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Having Uncomfortable Conversations in Beautiful Places

Meaningful conversations leading to change happen in the gray areas of conversation. We must go beyond thinking in terms of black and white and speaking only with people who agree with us.

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6/28/19
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.

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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.

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6/21/18
Guiding the Journey: A Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens

The 2017-2018 Longwood Fellows explain the selection, process, and utilization of their final project: The Guide and Toolkit for New and Emerging Public Gardens. 

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6/15/18
Leading Change

This presentation from the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium presented by Shane Smith, Director of Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, will cover how to enlist community support, work with elected officials and volunteers to bring a grand vision into reality. 

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1/18/18
Building A Stronger Board

This presentation from the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium will give you the tools, procedures, and an exercise to help you build the diversity and strength you need to create a strong and effective Board of Directors. 

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1/18/18
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
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!

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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.

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7/9/17
Shifting Gears: The Challenge of Dealing with Success

Many public gardens get started, or undertake an expansion, then find themselves unprepared for success.

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7/9/17

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