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									                                          TEMPLATE: Strategic Plan
Prepared by David Nissen & Associates on behalf of the Grower Group Alliance

        Strategic Plans should be for 1 – 5 years

        Purpose of the Plan is to ask – where are we now? – where do we need to be? – how will we get there? – how will we
        know we got there?

        They should be realistic ie. must be achievable with the current resources in the specified time (Note : many strategic
        plans are never achieved as too many items are generated to match existing staff & $ resources)

        Strategic Plans should be “big picture” ie.
           o most critical issues facing the organization
           o issues likely to have the most impact (eg rate each item for – HIGH, MEDIUM, LOW – impact, relevance, chance of
               success) and measure against available resources [people, $’s, time, etc]
           o do the “Objectives” match the Mission of the organization? (ie. “core business”)

        What research and analysis has been conducted to ensure the ability to implement the Strategic Plan?
          o “Cost benefit”
          o Cost & resource analysis (eg budgets must be considered for each item in the Strategic Plan)
          o Can the item be implemented in the proposed timeframe (ie. is it realistic when combined with all other Strategic
              Plan items?)




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        Performance Measures – should be real and able to be assessed & measured (ie. need to be able to evaluate
        performance against the Plan, and the “change” created).
           o Real measures include – %’s, $’s, time, number, total, quantity, reporting, ROI [return on investment]
           o More difficult measures include – value, impact, relevance

Note : It is necessary to develop more detailed “operational” plans for each of the Activities in the Strategic Plan


Template : Strategic Plan




          Issue             Activity/Project             Objective               Action/How                   Measure of
                                                                                                               Success
Committee/Board           Conduct efficient         To improve the amount     By improving the           20% increase in the
& Secretariat             Committee meetings,       of decision making, at    “quality” of – Agendas,    amount of quality
                          based on best practice    meetings (Committee &     Minutes, Reports, info     decisions being made –
Management
                                                    Sub-committees)           presentation               measured through
                                                                               (done by EO & Chair)      Minutes

                          Reduce the amount of      To increase the amount    By improving the quality Reduce no of meetings
                          time of each meeting      of time between           of decision making &     from monthly to every 2
                          and/or frequency of       meetings                  communication            months
                          meetings                                            (done by EO & Chair)

                          Improve efficiency of     To reduce the influence   By developing              Within 6 months non-
                          decision making           of non- Committee         Protocols which allow      Committee not
                                                    members at “Meetings”     only elected persons @     attending
                                                                              formal meetings


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                                                                          (by Committee of
                                                                          Management)

                        OTHER                  OTHER                      OTHER                       OTHER

                        OTHER                  OTHER                      OTHER                       OTHER



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          Issue             Activity/Project        Objective                Action/How                    Measure of
                                                                                                            Success
Program, Project & Increase no of research To conduct more                Identify & list necessary   1 new research officer
Service Delivery   staff to conduct Projects necessary research           projects and funding        in 8 months, 2 in 18
                                               Projects with Members      sources ( by EO)            months

                        Develop Projects to    (1) To improve /////////   EO identify Project         Submission for funding
                        utilize GRDC funding                              options                     successful, Project
                                                                          Sub committee formed        completed against
                                                                          to assist project           Project Plan (&
                                                                          management (by EO &         Contract)
                                                                          Research Officer)
                                                                          (eg detailed
                                                                          implementation Plan
                                                                          required for Grant)



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                        GRDC Funding           (2) To Improve ////        Project 2 outline              As above


                        Employ an admin        To improve efficiency      Sub-committee formed           Plan developed 4
                        manager                and improve operations     to develop Plan                months, position filled
                                                                          (Committee of Man)             12 months

                        OTHER                  OTHER                      OTHER                          OTHER

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          Issue              Activity               Objective                Action/How                       Measure of
                                                                                                               Success
Financial               Develop appropriate    To improve efficiency      Protocols drafted by           Reduction of 30% in
Management              financial management   and Governance             EO, approved by                “volunteer” time to
                        protocols                                         Committee of                   manage accounts
                                                                          Management

                        Coordinate an IT       To facilitate operations   Set up an intranet             System set up and
                        networking system      and financial              system, to improve             working 6 months
                        between “approved”     management                 information and
                        Committee members                                 communication

                        OTHER                  OTHER                      OTHER                          OTHER




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Staff Management        Improve match between To improve role                  Update EO and staff        Training requirements
                        current skills and future clarification                Job Descriptions           for personnel identified
                        required skills                                                                   and training planned
                                                                                                          Sub-committee formed.
                        Determine appropriate         To determine resources   Conduct                    Information &
                        salary levels for all staff   required, now & in       “benchmarking”             recommendations
                                                      future                   exercise of like           presented to C of M in 6
                                                                               positions (by Sub-Com)     months
                        OTHER                         OTHER                    OTHER                      OTHER
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          Issue                Activity                    Objective              Action/How                   Measure of
                                                                                                                Success
Member,                 Increase Member               To establish a solid     Establish sub-             Strategies developed
Community &             numbers                       membership base, from    committee to make          and implemented within
                                                      which to select extra    recommendations to         12months,
Public Relations
                                                      Committee members         C of M                    Membership increased
                                                                                                          by 30% within 2 years

                        Develop website               To increase the          Identify costs, funding    Plan developed 8
                                                      promotion of the         and develop Plan, for      months, website
                                                      organization, and        approval by C of M (by     running 18 months
                                                      increase information     EO)
                                                      access

                        Conduct larger “Field         To increase the          Through Sub-               Next Field Day
                        Day/s” with more media        organization profile     Committee determine        attendances are up by


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                        coverage                                            strategy (how, who,         25%, Evaluation Forms
                                                                            what)                       identify increased
                                                                                                        “satisfaction/relevance”
                                                                                                        ratings

                        OTHER                    OTHER                      OTHER                       OTHER



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          Issue                 Activity              Objective                Action/How                    Measure of
                                                                                                              Success
Accessing               Develop an appropriate   To increase revenue        Sub-committee formed        1-3 year Plan
Funding                 Sponsorship structure                               to develop Plan or EO       developed (6 months)
                                                                            drafts options for C of M   Increase in sponsorship
                                                                            (ie. as an Agenda item)     of 50% - 2 years

                        Access operational       To identify Non            EO to research relevant     Grants are detailed and
                        funding (EO salary,      agricultural Grants that   Grants                      planned (6 months)
                        rent, etc)               will provide adequate                                  Grants accessed
                                                 funding                                                covering 50% of EO &
                                                                                                        rent, in 2 years

                        Analyse current        To identify opportunity      C of M or sub-              Options presented – 8
                        Membership categories, to increase revenue          committee present           months


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                        & rates           options &               Recommendations
                                          recommendations         implemented 14months

                        OTHER     OTHER   OTHER                   OTHER




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