I already have Let’s Talk! or Engage. Why do I need Act?
Let’s Talk! and Engage are awesome listening tools. You’ll get great feedback and actionable insights from both. But it takes planning and leadership to turn that feedback into change for your schools. With Act, our dedicated team of school engagement professionals works with your team to dive deeper still, and help you turn information in quality decision-making for students, families and staff.
What is a communications audit?
School communications plans are complex and multifaceted. Whether you lead a team of three at a small rural district or a small army of communications experts at large urban school system, there are bound to be gaps in your approach. Our team helps you evaluate your communications strategy, identifies new opportunities or areas of improvement, and provides actionable recommendations to bolster communications and community engagement across every level of your school community.
What is a listening plan?
If you’re like most schools or school systems, by now, your team has perfected the art of outbound communication, getting your message out. Where you struggle is on the flip side, at listening and pulling feedback in. Actively listening is critical for school and district leaders. Listening shows your community that you care, and helps you secure buy-in ahead of critical, sometimes controversial decisions. Active listening is harder than it sounds. A listening plan helps you develop the strategy that’s right for you, whether you are looking to improve engagement with parents, teachers, students, or all of the above.
Why should I do a focus group?
Surveys are great tools. But, sometimes, when you identify extremely sensitive or difficult issues, you need a way to dive deeper, to really understand the emotion behind the problem. That’s where focus groups can help. Our team of education researchers host independent, professionally conducted focus groups adherent to industry and research best practices. These informative sessions will help you dive deep into critical issues and inform your decision-making, one conversation at a time.