Healthy Country Planning (HCP) is an adaptation of the Conservation Standards developed for use in participative and cross-cultural situations – typically with Indigenous communities. To better enable this, the language of the CS 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
Here you will find what you need to facilitate a process or conduct a training course on Healthy Country Planning.
We invite you to check out resources and to join our Community of Practice for Indigenous Conservation Standards Projects, or to find a coach to help with HCP here.
All these materials are also found on the Conservation Standards website.
Presentations for each step:
Session 00 HCP Introduction slides
Session 01 HCP Pre-planning
Session 02 HCP Dream and Area
Session 03 HCP Targets
Session 04 HCP Health
Session 05 HCP Threats
Session 06 HCP Situation analysis
Session 07 HCP Goals
Session 08 HCP Strategies and Strategy evaluation
Session 09 HCP Results chains
Session 10 HCP Measures and monitoring
Session 11 HCP Work plans and capacity
Session 12 HCP Analyse, Use, Adapt, Review
Session 13 HCP Telling ourselves and others
Session 14 HCP Further Support
Session 02 HCP Exercise Pre – Planning Vision and Scope
Session 03 HCP Exercise Targets
Session 04 HCP Exercise Target Health
Session 05 HCP Exercise Threats
Session 06 HCP Exercise Situation Analysis
Session 07 HCP Exercise Goals & Objectives
Session 08 HCP Exercise Strategies and Strategy Evaluation
Session 09 HCP Exercise Results Chains
Session 10 HCP Exercise Measures Plan
Session 11 HCP Exercise Workplan & Capacity
Session 12 HCP Exercise Analyse, Use and Adapt
Session 13 HCP Exercise Telling Ourselves and Others
Session 14 Further HCP Support
Sample Facilitator Agenda
Additional Workshop Resources:
Conservation Standards and Healthy Country Planning cycles
Poster to show Open Standards or Healthy Country Planning steps and how they relate to each other
Healthy Country Planning Summary Reference Cards: A summary guide to each step of the Open Standards for use by facilitators and planning teams.
Healthy Country Planning – tools to support the process (September 2020)