ANCA CONNECTS: DEI Discussion Group — Equitable Compensation and Hiring Practices in Environmental Education

Jan 17 2024


Time:  10-11:30am AKT  /  11am-12:30pm PT  /  12-1:30pm MT  /  1-2:30pm CT  /  2-3:30pm ET 

Achieving your organization’s mission depends on the effective work of your staff — but what if you’re not able to hire and retain skilled employees?

Equitable pay and benefits are vital to attract and keep talent within your organization. This is especially important when considering that there are major costs associated with replacing employees: it’s estimated that replacing a salaried employee can cost up to twice that employee’s annual salary.

A blue outline of a letter-sized paper with "eeGuidance for Equitable Pay and Hiring in Environmental Education" at the top, along with the SEEA logo: Southeastern states filled with royal blue. Below, four square pictures including multiple hands with different skin tones, a mountainous landscape, a tree, and people working at a computer.In this ANCA CONNECTS program we’ll discuss equitable compensation and hiring practices based on eeGuidance for Equitable Pay and Hiring in Environmental Education, a document from the Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance. The eeGuidance explores equitable compensation, position design, recruitment, and hiring practices based on data within the environmental education field, and contains recommendations to advance equitable practices within our organizations. In the program we’ll specifically reference the Maine Environmental Education Association’s recent work on equitable compensation as a case study.

This CONNECTS will be interactive with time for participants to connect in small groups to discuss their own reflections on this complex issue, as well as to share challenges and solutions. Reading the eeGuidance beforehand is recommended, but not required.

This program is part of the ANCA CONNECTS: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Discussion Group, which allows professionals in our field to share experience and insights with each other, exchange relevant resources, and make plans for action. Anyone who wants to advance DEI efforts within their organization is welcome. If you’re just curious about this work, starting out recently, or you have years of experience, we invite you to join us for learning and sharing together. You can expect:

  • An insightful conversation and sharing of professional experiences
  • Exchanging resources and educational materials
  • A supportive community that encourages taking action to promote DEI

Facilitator: Olivia Griset, Executive Director, Maine Environmental Education Association; Advisor on the SEEA eeGuidance for Equitable Pay and Hiring document

Registration: $15 members, $30 non-members


For your convenience, all DEI Discussion Group programs use the same registration form. ANCA CONNECTS Annual Pass holders register for free.

Future DEI Discussion Group Sessions
March 20, 2024 — Indigenous, Native, Natural: What Do These Words Mean to a Living Culture?
May 15, 2024 — What Does Equitable Engagement Mean for YOUR Nature Center?

If you have questions, please contact ANCA Membership & Programs Coordinator Daniel Auer, at . This CONNECTS program will not be recorded. ANCA Members receive a 50% discount code; if you are a member and don't have the code, please email Daniel at .