"The Integral Development consultants provided an economical and flexible approach to the planning process by using a tried and tested model which they tailored to meet our particular needs. We are pleased that the plan provides us with the direction and detail needed to tackle our major challenges.On the basis of our experience with Integral Development I have no hesitation in recommending their services unreservedly."
Jonathan Throssell CEO Shire of Mundaring

Office of the Chief Executive

11 April 2007

I am pleased to recommend Integral Development to any organisation that needs assistance with the development and implementation of their strategic planning.

The Shire of Mundaring has recently concluded a strategic planning process with the assistance of Ron Cacioppe, Michael Fox and Karen Kotze, consultants at Integral Development.

The process that we recently brought to resolution by the Shire Council voting to adopt our Strategic Directions document as its ‘Plan for the Future’ involved the consultants working closely with the Executive Management Team and myself to ensure that key stakeholders were engaged in the planning process.

We began the process with a workshop with the Shire Councillors and the Executive Management team being assisted to set the key directions for the Shire over the next four years. This was followed up with two workshops with the Shire’s Senior Leadership Group, which drafted the Shire’s Vision and Strategic Objectives along with appropriate actions, measures and targets.

Ron Cacioppe and Michael Fox provided the facilitation for these workshops and worked with the Executive to provide a draft Strategic Plan that was then refined through Staff and Community Consultations. Michael and Karen Kotze facilitated these consultations which were very productive in enabling staff and community leaders to become engaged with the emerging Strategic Plan and supportive of its content, especially as it came to reflect changes that they made to it.

Ron and Michael assisted the Management Executive in the process of taking the plan back to the Councillors, to the wider community and finally back to the Councillors to ensure that they were supportive of changes made so that the Shire’s Strategic Directions document could become its ‘Plan for the Future’ until 2010.

The Integral Development consultants provided an economical and flexible approach to the planning process by using a tried and tested model which they tailored to meet our particular needs. They were particularly effective in engaging people at all levels of the organisation and community to make their contribution to the plan.

We are pleased that the plan provides us with the direction and detail needed to tackle our major challenges so that, by reporting on our progress in implementing it, we are confident that we will be spurred on to achieve relevant goals for the Shire community.

On the basis of our experience with Integral Development I have no hesitation in recommending their services unreservedly.

Jonathan Throssell

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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