Accession Number : ADA595806


Title :   DRDC Toronto Technical Stream Integrated Capabilities and Vision


Descriptive Note : Technical memorandum


Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TORONTO (CANADA)


Personal Author(s) : Auger, Rick ; Beechinor, Troy ; Boland, Hamid ; Fraser, Brenda ; Keefe, Allan ; Pavlovic, Nada ; Saunders, Doug ; Terhaar, Phil


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a595806.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : With the success of Defence Research & Development Canada -- Toronto's Organizational Alignment Program and Professional Partnership Philosophy, the Technical Stream (TS) was presented with the challenge of providing a foundation for its success through the identification of their unique, integrated capabilities and the impact that they have towards achieving the organizational mission. A secondary objective was to develop a TS vision statement that would be instituted within the Technical Council Charter. A project team of eight TS members, representing military and civilians from all sections, and a wide range of occupational groups and experience, developed a notional set of integrated capabilities and vision statements. These were presented to all Technical Professionals through a town-hall meeting and published on Corpranet for review. Based on the feedback received, four current and four developing integrated capabilities and the TS Vision Statement were identified, and presented at the 2010 All Staff Briefing and subsequent Management Committee Meeting. Based on positive reception and acceptance, a multi-phase notional roadmap was proposed to provide a strategy for future TS development. This roadmap is based on the themes of: a) upholding the Technical Profession, b) developing the Technical Professional, c) fostering a culture of collaboration and networks, and d) expanding the Technical Professional's influence. Through the identification of the TS integrated capabilities and vision statement, and the way forward provided by the notional roadmap, the TS is poised to achieve greater excellence and impact towards the DRDC Toronto mission.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY , *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT , COLLABORATIVE TECHNIQUES , INDUSTRIAL MODERNIZATION , ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT , SKILLS , TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE