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Park Management and Park Plants

ONLINE COURSE

Course Code: AL0903WA21

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Date & Time

Last Held: March 10, 2021
9:00am - 3:30pm EST (Log-in time: 8:30am EST)

Next offering TBD

Description

Ned Lipman, former Director of the Office of Continuing Professional Education and management instructor, will introduce you to new ideas and strategies to gain commitment from even your most hardened crew members, while horticulturist Steven Kristoph will discuss some of the best plants to put in your park. He'll explain what they are, where to put them, why they are economical, and how to best keep them alive. He'll also teach you to identify and eradicate common plants that pose a threat to the public. (There are quite a few, and we're not just talking about poison ivy!)

Interested in earning a Landscape Certificate?
This is a required course for the Rutgers Public Grounds Management Certificate program.

Meet Your Instructors
Ned Lipman, instructor for Management Skills for Supervisors

Ned Lipman

Ned served as the Director of Continuing Professional Education at Rutgers University's New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station for over 35 years. He continues to work with the office as a part-time lecturer. He also is a part-time lecturer for the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences' Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics and has taught over 10,000 undergraduate students and professionals since 1978. Ned enjoys his role as a frequent supplier of management instruction to the many audiences which Rutgers serves and is a frequent lecturer throughout New Jersey, presenting subjects relating to organizational leadership and marketing.

   
Instructor Steve Kristoph

Steve Kristoph

Steve Kristoph is widely known for his encyclopedic knowledge of plant material. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in horticulture from Rutgers University, and he has been an adjunct instructor at Rutgers for over 25 years. He also owns and operates Steven Kristoph Nursery in Monmouth County, NJ, where he grows many types of ornamental trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials. The landscaping division of his business, P. Steven Kristoph Garden Design, serves both residential and commercial customers and offers a full range of services, including design, installation, maintenance, and seasonal color. Steve is passionate about plants and enjoys sharing his passion with others.

Credits

The March 10, 2021 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

**PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive recertification credits for any of our online courses, you will need to upload a photo ID and your license number before the class. You will be sent an email approximately one week prior to the class with instructions. If you do not upload this information, you will NOT be able to attend.

NJ Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
2 Technical, 3 Management

Fees
Early Registration Fee TBD  
Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

No meals will be provided.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be delivered via Zoom. Registration will close on March 4, 2021. Registrants will then be mailed a book that is necessary for the class. On March 9, registrants will receive an email with a link and instructions explaining how to access the course. On March 10, please log in to Zoom 30 minutes before the course start time for a brief overview of the online format. The course will start promptly at 9:00 am EST.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Microphone is necessary if you'd like to ask questions.
  • Webcam is optional but not necessary
  • Speaker is optional but not necessary (you will be able to listen to the presentation by dialing in on your phone if your computer does not have a speaker)

Photo ID Requirement:

Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.

  • You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
  • The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
  • After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.

IMPORTANT: A UNIQUE EMAIL ADDRESS IS REQUIRED FOR EACH REGISTRANT TO ACCESS OUR ONLINE COURSES

  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration is required.

Register

Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our email list:
1. Click here to join our email list (please reference "Park Management and Park Plants" or Course Code AL0903) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Beth Perez, 848-932-7483

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