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2022 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility (IDEA) Café & Lunch

Join us for a special IDEA Café focusing on Identity. Learn about the diverse identities present in the public garden community and how it influences the work they do in our field. We will have panel discussion with leaders in the garden and non-profit...

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8/24/22
Access Nature: Inclusion in the Outdoors

Organized by North American Association for Environmental Education

How do we create spaces in nature that are truly welcoming for disabled people? What does accessibility actually mean and how do we implement it? Loren Penman and Syren...

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5/2/22
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Planting Seeds of the Future: Increasing the Labor Pipeline for the Horticulture Industry

Watch this webinar to hear a presentation and discussion on the future of staffing and career development in Horticulture with Jazmin Albarran, Executive Director of Seed Your Future. Challenges of staffing was recently identified as a “pressing matter...

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4/11/22
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March IDEA Cafe: Volunteers in the Age of IDEA

In this age of IDEA being at the forefront of many garden's priorities, IDEA principles are being introduced to various facets of public gardens, including volunteer programs. Join this session to hear from staff at gardens that are working to bring...

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3/1/22
Failure is not an Option: How Nonprofit Boards Can Support Leaders of Color

For nonprofits who are now hiring new executive leaders of color, here are some steps to take—and pitfalls to avoid—to ensure a successful leadership transition.

As capacity-building consultants to the social sector, we regularly support...

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2/8/22
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IDEA Cafe: Successful IDEAs

For this IDEA Cafe, we are highlighting IDEA success stories! Gardens are doing amazing things to be more inclusive and diversifying their programming, membership, and much more! Join this uplifting Cafe to learn about and celebrate initiatives taking...

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12/7/21
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Ask An Expert: Chief Diversity Officers

Over the next ten years, the public garden industry is projected to face a shortage of leaders due to retirements. The Emerging Professionals Community of the Association presents "Ask an Expert”. 

Join us in exploring a new trend in the field:...

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11/4/21
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IDEA Cafe: Transgender Inclusion at Public Gardens

Though awareness of transgender (trans) people and the issues they face are becoming more common, transgender inclusion is still often left out of discussions of diversity and inclusion. Listen to a conversation between several advocates in the public...

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9/28/21
LGBTQ Inclusion in Public Gardens: A Toolkit

Public gardens increasingly recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in their work. This toolkit provides concrete ways to address LGBTQ inclusion in gardens. It explains the importance of LGBTQ inclusion, including the challenges LGBTQ...

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9/20/21
IDEA Café: Replacing Token Representation with a Culture of Allyship

Many organizations seek to implement IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) initiatives by diversifying representation through hiring or bringing onboard individuals who represent the ethnic group, gender, or age group they lack within...

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7/2/21
Attitudes and Biases as Barriers for Deaf People

This course is designed to provide participants with resources to increase their awareness of the ethnic and cultural diversity within the deaf community; and that there is no “one” deaf community but rather many. Also, participants will learn to...

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6/18/21
Here’s why Congress is recognizing Hazel M. Johnson, the ‘mother of environmental justice’

Hazel Johnson spent her life fighting for environmental justice in black communities in Chicago’s Southeast Side. When she first started organizing in the 1970s after death and illness in her family, she quickly found that her work would be cut out for...

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5/18/21
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IDEA Cafe: Getting Started With IDEA

This past year exposed long-unaddressed structural inequities, but even before that many public garden leaders were asking themselves how to engage inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) within their own gardens and surrounding...

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3/29/21
Earth Day Live: Women in Leadership

Hear from EARTHDAY.ORG's panel of inspirational women from Latin America who have impressive careers in protecting and supporting the environment, youth empowerment and environmental education. The panel focusrf on their careers, current initiatives,...

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3/12/21
Critical Questions for Program Design During COVID-19

Join Rena Payan, Youth Outside, and NAAEE for this eeINSPIRE webinar to discuss the questions we should be asking ourselves as we continue to envision programming that connects people to the environment during these truly uncertain and evolving times....

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3/12/21
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians collaborative research and management of culturally important forest products

This webinar introduces a program on co-produced research and action to manage forests for culturally important plants within portions of traditional Cherokee homelands.

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1/22/21
Small Marvels: Reflective Writing to Understand Place and Equity

Join Dr. Naamal De Silva for a new eeINSPIRE reflective writing workshop focused on place, equity, and the possibilities inherent in exploring what is nearby and familiar with students.

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1/20/21
Telling the Whole Story: Using an Inclusive Interpretation of Gardens & Historic Landscapes to Reach a Broader Audience

Hear from a diverse panel on how to use inclusive interpretation of gardens and historic landscapes to reach a broader audience.

Panelists include Shaun Spencer-Hester of the Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum, Lynchburg, VA; Peggy Cornett...

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1/19/21
Diversity & Inclusion Educational Forum for Associations

Dynamic Benchmarking has created a specialized maturity model that allows companies to easily see where they fall on the diversity, equity and inclusion maturity curve including:

  • Where they stack up today with their DE&I practices
  • ...
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1/15/21
2020 November Plant Conservation Alliance Meeting

Dr. Kay Havens, Chair of the PCA Non-Federal Cooperators Committee, will briefly report on the "Assessment of Native Seed Needs and Capacities" being conducted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, including the phase 2 data...

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12/8/20

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