WADSA’s Planning Framework

The STRATEGIC PLAN sets the overarching strategic direction for a 5 year period. However, like the Business Plan and the Operational Plan, it is reviewed annually. It gives broad information about the organisation as a whole. In particular it lists 5 Key Result Areas (KRAs) on which WADSA intends to focus for the next 5 years, and states the strategic focus for the next 12 months.

The main purpose of the BUSINESS PLAN is to define how the Strategic Plan’s Key Result Areas will be addressed through the day to day operations of WADSA. The Business Plan describes in detail 6 Outcomes (and their associated outputs) which are very closely linked to the Strategic Plan’s 5 Key Result Areas. The Business Plan then outlines how these outputs will be produced by the work done under each of the 12 Operational Areas.

The OPERATIONAL PLAN gives detailed plans for each of 26 Activity Operations (combined into 12 Operational Areas) and 6 Governance Operations. The Operational Plan is updated on an ongoing basis and formally reviewed each year.

Each Operational Area has a set of Operational Plans, each of which includes:

  • Title
  • Aim
  • Outcomes (linked to the Business Plan)
  • Target Groups
  • Benchmarks
  • Operational Plan Indicators
  • Evaluation & Review
  • Reporting & Acknowledgements
  • Administration Support
  • Staff/Volunteer Support
  • Data Collection
  • Operational Strategies
  • Operational Considerations
  • Risk Management
  • Advertising
  • Operational Plan Budget
  • Member Club considerations
  • Stakeholder considerations
  • Calendar

The main planning process normally occurs in the March to May period each year with member clubs and stakeholders, led by the Managing Director but with the active participation of all staff and the Board. However the plans are under a continuous process of review and updating and are constantly evaluated throughout the year.

Copies of WADSA’s Strategic and Business Plans are available to download:

WADSAs Business Plan 2016-2019

WADSAs Strategic Plan 2016-2019