Because of the way in which the program’s learning opportunities are structured, attendance and participation in program sessions is of critical importance.

Accordingly, when accepting a position on the program, participants undertake to attend the opening, mid-year and closing residential retreats and to attend the equivalent of at least seven out of eight linking sessions. Failure to meet the participation requirement may jeopardise the ability of a participant to graduate from the program.

The dates of the 2019 program are provided below so that you and your employer can consider your ability to meet the attendance requirements before deciding to submit an application for the program.

As the TLP is a state-wide program with participants drawn from all over Tasmania, events are held at a variety of venues and locations across the State.

Locations are chosen based on their relevance to the topic being considered and a number of specific site visits or tours will be included in the schedule of events to provide a diversity of learning experiences and context for the discussions held as part of other events.

The 2020 program dates will be released mid-2019, please use the date structure below to give you an indication of what the program dates will look like in 2020.

Program component

2019 Dates


 Opening Residential Thursday February 21 – Sunday February 24 Strahan
 Linking Session 1 Friday March 15 – Saturday March 16 Hobart
 Linking Session 2 Thursday April 4 – Friday April 5 Burnie
 Linking Session 3 Friday May 17 – Saturday May 18 Hobart
 Linking Session 4 Friday June 14 – Saturday June 15 Launceston
 Mid-Year Residential Thursday July 25 – Sunday July 28 Cradle Mountain
 Linking Session 5 Friday August 16 – Saturday August 17 Launceston
 Linking Session 6 Friday September 13 – Saturday September 14 Hobart
 Linking Session 7 Friday October 18 – Saturday October 19 Launceston
 Linking Session 8 Friday November 8 – Saturday November 9 Hobart
 Closing Residential Friday December 6 – Sunday December 8 Freycinet
Note that the Linking Session dates and locations may change. Final dates and session topics will be provided to successful applicants at the time of offer.