Last week the KTOO staff and board devoted time to work with facilitators from Eagle Hill Consulting on an updated long-range strategic plan for the stations and the services they deliver.
Through a Corporation for Public Broadcasting planning grant, Eagle Hill was hired to study and develop an understanding of critical issues facing KTOO over the next years. Jack Kelley and Jaime Zamora studied the stations, the broadcast environment in Alaska, national trends, and realities of daily operations at KTOO. Almost thirty hours of individual interviews were done with staff and the board. Group sessions were held with each department throughout the week. The process culminated in the board and management meeting with the consultants for an extended work session to craft the final list of "critical few" issues and draft an action plan to confront each over the next one to three years.
The future of all of KTOO's services and initiatives were discussed, including the role that 360 North will take in the future of KTOO and public television statewide.