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ODU Strategic Plan Consolidated Responses

Your input was consolidated into a large document which can be accessed here.

Last month just under 500 ODs completed an online questionnaire, answering questions about the future strategy of the ODU.
 
The responses were rich in information and I would like to thank you all very much for taking the time and trouble – and for your candour with some of the controversial questions.
 
Your input was consolidated into a large document which can be accessed here. It is pretty self-explanatory, and you will see the range of views expressed in the quantitative responses. That document can be seen
HERE. Note that it is not perfectly presented/formatted. It’s the content that’s important.
 
The difficulty with so many differing and sometimes completely contrary views is trying to distil these into a single, coherent strategy. About sixteen of us, including members of the ODU Committee tried to do this in Cape Town last week and the results of this work will be circulated to all ODs next week.
 
The output is an ODU “Strategy-on-a-Page”. This will be sent to all ODs next week. You will be asked not whether you agree with it, but whether you can live with it. If you replied to the questionnaire, you will not find your exact words or views or expressed in the strategy. With 500 responses, that would be impossible. So, all we ask is whether that as it’s presented – and provided it’s executed – would this be a good strategy for the ODU to follow for the next five years?
 
Once we have gauged the support for the strategy, it will be finalised and put to several focus groups around the world before finalisation in February and ratification at the AGM in March
 
Once again, to those who did reply to the questionnaire thank you again and I hope that many others will submit their view on the output.
 
As always, any correspondence about any of this – content or process – should be sent to me at: [email protected]

Nicky Bicket (1973F)

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