Joint Strategic Plan
In 2018, Gumala undertook the 5-year review of the General Gumala Foundation (GGF) for the 4th time. One recommendation from that review was to “Create a single Foundation Strategic Plan for the Trustee, Corporation and Enterprise”.
Gumala Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) and Gumala Investments Pty Ltd (GIPL) Boards and Executive Officers (EOs) came together to run Joint Strategy Sessions. During these sessions, the entities brainstormed the barriers that GAC and GIPL needed to overcome to achieve the Foundation’s ultimate goal of “Getting our People out of Poverty” and what goals would best guide the GGF in the short-term and long-term.
The Foundation’s mission, vision and values were developed, and priorities were brainstormed. The Boards assessed what GAC and GIPL needed to focus on, and asked “how do we actually measure and work towards meeting the objectives?”
Strategy specialists worked alongside the groups, helping the entities to talk, train and test the Gumala Joint Strategic Plan. Based on the outcomes of these sessions, the 5-year and 25-year Joint Strategy posters were created, to share the Foundation’s goals amongst Gumala Staff and Members. These posters were released in January 2022, with both the GAC and GIPL Boards committing to ongoing training and workshopping to keep the Foundation’s goals clear.