Strategic Plan 2017-2019

Introduction

In 2016, Speech Pathology Australia completed Speech Pathology 2030 – making futures happen, our landmark project to develop a vision for the future of speech pathology in Australia.

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Three-year strategy

This is the logo of the Speech Pathology 2030 project. It is linked to the Speech Pathology 2030 page on this websiteThe Association's three-year strategy is aligned with the eight aspirations of the Speech Pathology 2030 vision.

www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/SP2030

The aspirations of the Speech Pathology 2030 vision, align with three strategic platforms:

Each platform combines the relevant aspirations, and corresponding key goals and initiatives, to be driven across the next three year period for 2017-2019. By 2020 therefore, our aim is that these goals will have been achieved as we progress toward 2030.

The following pages outline the specific goals for each of these aspirations and the initiatives to reach those goals over the period 2017-2019.

A continuous cycle reflects that Speech Pathology Australia’s strategic plan is dynamic and ever responsive to the changing environment and current and future opportunities.

This graphic shows the three platforms of the strategic plan: our voice, our philosophy, our workforce. Each platform has a number of aspirations from the Speech Pathology 2030 project allocated to them.

Our voice Our philosophy Our workforce

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A message from the Board of Directors

This strategic plan Speech Pathology Australia 2017-2019 is the first step on our journey to implement the vision outlined by the speech pathology profession through the Speech Pathology 2030 project.

This vision includes eight aspirations which will guide the Association, our membership, and the wider speech pathology profession on the path towards 2030.

These aspirations now form the bedrock of our new strategic plan.

The eight aspirations are:

  • Communication accessible communities
  • Access for all
  • Timely services across the lifespan
  • Clients and communities driving service delivery
  • Skilled and confident families and carers
  • Collaborative professional partnerships
  • Quality services, innovation and continual pursuit of knowledge
  • Diverse and dynamic workforce.

Strategic platform

Within this strategic plan, the aspirations are grouped under three key platforms: our voice, our philosophy, and our workforce.

Our voice represents the key areas of advocacy that are to be championed by the Association.

Our philosophy outlines the Association’s desire for the services of the profession to be driven by the needs of clients, families, communities and the wider society.

Our workforce details the Association’s aim for a capable workforce, with the capacity to drive quality, innovation and diversity.

Within the strategic plan, there are three interconnected components that outline the task ahead: aspirations, goals and initiatives.

Each aspiration is underpinned by a series of three-year goals. In turn, each three-year goal is to be achieved by undertaking a series of initiatives.

Vision and mission

As Speech Pathology Australia strives for 2030 we are uncompromising in our vision for the future. A vision that recognises and insists that all Australians, throughout their life, have the right to effective communication and safe swallowing.

Change is constant. We recognise and understand this. That is why Speech Pathology Australia continues to represent the past, the present and the future of the speech pathology profession in Australia. In doing this, we acknowledge that we must strive to meet the demands of today, while planning for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.

This strategic plan is not an end itself. It is a living, breathing document that must remain dynamic. To this purpose, we undertake to report on the plan’s progress as initiatives are commenced and completed. We cannot hope to reach our end goal if we are unclear on where we have been.

Finally, Speech Pathology Australia 2017-2019 is more than a strategic plan. It is a document that encapsulates the aspirations, visions and hopes of the speech pathology profession in Australia; an endeavour to deliver a better outcome for Australians with communication and/or swallowing difficulties.

Board of Directors
Speech Pathology Australia

Values

  • Professionalism
  • Excellence
  • Client centred
  • Cultural responsiveness
  • Innovation

Vision

Effective communication and safe swallowing – a right for all Australians throughout their life.

Mission

Speech Pathology Australia represents the past, present and future of the speech pathology profession in Australia. We strive to meet the demands of today while planning for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow. We support all Australians with speech, language and communication disorders and swallowing difficulties, by guiding our profession to practise within an ethical and evidence-based framework, recognising the highest quality standards, the importance of professional development, and embracing the latest research. We continue to support the speech pathology workforce to remain dynamic and agile, and to have the capabilities and capacity to drive quality, innovation, and diversity, as enablers to achieve our vision.

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