Creating a Communication Strategy
Teams can use this tool to plan communications so that all stakeholders are kept abreast of the work and how they can be involved.
Consistent two-way SEL communication between the SEL team and all stakeholders keeps everyone informed and engaged.
Before developing an action plan for schoolwide SEL, you’ll want to establish communication structures that will help keep all stakeholders informed, engaged, and excited throughout implementation. Predictable, regular communication will also improve trust between the team and the larger school community and help ensure everyone has a voice in schoolwide SEL.
If you already have established communication structures, reflect on the questions below:
Do the structures in place to support consistent SEL communication with all stakeholders?
Do the communication structures provide opportunities to receive input from staff, other schoolwide teams, community partners, families, and out-of-school time providers?
Does the SEL team regularly review whether communications are effective at engaging stakeholders in schoolwide SEL?
Depending on your responses, you’ll want to develop or refine a communications strategy with three main components:
You can use the template below as a starting place for mapping out these types of communications for each stakeholder group.