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Capability Blueprint

The Capability Blueprint program has been developed to focus attention on organisational capability and drive increased organisational performance, to enable us to be the best we can be.

The CEO Leadership Board has agreed that all Queensland Government departments will develop Capability Blueprints over a four year period (to 2019 – 2020). The PSC has responsibility for co-ordinating the overall program of Capability Blueprints, on behalf of the CEO Leadership Board.

What is it?

As part of the program, each department will participate in a short, intensive process to develop a high-level Capability Blueprint. The blueprint process analyses the department’s leadership, strategy and delivery capabilities within a common framework, and provides an organisational ‘health-check’ that identifies areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.

Blueprints are conducted by a small team made up of staff from both within the department and from the broader sector. This approach means that the each blueprint benefits from the organisational knowledge of departmental staff as well as from broader perspectives, and is a great professional development opportunity for all involved staff.

The process results in a report that is delivered to the director-general. It does not contain recommendations, rather it identifies areas of strength and opportunities for improvement. It is up to each director-general to determine how the department will respond to ideas from the blueprint.

Directors-general will report back to the CEO Leadership Board on what their department learned through the blueprint process, and their plan for continuous improvement based on their process.

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