Professional Development Programs and Symposia



Association of Fundraising Professionals
Webinar/Audio Conference Series

Free for all APGA members! Contact us at (610) 708-3010 or for the discount code.

View the list of webinars available through December 2014 here.


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.







Community Climate Change Fellowship Program 

A new fellowship program focused on climate change, education, and community engagement, the 2014 Community Climate Change Fellowship Program is a pilot initiative sponsored by EECapacity, with generous support from EPA. It is open to educators who want to address climate change issues in their communities through innovative education and engagement strategies.
Applications are due April 18, 2014, 8pm EDT


The 2014 Native Plants in the Landscape Conference

June 5-7, 2014
Millersville University, in Millersville, PA.  
Speakers for the conference include Eric Toensmeier, Marcus de la Fleur, Benjamin Vogt, Candy DeBerry, Sabrena Schweyer and many others.  
Inspirational fieldtrips, educational workshops, engaging topics of concern, native plants and book sale, and native plant merchandise – this is a conference you don’t want to miss.  Continuing education credits are available for LACES, APLD, Delaware Certified Horticulturist, Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist, New York CNLP, and Maryland CPH.
To view the conference brochure or to register, visit   For more information call (717) 871-2189 or email
Full conference OR individual day registration available, register online here:


2nd Annual NYC-area Green Industry  Intern Field Day

Who: For NYC-area interns working in the green industries 
Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 
Time: 10 am till dusk 
Place: New York Botanical Garden 
An informative, inspiring, fun-filled & FREE day of inspiring presentations, job fair, tours, contests, and more!


18th Annual Historic Landscape Institute at Monticello

“Preserving Jefferson’s Gardens and Landscapes”
June 22-27, 2014
This one-week course uses the gardens and landscapes of Monticello and the University of Virginia as an outdoor classroom for the study of historic landscape preservation. Lectures, workshops, fieldtrips, and practical working experiences will provide an introduction to the fields of landscape history, garden restoration, and historical horticulture.
Fee charged; registration required.  Application deadline,  April 1. Contact Peggy Cornett at, or visit


The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Grants for Ornamental Horticulture

The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust invites applications for grants up to $20,000 for education and research in ornamental horticulture. Not-for-profit botanical gardens, arboreta, and other tax-exempt organizations are eligible. 
The deadline for applications is August 15, 2014.  For information about the Trust and its grants program, visit here.


Mark your calendars for the following upcoming events!

The 2014 Small Gardens Professional Section Symposium
Moving Your Garden Forward
September 17-19  I  Youngstown, OH
Hosted by Fellows Riverside Gardens
Registration opens in June!
The 2014 Historic Landscapes Professional Section Symposium
Telling the Garden's Story
October 15-17  I  Wilmington, DE
Hosted by Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
More details to follow as they become available.
Registration opens in July!
The 2014 Plant Collections Professional Section Symposium
Advancing Plant Collections Management
November 5-7  I  Washington, DC
Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens, in partnership with US Botanic Garden & US National Arboretum
Registration opens in August!