Professional Education Center

Visual Merchandising & Display

Instructor: William SantosMember $125.00, Non-Member $200.00 (Includes Refreshments and Materials)
Sunday, July 17, 2022 from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Where: Monarch Garden & Floral 317 East Mitchell St. Petoskey, Michigan 49770

If you your shop needs a little sprucing up or a total re-do this is the class for you. Learn the basics of Visual Merchandising. Optimize the presentation of your products. Showcase the services you offer. Make your store an experience your customers will love. The purpose of this class is to give you the tools to attract, engage, and motivate the customer towards making a purchase. Let your store do the selling for you!

8:30am – 9:00am Coffee and social time

9:00am – 10:30am Basics of Visual Merchandising

10:30am – 12:00pm Setting the mood and creating an experience

12:00pm – 1:00 pm Lunch

 1:00pm – 2:00pm Functional Workspace,

2:00pm – 3:00pm Display to Impress

3:00pm – 3:15pm Coffee Break

3:15pm – 4:15pm Sources and tips to make it happen

4:15pm – 5:00pm Open Discussion and Q&A 

REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON – REFUNDABLE!

Class enrollment limited to 15

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Introduction to Floral Design

Instructor: Cindy Ching, AIFD, CF
Member $1,250; Non-Member $1,500 (Includes all flowers/supplies, fees are non-refundable)
Class Date: August 1-5, 2022 (Monday – Friday) 9am to 5pm

This comprehensive course will introduce beginning students to the exciting field of floral design. Principles and elements of design, proper mechanics of construction, care and handling of fresh materials and use of color are the focal points. For
those desiring to become a Certified Florist, this class is a great first step.

Time will be divided between lecture and hands-on design. All materials are included in the course fee and students will have a completed design to take home each day. Topics include: vase arrangements, symmetrical triangles, asymmetrical triangles, and horizontal centerpieces, round designs, hand-tied bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres.

The limited course enrollment of 6 will ensure that each student receives personal attention.

The class will meet from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day with a 45-minute break for lunch on your own. There are 36 hours of classroom instruction time. Since this is a personal enrichment course there will be no exams.

You must bring your own tools (pruner, scissor, and wire cutter). A floral knife will be provided.

REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON – REFUNDABLE!

Class enrollment limited to 6

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BOOK IT DREAM IT: Elevating Your Wedding Process

WHEN: August 9, 2022 (Tuesday) 9am to 4:30pm
WHERE: GLFA Professional Education Center – 1152 Haslett Rd., Haslett, MI 48840
INSTRUCTOR: Molly Tiesma

It’s a shot of espresso for your wedding business! Unlock your DREAM wedding clients with this hybrid business and hands on course. We will outline the process behind identifying, attracting and achieving your dreamiest wedding aesthetic, as well as learning some hot design tips for the trendiest bridal bouquets of 2022.
The limited course enrollment of 6 will ensure that each student receives personal attention.
The class will meet from 9:00am to 4:30pm with a hour break for lunch on your own.

You must bring your own tools: knife, pruner, scissor, and wire cutter.
COST: $399.00 member      $599.00 non-member (Includes all flowers/supplies)

REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON – REFUNDABLE!

Class enrollment limited to 6.

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Today’s Bride

WHEN: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm
WHERE: Kennicott Brothers Co. 3945 Industrial Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46254
INSTRUCTOR: Tom Bowling AIFD, CFD, PFCI

Today’s bride is about individuality. Sophistication, elegant, casual, and bohemian are all descriptions
that describe the popular looks for today’s bride. Outside, inside, farm to table, chandeliers in trees, to
collective assemblages… no two brides are alike.

Join us for this in person hands-on workshop that will explore bouquet construction using various
techniques and mechanics as well as personal flowers and headpieces. We will explore pricing and
added services to increase your profitability. Come ready for a full day of fun and education!

Students must bring their own tools.
COST: $299.00 member      $399.00 non-member (Includes all flowers/supplies)

REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON – REFUNDABLE!

Class enrollment limited to 20

*Kennicott Brothers Co. will be offering a 15% off a single purchase of $150 or more of in stock items for
attendees. Excludes super saver and already discounted items.

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Intermediate Floral Design

Instructor: Cindy Ching, AIFD, CF
Member $1,500; Non-Member $1,750 (Includes all flowers/supplies, fees are non-refundable)
Class Date: August 27 – 31, 2022 (Saturday – Wednesday) 9am to 5pm

This course builds upon the foundation of the Introduction to Floral design course. The focus will be on the information presented in the Certified Florist (CF) Manual with the goal of preparing students to take the CF examination.
Students who do not wish to take the CF exam are still welcome.
The CF manual is the text for this course. You may purchase this manual at www.greatlakesfloralassociation.org (Certified Florist tab in drop down under the Education tab) or call (517) 575-0110. The manual is recommended but not required. All other materials will be included in the registration fee.
Time will be divided between lecture and hands on design. A sample test will be given on each topic. Lecture topics include: care and handling of flowers and plants, product  identification, customer relations, sales, delivery, marketing, accounting, display, and intermediate floral design. Design topics include: vase arrangements, bridal bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and sympathy. Designs will incorporate the contemporary techniques of grouping, layering, basing, framing, and many more.
Each day you will take home your designs. There are 36 hours of classroom instruction. Since this is a personal enrichment course there will be no exams. Includes all flowers and supplies. Lunch is on your own each day.

The limited course enrollment of 6 will ensure that each student receives personal attention.

Bring your own tools (pruner, scissors, wire cutter, needle-nose pliers, and knife).

REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON – REFUNDABLE!

Class enrollment limited to 6

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Personalized Tributes Your Customers Will Love

WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm
WHERE: Syndicate Sales 2025 North Wabash Ave., Kokomo, IN 46901
INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Runyon AIFD, CFD

Create very personalized Casket Sprays, Easel Sprays, and Cremains arrangements including personalized items from loved ones, or from what you have available to sell. Learn different ways to build the prop into the design, and how to secure it for delivery. Each student will make a casket spray, an easel spray, and a cremains arrangement, plus a garland. Please bring a prop of choice to go into the casket spray, such as an angel, a tractor, golf clubs, baseball mitt etc., and a second smaller piece for the easel spray, it can match prop for casket spray, or be different. Each student will also receive a copy of “Sympathy Styling” the NEW Syndicate Sales Sympathy Design book!

Students must bring their own tools. Floral tape and adhesive will be provided to share or you are welcome to bring your own.
COST: $299.00 member      $399.00 non-member (Includes all flowers/supplies, lunch and a copy of “Sympathy Styling” the NEW Syndicate Sales Sympathy Design book)

REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON – REFUNDABLE!

Class enrollment limited to 20.

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Steps to Certification

WHEN: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
WHERE: GLFA Professional Education Center – Haslett, MI
TOPIC: Steps to Certification

• Do’s & Don’ts for Testing
• Methods & Mechanics for Hands On
• Insight & Answers

INSTRUCTOR: Cindy Ching AIFD, CF

Cindy guides those who plan on becoming a Certified Florist. Tips on how to prepare for both the written and design portions of the test. Students will spend part of the day reviewing the written test and then work in the design room learning what is needed to pass the exam. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of what it takes to pass the prestigious CF exam.

Class will run from 10:00am – 4:00pm with a break for lunch on your own.

Bring your own tools; (pruners, knife, wire cutters, and scissors)
COST: $149.00 member      $199.00 non-member (Includes all flowers/supplies)

REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON – REFUNDABLE!

Class enrollment limited to 6.

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