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Youth Codesign Reflection Cards

Youth Codesign Team Reflection Cards

By Toni Reid | November 1, 2017

How do you assess your organisation’s or community’s ability to codesign alongside young people?

Sometimes it’s hard to know – and that’s where these reflection cards can come in handy. The questions will prompt you and your team to consider …

2017 OJC Wellbeing Collaboration: Final Report

By Toni Reid | November 1, 2017

Lifehack was proud to partner with Ormiston Junior College (OJC), Changing Minds and Auckland Council Libraries to co-host this project which focussed on young people developing skill and agency to positively influence structures of wellbeing at their school and in …

2017 Flourishing Fellowship Impact Report

By Toni Reid | November 1, 2017

2017 saw the third iteration of the Fellowship programme. We’ve worked alongside Angelique from the Ripple Collective to create this report which outlines some of the early impacts made as a result of the programme.

You can read a short …

How To: Social Lean Canvas

By Toni Reid | October 20, 2017

So you want to start something that matters…?

The Social Lean Canvas is one of the key resources the Lifehack team uses and refers to in all of our work. If you’re not already using it we suggest you take …

How To: Budget For Your New Initiative

By Toni Reid | October 20, 2017

During Te Koānga (an accelerator programme we ran in 2015), the teams used this budget template to help track their initial setup costs and spending.

If you’re just starting some kind of social enterprise or initiative, you can use this …

School Wellbeing Collaboration Resource Pack 2

School Wellbeing Collaboration: Resource Pack 2

By Toni Reid | October 20, 2017

If you’re involved in a school in some way – whether as a parent, teacher or student – this resource pack from our School Wellbeing Collaboration is for you! Resource Pack Two focuses on broader community wellbeing, while Resource Pack …

School Wellbeing Collaboration Resource Pack 1

School Wellbeing Collaboration: Resource Pack 1

By Toni Reid | October 20, 2017

If you’re involved in a school in some way – whether as a parent, teacher or student – this resource pack from our School Wellbeing Collaboration is for you! Resource Pack One reflects our first portion of work, focussed on …

Theory of Change Worksheet

By Toni Reid | October 20, 2017

 

What is a Theory of Change?

A Theory of Change is your best guess about how your work impacts the issue you care about. This worksheet provides a simple starting point for thinking about the causes that contribute to …

Image of people using craft materials to make a first prototype, for a wellbeing design challenge

Wellbeing Design Challenge: Milk at the Supermarket

By Toni Reid | October 20, 2017

A wellbeing design challenge based around milk – it sounds strange, right! But this is one of our favourite sessions that we’ve run time and time again.

We’ve based the wellbeing design challenge on something everybody can understand. How might …

Applying Ethics in Codesign

By Toni Reid | October 18, 2017

Okay, so you’re committed to doing some youth co-design. Great! Of course, this means working alongside young people and bringing their voices into your work.

How do you do this in an ethical way? How do you do this in …

Relationship Building Sort Cards Set Two

By Toni Reid | October 13, 2017

Facilitation is all about bringing a group together around a shared purpose. Relationship-building is one of the foundations of effective facilitation, so it’s always handy to have a toolkit of different processes to allow people to build meaningful relationships.

Stuck …

Picture Sort Cards - Set One

Picture Cards – Set Two

By Toni Reid | October 13, 2017

In this pack we’ve included another 30 royalty free images, ranging from mountain tops to pen & paper. We’ve used these images in check in & out circles, de-briefs and reflective sessions.

We’ve asked questions like:

“select a card which …

How to: Host Open Space

By Toni Reid | October 13, 2017

If there is one thing we’ve learnt through hosting the Flourishing Fellowship programme, is that there is so much wisdom within the group. One way to harness and share that group is to host an Open Space.

The concept of …

Youth Civics Report 2015

Youth Civics

By Gina Rembe | October 13, 2017

Investigating youth civic engagement in Aotearoa New Zealand – voices of young people

 

Over the course of June 2015, the Lifehack team undertook a participatory approach to investigating the status of youth civic engagement in Aotearoa New Zealand from …

Creating Group Kawa (Culture): Ko Wai Au Worksheet

By Toni Reid | September 25, 2017

Think back to the last time you joined a new group of people. Perhaps you started a new job, turned up to a meetup group, or attended a training workshop. Did you have the opportunity to contribute to the culture …

Picture Sort Cards - Set One

Picture Cards Set One

By Toni Reid | September 25, 2017

In this pack we’ve included 30 royalty free images, ranging from mountain tops to pen & paper. We’ve used these images in check in & out circles, de-briefs and reflective sessions.

We’ve asked questions like:

“select a card which speaks …

Relationship Building Facilitation Sort Cards (Set One)

By Toni Reid | September 22, 2017

Facilitation is all about bringing a group together around a shared purpose. Relationship-building is one of the foundations of effective facilitation, so it’s always handy to have a toolkit of different processes to allow people to build meaningful relationships.

Stuck …

Reflection sort cards

By Toni Reid | September 13, 2017

This pack includes 21 questions can be printed on photo stock or plain paper and are a great reflective prompt. We’ve used these cards to structure project de-briefs and reflective-oriented sessions.

Thanks to our friends at Ormiston Junior College for …

Supporting good decision making in small teams

By Toni Reid | August 23, 2017

You’ve started a project! Nice work. But how do you continue well? How do you make sure your team are on the same page and aren’t making unfair or incorrect assumptions about each other?

This worksheet offers some thinking about …

How to: Host a 5 Ways to Wellbeing Session

By Toni Reid | August 23, 2017

Transform how you think about wellbeing

The Five Ways to Wellbeing has transformed how we consider ways to improve our own wellbeing. And it’s transformed how we support other people’s wellbeing.

It’s also helped some of our Fellows to develop …