McNaughton & Wills supported the development and launch of a wellbeing resource hub for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Victoria Government). We were excited that the DELWP team were recently recognised at the Living the Values awards.
Throughout 2018, McNaughton & Wills have run over 30 trainings in both New Zealand and Australia in Working Well with Disaster-Affected People, Disaster Recovery Leadership, and Storytelling for Communicating Evidence-Based Advice.
The most recent training results are in - 100% evaluation scores for increased knowledge, confidence and the intention to use the learning practically in their work.
“Brilliant, well organised and structured. We came away energised.” Participant from Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Christchurch City Council.
McNaughton & Wills facilitated an urban resilience think tank in Manila
for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Following the Think Tank, the team drafted an Urban Resilience Strategic Roadmap for the Asia-Pacific region.
McNaughton & Wills have been commissioned to conduct an independent evaluation of the Australian Red Cross Cyclone Debbie recovery program, crossing two states of Australia.
“Youth leaders from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga attended a workshop to guide the development of a strategy for the Anglican Church in Polynesia to better prepare for and respond to the impact of climate change. The workshop produced a mountain of information. At very short notice, McNaughton Wills stepped in, synthesised the information and came out with a short and sharp Strategy which has been one of the pivotal documents leading to the recent decision by the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia to create a new Climate Commissioner role. This is an exciting, far-reaching and innovative decision.
McNaughton Wills were a delight to work with and brought significant expertise and flair to this project. I highly recommend”.
Michael Hartfield – Operations and Projects Manager, Anglican Missions.
Enhance the impact of evidence-based advice through storytelling.
Clients include: Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office, Christchurch City Council, Waimakariri District Council, Hurunui District Council, Environment Canterbury.
- Really good course! Excellent use of my time to build an essential skillset.
- This workshop has opened the door to sorting a challenge I had—I was road-blocked.
- Excellent, great energy, good flow, engaging—10/10
In partnership with Christchurch City Council, McNaughton & Wills are bringing their storytelling expertise to help change a community’s narrative.
The Greater Linwood community want to be defined by the people who make it a great place to live through their everyday acts of citizenship, rather than as a community defined by poverty, crime and earthquake damage.
Elizabeth McNaughton, Jolie Wills, Rochelle Berry & Jane Edgar were employed to establish and lead the $130 million New Zealand Red Cross Recovery programme for its first three years, including designing and distributing multi-million dollar cash grants.
During this time, the programme reached 25% of the population and received outstanding community impact evaluations.
Jane Edgar and Rochelle Berry led the development of numerous cash grants from a multi-million dollar appeal to support disaster-affected people.
Here is the best-practice guidance Jane developed based on lessons learnt and international research.
Elizabeth McNaughton and Duncan Gibb (former CEO of SCIRT) initiated a boundary spanning partnership between New Zealand Red Cross and Engineering Alliance (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team), bringing the built and social environments together and resulting in greater outcomes for communities.
Elizabeth and Duncan presented on this work at Stanford University, and facilitated the East Asia Summit Recovery Workshop for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Learning Incubator was designed as part of the work Elizabeth McNaughton led when working for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
We talk about the ‘benefit of hindsight’, but there is no actual benefit unless we learn from our experience.
The Learning Incubator model makes collating lessons easy.
Practical guidance on how to support those working in disaster recovery based on global research sponsored by Jolie Wills’ Winston Churchill Fellowship.
Includes advice and wisdom from more than 80 interviews with leaders, employees and volunteers in disaster-affected regions around the world.
For more information: supportingthesupporters.org
Presentations and training available through McNaughton & WIlls.
Jolie Wills developed and led the bereaved support programme for those who lost loved ones in the Christchurch earthquake, as part of her work for Red Cross.
Jolie has researched best-practice in post-disaster bereaved support and is well networked globally with others in this field.
She advises and supports those working with people who have lost loved ones to disaster.
Paper published by Jolie on designing bereaved support programmes.
The team at McNaughton & Wills have individually worked on many reports and case studies. Here are two examples.
Elizabeth advocated strongly to improve the living conditions of migrant workers in construction projects. This involved writing two reports and publishing an article globally in the World Disasters Report, titled A Paradise Lost: Migrant Workers in Maldives, pg 54. 2007.
She also wrote a widely used case study on the importance of managing expectations and building trust with communities on post-disaster reconstruction projects.
Elizabeth McNaughton co-designed a European Commission funded programme to mainstream disaster risk reduction across six Red Cross National Societies in South Asia.
She wrote a practical guidebook for advocating for disaster risk reduction and developed and facilitated training in the Asia Pacific region.
Guidance document for those working to mobilise action and change behaviour. Based on a global search of best-practice communication campaigns.
Written by Jolie Wills. Illustrated by Juliana Trolove.
Wills, J. (for the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent). Communication Campaigns: Changing Behaviour, Mobilising Action
For 14 years Jolie Wills led a nationwide boutique life story publishing service. Time of Your Life captured the life stories of older generations—preserving their wisdom, values and experiences for their families, communities and generations to come.
The UNESCO Looking Beyond Disaster toolkit exists for young people to support and enhance natural and man-made disaster and climate risk management at local, national, regional and global levels for resilience of people, communities and countries.
As an alumnus and ambassador of the UNESCO Looking Beyond Disaster International Youth Conference series, Jason Pemberton was engaged by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific to research, draft and layout this toolkit.