Emerging Community Leaders


Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF) is seeking to build community organisations and foster the development of community based leadership, and will realise this (in part) through an emerging community leaders program.

 The vision of this project is that within three years, Emerging Community Leaders will be a highly sought after program, with its value celebrated across the community and business sectors.


The objective for this Program is:

To develop and deliver an effective leadership program that benefits participants, their employers and ultimately (and indirectly) the Tasmanian community at large.

Program Overview

Emerging Community Leaders will bring together the next generation of leaders in Tasmania’s community sector, and equip them with the capability and capacity to positively contribute as a leader in this sector. 

 In alignment with the intentions of TCF, the Program will support up to 24 participants a year with a focus on increasing their skills in governance, finance, leadership, management, communication, and project management. There will be an emphasis on experiential learning and being able to apply skills immediately in the form of projects benefiting participants’ workplaces and the community.

The way in which this program will be delivered aims to develop participants in an engaging, innovative and future focused way. The content, presenters, workshops and activities included in the delivery of this program will be practical, creative, unique and deeply engaging. In considering how the project will be delivered, SRA will be mindful that English may not be the first language for some participants, and activities will be hands on. Participants will be encouraged to understand that everyone’s journey through the program will be different, and leadership is innately personal. There is no other program like this currently on offer in Tasmania. 

Emerging Community Leaders will be delivered primarily through a combination of face-to-face sessions, and the supported delivery of a community based project to provide the opportunity to apply and extend learnings.

 The program will be delivered in accordance with the agreed timeframes (see ‘timeline’ section) across the course of a year, and will include:

 Residential 1: Leading Self

2,3 and 4 February 2017 

Northern Tasmania 

 Residential 2: Leading Others

17 and 18 March 2017

Southern Tasmania

 Residential 3: Leading Community

12 and 13 May 2017

NW Tasmania

 Residential 4: Leading for Lasting Impact

28 and 29 July 2017

Northern Tasmania

 Group community based project; and graduation ceremony (December 2017)