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Sage Advice: Changing Perspectives of Emerging & Emerged Public Garden Professionals

Are you an aspiring public garden leader or looking to find new talent for your team? We all know that emerging into the public garden profession isn’t always a straightforward process, so we’re here to open up the discussion! Join our panel of six public garden professionals, each with different backgrounds and levels of experience, for a candid discussion on topics that include professional training requirements, work/life balance, family planning, and salary negotiation. Panelists will answer your questions on preparation and movement into leadership positions as well as attracting a new generation of public garden leaders.

Presenters: A.J. Sell, School of Natural Resources & Environment, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; I. Simpkins, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, Florida; J. Landgrebe, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; A. Novy, U.S. Botanic Garden, Washington, DC; S. Leach-Smith, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, North Carolina; E. Detrick, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; P. Couchman, High Glen Gardens, Frederick, Maryland.

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