Belgard® Hardscapes is offering a range of classroom and hands-on industry training sessions in 2013 as part of its annual Belgard University program to provide basic and advanced education to landscape contractors and professionals seeking to increase their knowledge, gain certifications and grow their businesses.

Belgard University travels across the county to provide contractors nationwide with the opportunity to learn about landscape design, paver installation, sales and marketing support and other programs that offer business insights as well as certifications in ICPI and NCMA classes. Other benefits include:

• Learning about innovative new hardscape products

• Networking with other industry professionals

• Participating in hands-on demonstrations

• Getting insider tips on installation and industry trends

• Learning about business and marketing programs to help you succeed.

New this year, a number of Belgard University events will feature Design Workshops hosted by industry leading expert and television personality Haig Seferian. Presentation topics include Design Principles and Elements, Form Composition, “Do’s and Don’ts,” and the “Golden Rules of Landscape Design.” Gain a thorough understanding of the design process and put those skills to work by creating individual designs while working directly with Haig and Belgard reps.

Registration is open for Belgard University events across the country at