The communications plan for the Professional Growth System for Administrators and Supervisors (A&S PGS) ensures that the Steering Committee will facilitate frequent stakeholder involvement throughout the development and implementation phases of the professional growth system. Although the A&S PGS Steering Committee will have primary responsibility for this communication plan, the A&S PGS Design Team will be expected to be in regular contact with the groups they represent as well as other stakeholder groups on the products they have developed.
Stakeholder involvement is critical to the success of the professional growth system. This involvement will be more successful if it occurs during the initial and ongoing development of the system, rather than when the system, or its various components, is completed. There are several different purposes for communications with these stakeholders, which include:
There are a number of different groups who should be involved in the development of this system. They include:
These groups have a broad range of interests in the development of the professional growth system for administrators.
A variety of methods for communicating and receiving input and feedback will be used. These will include:
The steering committee will develop periodic written updates to ensure that a consistent message about the work on the professional growth system is being communicated. Fact sheets, a question and answer document, a list of common terms, a description of the components of the system, and other documents will be developed to inform the constituents about the professional growth system. These will be distributed to various stakeholders to be included in Association and PTA newsletters and other stakeholder communications. They also will be submitted for inclusion in the Bulletin, and periodic memoranda will be distributed to MCPS employees to inform them about the development of the system. The Web site will be an ongoing means of communicating with constituents. It is the intent of the steering committee to communicate with the largest audience possible.