UpcomingCommunity Services Leadership Course 2022


Details Price Qty
TasCOSS Membershow details + $990.00 (AUD)*  
Non-Membershow details + $1,320.00 (AUD)*  

* price includes taxes

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  • Workshop 1: Power
    5 July 2022
    10:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Workshop 2: Advocacy with Government
    2 August 2022
    10:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Workshop 3: Strategic Decision-Making
    6 September 2022
    10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Learn what it takes to be an effective leader.

The Community Services Leadership Course brings together the finest minds in strategic thinking in a series of intensive workshops.

Aimed at CEOs, general managers and senior managers, this program will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate your organisation through the complex world of funding, politics and stakeholder management.

The program will be peer facilitated by Simone Zell (TasCOSS) with guest workshop facilitators Rhys Edwards, Kym Goodes and Mel Maddock.

Program Schedule:

Workshop 1: Power with Mel Maddock
10:30am-1:30pm, Tuesday 5 July 2022 at TBC (Hobart)

Melinda Maddock is a coach, facilitator and former political advisor. In her workshops, she helps people understand how power works in relationships and in systems. Participants come away feeling inspired with the practical tools to make a difference in their organisations and communities.

We can all feel powerless sometimes, but you are more powerful than you know. In this session, you will learn how to use your personal power to be a leader who empowers others. You will gain insights into:

  • The way power works and how to use it for good;
  • The importance of emotional health for today’s leaders; and
  • Your own personality using the Enneagram.

You will identify your own adaptive leadership challenge that you will seek to address over the course of the program.

Workshop 2: Advocacy with Government with Kym Goodes (3P Advisory)
10:30am-1:30pm, Tuesday 2 August 2022 at TBC (Hobart)

Kym Goodes, the Principal of 3P Advisory, is recognised as one of the foremost public voices in Tasmania. She has two decades of experience working in government and the not-for-profit sector in social and economic public policy fields as diverse as education, employment, transport, energy, digital inclusion, health, housing and human services. She has worked across both the public and private sectors as a sought-after adviser, specialising in public engagement and evidence informed policy and program responses.

What is the social policy vision or problem you want to advocate on? Who owns the problem or who is responsible for making a new ‘vision’ happen?

In this interactive online workshop, we will explore:

  • The strategic policy triangle — what is it and why does it matter in advocacy?
  • What is your pitch? — where, who, how and when to pitch;
  • Your inside/outside strategy; and
  • What is your long game?

Workshop 3: Strategic Decision-Making with Rhys Edwards
10:30am-1:30pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022 at TBC (Hobart)

Rhys Edwards is a consultant, board director and leadership development professional with a particular focus on the government, university and not-for-profit sectors. Rhys loves working with organisations to secure a better future. He works helping to develop leaders across organisations in Australia and is a senior moderator at the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership at Monash University, an honorary Senior Research Fellow at Melbourne University and a Director on the board of the national Foyer Foundation, focused on housing solutions for youth at risk of homelessness.

In today’s world, our myths of heroic leadership imbue the leader with all the wisdom and experience that are necessary for the task at hand. The reality is much more complex.

How do we make decisions? What criteria do we use? How do we weight the factors that are important to decision-making? What lessons can we learn from decisions that resulted in poor outcomes? How do we ensure we have enough diversity of thinking perspectives in our teams?

In this interactive session, Rhys will explore the nature of judgment and decision-making in leadership roles. He will draw on work of national and international thought leaders in this field and examples from his career running large and complex organisations.

TasCOSS Members: $990 (incl. GST)
Non-Members: $1,320 (incl. GST)

Lunch provided.

Not a TasCOSS Member? Find out more about TasCOSS Member Benefits.

Registration closes 5pm, Tuesday 28 June 2022. For any enquiries regarding the program please contact Simone Zell, Manager Community Services Industry Development, on (03) 6169 9515 or email Simone.