AGSA 2021 WINTER SPEAKER SERIES

Unfortunately our 2020 Golf Property Managers Conference had to be CANCELLED.  This is the largest gathering of Alberta’s golf maintenance professionals; Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Horticulturists, Equipment Managers, Irrigation Technicians, Turf Interns, Turfgrass students and Foremen.  Every year, speakers from around the world gather in Canmore to discuss the newest ideas and management techniques for managing AB golf course properties.  This conference allows members some educational opportunities, in addition to, some much needed Pesticide Credits.


Schedule

Time


November 24th, 2020 10am
Kelly Ann McKnight
The Superintendent’s Leadership Challenge


December 1st, 2020
10am
Dr. Jesse Benelli
New Insights for Snow Mold Management

December 8th, 2020
10am
Jason Pick
Pesticide Legislation, Risk, and Attitude

December 15th, 2020
10am
Tim Garner
Reducing Your Environmental Impact Using IPM
 



Time



November 24th, 2020 10am
Kelly Ann McKnight
The Superintendent’s Leadership Challenge

December 1st, 2020
10am
Dr. Jesse Benelli
New Insights for Snow Mold Management

December 8th, 2020
10am
Jason Pick
Pesticide Legislation, Risk, and Attitude
December 15th, 2020
10am
Tim Garner
Reducing Your Environmental Impact Using IPM







January 12th, 2021   10am
Steve Rabideau
Preparing for the US Open at Winged Foot
January 19th, 2021   1pm
Ian Chisholm
The Game - Changing Power of Mentorship



January 27th, 2021  10am
Ken Mauser

Soil Surfactants 101

February 2nd, 2021 10am
Matt Shaffer

Q & A : Let's Talk Turf and Life

February 11th, 2021 10am
Ryan Hurlbut

Safety Basics: Why You Need a Program

February 16th, 2021 10am
Paul MacCormack

Mindful Greenskeeping for Stressful Times

February 24th, 2021
Paul Grotier

Disease Management Solutions Post Iprodione
1 CEC - Pest Management



Speakers

Ian Chisholm

The Game-Changing Power of Mentorship

Partner Roy Group

Originally hailing from Saskatchewan, Ian Chisholm is a Founding Partner of Roy Group (RoyGroup.net) and a pioneer in the field of executive development.  “Chiz" is a personal resource to leaders and their teams, where his unique ability on the Roy Group team connects with people and relates ideas through story and concept - engendering deep personal and unstoppable cultural change.


A former CEO in Europe, “Chiz" guided the challenging operational startup of the award-winning Columba 1400 International Leadership Centre on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.  It was on Skye, where Ian co-created 'The Gemini Project’ - bringing together executive leaders from the UK’s financial sector with street-smart young leaders from tough-socio economic realities.  The Gemini Project became a fixture in the leadership development initiatives of Ernst & Young, Halifax - Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds TSB.  As CEO, Chiz led Sir Tom Hunter’s legacy project - rekindling an entrepreneurial mindset across Scotland through the targeted development of school principals.  To this day (20 years later), every Head and Deputy Head teacher in Scotland is trained in leadership at the Centre on Skye.


Prior to this adventure on the Isle of Skye, Ian served as the Director of Programs for Operation Enterprise, a division of American Management Association International headquartered in New York City.  Here, Ian and his team played an integral role with the United States Postal Service bringing young talent from inner-city USA to experience a regime of formal leadership development. Ian founded Roy Group in 2004 with his partner in business and life, Anne-Marie Daniel.  His greatest fulfillment comes from seeing the impact in communities when honourable people from all walks of life cross the threshold from leadership to mentorship.

Ken Mauser

Soil Surfactants 101

Territory Agronomist & Territory Manager, for Aquatrols in California,Arizona, Nevada and Mexico. 

Been an Agronomist since 1974 after gettingout of Fresno State University in Fresno, California.  Been with Aquatrolssince 1991, that’s 29 years covering the Turf, Landscape and Nursery/Greenhousemarkets.  I have had my California Pest Control Advisors License since1974.  I have written several published articles on water and soil issuesalong with giving several years’ worth of GCSAA presentations on soil physicalproperties and why water won’t move through soil as we want it to.

Matt Shaffer

Q and A: Let's Talk Turf and Life

Director of Golf Course Operations Emertis at Merion Golf Club

Career Highlights:

Graduated in 1974 from Penn State University with a Certificate in Turfgrass Science

Assistant Positions held:

Shawnee on the Delaware Resort and CC   Shawnee  PA

Wilkes-Barre Municipal GC Wlikes-Barre  PA

Augusta National GC  Augusta GA

Superintendent Positions held:

Media Heights GC               Lancaster PA

Scotch Valley GC                 Hollidaysburg PA

Woodcrest CC                     Voorhees NJ

Hershey Resort and CC     Hershey, PA

The Country Club               Pepper Pike, OH

Merion GC                            Ardmore,   PA


Championships Hosted:

2005 US Amateur

2009 Walker Cup

2013 US Open


Placed 50 Superintendents and more assistants than I can count.

Former Member USGA Green Committee

Past President Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council

Former Grassroots Ambassador for GCSAA


Married for 46 years to Renna and we enjoy traveling in our RV wherever the road takes us.  I love to fish, hunt, garden.

Started my own company at 65 years old:

Minimalistic Agronomic Techniques, I am a Brand Ambassador for GreenTRX and BioBoost  Sharing my experience with anyone that will listen.

Paul Grotier

Disease Management Solutions Post Iprodione

CEC - 1 PEST MANAGEMENT

Belchim Turf Protection Canada

Paul Grotier began his career in turfgrass management at Hillsdale Golf & Country Club in Quebec. After earning his diploma at Guelph, he joined the turf team at Rosedale Golf Club and later the Donalda Club, where he became an assistant superintendent under Paul Scenna and Scott White. More recently, Paul held an agronomic sales position within Agrium Advanced Technologies before joining Engage Agro as a Sales and Account Manager in the Professional Turf division.

Paul MacCormack

Mindful Greenskeeping in Stressful TImes

Superintendent & General Manager of Fox Meadow Golf Course, located in Stratford, Prince Edward Island Canada. He was both the recipient of the Atlantic Golf Course Superintendents Association 2019 SOTY Award and a finalist for the 2019 Turfnet SOTY Award. Paul is the author of the Mindful Superintendent Blog on Turfnet and a frequent speaker on the benefits of self care, balance, and mindful living as it relates to the lives of Green Keepers. Paul is lucky enough to live in Stratford PEI with his amazing wife Jill and three kids, Maria, Lucas, & Clara.

Ryan Hurlbut

Safety Basics: Why You Need A Program

Founder & President- Safe 2 Day

Ryan is a Safety Professional with more than 20 years experience creating and managing programs for several industries in Alberta. As Founder and President of Safe2day Inc. Ryan and his team have created the first industry specific safety programs and management software for Golf and Recreation facilities, Auto Services, Hospitality and Dealership businesses in Alberta.  Ryan is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and has completed the CSHEP program at the University of New Brunswick.

Steve Rabideau

Preparing for the 2020 US Open at Winged Foot

Winged Foot’s Director of Golf Courses

He has spent 24 years as Winged Foot’s Director of Golf Course

Rabideau was introduced to turf as a career and a college major at the now closed Petersham Golf Club in Massachusetts. He then interned at Farm Neck Golf Club on Martha’s Vineyard. Next came a stint at Seawane, a Devereux Emmet designed club in the Five Towns area of greater New York City, then Hamlet Golf and Country Club, and then one final stop before Winged Foot: a decade-long tenure at Wheatley Hills, another Devereux Emmet design.

Steve Rabideau, CGCS is graduate of the Stockbridge/UMASS turf program, host of the 2020 US Open  

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Educational Credits

AB Pesticide CEU Credits

We are in the process of applying for CEU credits with AB Environment. The following is a list of what we have applied for; there is no guarantee that these will all be approved but there is the POTENTIAL for the following CEU credits.

Speaker                                                 Presentation                                                                            # credits      Credit applied for

Paul Grotier                                          Disease Management Solutions Post Iprodione          1            Pest Management