*** Expressions of interest for the Change Your Impact 2023 cohort and Change Your Impact 2023 Mentor Program have now closed. ***

Do you have a burning desire to create meaningful change in Tasmania?

Change Your Impact is up and going again for 2023! This is your chance to make your mark as a leader in our industry!

Change Your Impact is an innovative program for those that work in and with community services. Upon completion of the program, you will be equipped with the skills and confidence to emerge as a leader in the workplace.

Developed in 2019, the Change Your Impact program is run across six specialised sessions designed to challenge your thinking, promote strategic advocacy and hone your leadership skills. An additional full-day hypothetical workshop will help to consolidate what you have learned throughout the program.

Curated workshops are delivered by Tasmanian community services industry specialists in communication, advocacy, politics and stakeholder engagement. View the Change Your Impact 2023 Program Guide, which includes the full workshop schedule and presenter profiles (PDF, 175KB).

Each participant in the program will be paired with a suitable mentor with considerable experience of working in the community services industry. Mentors help deepen participant understanding of program content and support participants in their chosen area of development.

The primary delivery of the program is online with two face-to-face workshops within the program.

Program Cost:
TasCOSS Members: $650 (excl. GST)
Non-Members: $1,300 (excl. GST

For any enquiries regarding the program, please contact Change Your Impact Program Coordinator, Susannah Coleman-Brown, via email.

Are you working in/or have you had close links with the community services industry? Do you enjoy supporting people to take brave steps in their life and career — or would you like to try?

Community services industry mentors to be paired with the Change Your Impact 2023 participants. As a volunteer mentor, you will be offered five online sessions facilitated by TasCOSS Community Services Development Manager, Simone Zell. These sessions are designed to allow knowledge sharing and mentoring tools to support you and your mentee (participant) progress through the Change Your Impact content. The online sessions are optional, but can be very helpful if you are new to mentoring.

Industry mentors are crucial to the participants and allow them to glean as much as possible from the content and activities covered across the life of the program. After the first workshop, participants are paired with a mentor based on their shared areas of interest. Participants are strongly encouraged to meet with their mentor at least once a month for the length of the six month program.

Change Your Impact 2023 Mentor Program Schedule:

  • Session 1: 1pm-2pm, Monday 5 June 2023
  • Session 2: 12noon-1pm, Monday 26 June 2023
  • Session 3: 1pm-2pm, Monday 7 August 2023
  • Session 4: 12noon-1pm, Monday 4 September 2023
  • Session 5: 1pm-2pm, Monday 7 October 2023

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Simone Zell, Manager Community Services Development, on (03) 6169 9515 or email Simone.