We want the key communicators to tell us what is going on good or bad throughout the district
Contact: Lillian Govus (336) 370-8997
Created: 4/27/2010 8:19:49 AM
Guilford County Schools (GCS) launched its Key
Communicators program with an ice cream social this past Friday. The
initiative falls under Respectful and Responsive Service also known as
Area IV of the district's Strategic Plan.
A group of GCS employees representing different
departments and various schools serve as the key communicators. The goal
of the program is to foster open communication between GCS central
offices, departments and schools.
"We want to make sure that GCS is communicating
effectively within our organization," said GCS Chief of Staff Nora Carr
to the initial class of key communicators. "The key communicators can
tell us what communication is effective or ineffective."
The group will meet quarterly with central office
staff and receive information related to various topics that affect the
district; however, most involvement will be electronic. Involvement on
this committee serves as another platform for employees to bring their
concerns or questions to the central office and receive clarification or
answers to inquires about the district and relay them back to their
designated departments or schools.
"We want the key communicators to tell us what's
going on good or bad throughout the district," said Carr. Through the
program, GCS is holding true to the pledge of transparency and the goal
to increase the percentage of employees who consider GCS a preferred
place to work. "This is great," Superintendent Maurice Green said to
attendees. "We want to have a better organization, and this program can
help us achieve that."
Involvement is open to any GCS employee, and length
of commitment is solely up to the employee. If someone you know wants to
join, simply e-mail Lillian Govus, communications manager, at
email@example.com. Many thanks to those employees who were able to come
out for the initial meeting, as well as their supervisors, colleagues
and families who allowed them to share their time with us.
To check out other Area IV initiatives, click here.