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Performance Development

Performance development is an active partnership between the managers, employees, and the Institute that enables MIT’s diverse staff to be fully engaged and reach their full potential. This a useful resource to examine  ways to further engage employees...

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10/8/19
Why Consider Using the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®)

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is the premier, cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence that is used by thousands of individuals and organizations to build intercultural competence to achieve international and domestic...

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9/18/19
2019 Park and Recreation Salary Survey Key Findings

The 2019 NRPA Park and Recreation Salary Survey report presents compensation data by agency size, type and certain demographic characteristics of incumbents in the positions (e.g., education, certifications and years in the profession). The analysis...

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8/7/19
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
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...

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6/3/19
BHS- Safety Matters: Avoiding Painful and Costly Slips

Working in a public garden means that your workday depends somewhat on the weather. Wet walking surfaces both indoors and out can present serious slipping hazards for you, your co-workers and guests.

In fact, surfaces that are wet for any reason...

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5/14/19
Sample Employee Interview Questionnaire

An employee interview questionnaire can be useful when collecting data about current training provisions. The data collected from this type of questionnaire will help you identify whether there are inefficiencies within roles or the organization,...

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5/10/19
Skills for Overcoming Burnout – Refueling the Fire

Too often, the fire that fuels those of us working in the social sector ends up becoming the fire that burns us out. Across the nonprofit world, organizations are perpetuating unhealthy work cultures, getting mired in conflict and divisions, and...

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4/26/19
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
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...

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2/14/19
OF/BY/FOR ALL Self-Assessment Tool

Do you want your organization to matter more to more people?

OF/BY/FOR ALL is a global movement and a set of tools to help your organization become of, by, and for your community.

We used OF/BY/FOR ALL thinking in Santa Cruz to transform...

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2/4/19
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...

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1/30/19
Building an Emergency Plan

Building an Emergency Plan is designed to guide an institution and its staff through the process of developing a team-based emergency preparedness and response program, which results in the creation of an emergency preparedness and response plan.

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1/14/19
OSHA: Electronic Reporting Requirements

Federal OSHA requires certain establishments to electronically report their OSHA injury log by March 2, 2019. Institutions with 250 employees or more at a single location are automatically required to electronically report their 2018 OSHA forms 300,...

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1/14/19
Can Inclusion be Measured in a Quantitative Way, Just Qualitative, or a Combination?

Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends study revealing that the number of executives who
cited inclusion as a top priority rose 32% since 2014. For this study inclusion is defined as the degree to which an employee perceives that he or she...

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1/4/19
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...

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10/12/18
2017 Employee Benefits: Remaining Competitive in a Challenging Talent Marketplace

In January and February 2017, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conducted its annual survey of U.S. employers to gather information on more than 300 employee benefits. The survey asked human resource professionals if their organizations...

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10/5/18
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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7/9/18

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