Creating a Communication Strategy
Teams can use this template to plan communications so that all stakeholders are kept abreast of the work and how they can be involved.
Establish structures to support consistent two-way SEL communications between the SEL team and all stakeholders.
As your SEL team begins working toward your goals, regular communication with the larger school community will help broadcast the importance and seriousness of the work. Predictable, regular communication will also improve trust between the team and the school community and invest all stakeholders in the school’s SEL goals.
If you have already begun developing a communication plan, use the rubric or the questions below to identify areas for continuous improvement:
Are structures in place to support consistent SEL communications with all stakeholders?
Does the communication plan 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 plan 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.