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Strategic Planning Module 2023

The 2023 Strategic Planning Module utilizes the Circle of Engagement tool, or COE. This tool was developed by NFCB as a way to help stations implement strategic engagement, content and revenue goals while growing the organizational capacity to sustain their effort over time.

Monthly Schedule

January 25 – Session 1
Week of 2/6 – Small Group Meetings
February 15 – Session 2
Week of 2/27 – Small Group Meetings
March 1 – Optional Revenue Session
March 8 – Session 3
Week of 3/13 – Small Group Meetings
March 22 – Session 4
Week of 3/27 – Small Group Meetings
October 24th – Final Narrative Presentations

Session 1
Introduction to the Circle of Engagement – Managing Change

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Session 2
Leadership and Organizational Capacity

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Session 3
Using the Circle of Engagement model for Strategic Planning
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COE – session 3 slide

Session 4
Strategic Planning Case Studies

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  • CCI – session 4 slides
  • Keeping your Strategic Framework Alive
    • this short handout provides is a highlight reel of the main takeaways from this session. Use it as a reference, motivational tool, or reminder. Great for when you come up again challenges during the strategic planning process, periods of inactivity, or low morale.

Optional Session
Revenue Tips & Tricks

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Closing Session
Final Narrative Presentations

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Dynamic Community Governance Module 2023

The 2023 Dynamic Community Governance module was designed to help stations respond to common, and unique, governance challenges within their staff and board. NFCB has partnered with SCG Nonprofits and Sociocracy for All to present the sociocratic framework as a tool and resource.

General DCG Schedule

Phase 1: UNDERSTAND. Connect and Educate
January – March: Individual Exploration for NFCB Staff; Information Sessions, Decisions, and Group Formation for cohort members.


Phase 2: EXPLORE. Build a base and Experiment
April – June: Small peer groups move through first four program training sessions.
June 28th: DCG Intensive during NFCB Annual Conference in Denver, CO.
June 29th: Intro to Dynamic Governance/Sociocracy Workshop (breakout session at NFCB Conference)
Phase 3: DECIDE. Form a proposal and implement
July – October: Pilot Projects, Experiential Learning, and Coaching


Pre-Conference Intensive Slide Deck
(contains participant responses to “2 Insights, 1 Question.”)


Group 1: KXCI  +  KUNM  +  KAFM

Group 2: WXPR  +  WRVS WMMT

Group 3: WTIP  +  WNCU  +  KPTZ

Group 4: WERU  +  KCBP  +  WSFM-LP

Organizational Culture Module 2023

The 2023 Organizational Culture module was designed as a response to the need for education, resources, and support for station efforts to be more equitable, diverse, and inclusive, as well as fostering a sense of belonging amongst of staff, volunteers, board, and listeners. NFCB has partnered with The Equity Project to lead this module.

General DEIB Schedule

June 28th: DEIB Intensive with The Equity Project at the NFCB annual Conference in Denver, CO.
July: Cohort participants complete Conference Intensive Evaluation.
August – December: Virtual sessions, coaching, and wrap-up.

Meet-up Schedule

Module Meet-ups will be held over Zoom on Wednesdays at 11:30 AKT / 12:30 PT / 1:30 MT / 2:30 CT / 3:30 ET. They will last 2 hours.
  • August 30th (meet-up) 
  • September 13th (meet-up)
  • October 18th (meet-up)
  • Late Oct. & early Nov. (coaching calls)
  • December 6th (wrap-up)


June 27th, 2023 | Pre-Conference Intensive

August 30th, 2023 | Using Your Positionality to Further DEIB Efforts

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Session Slides
Session Notes
Safety & Justice Challenge: resource for data and reports.

September 13th, 2023 | Spotlight: Diversity & Inclusion

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Session 3 Slides
JamBoard to Diversify Stations

October 18th, 2023 | Piloting Innovative Approaches to Garner Different Different Outcomes

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Session Slides

Before December’s wrap-up session, please share your stories is this Google Doc.

December 6th, 2023 | Closing session: reflections and forward thinking

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Closing Session Jamboard