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The Relational Work of Systems Change

A bit biased as this features our Director David Hanna, but this article gives some really great description of 5 qualities we need in order to support transformation of systems.  

Social Innovation Generation

This practical and easy to read book is a treasure trove. It shares applied examples, learning by doing about how to innovate with communities to make the social change we are all looking for.

Tokona Te Raki

Tokona Te Raki are doing some amazing mahi with the vision of “all rangatahi inspired by their futures, thriving in educating, confident in their culture and determining their own path”. Their Māori future making set out in this vision give a great example of how we might also be able to use data and innovation to maintain a lazer focus on our goals.


The Tamarak Institute article ‘This is Community Innovation’ written by Galen MacClusky.

They set out a great definition of what community innovation is - “change, for good, with and within a community”. They make a useful distinction between community innovation and social innovation – it’s change that has the community center stage.  


Aotearoa New Zealand launch of the Human Learning Systems

Some of our favorite faces appear in this video to represent Good Cents, but the whole presentation really speaks to some of what we have been learning and working on – that to achieve the things that are important to us, we need to learn together with flexibility to deeply understand the systems we are a part of.


Reflections on Community Change: Two Countries, Two Perspectives, One Vision for Moving Forward

This paper sets out some interesting insights from Tamarak Institute and Inspiring Communities – who have been working really hard on this community-led work for decades.

What is the economy?

A piece that really spells out how the focus on the 'economy' can separated us from our wellbeing - and how we can start to think about ourselves as the economy rather than separate from it, and if we do that we can actually change it.

Supporting each other and our human connections

Much of our mahi requires us to be able to work collaboratively with others, with our full minds and abilities. When we work with people as part of whānau, communities or organisations that are in stress we need to know how to connect with them. This podcast shares some really good insights on how our nervous systems can move from stressful states to ones that allow us to engage more deeply, and how we can support this shift in others too.

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