Tools and templates

Nancy Kline’s ‘The Thinking Environment’ is a process that generates quality independent thinking. Kline highlights how ‘Thinking Environments’ arise when ten specific components are fostered.

Martin Seligman presents the ‘PERMA’ model which steps through five elements essential to human wellbeing and flourishing: positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and achievement.

Brene Brown informs leaders how they can give constructive and honest feedback from a place of engagement, rather than judgment. She calls it ‘Sitting on the same side of the table,’ as someone.

‘Broaden and Build’ theory explores how broadening our perspectives and actions, we tend to build important and lasting physical, intellectual, psychological and social resources.

Gabriele Oettingen presents the ‘WOOP’ model which is a practical, accessible, evidence based mental strategy that people can use to find and fulfil their wishes and change their habits.

Professor Robert Cialdini developed what he describes as ‘six universal principles of persuasion’. These fundamental human states allow leaders to increase the likelihood of influencing others.

The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) works to ensure Government policy and decisions are supported by the best possible evidence and analysis. A case study explains why evaluation is critical.

The Evaluation Ready process provides a helpful framework to ensure your policy is evaluated against its objectives, benefits and risks.

This resource from the NSW Government offers a model and tool that assists in deconstructing and defining public policy.

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention from the United States Government offers useful resources and insights into the discipline of evaluation.