Our Strategic Plan

It is hard to believe we are already at the half-way point for the year. It is an exciting time at Minda, we are growing to be much more than a disability service provider and over the past few months I have been on a roadshow around Minda and SA Group Enterprises (SAGE) to talk about our strategic plan for the future, Minda 2020.

Our Minda 2020 Strategic Plan, provides a roadmap on what needs to be done to best-prepare our organisation to grow, prosper, and remain a sector leader and provide people with disabilty a great life.

One of the critical elements to our success in this new environment is the Master Plan, and we have made great progress thus-far and in March we celebrated the Turning of the Sod ceremony, recognising the official commencement of works for Stage 2 of the Master Plan.

The event was run jointly with AEIOU Foundation, who will be building an early intervention centre for children with autism on the Minda site.

I was also thrilled to attend the Night of Stars on Friday 31 March to celebrate the achievements of staff at Minda and our SA Group Enterprises staff.

As I looked around, it was so pleasing to see people who had been nominated by their peers and colleagues and I was reminded of the wonderful mutual respect that exists within the Minda and SAGE community, highlighted by the record number of nominations we received this year.

Congratulation to Strategic Marketing & Fundraising’s Marion Zafry who took home the top prize for the night – it was very well-deserved. I was also so pleased to attend the Volunteer Morning Tea during National Volunteer week in May; although our volunteers are always willing to take on the role of unsung heroes, I think it is so important to celebrate the amazing things they do for Minda.

There are many things that could not be achieved without their incredible support, and I was particularly humbled to recognise Marg Bohem.

Marg has been volunteering at Minda for the past 50 years – her dedicated service is so appreciated and it was a great way to celebrate her and our volunteers who give so much of their lives to supporting South Australians with disability.