American Public Gardens Association
2019 Conference
Washington D.C. June 17-21, 2019

Growing Smarter, Not Harder: Managing Growth in a Changing World
Event Type: 
Making Friends, Making Money
Date / Time: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Congressional B
M. Weathington, JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, North Carolina; T. Lasseigne, Tulsa Botanic Garden, Tulsa, Oklahoma; W. Cullina, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine; M. Fockele, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia
Pre-Registration Required: 

Growth is vital for any organization to be successful but many institutions do not strategically plan how, why, and where they invest resources to grow strategically. Whether large or small, managing your growth is critical to make sure your garden's mission and vision drive decisions rather than grasping at opportunities. Panelists will cover managing growth while remaining true to mission, managing growth from day one of an institution, managing rapid growth while still planning strategically for the future, and managing the growth of a garden into a satellite location, and creating a new identity while remaining connected to the parent organization. Participants will be inspired and empowered to look critically at their own institution's plans and methods, or lack thereof, for managing their own growth.


This session is approved for 1.5 CFRE credit hours.