- Participating policy team
Started out of NESTA in the UK, States of Change is a global organisation supporting government agencies to operate more experimentally, more effectively, and more ambitiously.
In 2019, States of Change wanted to run a project-based learning experience for policy teams across Australia and New Zealand.
“Hinterland brought not only their considerable subject matter expertise on design and innovation; they also brought incredible warmth, patience and generosity to the learning experience. It was a genuine pleasure for facilitators and learners alike.” - Brenton Caffin, Executive Director, States of Change
Hinterland designed and delivered a comprehensive 6 month program for 8 teams from QLD, VIC, WA, and New Zealand. The program was spread out over five week-long intensive training sessions.
Between sessions the teams applied the learnings to live policy projects.The curriculum blended human-centred design, systems thinking, and skills around leadership organisational change.
The curriculum blended human-centred design, systems thinking, and skills around leadership organisational change. The curriculum was applied to live policy projects that the teams were working on.
Participants reported increased confidence in creating effective change. One team said the program "exposed us to a wealth of ideas, processes and stories; all of which contributed to and built upon our collective wisdom."
Some of the most commonly reported outcomes among teams were:
They also said:
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