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Winter Safety

While winter brings beautiful light shows and other holiday events for many of the Gardens, it also brings on a different set of challenges. Snowfall and wet weather create a need for thoughtful consideration in a variety of areas.

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12/15/22
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IDEA Café: Reflections on IDEA Work

As we end 2022, watch this IDEA Café to reflect on lessons learned from the year. Hear from panelists at various gardens as they share about successful aspects of IDEA efforts, strategies that we want to improve, and everything in-between.

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12/6/22
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IDEA Café: Burnout and Boundaries

Burnout is a common reality in today’s work environment and has been a societal norm for some time, but does it have to be? Establishing new norms post pandemic while also navigating an upheaval of societal unrest is overwhelming. To put it simply,...

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11/7/22
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November Lunch & Learn: The Inside Scoop on Public Garden Magazine

Learn about all things Public Garden – the quarterly journal of the American Public Gardens Association produced by Association members for Association members. 

Join Association Staff and the Chair of the Editorial Advisory Group (EAG...

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11/4/22
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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
Unmuted: What works, what doesn’t, and how we can all do better when working together online

If you work remotely (or supervise people who do) and spend much of your day in videoconferences, this report was written for you. It may be most relevant to individuals working at nonprofits and foundations, colleges and universities, and government...

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12/4/20
CEO and Trustee Responsibilities

This comprehensive resource inlcudes a few chapters, one focusing on Enahancing Staff Understanding and the other on Building Working Partnerships. 

 
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5/21/20
BHS: State Laws and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements

Since 2017, sexual harassment claims in the workplace have increased by double digits. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that violates the Federal Law; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or...

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11/14/19
Creating Doors and Rooms: Taking Risks, Engaging Marginalized Communities, and Challenging the Status Quo

Despite the resonant theme of plant biodiversity inherent in the public garden sector, institutions grapple with a staggering lack of human biodiversity in their staffs, member base, donors, and audiences. To achieve inclusivity and maintain relevance...

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7/9/19
BHS: International Travel Tips

Traveling and working abroad is the experience of a lifetime. As an employer you have a duty to provide a safe work environment for your staff. This can be more challenging when you send employees to work outside of the US.

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6/23/19
Going Deeper in Next Level Fundraising

In this webinar, we go into great detail about experiments you can try to make a big leap in your fundraising and earned income this year.

Learning Objectives:

  • Sell training as an earned income stream
  • Earned income streams
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4/10/19
BHS: Garden Slip & Fall Checklist

Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries and significant costs whether they involve employees, volunteers or guests. This winter has been especially brutal in the Midwest with polar vortex, significant snowfall, ice storms that knocked...

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2/18/19
Promoting Urban & Community Forestry through Staffing, Volunteer Groups, Tree Boards, & Ordinances

The success of community forests relies on good management by municipal staff, volunteer groups, and tree boards framed around well-written ordinances. This presentation will explore how these components promote a healthy community forest, as well as...

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7/2/18
New Botanical Gardens: Balancing Growth and Innovation

Learn about new botanical gardens projects under development in Fort Collins, Pittsburgh, and Santa Fe, cities of diverse populations, geographic regions, and cultural histories. Executive Directors from these institutions will discuss strategies for...

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6/21/18
Artist Agreements at Bellevue Botanical Garden Society

Bellevue Botanical Garden Society has generously provided samples of artist/performer agreements for one-time events and annual events sponsored by thier partner group (updated annually). 

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3/16/18
BHS The Keys to Interviewing, Hiring, Managing, and Maintaining a Superior Visitor Services Team

What are the best questions to ask in an interview to tease out the strengths you are seeking? How do you keep your Visitor Services team motivated, energized, and positive 100% of the time? How do you manage effective teams that will remain in service...

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7/9/17
Peer Power: Using a Peer Review Process to Galvanize Your Public Garden

Harness the power of your peers! Public gardens of all shapes and sizes can benefit from seeking expert opinions. Professionals from many diverse gardens will share their experiences with peer reviews as tools...

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9/24/16
Second Generation Volunteer Administration - Moving from Transaction to Transformative Volunteer Learning Environments

Volunteer resource managers are primarily charged with oversight of transactions or tasks conducted by their volunteer force for the improvement of social, economic, or environmental conditions. However, a deeper goal focuses on the developmental...

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10/26/15

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