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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin December 2010
11 DECEMBER 2010 Federal Councillors, Branch representatives and ADA staff with Anne Skipper AM. F d lC ill B h i d ADA ff ihA Ski AM On the first day, it was identified that Councillors felt the ADA should continue to strive to: • Be the recognized authority and professional leader in oral health; • Promote oral health; and • Influence the dental environment. On Saturday evening, participants joined together in a 'cooking' evening. Teams worked on the preparation of various courses for what turned out to be a sumptuous meal. On the next day, four strategic pathways were outlined for the Association. These included the development of key visions for the ADA to: • Increase the leadership profile and influence of ADA. • Be a relevant, accessible and valued member service. • Ensure professional standards of practice. • Promote community oral health. A number of activities were identified that would need to be carried out in order to achieve these objectives. These will entail a variety of preliminary activities such as the: • Conduct of a member survey; • Review of the existing governance structure and its effectiveness; • Review of ADA Inc. and Branch roles and responsibilities in the new climate created; and • Identification of improved communication strategies. Anne Skipper advised that the road to development of a strategic direction and its implementation was a long one. She emphasized the need for the process to be an ongoing and continuous one. Federal Executive will now commence work on the design of a plan for the ADA. This will be reported upon on a continuing basis to Federal Council. Members will be able to observe progress of this in future Federal Council and Executive reports. Federal Councillors extend their thanks to Anne Skipper for the provision of a very thought provoking weekend. Robert Boyd-Boland Chief Executive Officer "...the weekend would provide the ADA with a golden opportunity to address some key issues facing the ADA."
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