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Business Plans – Operational Template

Business Plans are a great internal planning tool to consolidate, in one document, a Department or Branches priorities, acknowledging the resources, opportunities, restrictions, compliance requirements, business as usual requirements, etc. 

Each council has its legislative and long-term planning documents, the implementation of a business plan approach would be as an operational tool that demonstrates at Department/Branch Level the resources and actions that support those planning documents.  Ideally the business plan supports and influences the budget.

This document would be a localised planning and performance document for Departments/Branches, which can be owned by staff and they can see how their role fits into the delivery of Councils priorities. 

The below diagram demonstrates the relationship of the business plan to other planning documents. View the template.

This webinar was recorded on April 20 2023.

The topic was "Psychosocial Risks" and featured presentations from:

    • Kristie Taylor, Special Council, Kind and Company Solicitors 
    • Jodie Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Western Downs Regional Council
    • Sean Halloran, Manager People Culture and Safety, Moreton Bay Regional Council 

    The topic of this webinar is "Council Minute-Taking", hosted by Peta Irvine.

    Alternative Resources:

    Agenda and Minutes Tips and Hints

    Agenda and Minute Tips (Powerpoint)

    Sample Council Agenda

    Sample Council Minutes

    Indigenous Council Meeting Guide

    The topic of this webinar is "The 1, 2, 3 of Time Management", hosted by Peta Irvine.


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