The Strategy Execution Framework supports the effective execution of the ACU Strategic Plan 2020 – 2023 to:

  • achieve our mission, vision and strategic priorities
  • embed our focus on opportunity, innovation and ethics
  • manage our resources and risks effectively.

The Strategy Execution Framework is developed, managed and supported by the Office of Planning and Strategic Management (OPSM) in consultation with the senior executive and key stakeholders.

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The Strategy Execution Framework aims to deliver the following benefits to the university and to ACU staff and stakeholders:


Processes and resources are easy for users to understand and use to develop their own plans and approve cascading (subsidiary) plans.


Enables clarity around who is responsible for what, by when and, with respect to strategy execution, involves shared or cross-institutional responsibilities.


Ensures that all areas of strategy execution, operational planning and performance reporting are managed, monitored and receive planning support.


Enables flexibility to adapt templates or approaches to suit portfolio or unit-specific responsibilities, given the diversity of university operations.

Key focus areas

Our mission, vision and strategic priorities are underpinned by three key focus areas: opportunity, innovation and ethics. Key focus areas provide a framework for cross-institutional engagement, collaboration and integration.

Annual priorities

The annual priorities are the key projects identified by the Vice-Chancellor and President as the strategic focus for the year. The annual priorities are included in the relevant portfolio plans and are assigned to responsible officers to lead and ensure the successful delivery and completion of these projects.

Enabling frameworks

The enabling frameworks provide the additional information necessary for the university to achieve the strategic priorities listed in the ACU Strategic Plan 2020 – 2023. The enabling frameworks are university-wide and are incorporated within the relevant portfolio, faculty, institute and directorate plans. Examples include the ACU Global Strategy, the Capability Development Framework and the Service Excellence Framework.

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Strategy execution resources

To access resources relating to the Strategy Execution Framework please visit the OPSM Sharepoint site.

To download a copy of the ACU Strategic Plan 2020 – 2023 KPIs click here.

More information

Download the Strategy Execution Framework fact sheet or talk with the team at the Office of Planning and Strategic Management if you have any questions.

Dr Omer Yezdani
Director, Planning and Strategic Management
Email Dr Omer Yezdani
+61 2 9739 2896

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