Education Programs

Cultivating Connections: Future Landscape Architects Learning Series | Education in Nature

ILASLA is proud to announce a new partnership with our Service Committee and the Millennium Park Foundation to engage the landscape architecture, garden design, art, and allied communities to design, advocate, educate, install, and maintain four vignette gardens for Millennium Park and into the community. These gardens will showcase the intersection among urbanism, opportunities for community & neighborhood engagement, and artistic, risk-taking design among emerging and future professionals.

The first stage of the program is to foster community engagement. Cultivating Connections: Future Landscape Architects Learning Series | Education in Nature brings volunteers and community members together in mini immersive learning sessions for garden or site cleanups at designated locations. During each event, we will cover basic knowledge of invasive plants as well as other on-location plant species, including trees, shrubs, etc. In the future, the students involved will be eligible to submit their designs for the vignette gardens. This is an exciting opportunity to create mentor relationships rather than one-stop learning opportunities.

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Watch the Video to learn more.     We Need Mentors!

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Note: Due to LA CES guidelines, Webinars on Demand are viable for CE credit for 6 months after an event. You are still welcome to watch the Webinars without credit.

Please contact for more information and for your quiz and certificate once you have completed your webinar.

See past presentations that are not eligible for CEUs on the ILASLA Youtube Channel 



Berliner offers Lunch and Learns as well as virtual webinars. For more information and links, contact Missy Ruminski at

Sample CE courses  include:

Take a Risk with Rope Play: This course explores the impact that risky play has on child development and the repercussions of removing this necessary activity from playgrounds. We look at how this has impacted attendance at playground and discuss how we can design playgrounds to provide this necessary activity in a safe manner.

The Inclusive Nature of Rope Play: This course takes a deep dive into ADA compliance, accessibility, and inclusion. We will identify the developmental benefits of rope playgrounds and discuss the elements necessary to create a truly inclusive play environment.


Representative Derek Larsen offers on-site Lunch and Learns for your team. They are LA CES approved and available for CE credit.

These, along with other webinars are available from Forms + Surfaces:

Designed to Protect

This course covers the essentials of selecting security bollards that provide adequate protection while adding exceptional aesthetic value to a project. This course first examines the needs of a modern outdoor environment and how an assessment can be completed to evaluate a project’s security needs. Next, the course will cover common testing standards as well as the necessary foundation engineering options required to meet those standards. Finally, the course highlights lighting and material options that can be selected to integrate seamlessly into the design of a landscape.

Selecting Materials for Outdoor Applications

When it comes to specifying site furniture products, choosing the right materials and finishes is crucial. However, material selection has become increasingly complicated due to the inclusion of environmental impact as a factor alongside traditional criteria such as aesthetics, durability, and performance.



Landscape Architects are not currently required to obtain CE/PDH credits to maintain Registration in Illinois.

However, as of May, 2023, a bill is currently being reviewed by the governor of Illinois to reinstate the requirement of 24 CE/PDH credit hours every two years to retain an Illinois Landscape Architect Registration. This requirement would go into effect beginning in the 2025 renewal period.

View the Steps to Retaining Licensure document for more information.


ILASLA offers education vouchers for members! Each year, Illinois Chapter Members will be provided 2 vouchers to be used toward 6 eligible ILASLA LACES education sessions. Just click “Use Voucher” when checking out.


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