2017 Open Meeting Announcements
Nashville Public Television announces the following scheduled meetings to be held at NPT.
The meetings are open to the public. NPT is located at 161 Rains Avenue, near the Fair Grounds and the intersection of Rains and Wedgewood Avenues.
NPT Board of Directors Meetings – 2017 through 2018
September 27 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
November 15 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
February 14 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
May 23 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
NPT Finance Committee Meetings – 2017 through 2018
September 27 – 10:30 am – 11:30 pm
November 15 – 10:00 am – 11:30 pm
February 14 – 10:30 am – 11:30 pm
May 23 – 10:00 am – 11:30 pm
NPT Board Committee Meetings – 2018
Development Committee Meetings – 2017 through 2018
August 16 – 12 noon – 1 pm
October 25 – 12 noon – 1 pm
January 17 – 12 noon – 1 pm
April 11 – 12 noon – 1 pm
Nominating Committee Meetings – 2018
Community Advisory Board (CAB) Meetings – 2017
February 7 – 5:30pm
May 2 – 5:30pm
August Service Project TBD
November 7 – 5:30pm
Public broadcasters have adopted shared principles to strengthen the trust and integrity that communities expect of valued public service institutions.
Nashville Public Television is committed to ensuring that its workforce and governing boards reflect the diversity found in the communities it serves. Central to NPT’s mission, vision and values is maintaining a governing and workplace environment which recognizes and celebrates the power of diversity. NPT strives to create and foster a supportive environment in which all individuals can be successful and reach his or her full potential within the organization.
Nashville Public Television seeks a diverse workforce and governing body through distinct personalities and capabilities of each individual within the group. On a personal level, the diversity of an individual is defined by his or her cultural and personal differences, as well as life and professional experiences.
Nashville Public Television believes that diversity considerations extend beyond race and gender. The spectrum of diversity also includes disability, religious belief, age, culture, sexual orientation, physicality, education and socio- economic status.
Nashville Public Television is an equal opportunity employer and will attempt to recruit a diverse work force and explicitly forbid discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability and marital status.
DIVERSITY – Public Media Work
Nashville Public Television is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We see this as a part of our public trust. NPT benefits from hearing diverse voices, and we are accountable to the community we serve. We are a stronger organization when we have people of diverse backgrounds, people who bring to bear innovative thinking, and those who have faced different challenges in life.
In compliance with the requirements of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), NPT’s Diversity Annual Report provides the organization’s diversity policies and efforts undertaken during the reporting period. This report is posted on NPT’s website at wnpt.org and will be made available for public inspection upon request.
DIVERSITY – Staff
During the reporting period, NPT’s workforce was comprised of 35 employees. Our workforce ranged in age from the early-20s to the mid-70s, and our female to male staff ratio was approximately 46%/54%. The racial and ethnic diversity of NPT’s staff represents the spectrum of diversity of talent available in the local market, and includes employees who identify as: White (83%), African-American (11%), Asian-American (3%), and Hispanic (3%). NPT’s workforce incorporates the broadest spectrum of diversity, reflecting the inclusiveness of NPT’s employment practices and of our workplace.
DIVERSITY – Governing Board
Board appointments are based on merit and candidates will be considered with due regard for the benefits of diversity on the Board. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where Directors believe their views are heard, their concerns are attended to, and they serve in an environment where bias, discrimination and harassment on any matter are not tolerated.
The Nominating Committee has developed the following measurable objectives for monitoring diversity progress on the board. When a vacancy occurs, the Nominating Committee will . . .
1. Review the population statistics in NPT’s designated market area (DMA), compared to the current make-up of the board as it relates to race and gender diversity.
2. Determine the DMA statistics in which the board is achieving success and where the board has less than the desired percentage of the DMA.
3. Select candidates based on the skills, knowledge, and experience he/she can bring to the board, with due regard to the area(s) of diversity where the board has less than the desired percentage of the DMA.
Gender: Male (45%)/Female (55%)
Non-Minority: 85%/Minority (15%)
DIVERSITY - Hiring & Diversity Goals
To implement these broad objectives, NPT has established the following formal diversity goals/actions:
• Review recruitment practices for the Board to determine whether those practices accomplish the inclusion of diverse candidates for Board election slates.
• With respect to the Community Advisory Board (CAB), review community organizations represented on the advisory board to ensure representation of the diversity of the community.
• In order to ensure recruitment of individuals from a wide variety of sources, with special attention to seeking out candidates from groups that are currently under-represented in our workforce, NPT will:
1. Continue to participate in minority or other diversity job fairs each fiscal year;
2. Continue to make clear in our recruitment practices at all levels that we evaluate candidates based only on job requirements.
3. Continue to provide regular, periodic training to managers and staff on diversity, non-discrimination, and equality of opportunity in the workplace.
4. Assess the diversity of our workplace by completing an annual report of NPT’s hiring goals, guidelines, employment statistics, and actions undertaken in these areas and posting the annual report on NPT’s website.
It is acknowledged that these goals and actions will change from time to time to reflect changing circumstances and opportunities.
Financial Information (pdf downloads)
Copies of financial reports submitted to The Corporation for Public Broadcasting are available upon request by contacting Kathy McElroy at (615) 259-9325 Ext 2060 or email@example.com.