Gordon Stone is joint director of QualDATA, of the Agribusiness Development Institute (which undertakes business coaching and mentoring for companies primarily but not exclusively in the agribusiness value chain) and is also an Adjunct Assoc Professor at the USQ International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences. Gordon specialises in strategic planning, business development, and facilitating change in businesses and organisations. He regularly works with senior leadership teams to chart a more structured path to a far clearer endpoint for business / organisation clients. Gordon’s background is in working with business and industry in the adoption of R&D outcomes/technologies. Gordon enjoys interpreting the data that emerges from the CRCA benchmarking project and considering the implications and impacts for the CRC sector and for individual CRCs. He is a Board Member of the Global Alliance of Independent Agricultural Consultants.
CRC Benchmarking Survey Report – an interactive open discussion
Workshop, Monday 14 May, 1430–1600 (includes CRC Association AGM)
The 2016/17 4th bi-annual CRCA Benchmarking Survey forms part of the regular benchmarking and impact reporting activity of the CRCA. This in turn informs CRCA members and their decision making, as well supporting CRCA in promoting the benefits and contributions of CRCs to industry, government and the wider community.
The survey data compiled directly from individual CRCs in late 2017 is complemented by the MDQ and Annual Report data to create the current CRCA Benchmarking Study Report.
This interactive workshop session at the 2018 CRCA Conference has a particular focus on innovation and engagement with business and industry, as well as considering the findings around gender balance and diversity in management; results of collaboration and partnerships including uses of outputs; significant outputs and products achieved; communication and user engagement, plus results of monitoring and evaluation around CRC impacts and legacy issues.
The workshop and discussion will include considerations around CRC performance, benefits and impacts, plus emerging trends of key components of CRC management and operations.