Leading Australian Resilient Communities is coming to the North West Coast!

This brand-new leadership program is designed to amplify the already resilient leadership on the North West Coast of Tasmania.

Delivered by Tasmanian Leaders, in partnership with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, this dynamic program responds to the region’s unique opportunities and is guided by best practice learning techniques.

The Leading Australian Resilient Communities (LARC) program will launch in July 2022 starting with a series of FREE public future focused forums held in the following locations:

Part discussion. Part workshop. These forums provide the opportunity for community members to discuss their preferred futures, using scenario planning alongside the latest economic and social data compiled by the Regional Australia Institute, while also developing skills for resilient and adaptive leadership. 

Everyone is welcome, and we invite all to come and participate. To secure your place, simply click on the links above and register your details.

About the Leading Australian Resilient Communities (LARC) program

The LARC program will develop skills, knowledge and provide space for 28 diverse participants to consider possible futures for their communities and the leadership required of them. Over eight-months, participants will gather regularly to expand their understanding of regional development, the role of place-based leadership, and develop skills in strategic foresight, adaptive leadership and resilience.

Content will be delivered by Tasmanian Leaders professional facilitators with plenty of opportunity to engage with local and national experts giving participants access to:

  • A series of relevant and engaging webinars
  • Ongoing mentoring and executive coaching
  • Support to design and deliver a community project, and
  • Three in-person residential workshops:
    • Immersive 1: Sensing our context, Thursday 15 September – Saturday 17 September, 2022
    • Immersive 2: Shaping our futures, Monday 28 November – Tuesday 29 November, 2022
    • Immersive 3: Leading our way forward, Wednesday 22 March, 2023

Why the need?

Over the past three years Tasmania has experienced unprecedented challenges and has also shown extraordinary strength. While Tasmania managed the public health risk of the Covid-19 pandemic, the economic and social impact of the pandemic continue to be felt, particularly in our regions. The LARC program has been developed to build capacity for resilient adaptive leadership tailored to the unique and localised challenges faced by businesses and communities on Tasmania’s North West Coast.

Who should participate?

Participants will be drawn from the local community and can be volunteers or employees of local government, not-for-profit organisations and businesses as well as students and elected members. Places are limited. Diversity will be key to ensure we can learn from each other. So, whether you are in leadership roles, or aspire to be, we encourage you to apply!

Are there any fees?

This program is funded by the Australian Government as part of the Building Resilient Regional Leaders Initiative. There is no fee to participate. Successful applicants must be available to attend all program days and be prepared to cover travel costs to and from each immersive, commit to activities between sessions including the delivery of a group project for the benefit of the region. A travel bursary is available to support participation of people who require additional financial support to attend, such as those located on King Island.

How do I apply?

More detail about the LARC program will be released in July when applications open. In the meantime, to express interest to be part of the North West Coast cohort we encourage you to do so here or contact Donna McDermott on the details below to discuss this opportunity.

Phone: 0417 141 348
E-mail: donna.mcdermott@tasmanianleaders.org.au.