Briefing paper

STICKE: Systems Thinking in Community Knowledge Exchange

Wicked problems Health promotion Knowledge transfer Systems thinking Australia

STICKE is an easy to use, cloud-based software platform that supports a ‘systems thinking’ approach to tackling complex problems. It can be used by individuals looking to explore wicked problems, or by facilitators looking to bring together multiple perspectives from a large number of people. The software guides users through the creation of a system ‘map’ that can then be used to help explore the problem and potential intervention points

STICKE can support communities in mapping a complex problem and its drivers at all levels of policy and decision-making authority and identify appropriate and feasible locally-led responses.

STICKE has been developed in collaboration with Victorian communities through research undertaken by Deakin University, and continues to be used in an increasing number of health promotion and other settings.

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