Ontario commercial arborists association

Annual Members Meeting 

Where: McMichael Canadian Art Collection

When: Friday December 7th, 2018

Time: 7:00am to 5:00pm 

Join your peers this December for the Ontario Commercial Arborist Association Annual Members Meeting. This year we have changed things up just a bit. Starting the day off as you sign in at registration and mingle with others a continental breakfast. Followed by the Members Meeting portion of the day; A quick review of the past season’s endeavors within the OCAA. Meet your Directors. By attending, you will have an opportunity to express your voice, as a member company, in how the OCAA can best serve your membership and the private Arboricultural Enterprise.

With the Association AMM business completed early morning, our training session with Dr. Ken Burton of Focus on Leadership will begin and lead us to lunch, which will stimulate mind and spirit for the afternoon sessions. 

Workshop Executive Summary

It has been said that people are many organizations most valuable asset. Therefore, the importance of planning for the development of people will result in better recruitment and retention of staff, higher performance, improved morale, and increased profitability for the organization. This daylong workshop will focus on assisting both the employer and employee design a system for intentional and systematic personal and corporate improvement. This will include learning not only how to work well with fellow staff but also how to improve relationship with suppliers and customers. Your presenters for the day are professionals in training and developing people as well as possessing experience working with private contractors from the provincial and municipal levels of government.

To continue the OCAA tradition for a culture of fellowship and camaraderie participants will enjoy some social time preceding and throughout the evening, more information will come on the evening’s events.


  • 7:00am: Registration Sign In & Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00am: OCAA Report review, votes and nominations. 
  • 9:00am: Overview of the day
  • 9:15am: Session 1 - Creating a Personal Development Plan
  • 9:50am: Session 2 - Recognizing Potential and Readiness
  • 10:30am: Break time
  • 10:45am: Session 3 - Corporate and Professional Values
  • 11:20am: Session 4 - Organizational Culture
  • 11:55am: Summary/Afternoon Overview
  • 12:00pm: Lunch break
  • 12:30pm: Session 5 - People Skills
  • 1:00pm: Session 6 - Professionalism
  • 1:45pm: Session 7 - Accountability
  • 2:30pm: Break time
  • 2:45pm: Session 8 - Developing an Action Plan
  • 3:30pm: Wrap-up and feedback forms
  • 4:00pm: Conclusion
  • 4:00pm: OCAA Members Open Discussion

Board Nominations can be emailed to info@OntarioOCAA.com 

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