Every year participants in our flagship Tasmanian Leaders Program deliver impactful Learning Set Projects.

Here is a sample of some of the many Projects that have been delivered of the years.

If you’d like to suggest a future Project idea, please contact us.

Welcome Dinner Project

TLP 2014: Team members – Shawn Lee, Alice Percy, Andrew Pitt, Misty Sanderson, Scott Schilg and Don Thomson.

The Welcome Dinner Project brings recent migrants and established Tasmanians together to share food and conversation. The Project allows connections and friendships to develop through pot-luck style dinners in volunteers’ homes. The Learning Set established the initiative in Tasmania and fundraised to employ a State Coordinator to take the project forward.

Hand-made With Pride

TLP 2012: Team members – Cheryl Fuller, Tracey Tasker, Sue Robertson, David Hugo, John Hooper and Allan Walsh

Learning Set members saw that female inmates Mary Hutchinson Women’s Prison had limited opportunity to undertake meaningful activity. So they worked with prison staff and not-for-profit partners to help inmates produce clothing for themselves and for distribution by sourcing sewing equipment and providing training. The skills inmates gain help them in their rehabilitation.

Dress for Success Hobart

TLP 2016: Team members – Robin Barnes, Louise Bishop, Donna Brown, Amanda French, Michael Giudici and Jeff Harper.

Dress for Success Hobart is an affiliate of Dress for Success Worldwide – a global not-for-profit organisation that empowers women to achieve economic independence. Dress for Success Hobart empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Road Safety Bike Park

TLP 2010: Team members – Shona Beswick, Mark Jefferson, Kacey Rubie and Darryn Smith

This Project delivered a free, community-built road safety bike park in Sheffield. It helped address a significant gap in road safety education between learning to cross a road as a child and getting a licence. Local Policeman, Constable Tyrone Myers, called the park a “fantastic resource” to help reduce deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

Northern Young Professionals

TLP 2008: Team members – Fionna Bourne, Susie Bower, Sam Ibbott, Katherine Miguel, Ben O’Donnell and Craig Perkins

As a result of the work of this Learning Set, the Northern Young Professional Network (NYPN) was established as a sub-committee of the Launceston Chamber of Commerce. The NYPN continues to grow and boasts over 100 members. Now managed by an independent committee, it delivers career development, network development, recognition and professional development for members.

100 Door Snakes in 100 Days

TLP 2011: Team members – Lucy Byrne, Steve Henty, Brett McDermott, Dean Mundey, Alan Rosevear and Julie Waddington

The 100 door snakes in 100 days Project provided draught stoppers to supported accommodation in Tasmania through a partnership with Anglicare Tasmania. It helped the not-for-profit promote cost effective and sustainable energy use in its accommodation, especially in the winter months. Louise Beiser of Anglicare said they were very excited by the “successful” Project.