Our 2017 Strategic Review and Planning Day was held in Melbourne today, generously hosted by our Member Speech Pathology Australia.
Topics for the Strategic Review and Planning session were:
- Review of what our Purpose is, what we stand for and the value we provide to our members and the community.
- Review whether our Mission and Vision are still appropriate and how we fit into the association landscape.
- Consider reverting to our incorporated and original name ‘Australian Council of Professions’ that reflects more ‘gravitas’ and avoids confusion/uncertainty regarding our name and purpose.
- Signing of a MOU with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA)
We had invited our member associations to attend our strategic planning and were delighted to welcome the Australasian College of Health Informatics, the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council, Engineers Australia, the Australian Dental Council and the Safety Institute of Australia in joining our deliberations.
The outcomes of the Strategic Review Session included:
- Publicise the tag-line “Unifying Alliance of Professional Associations in Australia” which had been adopted at the 2016 AGM to clearly express our purpose.
- Re-emphasise our original incorporated name ‘Australian Council of Professions’ to eliminate any uncertainty and confusion with similarly named entities.
- Align our logos with the above naming.
- Undertake a ‘soft migration’ from .com.au to Professions.org.au which more precisely reflects us as an incorporated not-for-profit and public-good organisation.
Our CEO Liz Lang also signed a MOU with TEQSA CEO Anthony McClaren: