This resource developed by the 2018-2019 Longwood Fellows cohort provides a framework that senior-level leaders can use to assess their organizations. It offers specific reasoning, definitions, and strategies—the why, what, and how—for topics that are both challenging and important: organizational culture, individual staff, and the board. Each topic is nuanced, yet related, because each, at its core, relates to people. These assessment strategies are based on experiences of garden leaders from around the world, whose quotes are intended to guide and inspire the reader.

This topic was identified as an important issue by professionals across the public horticulture industry at the 2018 American Public Gardens Association annual conference.

Below you will find links to download both the full document and a ‘Quick Guide’ (a summary of the most salient research findings presented in an easy-to-use format).