I'll review key information you share with me ahead of the project so that I can gain specific understanding of the upcoming project, your company/organization, your audiences and the specific role you play.
Identify Key Guideposts
Using course material as a shared foundation, I'll create a customized one-page summary of key process steps you'll want to make sure you're planning for as you start work on the project.
Private Coaching Call
Then we will connect for a 45-minute private coaching call to dig in deeper on the process steps you'll need to plan for. We'll also talk big picture about how to navigate the project and the relationships with your clients to create the success you need.
Set the Stage for Communications Planning Effectiveness
Unwrap the Complexity and Overwhelm – Piece by Piece
Create a Communications Blueprint and Increase Your Self Confidence – Step by Step
Calibrate Expectations and Gain Alignment
Employ a Standardized Process – Every Time
Share the Blueprint – Teach and Promote
Shine – Deliver Success and Instill the Confidence of Your Clients and Leaders
Breaking through the
"Where Do I Start" Logjam
University Communications Manager
Hi, I'm Daven. I help in-house professional communicators develop the planning and client management skills that aren’t commonly taught but are essential to their success.
I'm your guide and coach for Communication Plan Blueprint. My missions is to help you learn how to create communication plans that help you and your company find greater success. Creating communication plans should not be overwhelming or filled with struggle. My goal is to make it easier for you.
Things to know about me:
When not creating learning experiences through my own company, I teach corporate communications to continuing education students at my hometown university and run a communications consultancy, GreenMegaphone, Inc.
My corporate life included stints as a communicator for companies such as Starbucks, Catholic Health Initiatives, and Premera Blue Cross.
I started my career as a journalist before making the jump to communications roles in school districts and cities in Western Washington. Oh, almost forgot, I'm a long-time member of the International Association of Business Communicators.
I'm familiar with communication plans already. Is this course a good fit?
The course is foundational in scope and is aimed at newer communications professionals. That said, my goal is to help communicators understand that the communication plan is much more than a document. So, if you're open to refreshing skills and gaining new insight, then this course is a good fit.
Are there group coaching calls for students?
I've planned weekly group coaching calls with students to focus in on the week's modules and provide an opportunity to ask related questions!
Will I have access to the entire course up front?
Since we're in the beta stage, the course will be delivered over a seven-week period. This will give us time to sharpen content and improve your experience as we go.
How much time should I expect to spend each week on the course?
Right now, I expect students will spend between two and four hours a week on the online lessons.
Is there an opportunity to interact with and discuss course content with other students?
Yes! Our online platform has discussion tools built in.
Does this course include a robust section on measurement?
No. We talk about measurement but you can't measure if you're not in the room where corporate problems and opportunities are discussed. This course is aimed at getting you in the room first through employing a replicable communication planning discipline and approach.
Is there a guarantee?
Yes. We back our program with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Here’s how it works.
You need to participate in the first three weeks of the course from the start of the program. If you no longer feel that Communication Plan Blueprint is right for you, send us an email.
We’ll ask for your completed coursework to make sure you gave it a go, and ask what didn’t work for you so we can learn and improve. Once we receive your completed coursework, you’ll get a swift and complete refund.
Do pay attention to dates. We make the refund deadline extremely clear to everyone who signs up.
The deadline exists because, if you sign up for Communication Plan Blueprint, we want you to get started. We’ve invested a significant amount of effort into this program and we want to devote that effort to students who are committed. If you don’t plan on starting right away, make sure this is the right investment for you as the refund period does have a firm deadline.
If you do the Communication Plan Blueprint work and don’t get the value, submit your completed homework within the first three weeks, and get a full and complete refund. Simple as that.
I have another question that isn't listed here. How can I ask it?
Send me an email! Your questions are important to me. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.