TasCOSS Annual Report 2019/20: A Quality, Learning Organisation


TasCOSS welcomed 2019/20 with the presentation of its Employer of Choice Award, an achievement of one the key strategic actions for the organisation as set out in the TasCOSS Strategic Plan 2016/21.

Other highlights in this area were:

As COVID-19 responses moved industry workers out of traditional offices, TasCOSS launched the Take Me To Your Board podcast. Hosted by TasCOSS staff members Bridget Delaney and Cameron Allen, each podcast deals with one of the ten Not-for-profit Governance Principles, as outlined by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), and applies them to real-world situations. This show is not just for board members or people who aspire to sit on a board; it’s for everyone who wants to find out more about how to run organisations effectively. Each episode features high profile guests who have played critical roles in challenging situations.

Looking for an episode to get you started? Try out the ‘Episode 4: Culture’ featuring Relationships Australia Tasmania Board President, Rick Marton.

Adrienne Picone, former CEO of Volunteering Australia and Volunteering Tasmania, took on the role of TasCOSS CEO in mid-June 2020 following the departure of Kym Goodes in February 2020. Managers Nic McBride and Simone Zell shared the role of CEO in the intervening months, overseeing TasCOSS during the COVID-19 disruption.

Two additional Life Memberships were awarded to well-known, dedicated contributors to the community services industry, Kath McLean and Tim Gourlay.



Find out more about what happened in this area during 2019/20: