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New England Grows to hold Spanish seminars

November 2, 2016 -  By

new-england-grows-logoNHLANew England Grows, slated for Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in Boston, has expanded its programming to include a seminar series designed for Spanish-speaking landscape professionals and those who work closely with them.

Developed in collaboration with the National Hispanic Landscape Alliance, the seminar program will address topics such as how to manage multicultural teams, safety training and leadership development.

“Hispanic-American landscape professionals are a growing and influential segment of New England’s green industry,” said New England Grows President Michelle Harvey, of Lakeview Nurseries in Lunenburg, Mass. “We’re pleased to partner with the NHLA to offer programming that supports programs specific to Hispanic-Americans in the commercial horticulture industry.”

Taught by NHLA instructors, the program includes the following sessions:

  • “Aumentando la Responsabilidad de su Equipo y sus Lideres” (“Increasing Crew & Crew Leader Accountability”);
  • Como Convertirse en un Líder en la Industria Verde” (“Keys to Becoming a Leader in the Green Industry”);
  • “Como Crear una Cultura que Promueve la Seguridad Personal” (“Creating a Safety Culture”);
  • Understanding & Developing Your Latino Workforce” (in English); and
  • Seguridad Operacional de los Cortadores de Césped y Recortadores” (“Safe Operation of Mowers & Trimmers”).

The NHLA presenters will include the following industry leaders:

  • Pam Berrios—presidentALS Services in Alexandria, Va., and president-elect of NHLA;
  • Ellen Ely—president, Landscape Training Solutions in Montrose, Penn.;
  • Ralph Egües—managing partner, Cruz Fox, South Miami, Fla., and Executive Director of NHLA;
  • Marisol Medrano Mejía—human resources director, CoCal Landscape in Denver, Colo.; and
  • Juan Torres—founder and consultantNext Step Solutions in East Haven, Conn.

There is no additional fee to attend the NHLA seminars at Grows. Seating is limited, and advanced registration is recommended. To register, visit


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