Change Your Impact is an innovative new program for those that work in and with community services that will equip participants with the skills and confidence to emerge as a leader in the workplace. Following a successful pilot program in 2019 in the North and South of the state, Change Your Impact was refined and improved for year ahead. Due to COVID-19, the delivery method of the training transitioned to online.
The Change Your Impact program for emerging leaders runs across six specialised sessions designed to challenge participants thinking, promote strategic advocacy and hone leadership skills. An additional full-day hypothetical workshop consolidates the learning.
Annual Report 2019/20
Community Sector Development
Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)
TasCOSS receives funding from the Federal Government Department of Health to provide support to Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers in Tasmania to build their organisational capacity. A steering group representing a range of service types and regions meet quarterly to guide the project.
Training, Leadership and Development Opportunities
TasCOSS offered a suite of exciting and innovative training and professional development opportunities in 2019/20, including a number of leadership and development courses designed to broaden leadership horizons, hone new skills and explore new messaging and communication techniques.
Hooked! Connect, Engage and Inspire with Business Storytelling
Stories and storytelling can inspire, influence, motivate and engage people where logic and bullet points may not. Business storytelling is storytelling with a purpose and for results. TasCOSS partnered with the Local Government Association of Tasmania to facilitate two, half-day informative, practical business storytelling sessions with Yamini Naudu.
Tasmanian Community Fund Partnership/Collaboration Training
The Tasmanian Community Fund partnered with TasCOSS to provide one-day training in partnership building and collaboration at three one-day workshops in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart. Partnership Brokers Australia delivered the training.
Policy Conversations is an ongoing series of free 90-minute events hosted by TasCOSS. The Policy Conversations series aims to give members of the community services industry opportunities to share information and discuss current state and federal policy issues while also providing a forum to gather input for the industry’s submissions to government on specific issues and other advocacy work.