This calendar of events for 2017 will be updated periodically as events and speakers are confirmed so check back regularly for new information!

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Networking Event


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When: Friday 10 November
Where: Henry Jones Art Hotel, Atrium 25 Hunter St, Hobart
Time: 7.30 pm – 9.30 pmTasmanian Leaders invites you and a guest to join us for our Hobart Networking Event on Friday 10 November.  This event provides the opportunity to meet up with other constituents of Tasmanian Leaders as well as the current 2017 Tasmanian Leaders Participants.During the Networking Event, hear from one of the current participants, who will share their Tasmanian Leaders story.


‘Conflicts and You’ Workshop with David Woods



Date: Tuesday 14 November

Where: Tamar Room – Level 1, Cornwall square transit Centre. Launceston

Time: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Drama diverts time and energy away from team goals, strategic priorities, and critical activities. Easy to sense, harder to diagnose and prevent. Drama is what happens when people struggle against themselves and each other to feel justified about their unhealthy behaviour.  This 3-hour workshop incorporating the results of your online ‘Drama Resilience Assessment’ will enable you to understand your role in drama and negative conflict, and reconsider your behaviour for healthier and more effective interactions.

The skills of Compassionate Accountability can help you approach conflict not as something to be avoided or minimized, but as an opportunity to learn, be creative and grow, using the energy of conflict for constructive outcomes.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a better understanding and increased capacity to manage workplace drama.

LWAL – Hobart – Putting thought into practice – design thinking


Steve Willing

Where: Etties, 100 Elizabeth St, Hobart
When:  Friday 17 November
Time: 4.00 pm – 5.30 pmThe November LWAL is an opportunity to learn about applying a syndicate consultation process to consider and evaluate projects and challenges. At the October LWAL with Terri Soller we were challenged on how we use the TLP alumni to improve the work we do, and how we can make better use of TLP network. A good way to do this is through a carefully designed process.Our own Steve Willing has worked with Terri, and will take us through a practical example of applying this structured process to get different perspectives on a challenge you’re facing. The process helps you to understand the situation better, your role in it and what options would allow better outcomes.We have a volunteer who will provide a case – come ready to listen deeply and offer your insights. This is a great opportunity to be exposed to a new approach to problem-solving, over some good food and drink.

LWAL Launceston – Devita Davison



For the final LWAL North for 2017, we have a very special guest who is visiting Launceston as part of a national tour, Devita Davison is the Director of Marketing & Communications for FoodLab Detroit

Where: Sweetbrew, 93 George St, Launceston

When: Tuesday 21 November

Time: 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm

Devita Davison is the Director of Marketing & Communications at FoodLab Detroit, a non-profit organization that works to provide entrepreneurs with technical assistance, workshops, resources and the skills they need to start and grow a strong values-based food business. FoodLab is committed to serving low-resourced entrepreneurs of colour and sees good food entrepreneurship as a way to build power and resilience for traditionally marginalized people and communities and promote environmental sustainability through business practices and civic engagement by entrepreneurs

Devita Davison, a native of Detroit and granddaughter of a preacher, lived almost 19 years in New York before moving back to her hometown of Detroit in 2012. Devita combines her passion for culinary arts with activism and entrepreneurship. Her words are not just letters strung together; they are vessels for love and fight, heartache, wisdom, and profound joy. To say she wears her heart on her sleeve is an understatement; whether decrying injustices in the food system or expounding on the beauty of a ripe strawberry in summer, her passion for food justice is palpable.

Tasmanian Leaders Christmas Drinks!



 North West Coast – Monday 4 December 5:00 pm – 7.00 pm,  River Arms, 1 Crescent Street, UlverstoneLaunceston – Tuesday 5 December 4.30 pm – 6.30, Mud Bar and Restaurant, 28 Seaport Blvd, Launceston

Hobart – Wednesday 6 December 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm Post Street Social, 11-13 Franklin Wharf Hobart.

Board members, alumni and current participants are all invited to come along for a drink and celebrate another successful year.

It is a fantastic opportunity to make a toast to 2017 with your fellow Alumni and celebrate the arrival of summer!