While we’re all glad that 2020 is behind us, the pandemic sadly is still affecting our organizations, communities, and personal lives now and likely through the first half of 2021. In an effort to continue providing you with relevant resources to assist your success in our current environment, we’re reflecting on what content resonated most with our viewers in 2020. What you’ll notice is that each topic highlighted demonstrates our caring, committed organizations and community—traits that have kept us moving forward and will continue to do so into the future. So keep these tips in mind as you refine and execute your 2021 plans by clicking on the titles to read more:
Supporting Our “For Purpose” Conservation Missions: DPC Takeaways: We’ve successfully kept mission in the forefront throughout these difficult times and are to be commended for these efforts.
Fighting For Social Equity: The Role of Zoos & Aquariums: The first Community Conversation addressing DEAIJ was born out of current events, but our commitment to providing a forum for ongoing conversations will continue through 2021 and beyond.
The Effect of Covid-19 on Our Teams’ Mental Health: Our teams have been our heroes throughout 2020 but the pandemic has taken its toll on them as well. The resources listed in this post are still relevant today.
Restructuring, Mergers, & Closures in the Zoo & Aquarium Profession: Sadly, we’re still experiencing these calamities as funding that carried us through 2020 is now in jeopardy and some winter closures have been enacted. Heed these recommendations to help with your stability.
As always, the Zoo Advisors team will continue to keep you abreast of current topics throughout the new year. Feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance to you, or if there’s a topic you’d like to focus on in an upcoming Community Conversation.