FAQ

General Academy Information
Q:  When and where are the Harvest People Academy being held?
Q:  How do I make a hotel reservation?
Q:  Who are the organizers of the Academy?
Q:  When does the People Academy start?
Q:  Who are the presenters/speakers at the Academy?
Q:  Can I Earn CEU Credits?
Registration Information
Q:  How do I register for the Academy?
Q:  What is the registration fee?
Q:  How do I know that my registration has been received?
Q:  How do I pay for the registration fee?
Q:  Do you accept on-site registrations?
Q:  What is the cancellation policy?
Q:  What is the refund policy?
Q:  What is the substitution policy?

Location & Direction Information

Q:  When and where is the Harvest Group People Academy being held?
A: November 18-19, 2015 at the Inn at the Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, California. Please visit the Location page for more details.


Q:  How do I make a hotel reservation?
A: Attendees requiring hotel accommodations for the event should call The Inn at Laguna Beach at 800/544-4479 and ask for The Harvest Group rate. The rate is $179 (plus taxes) per night. The reservation deadline is October 23, 2015.


Q:  Who are the organizers of the Academy?
A:  The organizer of the academy is the Harvest Landscape Consulting Group. For more information on the Harvest Group visit  www.harvestlandscapeconsulting.com.


Q:  What time does the Academy start?
A: Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18th.


Q:  Who are the presenters/speakers at the Academy?
A:Representing the Harvest Group is Steve Cesare Ph.D., Ed Laflamme LIC, and Bill Arman.

Steve Cesare has a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology and more than 25 years of human resources experience. Currently, Steve serves as The Harvest Group’s expert in Human Resources and Safety.Prior to joining The Harvest Group, Steve was an instructor at Old Dominion University and the University of San Diego, then gained experience in the green industry as the HR Director for Bemus Landscape in southern California.  Steve also has human resources experience with Jack in the Box, Citicorp, Sentara Health Systems and NASA.

billr2rBill Arman worked for and helped grow one of the biggest landscape outfits in the country. He’s seen how the big boys do it, how their systems and structures work. So his know-how is rooted in recruiting, hiring, training and growing great people—that along with quality assurance. Arman, alone, has gone on 15,000 quality site visits in his career. Nobody else has that, not that we know of anyway. Arman received Lawn and Landscape/ Bayer Environmental Science’s 2006 Leadership Award.

ed-salesEd Laflamme LIC started his own business from scratch, built it up, sold it and then wrote a book about how he did it. So, he’s been there. He understands your frustrations, worries and concerns. Some of you may want to buy companies, while others may want to sell the one you own. You need expert assessment and guidance before you can move forward. Laflamme has experience in this area. He is recognized as a Certified Landscape Professional.

Q:  Can I earn CEU Credits?
A: Yes, California 1.5 CEU Credits will be issues to all attendees.

 
Q:  How do I register for the Academy?
A:  There are two ways to register.

Online:  Click Here
By Mail: Complete a registration form and mail with payment (checks made payable to The Harvest Group) to 284 New Canaan Road, Wilton, CT  06897.

Q:  What is the registration fee for the Academy?
A:  CLICK HERE for registration pricing.


Q:  How will I know that my registration has been received?
A:  Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. Bring this confirmation letter with you to the Academy.


Q:  How do I pay the registration fee?
A:  The Harvest Group accepts VISA or MasterCard credit cards. Checks and money orders (made payable to The Harvest Group) are also accepted. Please do not send cash with mail in registrations; cash is accepted for on-site registrations.


Q:  Do you accept on-site registrations?
A:  Yes, on-site registrations are accepted.


Q:  What is the cancellation and refund policy?
A: All cancellation requests must be made in writing on company letterhead and e-mailed to at least five (5) business days before the event. Voice mails will not be accepted. A full refund minus a $15 administrative processing fee will be provided if the cancellation is received prior to five (5) business days. No refunds will be issued within five (5) business days or for no shows. The Harvest Group reserves the right to cancel a program due to insufficient registration or instructor emergency. A full refund of registration fees only will be issued if this occurs.


Q:  What is the substitution policy?
A:  Attendees can notify the show at any time that another individual will attend the Academy in their place. Please e-mail with substitutions.