Master Classes - formerly Super TuesdayChoose one – available exclusively with a Northern Green 3-Day Pass only! A master class is a class given to students of a particular discipline by an expert of that discipline—where skills are being developed.

Supported by: Hunter/FXLuminaire

Supported by: Hunter/FXLuminaire

Develop your skills as a green industry professional by attending one of the Northern Green Master Classes (formerly Super Tuesday) on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Master Classes are included only with a Northern Green 3-Day Pass registration.

2017 Master Classes

Mstr-Cls-Ownership-ThinkingOwnership Thinking: Building Value Within an Already Successful Company

Presented by Resultants for Business, Inc.

This workshop is designed specifically for owners and top level leadership who have the responsibility for the entire organization. Owners, CEOs and general managers have a different perspective when it comes to what they feel responsible for. One thing for sure is that we all know how to build… it’s in our DNA… it’s how we became successful in business in the first place. Yet, owners and leaders rarely take time to focus on their number one responsibility, building value, because it seems so vague. How can it be broken down into bite size pieces? This workshop is about capitalizing on that ownership thinking to move our companies forward. It is about building a better, more valuable organization from the inside out.

Running a company day-to-day leaves you little time to think strategically about your business. Why not take a break from working IN your business and treat yourself to a day of strategically working ON your business?

Join a group of very unique business advisors (and entrepreneurs) who will present Owner-Thought Leadership topics designed to challenge your thinking as well as help you gain business perspectives coming from other owners in the room. The day will definitely be “thought provoking.” You will come away with:

  • A different perspective on “ownership thinking” and building value
  • Challenge exercises you can use within your own organization
  • An opportunity to dialogue with other owners and top level leaders

Ownership Thinking Topics:

  • Value Building: Leading with a value strategy
  • Legacy Building: Integrating a succession strategy
  • Accountability Building: Developing an accountability presence within your culture
  • Sales Building: How owners & CEOs view sales leadership
  • Profit Building: Leveraging behavioral finance

Time: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Mstr-Cls-Pest-RecertPesticide Recertification (Categories A,E,F, and P available)

This workshop meets MDA’s Commercial Pesticide Applicator requirements for categories A (Core) & E (Turf and Ornamentals). New in 2017! Recertification for optional Categories F (Aquatics) or P (Vertebrate Pest) will also be offered on the same day.

These workshops have been approved by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Licensed applicators with Categories A and E who last attended a recertification workshop in 2015, and new-licensed pesticide applicators in 2016 must attend an MDA-approved workshop by 12/31/2017. By attending the Pesticide Recertification track and completing the on-site attendance documentation, applicators will obtain recertification credit.

In order for licensed applicators to receive credit for Category F (Aquatics) or Category P (Vertebrate Pest), they must also attend the Pesticide Recertification track from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. and complete on-site attendance documentation.
Category F: 8:00–9:45 a.m. | Category P: 8:00–9:45 a.m. | Categories A and E: 10:00. a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Mstr-Cls-NCMANCMA Segmental Retaining Walls Installer Course – Level I/Basic

Presented by Dave Klein, Amcon Block and Precast, an NCMA Certified Instructor

This one-day Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW) Installer Course teaches installers fundamental SRW installation guidelines, material and system component properties, soils and compaction, the effect of water, and site practices. Those who successfully complete the classroom training and pass a written examination become certified as a Certified SRW Installer (CSRWI).
This credential is highly valued by consumers and the program includes a wealth of valuable course information and reference material that attendees take back to work for implementation as money-saving and profit-making ideas.

Time: 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Mstr-Cls-PLTLow Voltage Irrigation: Two Wire Systems Technology (The Code, The Law, and Related Technical Topics) (PLT Continuing Education, DOLI Course Code #20160604)

Instructed by Dick Johnson and Dave Ledo, PLT Services; and Tim Malooly, Water in Motion

This class is recognized by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry as satisfying eight hours of continuing education requirements for the Power Limited Training Licensure, including 2 hours of code, 2 hours of Minnesota Rules, and 4 hours of technical training. The information provided during this class is oriented specifically toward the irrigation specialist, and will include topics such as performing and measuring power limited electrical work terms and processes, locating equipment, 2-wire systems, and emerging remote control and water management technologies.

Time: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Mstr-Cls-LD-CharetteA Landscape Design Charette

Facilitated by Adam Arvidson, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Looking for some inspiration? New ideas? New techniques? Come and learn from new and seasoned landscape designers at this Landscape Design Charette!

A charette is a collaborative brainstorming session, involving multiple people, used to generate solutions to design problems. The ideas created and the system of checks and balances that naturally occur during a charette only lead to stronger design solutions and an inspired design team. At the end of the day, the teams will come together to present their design solutions to the group.

Time: 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Mstr-Cls-Tree-PestsCurrent and Emerging Tree Pests

This workshop will provide the latest information on tree pest issues in Minnesota. We will delve deeply into pests currently threatening our trees and the status of pests that loom in our future.

  • Emerald Ash Borer Update: Where is it Now? How Bad? What is the Future
    Mark Abrahamson, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture
  • Asian Longhorn Beetle and Other Insects on the Horizon
    Gretchen Pettis, Bartlett Tree
  • Risk Factor: When Ash Trees Die and Fall Apart
    Mike Dye, S & S Tree Service
  • What is the Best Way to Treat Ash Trees? Best Management Practices
    Rich Hauer, Ph.D. Professor of Urban Forestry, University of Wisconsin / Stevens Point
  • Don’t Hate Me for not Recommending Your Favorite Tree
    Chad Giblin, University of Minnesota
  • Gravel Beds: Future Production Methods to Maximize Your Dollar and Other Containment Methods
    Gary Johnson, University of Minnesota

Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.