APGA Professional Development Webinars and Online Programs

Ongoing Webinars:

Association of Fundraising Professionals Webinar-Audioconference Series 2014

FREE for APGA Members with special code!  (Need the code? Contact APGA at 610.708.3010 or email info@publicgardens.org)


View the 2014 webinar calendar here! - Approved for CFRE Continuing Education Credits!

To register, click here to visit the AFP website. 


Can't make it? APGA members can access past AFP webinars for FREE at anytime. Simply click here to select the webinar you wish to view and enter the discount code during checkout.


Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Webinar with TIPS

When:  Tuesday, September 23, at 2-3 pm EDT.

Guest Presenters:  Shaun McPhearson, IT Manager at Morton Arboretum, and John Page, IT Manager at Longwood Gardens. 

What:  This webinar, the first in a quarterly series, will:
  • Explain the difference between disaster recovery and business continuity.
  • Define current strategies for disaster recovery and business continuity.
  • Discuss the challenges and concerns regarding cloud-based disaster recovery.
  • Q&A
To Participate:  Join the Technology and Innovation Professional Section or email section chair Doug Needham for further details.


Past Webinars / Presentations Available to View:

Emerging Professionals Webinar
Hosted by APGA's Emerging Professionals Professional Section

Duration:  30 minutes

Feature speaker:   Jeff Downing, Executive Director of Mt. Cuba Center

Content:   The Emerging Professionals section presents its first webinar as a window into a director's view on emerging into Public Gardens. Jeff Downing will take the audience through his struggles and advice on how he emerged from a non-Horticulture background into his current position as Executive Director of Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, DE.

About Jeff:   Jeff Downing originally served as Vice-President for Education at The New York Botanical Garden. He oversaw such programs as adult and children education, interpretation, The School of Professional Horticulture and the LuEsther T. Mertz Library. He joined NYBG in 1999 as the Manager of Student Services after obtaining a BA in Economics and an MAR in Religion.

Listen to the recorded version here.

For more information:   Email Lauren Garcia, Annual Project Leader at  lmgarcia06@gmail.com.




2013 Garden Evolution Conference Presentations

Find all the presentations from AGPA's 2013 Conference in one place!  Presenations are divided by track, simply follow the link below to be directed to our 2013 conference website and select the track in which you to view presentations.  Email APGA at info@publicgardens.org with any questions.


View presentations from the 2013 Garden Evolution Conference here.