FOUNDATIONAL CHANGE CYCLE TOOLS
These resources provide foundational resources and core concepts to help progress your collaborative change journey and strengthen practice.
These practical and interactive tools are for hands-on use in your collaborative change practice. They are designed to help overcome hurdles and make progress together and are relevant across all phases of the collaborative change cycle.
Tools & Resources
Welcome to the Platform C Resource Hub!
This library of helpful tools and resources was curated from thought leaders and change-makers around the world. We are working continuously to add helpful information.
If you find something that you want to share, that fits into a specific Phase or Layer of the Collaborative Chance Cycle, please send a link to us here
Aigner, G & Skelton, L 2013, The Australian Leadership Paradox: What it takes to lead in the lucky country. Allen & Unwin. Chapter 12 Conflict, Growth & Innovation
Deep Collaboration is a process or way of working that was created by First Nations and other Multicultural Australians to find new ways to work and lead together. This handout outlines a reading, created by Micky Scott Bey Jones (for the Interaction Institute for Social Change) that can be used to…
This work is characterised often by unheard histories and strong emotions. This video discusses the facilitation skill of Deep Listening – to what is being felt as much as what is being said. Deep Collaboration is a way of working that was created by First Nations and other Multicultural…
Step 3 looks at common patterns of behaviour that you can expect to find in these kinds of collaborations – and how recognising and talking about them openly assists partnering. Deep Collaboration is a way of working that was created by First Nations and other Multicultural Australians to find…
Step 4 introduces additional skills you can use once you understand the key roles & patterns of behaviour, including various techniques for facilitating collaboration and power dynamics in groups. Deep Collaboration is a way of working that was created by First Nations and other…
An overview of important things to consider (beyond Cultural Competency) before entering into partnerships between First Nations and Other Multicultural Australians. It includes concepts such as understanding the historical patterns of working, being aware and making decisions about language and…
This tool will help you to map and interpret stakeholder dynamics in your initiative. This tool can be useful at the start of an initiative when you are working out the ‘lay of the land’, if things go wrong, if there is conflict, or if you are not making progress.
This resource provides an introduction to social innovation processes that will help you rapidly test your assumptions in a cost-effective way.
This resource explains how identifying and understanding ‘positive deviance’ will help you understand the kind of solutions that can work in your community – with the resources that are already in place.
John Kania talks about 'System Leadership' as the leadership required for systems change and identifies leadership as the biggest distinguishing factor of successful Collective Impact efforts. This is an excerpt of a video interview in 2020 with John Kania by CFI Director, Kerry…
This resource describes the difference between leaders who need to be the centre of attention and leaders who create the conditions for collaborative outcomes.
This resource introduces design research as an approach and set of methods that are particularly well suited to understanding the reality of people’s lives, what they want for the future and how the current situations help and hinder them.
This resource describes different approaches to leadership and identifies those best suited to collaborative community impact and systems change.
This resource explains how prototyping can help you bridge the evidence gap by creating context specific evidence through experimentation.