People Academy Live

People Academy Live!

An NALP Regional Workshop Experience

Live from Dallas!
February 21 - 23, 2017

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DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas - Love Field
3300 W Mockingbird Ln Dallas, TX 75235

Includes facility tour of Southern Botanical

*For registration assistance, please contact Jackie Gilchrist.

Program Overview

Detailed ScheduleProgram PostcardRecruiting Kit

The war for people is on. Surveys show that finding and keeping good people is one of the top challenges for landscape and lawn care companies and the challenge is now nearing crisis levels as fewer people are making the landscape business a career choice and legislative and regulatory restraints put additional pressures on our industry. Landscape businesses must be equipped with the right tools, systems, processes and practices in order to grow their businesses and fill needed positions within their companies with the best possible talent.

Join us for two full days learning from renowned landscape industry experts from The Harvest Group, for a comprehensive overview of the people challenge in our industry and discover the step-by-step system that will enable landscape industry professionals to recruit and retain the right people to achieve sustainable success for your business.



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Registration Fees:
NALP or Harvest Group Member $895
Non-member $1,195
Employee Handbook Consultation* $150
Workshop Presenters:
Head Harvesters, The Harvest Group
  • Ed Laflamme, LIC
  • Bill Arman
  • Steve Cesare, Ph.D.

The People Academy Live! will enable you to better manage your company’s most valuable asset – your employees:

  • How to determine your “people” needs
  • How to find and recruit the people you need
  • How to screen, interview and evaluate your candidates
  • How to create a positive company culture
  • How to be sure you are in compliance with state and federal laws
  • How organization charts help save money and bring clarity to your organization
  • How to grow and create loyalty with career ladders
  • How to create loyal and motivated people
Who Should Attend?

Owners, managers and HR folks in the landscape and lawn care industry.

Seven Ways Your Company Will Benefit from Attending
  1. How to build a great culture that attracts and keeps the right people on board
  2. How to avoid the Top 5 most costly mistakes that involve people management
  3. Strategies to set up and administer the HR part of your business
  4. Have a people plan/map in place that clearly shows what and when your needs will be in the future
  5. How to on-board people to work productively and safely in the shortest period of time
  6. Tips, tactics, and techniques to build a recruiting system that keeps your people funnel full
  7. How to keep and grow your people so the best will stay
What’s included:
  • Two full days of learning about hiring, training, and retaining quality people – the top challenges for landscape and lawn care businesses.
  • Recruiting Tool Kit (a $497.00 value)
  • All course materials, workbooks and handouts
  • Complimentary book: The Harvest Way 1.0 – Helping you get from where you are now to where you deserve to be….The Harvest Way
  • Two breakfasts, two lunches and two evening networking receptions
  • Included tours to Southern Botanical 
  • Optional Employee Handbook consultation (First Ten Attendees)
    • Given the increased complexity in today's business environment that demands operational efficiency, organizational communication, and legal compliance, landscapers must have an accurate, current, and valuable employee handbook at all times. An employee handbook that meets those standards helps a company in multiple ways spanning administrative policies, performance management, and procedural consistency. To help your company achieve that desired employee handbook quality, as part of your participation in the upcoming People Academy Live seminar, Head Harvester Steve Cesare, Ph.D. will evaluate your company's employee handbook for $150. Steve will provide you with an overall grade for your handbook, identify valuable content that should be added specify areas that warrant immediate legal and professional attention, and be available for telephone assistance to assist you toward improving your employee handbook.