EDsession Program & Schedule

Maximize Stakeholder Engagement for K-12 Projects

  • Date:Wednesday, November 3
  • Time:8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
  • Description: A successful public K-12 new construction project requires more than good design. It is critical to engage internal and external stakeholders in the school district and listen to them if the project is going to receive the support it needs to happen at all. Only by working to connect all stakeholders in open, transparent dialogue will everyone feel invested and valued. Hear from the design team and officials from the Peters Township School District how they gained support for their brand-new school in McMurray, PA. Learn different methodologies and multiple ways to develop a comprehensive process that builds trust, gathers meaningful input to inform decisions, and provides transparent information at each step in the process.
  • Location:Classroom 409
  • Session Type:EDsession
  • Session Code:ES21WA7
  • Learning Objective 1:Obtain a thorough understanding of the various stakeholders involved in a public school project and the different and varied priorities and values they have relative to a school design and construction.
  • Learning Objective 2:Understand how to use different methodologies to maximize the impact of the time expended and achieve the best results.
  • Learning Objective 3:Gain confidence in proceeding with an engagement effort by understanding the typical opportunities, challenges and threats involved with the process, from both a school district’s leadership perspective as well as a designer’s perspective.
  • Learning Objective 4:Recognize the importance of presenting the information back to the stakeholders in a clear and understandable way, so they all feel their voices have been heard, and a solid consensus can be created in support of your project.
  • Credit:AIA LU, IDCEC
Jeannine French
Peters Township School District
Kevin Hayes
Hayes Design Group – Architects
Mark Duane
Hayes Design Group – Architects
Lori Pavlik
Peters Township High School