Leading Australian Resilient Communities (LARC)

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.

About the LARC program

The LARC program will develop skills, knowledge and provide space for up to 26 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 workshops delivered along the NWC:
    • Residential 1: Thursday 15 September – Saturday 17 September – Stanley
    • Residential 2: Monday 28 November – Tuesday 29 November – Burnie
    • Residential 3: Wednesday 22 March – Devonport

Who should participate?

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.

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?

Applications for the LARC NWC program are now closed. We look forward to announcing the successful applicants shortly.