Healthy Country Planning

Healthy Country Planning is an adaptation of the Open Standards developed for use in participative and cross-cultural situations – typically with Indigenous communities. To better enable this, the language of the OS has been translated into simpler terms, a colour coding system adopted and a flow chart of how all the steps fit together added for clarity.

It has been developed and tested across Australia, and the most experienced coaches in its use are Australian, but it has been used very successfully in the Americas and Asia. It is suggested that only experienced coaches use HCP as it does require adaptation of the exact meaning of terms, and furthermore, blurs the clarity of some other terms

The complete set of powerpoint files and associated exercises for running an HCP training workshop can be accessed below.

See also CCNet’s Indigenous Community of Practice for further information.

Open Standards and HCP circles compared
Open Standards v3.0 and HCP circles compared



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2 Responses to “Healthy Country Planning”

  1. Anne Ntongho

    Fantastic job. Very rich materials that would really improve on our work especially on communities related issues. Thanks very much for sharing and big congratulations to the team.

    • dsprod

      Thanks Anne – the team has been hard at work to produce this streamlined set of presentation to help guide people through the process.


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