Managing Shocks and Disruptions to the Green Industry: COVID-19 and Beyond

Webinar Description

Georgia’s green industry is playing a critical role in helping the state’s economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The University of Georgia is pleased to present a three-part webinar series discussing the impacts of the pandemic on small businesses and strategies for strengthening financial resilience in response to disruptions and change. Experts will present tips on evolving marketing, building business continuity, increasing operational flexibility, managing essential workforce and enhancing customer service.


COVID-19 WEBINARS:

JANUARY 21, FEBRUARY 18,
and MARCH 18, 2021 (view archives).

Previously Aired: Session 1 of 3 (Click to view)

Previously Aired: Session 2 of 3 (Click to view)

Previously Aired: Session 3 of 3 (Click to view)


GEORGIA GREEN INDUSTRY TRAININGS

Georgia’s Green Industry is playing a critical role in helping the state’s economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of Georgia is sponsoring access to professional development opportunities to help businesses and employees safely enhance their capacity and resilience, while meeting increased consumer demand with a healthy, well-trained workforce.

For a limited time, individuals and companies can apply to receive no-cost registration for one of three premier industry training programs, a value worth hundreds of dollars!  (Terms and conditions apply.)

APPLY TODAY! http://bit.ly/UGA-trainings


Georgia Certified Landscape Professional

A self-paced certification program with print and online resources designed for managers and technicians in the landscape business.

Georgia Certified Plant Professional

A self-paced certification program with print and online resources designed for professionals employed in the retail garden center industry.

UGA SuperCrew Program

An online subscription to employee training videos, developed in cooperation with industry leaders and endorsed by professional organizations. (Available in English and Spanish.)


Terms and Conditions: To promote and strengthen business resiliency, priority will be given to applicants currently employed in the green industry.  Limit of one registration per company, non-transferrable, non-redeemable for cash.  Applicants must have a primary business or residential address in Georgia and  be a minimum of 18 years of age.  Space is limited.  Application deadline: June 1, 2021.


This series is made available through a CARES Act grant as a collaborative project of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, UGA Extension, UGA Center for Urban Agriculture, UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Georgia Forestry Commission, Victory Gardens, Savannah Tree Foundation, City of Savannah, Georgia Green Industry Association, Georgia Urban Ag Council and Georgia Recreation and Parks Association.