Strategic Plan

VISION
To become a leader in the provision of the Macedonian speaking and CALD
communities in community care in Australia
MISSION STATEMENT
To advocate and be the voice for Macedonian people and CALD communities within
Australian society by providing developmental support and building recognition and
respect.
MCWA STRATEGIC PRIORITIES
Strategic Priority 1: Increase community knowledge and the profile of MCWA.
Objectives: Community Education, Marketing and Promotion of MCWA
Strategic Priority 2:
Expand service delivery and explore other options for
organisational growth and development.
Objectives: Program expansion, Service development, research and
partnerships, transport
Strategic Priority 3: Build MCWA community resources.
Objectives: Community resources and working with volunteers
MCWA VALUES
Dedication and Creativity
Patience, Loyalty and Passion
Continuous learning and innovativeness
Respect, Determination and
Team work
MCWA Commitment
Ongoing best practice and compliance
Delivering high client satisfaction services through multicultural quality based on
wellness and re-embalmment
Ongoing building culture of respect and diversity
Open to partnership to other services

Strategic planning is an organization’s process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. It may also extend to control mechanisms for guiding the implementation of the strategy. Strategic planning became prominent in corporations during the 1960s and remains an important aspect of strategic management. It is executed by strategic planners or strategists, who involve many parties and research sources in their analysis of the organization and its relationship to the environment in which it competes
Strategic planning became prominent in corporations during the 1960s and remains an important aspect of strategic management. It is executed by strategic planners or strategists, who involve many parties and research sources in their analysis of the organization and its relationship to the environment in which it competes.

Strategy has many definitions, but generally involves setting goals, determining actions to achieve the goals, and mobilizing resources to execute the actions. A strategy describes how the ends (goals) will be achieved by the means(resources). The senior leadership of an organization is generally tasked with determining strategy. Strategy can be planned (intended) or can be observed as a pattern of activity (emergent) as the organization adapts to its environment or competes.

Strategy includes processes of formulation and implementation; strategic planning helps coordinate both. However, strategic planning is analytical in nature (i.e., it involves “finding the dots”); strategy formation itself involves synthesis (i.e., “connecting the dots”) via strategic thinking. As such, strategic planning occurs around the strategy formation activities.