Let’s Continue this Conversation: How to Turn New Stakeholder Connections into Long-Term Relationships

This guide is intended to help states assess the engagement strategies used during the ESSA development stage, identify the ones to sustain or refine, and develop a long-term plan that will continue to create opportunities for stakeholders to be heard on this and other education issues.

The guidance in this document builds off of resources previously published by CCSSO on stakeholder engagement, including Let’s Get this Conversation Started, and Let’s Keep this Conversation Going. Both guides highlighted the 10 key principles for effective engagement, which will continue to be relevant as states turn their focus to long-term efforts; this guide will focus specifically on the 10th and final principle.