                                                    Timings and Costs
                     •   Qualifications vs Learning
                                                                                                   Timings                                 10.30 – 14.00
                     •   Career goals (Short & Long term)                                          Length of Young Greenkeepers Conference       2 Hours

                     Presented by Sam Evans, Head Greenkeeper, Fulwell Golf Club
Career Development

                                                                                                   Cost of Young Greenkeepers Conference:
                                                                                                   Member (including Lunch)                        £20.00 + VAT
                     Social Media – Do’s and Don’t’s!
     Sessions

                                                                                                   Senior Colleague (including Lunch)              £20.00 + VAT

                     11.40 – 12.10                                                                 Non Member (including Lunch)                    £20.00 + VAT

                     This session will look at the power of social media and how it can be
                     used to enhance your career prospects, or not!

                     Learning Outcomes:

                     •   What’s appropriate and what’s not
Seminars

                     •   Personal vs professional profile
                     •   How posts can get you into hot water
                     •   Impact on your future career opportunities
                     •   Using security settings for your protection

                     Presented by David Standing, Accordant Partners                           Young Greenkeepers Conference is kindly supported by

                     Lunch & Networking
Partner Events

                     12.10 – 13.00

                     16 | Continue to Learn 2018
Information
                                                                                                                                                     General
Workshops                                                               Queen’s Suite | Sunday 21 and Monday 22 January           NEW

Two Day Workshops                                                            How to Make Effective, Persuasive and
                                                                             Compelling Presentations
Irrigation Design and Auditing

                                                                                                                                                   General Session
                                                                             Are you asking your committee for new mowers, an irrigation

                                                                                                                                                      & Events
Was your irrigation system put under pressure in 2017? Does your             upgrade, new bunkers….? The list of requirements is endless when
irrigation system need auditing to improve its efficiency and                it comes to golf course maintenance and management.
effectiveness? Is your irrigation system becoming old, inefficient
and requiring upgrading?                                                     In this rapidly changing world the expectations of those working in
                                                                             the greenkeeping industry are ever-increasing. Personal
Irrigation is an important element of golf course management to              communication skills are a vital tool, no matter where you are on
ensure quality, consistent, playing surfaces. It is required to              your career journey. This workshop will provide you with the skills
supplement natural precipitation during periods of dry weather and           to communicate effectively with your peers, team, committees and
aid with maintenance practices such as the washing in of wetting             golf club management. Learn to create persuasive, effective
agents etc. On this basis it is imperative it functions when required,       presentations enabling you to deliver your message in a stuctured

                                                                                                                                                           Conferences
particularly as it is the most expensive single item of maintenance          and professional manner helping you to get what you need!
equipment on any golf course. With the ever pressing demands on
water resources within our environment, water needs to be used               Learning Outcomes:
efficiently and this requires an efficient irrigation system.
                                                                             •   Increase your confidence when communicating with others
The aim of this workshop is to provide an understanding of                   •   Techniques for speaking at meetings and giving presentations
irrigation system design and auditing to enable informed and
                                                                             •	Strategy for planning and preparing for meetings and
accurate decisions to be made when managing, adding to, or
                                                                                presentations
upgrading your golf course irrigation system.
                                                                             •   Develop your leadership qualities

                                                                                                                                                           Workshops
The practical design sessions will take into account the key                 •   Motivate you to achieve positive responses
learning areas of how to:
                                                                             •   Use PowerPoint for positive outcomes
Audit/evaluate an irrigation system; decide upon the areas to be
                                                                             Presented by Lorna D Sheldon A.L.A.M, F.I.T.C.lct.,
irrigated; decide upon the application quantities required and the
                                                                             Managing Director, LDS (International) Ltd
overall watering time window; correctly position and space sprinklers
including sprinkler selection to ensure uniform application of water;        N.B. Delegates should note that some pre-course work will have to
precipitation rate and run time calculations to enable accurate              be completed for this workshop.
irrigation scheduling and water application including system
summary sheet; outline pipe work sizing and principals of friction loss      Related Events

                                                                                                                                                   Focus On
                                                                                                                                                    Sessions
and outline pump duty analysis/calculations.
                                                                             See the Quick Guide and Recommended Events list for further
The workshop will discuss and demonstrate, using a worked                    “Personal Development” education
example, of a basic irrigation design helping delegates to
understand the principals of irrigation design. Delegates will
prepare their own six hole irrigation designs in small groups.                   Timings and costs
The principals of how to audit/evaluate your own irrigation system               Sunday 21 January                            09.30 – 17.30

                                                                                                                                                   Career Development
will be also be discussed throughout the workshop.                               Monday 22 January                           09.00 – 17.00
                                                                                 Length of two day workshops                      12 Hours             Sessions
Learning Outcomes:
                                                                                 Cost
•   How to establish an efficient irrigation system                              Member (including Lunch)                    £220.00 + VAT
•	Deciding upon the areas to be irrigated, correct sprinkler                    Non Member (including Lunch)                £315.00 + VAT
   selection and spacing for irrigation of key surfaces
•	Sprinkler precipitation rate and run time calculations to enable
   accurate irrigation scheduling and water usage
•	Worked example of small irrigation design
•   Six hole irrigation design
                                                                                                                                                           Seminars

•	How to audit your irrigation system to improve efficiency and
   save water

Presented by Adrian Mortram, Design Consultant & Managing
Director, Robin Hume Associates Ltd

Related Events

See the Quick Guide and Recommended Events list for further
                                                                                                                                                           Partner Events

“Technical” education

                                                                                                                     Continue to Learn 2018 | 17
Information
  General

                     Workshops
                     One Day Workshops                                                          Fungicide Fundamentals
                                                                                                Gain a better understanding of the complex and changing world of
                     Fertiliser Programmes from                                                 fungicide chemistry. This workshop will enable Turf Managers to
General Session

                     First Principles                                                           manage disease more effectively, to deliver consistently better
   & Events

                                                                                                surfaces for their members and get best value for money out of
                     This workshop is aimed at Assistant and First Assistant Greenkeepers       every application.
                     who are not currently responsible for fertiliser programmes. The
                     workshop will start at the beginning, with the roles of N, P and K. It     Learning Outcomes:
                     will work through the nutrient requirements of different grasses in
                     different situations; identify and characterise different sources of the   •   Understand how different fungicides work
                     major nutrients and discuss the ways in which they are released to         •   Learn how chemicals are discovered and developed
                     the plant; identify ‘what’s in the bag’ (or drum); select products for     •   Identify how to target disease at the right time
                     different seasons and growth responses; formulate programmes
Conferences

                                                                                                •   Create a sustainable fungicide programme
                     which will deliver the required quantity of nutrient.
                                                                                                •   Understand fungicide resistance
                     Learning Outcomes:
                                                                                                Presented by Daniel Lightfoot MG, Business Manager UK,
                     •   Describe the roles of N, P and K                                       Syngenta UK and guest speakers

                     •   Identify the fertiliser needs of different turfgrass situations
                                                                                                Related Events
                     •   Describe the characteristics of different nutrient sources
                     •   Understand fertiliser formulations                                     See the Quick Guide and Recommended Events list for further
                                                                                                “Technical” education
                     •   Select fertilisers for use in specific situations
Workshops

                     •   Formulate a fertiliser programme
                                                                                                How to Think Differently for
                     Presented by Paul Miller, Lecturer in Golf Course Management
                                                                                                Improved Performance
                     Related Events                                                             This one day workshop explores issues that are relevant to judging
                                                                                                the thinking process, to show participants how to develop ways of
                     See the Quick Guide and Recommended Events list for further
                                                                                                producing better quality ideas and subsequent decisions. It will
                     “Technical” education
                                                                                                give a range of structured ways to achieve more beneficial results
                                                                                                to meet today’s increasing tactical and strategic demands.
                     How to Motivate Your Team
Focus On
 Sessions

                                                                                                Learning Outcomes:
                     One of the most important factors in determining the success of a
                     team is the level of motivation of the people within the team.             •   The way we think and how that has developed
                     Highly motivated individuals demonstrate extraordinary levels of           •	How to overcome the perceptual blocks and redefine the way
                     effort and commitment, whereas demotivated staff will drag down               things are seen
                     productivity and create a negative working environment. This
                                                                                                •	Using evaluation and interpretation skills to develop a range of
                     workshop is designed for deputies and managers to create an
                                                                                                   possibilities
                     environment where individual motivation blooms and staff become
Career Development

                     re-energised, focused and keen to get the best results.                    •	Working with a range of idea generation tools to create new
                                                                                                   approaches
     Sessions

                     Learning Outcomes:                                                         •	Applying reflection, evaluation, reasoning, and explanation to
                                                                                                   inform clarity
                     •   Dispel the common myths associated with motivation
                                                                                                •   Develop better solutions and decisions from improved thinking
                     •	Understand the impact a manager’s beliefs and actions have on
                        motivation                                                              Presented by Michael Astrop, Principal, Coach the Mind and Dr
                     •   Understand the main principles of human motivation                     Roy van den Brink-Budgen, Director, if…then Ltd

                     •   Demonstrate a strategy for applying the principles
                                                                                                Related Events
                     •   Describe the basic management skills that promote motivation
Seminars

                     •   Create an action plan to improve motivation in your workplace          See the Quick Guide and Recommended Events list for further
                                                                                                “Management” education
                     Presented by Malcolm Hewitt, Management Trainer, EQV Learning

                     Related Events

                     See the Quick Guide and Recommended Events list for further
                     “Management” education
Partner Events

                     18 | Continue to Learn 2018
Information
                                                                                                                                                  General
                                                Queen’s Suite, Harrogate Convention Centre | Sunday 21 January

Mathematics for Modern Greenkeeping
                                                                               Timings and costs
Everything you need to know about numbers in greenkeeping and
golf course management. Areas, volumes, weights, application                   Length of one day workshops:                       6 Hours

                                                                                                                                                General Session
rates, equations, costs, percentages and much, much more!! This                Time                                         09.30 – 17.30

                                                                                                                                                   & Events
interactive workshop will look at all aspects of the job and give the
delegates the knowledge and confidence to work out and present                 Cost
to your superiors complex facts, figures and data.                             Member (including Lunch)                     £110.00 + VAT
                                                                               Non Member (including Lunch)                £215.00 + VAT.
Learning Outcomes:

•   Ordering the correct amount of product from application rates          Four Hour Workshop
•   Compare products by pack size, app rate and cost
•   Working out areas, volumes and using bulk density figures              Everything You Want to Know About

                                                                                                                                                        Conferences
•	Using fall ratios for drainage work
                                                                           Bunkers… And More!
•	How to work out surface area disruption of hollow coring
   or scarification                                                        Learn about the history, design, construction and maintenance
•   Amount of nutrition supplied by any given fertiliser                   of golf course bunkers together with assessing and managing the
                                                                           costs associated with this labour intensive aspect of course
•   Collate figures and present them
                                                                           management.
Presented by Les Howkins MG, Course Manager, The Richmond
Golf Club                                                                  Learning Outcomes:

                                                                                                                                                        Workshops
                                                                           •	Advanced understanding of the history of bunkers
Related Events
                                                                              through the ages
See the Quick Guide and Recommended Events list for further                •	Develop appreciation of the siting of these features
“Technical” education                                                         from a playing perspective
                                                                           •	Improved knowledge of different construction methods
Turf Conditions and Optimal Efficiency                                        and styles
                                                                           •	Learn techniques for developing capital and maintenance
Every turfgrass manager knows that temperature, light, water and              budgets
fertiliser will influence the growth rate of the grass. Because the
                                                                           •   Develop on-going maintenance plans and cost reductions
growth rate and adjustments to it, are what finally produce the

                                                                                                                                                Focus On
                                                                                                                                                 Sessions
desired playing surfaces, it is critically important to understand how     •	Develop knowledge of providing improved playability for all
these factors can be adjusted. It will discuss how the influence of air       levels of golfer
temperature, photosynthetic light, plant water status, and leaf
                                                                           Presented by Andy Campbell MG CGCS CCM, Owner, Campbell
nitrogen content can be thought of and communicated as a
                                                                           Golf Associates and Jerry Lemons ASGCA Associate, President,
grammar: the fundamental principles or rules of an art or a science.
                                                                           Golf Links Inc
The result of this process is better turf conditions in a systematic way
that optimizes efficiency of the work.
                                                                           Related Events

                                                                                                                                                Career Development
Learning Outcomes:                                                         See the Quick Guide and Recommended Events list for further               Sessions
                                                                           “Technical” education
•   Recognize the effect of growth on turf conditions   
•   Air temperature on growth   
•   Photosynthetic light on growth                                             Timings and costs
•   Plant water status on growth                                               Time                                        09.30 – 15.00
•   Leaf nitrogen content on growth                                            Length of 4 hour workshop                         4 Hours
•   How to apply the principles to optimize efficiency
                                                                               Cost
Presented by Micah Woods, Chief Scientist, Asian Turfgrass Center              Member (including Lunch)                     £75.00 + VAT
                                                                                                                                                        Seminars

                                                                               Non Member (including Lunch)                £130.00 + VAT
Related Events

See the Quick Guide and Recommended Events list for further
“Technical” education
                                                                                                                                                        Partner Events

                                                                                                                  Continue to Learn 2018 | 19
Information
  General

                     Workshops
                                                                                              Learning Outcomes:
                     Half Day Workshops (Morning)
                                                                                              •   Identify what constitutes a successful project outcome
                     Organic Fertilisers                                                      •   Understand how to approach a project
General Session

                                                                                              •   How to structure construction works and project management
   & Events

                     This workshop will discuss what makes an organic fertiliser and
                     how they work in the turfgrass environment; covering the benefits        •   Follow the sequence of projects to completion
                     and negatives of these materials. Observed benefits beyond plant         •   Know the importance of contract paperwork and cash control
                     growth, such as carbon supply and stimulation of microbial               •   Identify post construction issues
                     biomass will be discussed, as well as the processes of nutrient
                     release from organic materials.                                          Presented by Noel MacKenzie, Principal Consultant and Director,
                                                                                              Sports Turf Consulting Ltd
                     Learning Outcomes:
                                                                                              Related Events
                     •	Be able to read and understand fertiliser labels for a range of
Conferences

                        organic products                                                      See the Quick Guide and Recommended Events list for further
                     •	Understand the nitrogen cycle and how that affects N release          “Management” education
                        from organic products
                     •	Recognise relationships between carbon and nitrogen, and how          Half Day Workshops (Afternoon)
                        that is expressed in the C:N ratio
                     •	Become familiar with microbial biomass and how that may shift         Chemical Properties of Soil
                        as a function of organic fertilisers
                     •	Understand possible secondary benefits for turfgrass through          How do all of the things that are ‘soil chemistry’ affect your
                                                                                              turfgrass and turfgrass soil? This includes many items that might
Workshops

                        the addition of organic fertilisers
                                                                                              show up in a sales brochure or a soil test: cation exchange
                     •	Know the possible routes for nutrient loss/addition in a turfgrass
                                                                                              capacity, base saturation, saturated paste extract, soil pH – the list
                        system, when organic fertilisers are applied
                                                                                              can go on. This workshop will discuss all these terms, and will
                     Presented by Beth Guertal, Professor, Auburn University                  show how using such data can help you decide how best to
                                                                                              manage your turf and underlying soil.
                     Related Events
                                                                                              Learning Outcomes:
                     See the Quick Guide and Recommended Events list for further
                     “Technical” education                                                    •	Understand the concepts of cation exchange capacity and how
                                                                                                 it can affect your turf
Focus On
 Sessions

                                                                                              •	Be able to use the soil chemical concepts of CEC, base
                     A Practical Approach to Project                                             saturation, soil pH and other items as a part of a soil testing
                     Management for Greenkeepers                                                 programme
                                                                                              •	Become familiar with new testing tools (such as salinity meters,
                     Large and complicated projects demand a lot of planning and
                                                                                                 etc.) that provide ‘real time’ measures of soil chemical properties
                     knowledge of contract operations and administration protocols.
                     Many large and prestigious projects are undertaken in inefficient        •	Understand how soil pH may change over time, and within a
                     ways and become compromised by poor decision making which                   profile
Career Development

                     forces costs to rise and extend budgets. All construction projects       •   Be able to use soil test results to assay fertilisation needs
                     require good methodical planning and correct execution to
     Sessions

                                                                                              •	Know which soil chemical tests provide you with best
                     achieve desired project outcomes and ensure smooth delivery of              information, and which may be flawed or not have correct data
                     the finished product.                                                       to support their use

                     Through a combination of lecture and group work this dynamic             Presented by Beth Guertal, Professor, Auburn University
                     workshop will set out how to approach projects, why this is important,
                     when and where work needs to be put in, who needs to be involved         Related Events
                     and what they need to do in order to ensure a good project outcome.
                                                                                              See the Quick Guide and Recommended Events list for further
                     Whether you are likely to manage a project or not, this insightful       “Technical” education
                     workshop will give you a far greater understanding of the process
Seminars

                     and help prepare you for a project in the future.
Partner Events

                     20 | Continue to Learn 2018
You can also read