Leading and learning in complex times.
The Community Services Leadership Program brings together the finest minds in strategic thinking in a series of intensive workshops.
Aimed at CEOs and senior leaders, this program explores what it takes to lead your organisation through the complex world of funding, politics and stakeholder management.
The program will enable you to be more aware of your power and to tap into the power of those around you. Workshops will unpack — and afford you the opportunity to practice — adaptive thinking, strategic advocacy and decision-making in complex environments.
You’ll also have the opportunity to expand your networks and connect with other leaders and change-makers in the community services industry in a facilitated, learning environment.
This course consists of three in-person workshops facilitated by exceptional guest presenters in Melinda Maddock, Kym Goodes (3P Advisory) and Rhys Edwards (RDME Consulting). The program will be peer facilitated by Simone Zell (TasCOSS) and includes regular Community of Practice sessions to reflect and embed what you’ve learned.
- Workshop 1: Power of You with Melinda Maddock (10:30am-1:30pm, Tuesday 6 June 2023)
- Workshop 2: Advocacy with Government with Kym Goodes (10:30am-1:30pm, Tuesday 4 July 2023)
- Workshop 3: Strategic Decision-Making with Rhys Edwards (10:30am-1:30pm, Tuesday 1 August 2023)
TasCOSS Members: $900 (excl. GST)
Non-Members: $1,320 (excl. GST)
Registration closes 5pm, Tuesday 30 May 2023. For more information or any enquiries regarding the program, please contact Simone Zell, Manager Community Services Development, on (03) 6169 9515 or email Simone.
Workshop 1: Power of You with Melinda Maddock (10:30am-1:30pm, Tuesday 6 June 2023)
Melinda Maddock is a coach, facilitator and author of How to Change Your Political Animal. 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 (10:30am-1:30pm, Tuesday 4 July 2023)
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.
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?
Together we will explore 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?
Workshop 3: Strategic Decision-Making with Rhys Edwards (10:30am-1:30pm, Tuesday 1 August 2023)
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 working to secure a better future. He works helping to develop leaders across public sector organisations in Australia and is a Director of the national Foyer Foundation, focussed on housing solutions for youth at risk of homelessness.
Our myths of heroic leadership imbue the leader with all the answers, wisdom and experience that is 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.