CTSP Workshops Go Virtual!

In response to restrictions on public gatherings surrounding COVID-19, TCIA has accelerated its plan to launch workshops with both blended and alternative delivery methods. Most notably, we pivoted our approach with the Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) training to provide interactive, live, virtual workshops coupled with eLearning content and a virtually proctored certification exam. We […]

Accentuate the Positive: Build on What’s Right!

Last November, I had the privilege of speaking to a packed upper ballroom at TCI EXPO in Pittsburgh on the subject of mentoring employees as an important part of a company’s “healthy” culture. We discussed the need to grow people as a precondition to growing a business. I had many crew leaders and business owners […]

Take the Lead!

Leadership – the action of leading a group of people or an organization. Have you had the opportunity to be in a position of leadership? I bet you have, no matter your position in a group. There are so many situations in our lives where we can or must lead others. We have to take […]

Mentoring Can Aid Growth at Any Point in Your Career

There are many ways to learn the ropes (literally and figuratively) in the tree care industry. From trade schools and colleges to internships and apprenticeships to continuing education classes and weekend workshops, there are plenty of avenues to access knowledge. But perhaps the most personal, most enduring, most meaningful way to grow in this profession […]

Creating a Culture of Safety

Creating a culture of safety. Before we discuss how to do this, let’s take a deeper look at what a culture of safety truly is! The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines culture and safety as follows: Culture: • The customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group • The characteristic features […]

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