Are impactful co-design training events possible? Does a short one-off co-design training event justify investment? Those questions wereat the back of Paul and Gina’s mind when they hosted the Palmy North Codesign Summit – a two day co-design training to …Read More
Designing a programme for impact is an ever-evolving art. This post shares some of the key programme design features from our flagship programme, the Flourishing Fellowship.
In 2017 we hosted our third iteration of the Flourishing Fellowship. Some aspects of …Read More
User personas are a powerful tool to help clarify who you’re trying to serve and how you can best help them. As a tool from the start-up, marketing and design worlds, we wanted to show you how we’ve used them …Read More
Over the past six months Lifehack has been working alongside progressive and newly established Ormiston Junior College, mental health advocacy organisation Changing Minds and Auckland Libraries to co-host action-oriented learning with young people aged eleven to fifteen (Years 7-10).
This …Read More
It’s time to go full circle and share with you our learnings over the past three years. If you’re working in youth development or you’re part of a start-up that’s building a cross-disciplinary …Read More
Over the years we’ve been trying to work out how to best embed evidence in our mahi in a way that’s accessible, practical and engaging. Much of the best-practice and research of how to improve wellbeing has been done and …Read More
Over the years, Lifehack has used two main wellbeing evidence bases: The Five Ways to Wellbeing, an abbreviated version developed by the New Economics Foundation which was based upon the work of positive psychology professor Dr Martin Seligman. The second, …Read More
Late last month, Gina and Paul travelled up to Palmerston North to facilitate the Palmy North Youth Codesign Summit. It was a two day event to practise codesign with other youth practitioners in Palmy North.
In this post, …Read More
We are excited to share our newly released report into the 2016 Lifehack Flourishing Fellowship evaluation by Thicket.
This is a co-written blog post by Lifehack & Thicket, providing some background and context to the report, and our learnings…Read More
Lifehack’s programme designs have been iterations from all the work we’ve done in the past. Not only do we spent time reflecting and implementing learnings into future programmes, we also take inspiration from practitioners around the globe. If you’re curious …Read More
This is your last chance to apply for the 2017 Flourishing Fellowship! We have extended applications until next Wednesday 8 March at 5pm! (Yes that’s a Wednesday.)
Click here to go the application page!
We’ve been blown away by the…Read More
As you may have read on social media, applications for our flagship programme the Flourishing Fellowship are currently open. The three-month part-time programme combines professional and personal development for those in the youth workforce (this is the youth workforce in …Read More
In the last three years Lifehack has directly engaged with over 1500 people in kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) programmes and events.
We’ve put lots of time and effort into creating safe spaces for people to connect and learn. Which …Read More
Mike Ryan, Director Community Services at Upper Hutt City Council has written this guest post on Oro, Lifehack’s most recent place-based collaboration based in Upper Hutt. In it Mike shares his reflections on the development and benefits of the programme, …Read More
Over the past two months the Lifehack team has been running a programme in Upper Hutt called Oro, which focuses on mobilising the local community around a series of local initiatives and igniting localised cross-sector collaboration. This blog post is …Read More
This is a guest post from Paul Thompson and Cat Gooding, who are youth workers at the Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust. During our Upper Hutt programme Oro, those two ran a great session on meaningfully engaging young people—as well …Read More
Earlier this year, Toni and Dayna from Lifehack had been working with a bunch of Lifehack community members to co-design a series of opportunities for people to upskill in a variety of tools that Lifehack has developed in partnership with …Read More
Below are some five lessons from working at the intersection—and how we integrated those in our newest programme Oro.
Lifehack has been experimenting with different programme shapes and intensities since early in 2014. This has resulted in us running online …Read More
In mid-July, I spent two days at the Design For Social Innovation symposium with the Lifehack team. As a gathering of practitioners in public social innovation, a lot of the time was spent looking at existing projects and their …Read More
The Journey of Ngā Uri Ō
(photos of Ngā Uri Ō at the Sovereign and Youthline workshop March 2016)
Earlier in the year Lifehack gathered in Manukau along with Sovereign and Youthline where we facilitated 1.5 days of looking at …Read More