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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
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...

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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...

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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...

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5/7/18
BHS Preventing Workplace Harassment

Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that may violate federal laws like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC...

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5/6/18
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
Municipal Garden Agreement Sample

This is a sample agreement between a city and a private partner group defining roles and responsibilities for overall garden operations. 

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3/9/18
BHS Children's Garden Liabilities and Safety

Children’s gardens are a valuable amenity to draw families to public gardens. They provide kids a designated area to explore and learn about the natural world while giving parents’ peace of mind that their children are in a safe space. However, they...

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3/8/18
Bellevue Botanical Garden-Sample Work Load Plan

This is a sample work load planning spreadsheet from Bellevue Botanical Gardens. This is a tool they use to help with maintenance management and with projections/justifications for staffing new garden areas as they build out their master plan. ...

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2/28/18
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. 

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1/17/18
Using Biodiversity to Improve Human Well-being

This report written by Kerry Waylen highlights how botanic gardens across the world are involved in a variety of projects that use biodiversity to improve human well-being and is based upon an extensive literature survey, and a multilingual survey of...

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12/6/17
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...

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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....

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11/7/17
Association of Nature Center Administrators

The people who run nature and environmental learning centers began getting together 28 years ago to share ideas, experiences, and hard-won professional wisdom. Those early conversations soon became the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA...

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8/30/17
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...

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7/9/17
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
Grow Your Staff, Grow Your Garden

Every organization needs to find innovative ways of doing more with existing resources. In public gardens our staff can be both our biggest asset and most flexible resource. Creating a culture of growth begins with vision and leadership. Strategically...

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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...

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7/9/17
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...

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9/24/16
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...

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9/24/16

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