LAUNCH | Innovation & Leadership Workshop


LAUNCH is a workshop series that will empower employees within the disability sector to unlock their capacity to lead change, drive innovation and foster entrepreneurial opportunities for those around them – fellow staff and for people with disabilities.

Participants will be taken through an innovation process that will help develop their ideas as well as skills, alongside a series of sessions around how they can share the knowledge and skills they have to empower those around them. LAUNCH is not just a series of passive presentations – participants will actively develop and create projects to lead change in their own organisations and for those around them, actively developing entrepreneurial capacity that can activate long term change.

Delivered by Tasmanian innovator Adam Mostogl (2015 Finalist for Young Australian of the Year & 2017 Anthill’s 30Under30 for Australian Entrepreneurs), there will also be plenty of opportunities to share, collaborate and learn about how innovation is driving impact and change around the world – and how you can develop this in your own organisation and with those you actively support.

And because of the support through the Tasmanian Disability Innovator Hub- LAUNCH is free to register for, for all Tasmanians who work in the disability sector.

What’s Involved?

Day 1 & 2

The first two days provide the foundation of the LAUNCH workshop where the program is introduced, individual strengths and skills are shared, we introduce problem framing, go through ideation to develop ideas, plan for long term impact, prioritising the benefit over profits, shaping for others to get on board and presenting initial concepts.

Day 3 & 4

The next two days builds upon the foundations, stepping through how ideas can be communicated for collaboration, financial analysis, minimising risk, how to lead change, being a mentor of others and developing the minimum viable product (MVP) to test the idea.

Day 5

This is the conclusion of LAUNCH, where ideas are refined, discussions are hosted to talk about next steps and getting customers / backers for your idea and importantly how they can be presented to lead change for the future.

* All in person events are scheduled, and could be moved depending on the restrictions around COVID-19 at that time.

Who Should Register?

LAUNCH is suited for people who are eager to lead, to develop, who know that things can be better and want to drive that change across the disability sector. You do not have to be at a certain level in the organisation, as everyone can lead change from where they are. While some people will register with a desire to lead change in a certain area, that is not a requirement for LAUNCH – throughout the process, you will be supported to help identify opportunities and see where you would like to lead change.

We’re also running a separate program for people with disabilities who are looking to start their own business called We Can. Click here to find out more.

When Is It Running Next?

LAUNCH will be running across Tasmania in 2022 and 2023, with no charge for people who work in the Tasmanian disability sector to be part of the five day program. The program will be hosted in;
– Hobart in May 2022
– North West Coast in June 2022
– Launceston in August / September 2022

These events have recently been rescheduled to reduce gathering everyone together during higher than normal transmission of COVID-19 – and the exact dates will be confirmed soon. To be amongst the first to know when the program is confirmed, please express your interest by filling in the form below.

Who’s Delivering the Sessions?


Adam Mostogl

Founder of illuminate Education Australia and Founding Director of illuminate Future
2017 Australia’s Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs //2015 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year

In any given week, Adam Mostogl might be helping young entrepreneurs to kick-start their companies, stimulating small businesses to challenge the status quo, challenging communities to understand their potential or teaching hundreds of students to embrace innovation to solve the problems of the future.

Adam is passionate about embracing creative and innovative solutions to common problems, with experience across a wide variety of industry areas. Since 2010, over 15,000 young Australians have undertaken entrepreneurial education programs lead by Adam as the Founder / Inspirer of illuminate Education, which focuses on inspiring students to be the confident, creative and capable people they have the potential to be. Adam is also the Founding Director of illuminate Future; the CEO and Chief Entrepreneur of The Van Diemen Project (helping hundreds of businesses and entrepreneurs to do great things); Founding Curator of the Launceston Global Shapers Hub (connecting youth focused on driving global change); Advisory Board Member for the Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment, (helping underpin education outcomes across his home state of Tasmania); and importantly, a husband to Jessi and father to two young boys.

Adam’s involvement in entrepreneurship and economic development also saw him chosen to participate in a US Government funded study tour with 22 other social entrepreneurs to learn more about innovation ecosystems and social impact ventures in the United States, as well as selected to participate in the world’s largest innovation process for the Sustainable Development Goals, UNLEASH held in Singapore (2018) and Shenzhen (2019).

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What is the Tasmanian Disability Innovator Hub?

COVID-19 has impacted everyone – but people with disabilities have been affected in a range of ways. Isolating for health reasons has meant many people with disabilities have withdrawn more than most of us. Employment opportunities have been cut off, especially in businesses that were working hard to stay afloat before the pandemic and economic restrictions. And as the economy recovers and reshapes, we know that people with disabilities will be left behind.

So instead of letting what has always happened be something we accept, the Tasmanian Disability Innovator Hub will proactively change that. We’re going to create a group of job makers in the disability sector and space. We’re going to inspire innovation and new thinking across the sector. We’re going to support employers to bring people with disabilities into the workforce.

The Tasmanian Disability Innovator Hub is a collaboration between St Giles Society and illuminate Future, with support from the Tasmanian Community Fund to initiate the hub. You can find out more by going to innovatorhub.org.au