In M3: Assignment 2, you developed a communications policy that mapped the type of communications messages for a specific audience at a company. In this assignment, you will go a step further and create a communications plan for your selected company. Refer to your work inM3: Assignment 2.
For the same company you selected in Module 3, create a complete Communications Plan with an accompanying PowerPoint presentation for key stakeholder group(s). The Communications Plan should focus on a specific project or initiative to be implemented or event to be managed. The plan should describe the specific project to be implemented including the business problem or purpose, the specific objectives of the project, and the key stakeholder groups and their role in the initiative.
The Communications Plan for this initiative should include the following:
- Goals and Objectives of the Communication Plan
- Key Messages
- Media and Tools
- Specific Tactics (describe the implementation)
- Legal or ethical Issues
- Monitoring/Control Strategy (during implementation)
- Communications Strategy (to include communication of financial as well as ethical or value-based implications to various stakeholders)
- Outcome Evaluation, including contribution to the mission of the organization
The following Web sites can be used as references for the document to be created:
- Bray, R. (2002). Spin works! Spin Academy. Retrieved from http://spinacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/SPIN-Works.pdf
- Boston Public Schools. (2006, June). Strategic communications: Engaging the community in educational success. Retrieved fromhttp://www.bostonpublicschools.org/cms/lib07/MA01906464/Centricity/Domain/115/BPS%20Strategic%20Communications%202006.pdf
Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
Complete this assignment in two parts:
- Create an 8–10-page report in Word format covering the points mentioned above. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A2a.doc.
- Develop a 10–12-slide PowerPoint presentation summarizing the key concepts and salient points of the plan. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A2b.ppt.