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Leadership is the single most important element in building, sustaining and innovating an association. Become a part of the core 13-member Board of Directors who have that responsibility for STMA. Board service is also personally satisfying. Just ask recent board member David Pinsonneault, who served on the STMA Board for 10 years.
In its first year, the Stars and Stripes contest received more than 20 entries via social media. The contest gave STMA members the chance to show off their patriotic-themed field designs in honor Independence Day.
STMA announces that the Red Bull Training Facility in East Hanover, NJ, is the first facility to receive Certification for Environmentally Responsible Management. This is a new program that STMA has been developing for four years and rolled it out to the membership in June.
The results are in! Median compensation for head Sports Turf Managers increased $7,000 since the previous Compensation and Benefits Study of 2012.
The STMA Conference Education Committee has selected Laura Katen to be the keynote speaker during this year's Annual
Meeting, Thurs., Jan. 26, 2017 at 11 a.m.
STMA's popular tours during the annual conference to sports specific sites around Central Florida are set. Mark on your calendar for Tues., Jan. 24, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. for the full day tour, and Fri., Jan. 27, 1:15 - 4 p.m.
Very often as managers we give instruction to employees only to have the message misinterpreted, which can lead to misunderstandings, frustration, and conflicts. Employees significantly influence the outcome of any work project. Choosing the right words, actively listening, and getting the message across are skills we all need to improve.
Each month two speakers presenting at the 2017 National STMA Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida will be featured. Don't miss the educational opportunities offered at the conference!
STMA will be holding its 2017 annual conference at Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Jan. 24-27. Exhibitor booths are filling up fast and so are sponsorship opportunities! Sponsorship is a great way to get your company's brand front and center for all attendees to see.