Bringing Key Stakeholders on Board
Getting an HPPAE off the ground and running and sustaining it require bringing a number of key stakeholders to the table from both the university and community. They are:
Note: Another important audience for the success of the HPPAE, of course, is funders. You can learn how to appeal to them in the section of guide titled Sustaining Your HPPAE.
Bringing these stakeholder groups on board requires effective communications. When we talk to people about a new idea, they don't come to us with a blank slate. They process everything they hear through the filter of our own worldviews, experiences, and values. As communicators of the HPPAE, its our job to understand what makes our target audiences tick, from what motivates them to get up in the morning, to what keeps them up at night.