This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct organisational strategic processes. It includes arranging board or committee strategic planning procedures, which incorporate rules, legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to the organisation.  It applies to individuals responsible for monitoring, guiding and undertaking decision making activities as members of committees or boards of governance.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - communicate and negotiate to work cooperatively with: other board or committee members; management and/or staff of the organisation, and; key stakeholders; - evaluate the progress of the strategic plan and analyse: organisational values, vision, purpose, objectives and key performance indicators and targets; economic and/or political trends relevant to the organisation; potential for strategic alliances and/or partnerships, and; stakeholder aspirations, interests and needs; - monitor operational processes to ensure organisational objectives and targets are met, and; - document organisational performance for the agreed strategic planning period.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - discuss the roles and responsibilities of board or committee and management in strategic planning; - explain geographic, social, economic and political contexts in which relevant organisations operate and how these may impact upon strategic planning; - explain the principles and components of the strategic planning cycle; - discuss organisational policies and procedures relevant to strategic planning; - list provisions of federal, state or territory legislation and funding body requirements that may influence decision making, and; - list resources required to undertake strategic planning.

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