CURRENT TITLES

Examples of current titles available include:

School Futures helps schools and educational organisations make decisions about their future, what professional development to undertake, new pedagogical issues strategies to consider, what technology to acquire, how to raise funds to pay for new resources, how to market schools and how to involve students.

Learning as a Game is a professional development program that helps teachers to quickly and easily implement a constructivist model of teaching and learning. Participants work and learn in teams, use thinking processes, create their own new knowledge, design their own lessons, facilitate classroom learning activities and conduct planning and problem solving session for business and community groups.

Decisions, Decisions is a suite of 40 standard meetingsfor every kind of organisation, community or teamwork situation – audits, quality improvement, process and product redesign, strategy, plans, feedback, innovation, risk analysis, stakeholder events, focus groups and team building.

Creating our Future is a whole-of organisation change management program designed to align the interests of staff, customers, suppliers, shareholders and other stakeholders.

BizKit is a program created by Maggie Alexander, of M&M Consulting. It comprises a sophisticated integrated of Continuous Improvement, Business Process Re-engineering, New Business Creation and Team Development.

Managed Innovation is a creative approach to the development of new products, services and processes by TCFL, a consulting firm that works mainly in the textile, clothing, footwear and leather industries. The program has been licensed from Roger La Salle. It helps inform decision making to determine the best of breed new product or process concepts.

Working Well is a program to promote improved work skills in young people, particularly offenders. It has been created by special education lecturer and researcher Dr. June Slee of the University of Western Sydney for the NSW Department of Juvenile Justice.

My Town is a holistic approach to sustainable development by Dr. Peter Ellyard, a leading Australian futurist. The program has been trialled in 20 Australian cities and towns including Canberra, Geelong, Boondarra and Tumut in Australia and is currently under development.

Thinking Well is designed to develop thinking and problem-solving strategies in a range of curriculum contexts, in primary and middle school classrooms. It scaffolds thinking skills and processes in authentic group and team contexts including listening, goal and problem identification and specification, brainstorming, sequencing, data gathering, visualizing, imagining solutions, monitoring effort and progress toward goals, checking outcomes, redirecting unsuccessful actions, forward planning, revising and evaluating, developing and testing new strategies, drawing conclusions, and generating rules and new problems. In the affective domain, Thinking Well focuses on agency, building confidence, empathy, tolerance for others' ideas, persistence, cooperation, attention to detail, and taking responsibility for decisions and actions.