2017 Diamond Retreat

FAQ
Qualifications start over at the beginning of each qualification period. If a member advances in rank but fails to maintain it, he or she can still qualify for the recognition retreat by being paid at that rank for three consecutive months. The third consecutive month within the qualification period will determine eligibility. Click here for qualification examples.
Registration opens February 10, 2017, and closes March 3, 2017.
If members qualify for two or more recognition retreats in one year, they will be invited to attend each retreat for which they qualified.
Member must be active and in good standing with the company to redeem the reward trip.
Retreat attendance is non-transferable and not redeemable for monetary or other compensation.
Any branded gear given to qualifiers is available only to those who attend the event.
Qualifiers who are unable to attend the current year’s retreat are able to defer their retreat experience to the next year’s retreat of the same rank. Please email recognition@youngliving.com to defer to the following year. See the FAQ sectionfor more details.
To qualify for a deferral, members must email recognition@youngliving.com to make the deferral request prior to the event.

Frequently Asked Questions

Qualifications
When and where is the 2017 Diamond Retreat?
The retreat will be held May 3–10 at the Sheraton Mirage Resort in Gold Coast, Australia, and at the Darwin Blue Cypress Farm in Australia.
What are the qualification requirements?

Any member who has qualified as a new Diamond or above for three consecutive months between February 1, 2016, and January 31, 2017, is invited to attend at no cost. This reward is offered for one qualifier per membership, plus one qualified guest.*

Depending on availability, members who have reached the rank of Diamond or above for three consecutive months in a previous qualification period may also attend the retreat. Young Living will pay a percentage of the cost of the trip—including travel—for them and a qualified guest* based on the number of months they have maintained their paid-as rank during the qualification period. Click here to see the retreat qualification chart.

*A qualified guest must be at least 18 years old to attend. Guests who are members ranking lower than Diamond may not attend training meetings at the event.

Qualification Examples
What if I was paid as a Diamond or above before but this is my first time achieving Diamond or above three months in a row?
Though you have previously reached and been paid at the rank of Diamond, you are invited to attend based on the first time you qualify as a Diamond for three consecutive months. For example, Joan was paid as a Diamond for the first time in September 2015. Her three consecutive months of being paid as a Diamond weren’t until February, March, and April 2016. She would be invited as a new Diamond to the 2017 Diamond Retreat regardless of being a Diamond once before, even if it was prior to the current qualification period.
What if not all of my three consecutive qualifying months are within the qualification period?
The retreat you will be invited to attend will be based on the qualification period in which your third qualifying month falls. For example, Peter advanced to Diamond in December 2015. He was then paid as a Diamond again in January and February 2016. Because his third consecutive month of Diamond falls within the current qualification period, he would be invited as a new Diamond to the 2017 Diamond Retreat, even though his first two consecutive months occurred in the previous qualification period.
If I qualify to have all expenses paid, what does that cover?
Young Living will cover the cost of your flights, housing, provided meals, provided group activities, and ground transportation to event activities during the retreat dates. Incidental costs, such as meals during travel, airline baggage fees, etc., will be the attendee’s responsibility.
I can't attend this year. What can I do?
If you qualify for but are unable to attend a recognition retreat, you may defer your qualification to the next retreat for that same rank one time.
To request a deferral, send an email to recognition@youngliving.com before the end of the subsequent qualification period with your name, member number, rank, and reason for the deferral.
Deferrals will not be granted without proper notification and are not automatic. You must notify us if you do not plan to attend or you will forfeit attendance to that recognition retreat. A second deferral will not be permitted.
Qualifying members may defer their recognition retreat only once per rank. If you defer, you will receive an email invitation to register for the next retreat after new qualifiers are determined.
If you have deferred your recognition retreat attendance after the deadline provided by Young Living, you will be required to pay the deferral fee to attend the next year’s retreat.
Registration
How do I register?
If you qualify, you will receive an email with your qualification information and a link to the registration site.
Registration opens February 10, 2017, and closes March 3, 2017.
How do I see or edit my registration details?
You can view and edit your registration details on our retreat registration webpage. On the webpage, click Already Registered? > Modify > Information or Already Registered? > Modify > Registration for you or any of your guests.
All modifications must be completed 30 days prior to the retreat.
Guests
What if I want to bring my co-applicant or another guest?

Only one member per account may attend, but you may bring a co-applicant as your guest.

Qualifiers may invite one qualified guest* to attend at no cost. Meals, accommodations, group activities, and ground transportation are included. If the guest ranks below Diamond, he or she may not attend training sessions.

Returning Diamond or above qualifiers may invite one qualified guest* at a percentage of the retreat cost, depending on how many months the qualifier reached Diamond or above rank during the qualification period. For more information, view the retreat qualification chart.

*A qualified guest must be at least 18 years old to attend. Guests who are members ranking lower than Diamond may not attend training meetings at the event.

May my guest attend all the meetings and activities with me?
If an attendee ranks below Diamond, he or she may not attend training sessions.
I had a baby recently. May I bring an infant with me?
Attendees may bring an infant within nursing age but will be responsible for any extra costs associated with bringing a nursing infant.Young Living is a family company, and as such, we understand that you may want to bring your children with you to the retreat. Please note that while this is allowed, Young Living will not accommodate activities, meals, housing, transportation, or day care for children.
Can I transfer my guest ticket to another guest?
Yes. To change a guest’s information, please visit our retreat registration webpage and log in to your registration. Once logged in, click Modify > Information or Modify > Registration for your guest. All transfers must be completed 30 days prior to the retreat.
Can I cancel my guest ticket?
Yes. However, guest tickets canceled within 30 days of the event will be subject to a 50 percent cancelation fee if the guest is a paid guest. Cancelations made prior to 30 days before the event will be fully refunded.
Transportation
When should I arrive or depart?
Please plan to arrive before 4 p.m., Australian Eastern Standard Time, on the first published retreat date and depart at any time on the last published retreat date.
What if I want to come in a day or two early or stay a day or two later?
You are welcome to extend your stay, and we will cover the flight cost as long as there is no increase in the fare. However, you will need to make your own hotel accommodations for the additional nights. Young Living will cover only the cost of ground transportation, meals, and hotel accommodations during the retreat.
May I book my own flights?

We prefer that flights be booked by our partner agency, Christopherson Travel. If you still prefer to book your own flights, you are welcome to do so. To book your own flights, you are required to get preapproval from our travel manager, Angela Leichtle, aleichtle@youngliving.com. Please contact Angela at least 30 days prior to the event date for your reimbursement allowance. When emailing, you must include your departure city.

Reimbursements are processed once the retreat has concluded, which can take 6–8 weeks.

What class are the flights? May we upgrade?
Flights for Diamonds and Crown Diamonds will be booked coach. If you would like to upgrade, it will be at your own cost. Royal Crown Diamonds and their guests will fly business class.
Lodging
May I share a room with a friend?
If you are bringing a guest, you will be required to share a room with that guest.
At which hotel am I staying? Do you have my hotel confirmation information?
All attendees will stay at the Sheraton Mirage Resort, Gold Coast. Hotel room confirmation information will be emailed to you within a month of the retreat.
May I book my own hotel room?
You may not book your own hotel room.
What if I want to come in a day or two early or stay a day or two later?
You are welcome to extend your stay; however, you will need to make your own hotel accommodations for the additional nights. Young Living will cover only the cost of ground transportation, meals, and hotel accommodations during the retreat.
Miscellaneous
What should I bring?
When packing for your visit, make sure to include the following, in addition to any usual travel necessities:
Resort-casual wear for the welcome brunch and Gold Coast farewell dinner
Cocktail wear for the Darwin farewell dinner
Comfortable, breathable clothing and shoes for the farm tour
Swimwear with shorts and tops
As the event date gets closer, be on the lookout for additional packing information.
Will translation services be available during the event?
Translation services will be provided at the retreat based on attendee needs. Please request translation services or hard-of-hearing headsets during the registration process.