The new Branch Executive team met for the very first time last week as part of a two-day induction, and I’m privileged to have the opportunity to work with such a dedicated and passionate team.
The induction phase covered key areas such as governance requirements and the Branch strategic plan. The new 2016 Branch Operational Plan was also presented, setting out staff team targets and KPIs in all areas of our work such as industrial, membership, communications, organizing, administration and financial management.
It wasn’t all work and no play though and we had some fun with team-building activities (which included staff) on the first day and people wrestled with blankets and spaghetti buildings! The new TAFE President, Paul Lennard, proved his building prowess and he, and team-mate Adam Clifford (DoE Deputy President) were clear winners of the spaghetti challenge.
At the next Executive meeting in March, Principal Health and Wellbeing and changes to the Education Act will be some of the issues on the agenda.