You are here

Featured Resource

CEO and Trustee Responsibilities

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

 
Resource
5/21/20
Communication during the COVID-19 Pandemic—Tips and Strategies for the Environmental Education Community

This webinar explored how we should be communicating internally and externally during the COVID-19 pandemic.  How to best communicate with our staff, members, supporters, funders, boards, and families focused on home-schooling.

 In this webinar...

Resource
4/13/20
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...

Resource
11/14/19
Organizational Assessment Resource for Senior-Level Leaders

This resource developed by the 2018-2019 Longwood Fellows cohort provides a framework that senior-level leaders can use to assess their organizations. It offers specific reasoning, definitions, and strategies—the why, what, and how—for topics that are...

Resource
6/3/19
Racial Diversity in Public Garden Leadership

As the demographics of the United States grow more diverse, nonprofits are challenged to engage all constituents in order to remain relevant and financially sustainable as they plan for the future. Public gardens, as environmental and cultural...

Resource
2/14/19
Racial Diversity in Public Garden Internships

Public gardens are in dire need of emerging professional horticulturists.The lack of people of color in public horticulture means the profession is missing out on a large segment of the nation’s talent and valuable perspectives and contributions to the...

Resource
1/30/19
Activating the Workplace by Engaging Employees in Sustainability

As companies look for ways to boost employee engagement, they are focusing on job purposing—the concept of linking an organization’s purpose and an individual’s job to societal contribution. Job purposing increasingly includes sustainabilityfocused...

Resource
10/12/18
Finding Balance across Departments at Multi-Attraction Gardens

Many of our institutions are much more than gardens: historic estates, zoos, university campuses, event spaces, and sculpture parks. Within any organization, having a diverse set of attractions can potentially lead to confusion about mission or become...

Resource
6/22/18
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...

Resource
6/21/18
Guide and Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens

This Guide and Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens charts the general sequence of steps required to create a public garden. Seeing the big picture is useful for communicating with stakeholders, creating alignment among team members, and...

Resource
5/7/18
Motivating Your Staff

Presented at the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium by Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, this presentation will cover how to motivate your staff and why that is important to the success of a garden. 

Resource
1/17/18
With Healing in Mind: How Public Gardens at Colleges and Universities Can Promote Student Mental Health

At American colleges and universities today, one in two students feels more than average stress, while one in three suffers from a mental illness. Clearly, the mental well-being of students on these campuses is a cause of great concern. With...

Resource
12/4/17
The Future of Business Ethics

No single department can own responsibility for installing and maintaining an ethical culture in an organization. Human resources, ethics and compliance, and sustainability teams need to work toward common goals and values set by senior leadership....

Resource
11/7/17
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...

Resource
7/9/17
Creating a Healthy Balance of Ownership: Empowering Team Members while Advancing Institutional Goals

Granting ownership and autonomy instills a sense of pride and generates institutional loyalty among staff members. The panel will explore how institutions can benefit from these gains while having confidence that each employee is working to advance the...

Resource
7/9/17
Preparing the Next Generation of Transformational Leaders of Cultural Institutions

As a leader or emerging leader, does your staff feel trust, admiration, loyalty, and respect for you? Does your staff work harder than expected to accomplish your institution’s goals? Hear and engage panelists...

Resource
9/24/16
Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Employer misclassification has a direct impact on employee eligibility for benefits, taxation and legal protections such as minimum wage and overtime rights....

Resource
10/23/15