Looking beyond 2020 at the CEO Sector Strategy Day

Vision 2020 Australia member CEOs and other senior leaders have come together this week at the University of NSW in Sydney to collectively tackle the big issues facing the eye health and blindness/vision impairment support sector.

The Beyond 2020 CEO Sector Strategy Day on Thursday 14 February was a unique opportunity to harness members' expertise and experience, and share insights in a forward-looking, creative setting.

Vision 2020 Australia Chair the Hon Amanda Vanstone welcomed attendees, thanking them for representing their organisations and contributing to the future of Vision 2020 Australia.

“Next year is 2020, and it’s important to get very clear views from members and to consider the changes that are going to come and influence us over the longer term,” she said.

With a focus on the year 2020 and beyond, leaders identified opportunities for the sector and shared ideas of how best to position efforts to have the most positive impact.

The challenge was contextualised by researcher and thought leader Mark McCrindle, who spoke about changing demographics, evolving social structures, and the generational impacts on Australia’s future.

Mark also shared insights from recent research on Australians’ relationships with the Not For Profit and charity sectors, and the possible drivers for increasing connections and engagement in this space.

An expert panel discussion was followed by round table sessions, helping build positive connections, and demonstrating the strength in the sector tackling the big issues together.

With so much change occurring both within the sector and the broader policy, funding and social environment within which we operate, participating members identified a range of potential areas and ways in which the national peak body can support members to achieve their shared goal.

This input will be critical for forging a coherent sector strategy beyond 2020.

Vision 2020 Australia is excited to move forward and thanks all members for their active participation.