In January the Council of Professional Teaching Associations of Victoria (CPTAV) committee of management had a strategic planning evening. The Executive Officer presented a report outlining the process undertaken in the development of the strategic plan. This process the Executive Officer implemented entailed interviewing all committee of management members, analysing the financial position, exploring future directions and current priorities. The committee of management was then asked to individually complete a series of templates identifying areas that CPTAV could develop to support members. These areas were based around the purposes of CPTAV coming directly from the constitution.
At the April committee of management meeting the Executive officer presented the completed templates. The committee of management was then asked to rank the three main areas of need under each purpose. The information was then collated to create the strategic plan outlined on the following pages.
This Strategic plan was an offering to the committee of management to develop and add to over time or as the direction of the association developed. The mission statement is up for discussion and the statement provided has been taken from information provided on the existing website and or documentation sited by the Executive Officer.
Under each goal a keyword has been used to describe the area identified by committee of management as a priority. As you read each goal the highest area of need is first as indicated by the committee of management.
The Mission of the CPTAV:
To guide, support and provide leadership for professional teaching associations throughout Victoria.
Goals to achieve CPTAV mission
To achieve our mission, we aim:
- To encourage collaboration between professional teaching associations in Victoria.
- To facilitate discussion, co-operative activity and professional learning for and between professional teaching associations.
- To advocate on behalf of the teaching profession.
- To express a common voice on educational matters.
- To promote strategic partnerships within Victoria, Australia and overseas.
- To promote and participate in educational research.
- To promote and support the work of professional teaching associations in Victoria
Strategic activities to achieve our goals
1. To encourage collaboration between professional teaching associations in Victoria.
1.1 Network - Develop opportunities to meet face-to-face or online for members to discuss up to date and relevant matters of interest and encourage collaboration to achieve outcomes,
1.2 Access - Create Access to Professional Teaching Associations professional learning programs, events and special projects,
1.3 Encourage - Encourage and highlight demonstrated success between associations,
1.4 Identify - Identify Common areas of need.
2.1 Provide - Opportunities for Professional Teaching Associations to meet regular and encourage collaboration of professional learning programs or combining resources to enhance the outcomes for educators,
2.2 Capture - Create data to inform the Committee of Management, Professional Teaching Associations and educators throughout Victoria,
2.3 Partnerships - Formulate partnerships between SPP networks and associations to benefit the broader educational community.
3. To advocate on behalf of the teaching profession.
3.1 Relevant – Formulate an advocacy working party to respond to current issues,
3.2 Professionalism – To raise the Professional Standards for teachers
3.3 Lobby – To lobby to political parties and Governments
3.4 Proactive – Formulate an approach to work with media to highlight best practice
4. To express a common voice on educational matters.
4.1 Outcomes– Outcomes of all Professional Learning/SPP meetings/SRC Matters to be published frequently to appropriate members
4.2 Documentation– Develop position statements on key areas
4.3 Represent – Create a common voice and identify, develop and refine
5. To promote strategic partnerships within Victoria, Australia and overseas.
5.1 State Level –Create relationships with and be useful for VCAA, VIT and DEECD. Enhance CPTAV perception and reputation by formulating relationships with key educational and association stake holders,
5.2 National Level – Contribute to the development of APTA and formulate partnerships with State Associations for joint projects,
5.3 International Level – Create reciprocal arrangements with International Bodies to benefit the broader Professional Teaching Associations Network.
6. To promote and participate in educational research.
6.1 Collaborate –Formulate relationships with key stake holders to participate in educational and association research
6.2 Promote – Promote the profession of teaching and establish relationships with universities to create research into the profession of teaching
7. To promote and support the work of professional teaching associations in Victoria
7.1 Resource– Create policies to support professional teaching associations and formulate resources to provide insight into innovation,
7.2 Support – To get support by creating relationships with like-minded organisations to benefit CPTAV members
7.3 Award – Promote the work of the Professional Teaching Associations through the CPTAV awards each year