Drought Resilience Leaders Development Program

Tasmanian Leaders are proud to partner with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation to deliver the Drought Resilience Leaders Development program for people living on the Tasmanian east coast and Flinders Island.

It is suitable for anyone above the age of 18, who is interested in building long-term drought and climate resilience, developing their own leadership skills, and becoming better communicators.

Learning outcomes

If you are engaged in your community or wanting to influence your communities future, you are most likely already practicing leadership. The activities on this program can give you a better understanding of leadership and tools to help you work with others to achieve better outcomes.

While it might take you out of your comfort zone and test your collaboration skills, this program equips you to manage challenging situations and prepares you to step-up. All activities are based on scenarios specific to your region to give you a deeper understanding of your community.

We are seeking a diverse range of participants from different backgrounds, you can emerge from the program connected to a network of forward-thinkers ready to drive positive change.


Paul Ryan, Director Australian Resilient Centre, is passionate about the future of rural and regional people and places. Since growing up on the family farm, he has worked with communities around Australia and internationally to bring about positive change. Paul uses concepts and practical tools drawn from the fields of psychology, resilience, adaptation and transformation, to catalyse new ways of thinking and acting on challenges and opportunities.

Angela Driver, has been employed with Tasmanian Leaders since 2011, becoming the CEO in 2021. During this tenure she completed the Art and Practice of Adaptive Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education in Boston and successfully completed a Brain Based Coaching certificate with the Neuro Leadership Institute.

Keynote Speaker

Dr Tom Remenyi is an expert in climate change impacts across environmental, social and industrial domains. He works closely with strategic leaders across the country to identify the touch points of climate change for their roles and businesses. Tom wears many hats, but he is presenting here through his role as the State Engagement Lead within the Climate Services for Agriculture project, being delivered by the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology, within the Future Drought Funding program.

Eligible local government areas

Dorset, Break O’Day, Glamorgan Spring Bay, Sorell, Tasman and Flinders Island.

Program date & location

Session 1: Thursday 10 – Saturday 12 November, Spring Bay Mill, Triabunna
Session 2: Sunday 4 – Monday 5 December, Panorama Hotel, St Helens

Are there any fees?

This initiative is funded under the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund to support regional and rural communities across Australia to prepare for impacts of future droughts and climate change.

How do I apply?

Apply here. Expressions of interest close Sunday 25 September

For more information or help with the application process, contact:

Ros Young
Tasmanian Leaders, Program and Network Coordinator
Phone: 0429 950 578
E-mail: ros.young@tasmanianleaders.org.au