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

Intentional Recruitment: Growing Your Diverse Staff, Volunteers, and Board
Event Type: 
Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Date / Time: 
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Brookside Gardens
T. Qiu, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; M. Mack, Executive/COO, South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Californi; M. Plummer, The Duke Mansion, Charlotte, North Carolina
Guest Cost: 
Pre-Registration Required: 

Inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility are key concepts that must be addressed when building human resources for your public garden. Using intentional recruitment strategies maximizes the ability to compete for the best candidates and grow a staff, volunteer pool, and board member base that reflects your community and brings the diverse thought and talent necessary for authentic social sustainability. This workshop will give participants the tools to attract, hire, and retain for diversity, thereby supporting these goals.

Participants will have the resources/tools to re-write present job descriptions, develop postings and marketing content, and best practice materials that cover compliance issues, interview questions, and interview panel recommendations. Diversity and inclusion effective practices are also included. Multiple attendees from the same garden or encouraged to participate together.

Lunch will be provided.

Departure: Buses load and depart outside the Blue Room Prefunction on the East side of the conference hotel. Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to departure time.

Additionally, the Association will not be able to accommodate participants driving their own vehicles to/from offsite locations. All attendees must board the bus at the hotel and return with the group at the scheduled times.