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New resources for change leaders
The Inception Tool for partnerships and public consultations
Whether partnerships or public consultations succeed or fail depends on what happens in the inception phase (the first time the project partners or project team come together to plan the effort). Here are 6 clarities that have to be got right to avoid conflict and mess down the track.
I always forget something when I facilitate, so I made this guide to never forget important stuff!
Transforming Local government: What works
Local government is in in the midst of an historic modernisation. This is complicated and challenging work. Is there a formula for success? This short study is based on interviews with change leaders in local government. Here is 'how to do change' in the words of the change makers. Download the booklet (142k PDF).
Facilitation tricks to spice up workshops
Creative and fun ice-breakers and inspirations kindly shared by NSW environmental educators. Download the booklet (142k PDF).
The physics of enthusiasm
Les explaining why changing people doesn't work, and could fundamental physics possibly teach us anything about human nature? From Cecilia Macaulay's Fireside Skillshare in June 2017.
How to instruct a brainstorm
Brainstorming is one of the most important things we do. Here's a word-by-word script that builds in the good things we need to think about to get the most out of a gathering of minds. Here's the script.
Comfy Zone Diagnostic Tool
Decisions, decisions, and so much to think about! This simple tool reminds project designers about the full range of behaviour influencing strategies available to them and when they should be used. Download the tool (152k PDF).
Les shows how to use the awesome "If not, then what?" method
It's a way to generate a host of convention-busting ideas amazingly quickly. From the fun session at the North East Landcare Forum 2013.
The problem with Social Marketing - why you can't sell change like soap This paper presents a critique of Social Marketing. Why the answer to "wicked" problems requires different approaches. The paper. (140k PDF)
Changeology: the process and the theory Here is the step-by-step methodology and the theoretical background to the Changeology method of program design.
The Changeology process (260k PDF)
Changeology theory (147k PDF).
Introduction to the Diffusion of Innovations A succinct introduction to the model of change that focuses on innovation design, viral communications, and satisfying the needs of users. Download (259k PDF)
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