Movin’ On Up: The Opportunities and Challenges of Becoming Executive Director
Do you aspire to work your way “up the ladder”? While exciting, the leap can be harrowing, fraught with challenges along the way. But you don’t have to go it alone! Join this courageous group of new botanic garden leaders as they share their experiences “Movin’ On Up.” This panel presentation includes: “Letting go” of the programs you used to facilitate; “The balancing act” of developing yourself and your staff’s potential; “HR?!...”- Directors wear many hats, learn about available resources; “Relationship Counseling” - Go from peer to supervisor; “Boardroom Conversations” - Know and grow your new board; “Feeding your passion” while keeping your knees under a desk.
Presenters: E. Garton, Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Elkhart, Indiana; S. LaFleur,
Sherman Library and Gardens, Corona Del Mar, California; A. Parsons,
Smith-Gilbert Gardens, Kennesaw, Georgia; P. Newman, Lady Bird Johnson
Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas; A. Quinones, Cape Fear Botanical Garden,
Fayetteville, North Carolina; K. Newport, Filoli, Woodside, California