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Facilitation and Consultation in Public Broadcasting

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) Legislative Advisory Group Design and facilitation of this ground-breaking on-going gathering of CEOs/GM’s of fifty representative licensees meeting in Washington, DC. This group was originally convened in 1996 in response to the House of Representatives insistence on a previously unheard-of unified request from the many hundreds of individual licenses.
a legacy.

 

 

Quotes:

“You're going to like working in Public Broadcasting. You will meet the most terrific people and you'll be drawn to continuing the work even when every bone of your body screams, ‘Enough, enough, it’s time to go home to my day job’.…..That’s what keeps us GM’s going”.
— A General Manager’s aside
during the first Legislative
Advisory Group (LAG),

“Nothing personal… but I hate facilitators”
— Three different GM’s asides
during the second LAG

“You’re different. You don’t act like you get paid by the word’
— One of those GM’s aside
during the third LAG

“Now we can, at least, talk."
— President of one of the four
major national organizations
in public broadcasting

“Now, finally, we can start working and stop herding cats
— Board Chair of another
national public broadcasting organization

“What was Mr. Rogers really like?”
— A Fortune 100 executive’s
aside during an individual
coaching session

 

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) Legislative Advisory Group
Design and facilitation of this ground-breaking on-going gathering of CEOs/GM’s of fifty representative licensees meeting in Washington, DC. This group was originally convened in 1996 in response to the House of Representatives insistence on a previously unheard-of unified request from the many hundreds of individual licenses.

G-4 Joint Chairs/Presidents Summit
Design and facilitation of this ground-breaking quarterly summit of the Chairmen of the Boards and Presidents of the Four national organizations in public broadcasting, America’s Public Television Stations (APTS), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), National Public Radio (NPR) Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

ideastream (Cleveland) Board and Management

Ideastream is an innovative joint organization of WVIZ-TV and WCPN-Radio created in 2002 as a platform for a community of partnerships with organizations in the public arena. Massive renovation has begun of a building in historic Playhouse Square will provide a new headquarters and studios and public space.

• PBS-Producers Negotiations and Implementation
• APTS Board Meetings
• CPB Board Meetings
• CPB Digital Planning Task Force
• Ford Foundation Funders/Programming Group
• National Forum of PB Executives
• Ohio Educational Network
• Ohio Education TV Stations
• KETC (St. Louis) Board Strategic Planning
• WMET (Milwaukee) Staff Planning
• WGBH (Boston) Strategic Planning
• WGBY (Springfield) Strategic Planning
• Strategic Alliance Group
• PBS/APTS Strategic Regional Cable Carriage Negotiations


Facilitating transitions, strategy and implementation at the executive and board levels

Wendell Management • 978-263-8806 • e-mail: bwendell@wendellmanagement.com
Acton & Petersham Massachusetts