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On-Demand: Garden Board Member Experience: Risky Business

PLEASE READ! First, please click Register Myself or Register Someone Else. Then, confirm that you are the CEO/Executive Director or a garden board member at your organization and click Save Response. Finally, select ADD next to your choice for which sessions you wish to attend. If you wish to attend all four and receive ONE SESSION FREE, select The Full Experience! For questions, please email info@publicgardens.org.

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Does your board culture allow your public garden to manage risk effectively? Differences in shared values, beliefs, and assumptions about how the board should behave, interact, and make decisions can lead to risk aversion or dangerous risk taking.  Discover how you can cultivate a board culture that protects the mission without constraining innovation and growth.  Melanie Herman, Executive Director at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, provides you with an overview of board governance modes and how they impact risk-taking and risk management giving you an increased understanding of the board’s risk-taking role and risk oversight responsibilities.
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Your public garden is vulnerable to reputation risk, a hidden danger that can pose a threat to the survival of even the biggest and best-run organizations.   Your garden’s reputation is essential for its success and survival because it affects the ability to appeal to new customers, retain members, and drive revenue.  This session explores your role in understanding reputation risk. You will learn strategies to build and fortify an enviable reputation and what steps you can take to restore a damaged one.
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Is your garden’s board a team that thinks broadly about risk? Does your board embrace bold risk taking as key to mission fulfillment?  Melanie Herman, Executive Director at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, leads a panel of executive garden leaders to empower you with techniques to lead your board in conversations that tap your board members' unique perspectives to identify and confront big-picture and long-term challenges facing your public garden. Explore facets of the dynamic risk landscape in which all organizations operate so you can understand and avoid risks that can derail your vision.
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Select this option to register for all four sessions. Save $50 when you register for all! For those who missed the first session, purchasing the Full Experience provides you with a recording of the first session.
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