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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...
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7/9/17
Garden Play: Adapting Environmental Programs and Spaces for Early Childhood Education
Outdoor activities, particularly free, unstructured play, benefit children’s development. They increase self-esteem, decrease symptoms associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder,...
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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...
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7/9/17
Connecting to Audiences: Future Trends, Strategies, and Translating Insight into Action
Understanding audiences through insight—whether it’s visitor research, brand assessment, or donor soundings—is key to driving change and action within an organization. This session...
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7/9/17
A Compass for Progress in Plant Collections Management
The Plant Collections Network coordinates plant germplasm preservation and promotes excellence in plant collections management. Its written application and peer review process is the recognized...
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7/9/17
Change Ahead: How Two Gardens Revamped Their Membership Programs
Learn how two gardens evolved their membership programs in 2016. Longwood Gardens originally launched their membership program in 2007. The program was not able to support future growth, had capacity...
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7/9/17
Accepting and Embracing Plant Collection Donations
Presenters will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of accepting large plant-collection donations. Three institutions have tackled this challenge in recent years and will discuss how...
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7/9/17
Beyond the Three Sisters Garden: Indigenous Communities and Public Gardens in Dialogue
Many indigenous communities are seeking new ways to support their cultural heritage, improve health, and reconnect to the land. At the same time, public gardens bring a wealth of botanical knowledge...
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7/9/17
Beyond Beauty and Botanics: Crafting the Visitor Experience for the “Living Museum”
Public gardens are more than simply a collection of plants, displayed for public enjoyment. Public gardens should consider themselves part of the wider cultural sector and must be cognizant of their...
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7/9/17
Your Staff and Job Training Programs: Building a Cohesive Team
Public Gardens have a unique opportunity to touch the lives of young people in their communities through paid job training programs. While traditional internships offer training on an individual...
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7/9/17

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