Operations Update: GGPro Training Sessions and 2019 Regional Meetings

As a brand, we're on the home stretch to truly utilizing all GGPro has to offer. Read more for information on the adoption process and attending a GGPro training session. Plus, view 2019 regional meetings agenda and locations.

GGPro Adoption and Training Sessions

We know many franchisees have adopted certain functions within GGPro, but are not consistently using the software in its entirety. The Home Office is committed to helping our franchisees push through to full adoption within the month of September. As such, we are holding 10 two-day training sessions in the U.S. and Canada. Please find a location near you and ask your FBC for the details. 

We've targeted the full adoption and implementation for September 30, 2019 in order to have good, clean data as we move toward the end of the year. Plans for auto reporting are in the works for early 2020. We cannot pull auto reports without data, and this requires every invoice to be initiated in GGPro and exported to QBO.  In order to bring about full compliance, locations not invoicing through GGPro by September 30, 2019 will be subject to an audit.

GGPro Training Locations

September 4 and 5 – Kansas City, KS

September 4 and 5 – Orangeville, Ontario, CA

September 4 and 5 – Chicago, IL

September 11 and 12 – Philadelphia, PA

September 12 and 13 – Houston, TX

September 18 and 19 – Tallahassee, FL

September 18 and 19 – Charlotte, NC

September 18 and 19 – Toledo, OH

September 18 and 19 – New York, NY

September 23 and 24 – Waco, TX  


2019 Regional Meetings Agenda and Locations

The Grounds Guys Home Office Team will be back in your area for the 2019 Regional Meetings. We have a strong line up of topics you don’t want to miss! Please review the agenda below for the details and plan to prepare for your meeting to get the most out of the content.

Day One

Talent Acquisition/Management

Recruiting Best Practices
Career Plug Pro – Must be on Pro
Interview Scripting

Retention Best Practices
Compensation Plans for all employees (Roundtable)
GROW Program tools

Budgeting 2020 – Workshop prep-work through step 10 on Business Forecasting Workbook

GGPro – Q4 Updates

Day Two 

Define Budgeted Sales Goals - Operationalize a goal plan from previous day’s budgeting session

Focused Sales Training

Commercial Sales - FOTS

  1. Scripting from introductions to closings
  2. Professional Presentations
  3. Sales Folder Activity

Residential Sales

  1. Lead Management
  2. Scripting from new leads to scheduling the job
  3. Implementing the GreenSpace Evaluation Tool
  4. Utilizing GreenScapes Effectively

Meeting Locations

South Central Region   -   October 30-31
Canada East Region   -   November 4-5
Northwest Region   -   November 4-5
Northeast  Region   -   November 19-20
Ohio Valley Region   -    November 19-20
Southeast Region   -   November 19-20
Mid-Atlantic Region   -   December 3-4
Midwest Region   -   December 3-4
Southeast Region (second location)   -   December 3-4



Dianna Worthington, Director of Training, Neighborly

Dianna Worthington, Director of Training, Neighborly

Dianna is Director of Training at Neighborly. To reach her, email dianna.worthington@nbly.com.



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