During 2019, in consultation with AES members and their representative bodies, the Board conducted a review of the 2016–2019 strategic priorities. Rather than making a radical change to the existing strategic domains the Board’s view was that the current strategic domains (Cultural Capacity, Influence, Professionalism, Relevance, and Organisational stability) were still appropriate, with some rationalisation and minor changes in emphasis. This process reduced the domains from five to four. A member consultation confirmed the board’s direction and supported the suggested strategic domains and desired outcomes. Informed by the positive consultation, the board formally adopted the 2019–2022 Strategic Priorities in August 2019, and launched them at the 2019 AGM in Sydney.
Click on the strategic domains above or here for an PDF of the Strategic Plan.
Committees and project teams
To support the achievement of the strategy and to advise the Board, we have restructured some of our committees.
Each committee’s focus will be on a strategic domain and will play an advisory role to the Board and work to support and enact the AES Strategic Plan 2019–2022.
The main function of each committee will be to advise the Board on:
- Current Strategy (e.g. existing Domain priorities, matters referred by the Board)
- Emergent Strategy (e.g. bring new/nascent/emerging issues to the Board’s attention)
- Operational Strategy (e.g. oversee and provide governance for discrete projects these undertaken by project teams whose membership would draw upon the broader AES membership)
The Advisory Committees
Indigenous Culture and Diversity Committee (replaces Cultural Capacity & Diversity), supporting Cultural Capacity domain, membership is drawn exclusively from Indigenous members of the AES.
Pathways Committee (replaces Learning and Professional Practice), supporting the Pathways domain, membership open to members of the AES with the skills to support this domain.
Relationships Committee (replaces Advocacy and Alliance), supporting the Relationships domain, membership open to members of the AES with the skills to support this domain.
Vitality Committee (replaces Membership & Alliances), supporting the Vitality domain, membership drawn from Regional Network Committee Convenors or their delegate. Note that Vitality is also supported by the Finance and Audit standing committee.
Each Committee will be chaired by at least one Board member. Board standing committee, Finance and Risk, remains unchanged, as do standing working groups and regional and other membership groups.
In early 2020 there will be opportunities for members to volunteer to sit on project teams. Projects teams will be:
- Under the auspice of the Board and one or more advisory committee
- Time limited groups, with a clear goal and end point
- Be supervised by one or more advisory committees, and managed by the CEO
- Representative of the diversity of the AES membership
- Wherever possible will be supported by a paid project manager