A1-3 Develop a coherent vision and communications & engagement plan for RPL
- Have a clear departmental vision and measures of success for RPL been identified?
- Have clear communications objectives and key messages for RPL been identified - targeted at internal and external stakeholder groups?
- To what degree are staff communicating the same clear key messages about RPL to different stakeholder groups?
Indicators of good practice
- A departmental vision for RPL has been developed as a collaborative departmental exercise which provides stakeholders with a clear and meaningful insight as to the departments overall long-term aims for RPL.
- A communications plan is developed as a collaborative exercise, taking the opportunity to engage all stakeholder groups with its development and using ICT where appropriate.
- Stakeholder groups are identified, representing all those who need to be engaged with developing and implementing RPL e.g.
- Senior departmental management team.
- Programme teams.
- Departmental administrators.
- Key employers and PSRBs.
- Professional support services staff.
- Institutional staff who have roles involved with RPL e.g. registry staff, senior management.
- Measures of success for developing and implementing RPL are defined.
- Communications objectives are established for each stakeholder group.
- Key communications messages for each stakeholder group are established.
- The institutional and departmental stance, policy and process for RPL is made clear for all stakeholders.
- The various approaches and models of RPL which recognise different needs and interests of each stakeholder are made clear.
- Communications technologies are used in a blended approach with traditional communications channels. .
- The communications plan and approaches are aligned with other initiatives, departments etc.