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NOTE: Anyone attending The Landscape Show is encouraged to follow the current guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as it relates to COVID-19 protocols. To reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, the CDC recommends everyone wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Please note that safety measures will be updated, if needed, based on ongoing CDC recommendations and the Orange County government, state and federal mandates.

Show Hours:

Wednesday, August 25:   9 am – 5 pm

Thursday, August 26:      9 am – 5 pm

Friday, August 27:    9 am – 2 pm

Have questions about the show? Check out the FAQ Section.

Landscape Hot Seat

Moderated by Debbie Mola Mickler
Walt Disney World, Buena Vista, FL

Overview: Have you ever wished you could float your latest problem or idea by a room full of industry professionals to get their thoughts and advice before you proceed? Well, this Hot Seat session provides exactly that opportunity!

Four attendees will have the opportunity to present their challenges for input from the room filled with landscape professionals. This engaging session provides ideas and insights by harnessing the wisdom of the group and its ability to creatively solve challenges and share experiences. Submit your challenge to . Four challenges will be selected to discuss as a group.

Here is how it works:

  • The Hot Seat process helps identify what you do not know, what you NEED to know, and what you are going to do next.
  • The Hot Seat is executed by allowing one participant (the one in the “Hot Seat”) the opportunity to provide a two‐minute overview of their challenge/issue/obstacle/idea/pain point. Then, for the next 13 minutes, the Hot Seat participant listens (and is not allowed to speak) while the rest of the group provides thoughts, ideas, insight through a structured feedback process as outlined below.
  • All other attendees will give feedback. But they must phrase their feedback by using one of the introductory clauses below:
    • I’m curious about…
    • It occurs to me..
    • I’m thinking…
    • A resource might be…
    • If it were me…
    • The attendees are allowed to ask clarifying questions of the person in the Hot Seat, and that is the only time the Hot Seat participant is allowed to speak.
    • A note taker is identified from within the larger group so that the Hot Seat participant can simply listen and take it all in. They will be provided with the notes afterwards for reference.

This exercise provides ideas and insights by harnessing the wisdom of the group and its ability to creatively solve challenges and share their experiences and advice to the Hot Seat participant.

Got a question you would like to see as part of the FOUR topics slated for discussion? Submit your challenge in a couple of sentences to: 

CEUs:  This session is eligible for 1 FNGLA Certified Professional CEU.

When: 1 - 2:30 p.m. Thursday, August 26, 2021

Cost: Complimentary, yet registration is required


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