Our opportunity to partner with the team at the Community Idea Stations (public television and radio in Central Virginia) began exactly as my young daughter would imagine – a meeting with Big Bird.
A small, stuffed Big Bird that now sleeps in Thea’s bed.
A closet filled with toys and the station’s physical location on Sesame Street aside, the Community Idea Stations has serious ideas about their future. A small team has been working internally on the organization’s first iteration of its strategic plan, and we’ve been invited to come in to facilitate a creative session with the staff and board to ensure that the plan is both as ambitious and as focused as possible – and that there are measurable outcomes in place.
Sarah Milston and I will work closely with the strategic planning team at the station to design a full-day session, and will then facilitate the organization through a process to effectively “land” their plan.
Thea’s hoping there will be an Oscar the Grouch in it for her.