ADC Strategic Plan for 2012-2014

Alaska Deaf Council

Strategic Plan

  1.  A 3 years plan is to provide a clearer focus for the organization and to produce more efficiency and effectiveness.

    1. It is possible to change ADC board term to 3 years to concur with strategic plan.  (Refer to By-laws Committee)

  2. Annual Review

    1. Each year, action plans should be updated, thereby following up on strategic plan to make changes and/or amends the goals & objectives

  3. What is ADC’s vision? Make a Position Paper

    1. Use ADC’s Mission (in By-laws & on ADC website) and clearly define the purpose of the organization and to establish realistic goals/objectives consistent with ADC mission in a defined time frame

    2. Example of Position Papers available on websites for Governor’s Council and AVS

      1. Include information such as data [deaf population in Alaska, etc]

  4. What is not working (Statewide)

    1. Negative aspects of ADC’s plans

      1. Example

        1. When a deaf prisoner is at jail and s/he has no access to interpreters

        2. No full time jobs at Alaska Access, only part-time jobs

  5. What is working (Statewide)

    1. Produces great satisfaction

      1. Example

        1. Deaf connections with SILC, regional boards, Governor’s Council

  6. Needs

    1. Long Term (LT)

    2. Short Term (ST)

      1. Example:

        1. Collect Alaskan emails from all over Alaska including services and resource centers [ListServ]

        2. Develop a list of services

          1. Governor’s Council has an electronic book called “Where To Turn?” It is a hardcopy and/or electronic book that list services all over in Alaska, including deaf services.  ADC should obtain one and update the list with current information

        3. Julie O’Malley Article

          1. Make an appointment for an interview regarding to Deaf Center

  7. Actions steps/documentations

    1. Implementation of the plan and ADC keeps documentations that review the changes.

  8. State of State

  9. Communication

  10. Partnership

    1. Example: Jim Beck, Director of Alaska Access

  11. Transparency

  12. $$$-Resources

    1. ADC needs to identify what resources it has: donation, $$$ sources, etc

  13. Assistive Technology (AT)

    1. Video Phone/Video Conference

    2. Internet

What is working

What is not working

  1. ADC Website

  2. CC Movies at IMAX & Dimond Theaters

  3. Partnership

    1. Governor’s Council (2 deaf)

    2. Statewide Independent Living Council (1 deaf)

    3. AVS (supported employment through waivers-developmental disability [DD])

    4. Mental Health Trust

    5. Sandy Parnell

    6. SAIL (SE AK Independent Living) (1 deaf)

    7. DEB (2 deaf)

    8. PSTA   (Mandy & Madeline)

  4. ASD

    1. Transition class

    2. Sign Pals

    3. Sign Scout

    4. SLPI

    5. Tracy Pifer

  5. ADC temp office at AVS

  6. AKRID

    1. Workshop & encourage Deaf Interpreter [DI]

  7. DD using DIs more

  8. ASL Classes

    1. UAA in all levels

    2. Deaf Teachers

  9. Performing Arts Center (PAC)

    1. Interpreted show

  10. Coda

    1. Monthly lunches

    2. KODA events

  11. Deaf Ministry

    1. Church family camp/retreat

    2. Fellowship

  12. Assets

    1. Provides deaf support

  1. Deaf Education

    1. ILP [program cut]

    2. Recruitment for Deaf Teacher & Staff

    3. Low Graduation Rate

    4. Students not passing HSGQE

  2. Access Alaska

    1. Not Deaf Friendly

    2. No one signs

    3. Limited resources

  3. Fairbanks, Juneau, Rural AK

    1. Nothing is working

  4. Outreach outside of Anchorage by ADC

  5. ADC being statewide

    1. Can barely serve Anchorage

    2. Rural Board Members (not attending meetings, hurting the quorum)

  6. High Speed Internet Problems in rural AK

  7. Communication with community

    1. Open meeting for community

    2. Community’s involvement in ADC

  8. ADC

    1. Fundraising/Revenue services

    2. Negative cash flow since 2001

  9. Interpreting Services

    1. Must schedule in advance vs. lower 48

    2. Legal interpreter certification (only one)

    3. Unethical business practices

  10. ARC

    1. Staff at SLC

    2. Staff Quality

  11. DOC

    1. Incarnated inmates  

    2. No services/accessibility to rehab service

  12. No advocate for deaf

    1. Low quality currently or ineffective

  13. Housing for Deaf Homeless

  14. No centralization of Deaf Services

  15. Youth Transition Services

    1. Non-college bound students

  16. DVR

  17. Not sensitive to deaf culture

  18. Deaf Church

    1. Burdened by those who are lost


Long Term

The following goals ADC hopes to pursue over the next 1 to 3 years

Short Term

The following goals ADC hopes to achieve less than a year

-Advertise (Sponsor Sport Teams, “Give Back To Community’)

-Alaskan Students’ Bill Of Rights (Support From Governor’s Council And DEB)

-Deaf Advocate Position

-Deaf Center (2 FT Staff)

-Interpreter Bill (One Step=Possible Ready For Next Year Legislative Meeting)

-Long-Term Funding Sources (Deaf Center, ADC, Projects)

-ADC Newsletter

-ADC Website [Add Resources/”How-To”]

-BNO Insurance

-Board Job Descriptions

-Business Cards

-Change ADC Regional Members [I.E. Advisory Committee]

-Complete Task List

-Deaf Summit Ii (Duane=Contact Person)

-Develop Annual Budget Report

-Develop List Of Services In AK

-Full Committed & Effective Board [Code Of Conduct]

-Fundraising/Funding Resources (Develop A Donor Solicitation Letter Packet)

-Implement Strategic Plan

-Interpreter Bill

-Listserv (Alaskan Emails)

-Media (Julia O’malley, Write A Piece Re: Deaf Center)


-Renew Inc With State Of AK

-Renew NAD In Affliction

-Revise Bylaws

-Strategic Plan Implemented

-Technology For Statewide Meeting Access (Video Phone & Video Conference)

-Uncompleted Motions [2010-2012]