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A practical guide to networking

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9:00am - 10:00am (AEST)

Tuesday, July 30th

9:00am – 10:00am (AEST)
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About the Webinar

Networking. Everyone emphasises its importance, but rarely can you find practical advice on how to actually do it, especially in the research sector. In this webinar, Connie will go through practical tips and advice on networking: from getting started, reaching out, to following up. She’ll describe how she learned to embrace networking as a great way to get to know other people, find out more about other careers, and learn more about herself. Throughout the webinar, you’ll build an appreciation for networking as a learning opportunity rather than a chore. Connie will describe the power of networking when you are open to learning and have the capacity for it, not just when you are looking for a job.

This webinar will suit researchers at all levels, but will be particularly helpful for early career researchers, those who are transitioning out of academia or research, or those who are looking at other career paths.

YOU WILL LEAVE THE WEBINAR WITH  

A template for contacting someone for the first time via email or LinkedIn
A template for contacting someone for the first time via email or LinkedIn
Creative tips for a memorable and helpful conversation
Creative tips for a memorable and helpful conversation
Motivation to get started with networking
Motivation to get started with networking

Webinar Host

Kate Shook

Research Impact Officer, Research Impact Academy

As Research Impact Officer at the Research Impact Academy (RIA), Kate excels in delivering impactful case studies and providing crucial support in evaluations and reporting for clients. With a robust background in health promotion, research, and policy spanning both the public and private sectors, she showcases a strong commitment to meaningful causes. Kate's exceptional skills in communication, advocacy, and project management have been honed through diverse roles aimed at improving health outcomes. Drawing from her experience as an educator, Kate brings a deep appreciation for evidence-based practice, enabling her to develop and deliver educational content that resonates with diverse learners. At RIA, Kate's optimistic and collaborative approach, coupled with her passion for quality research, assists researchers in effectively communicating their impact. She contributes to RIA's research impact consulting services, focused training solutions, and global membership offerings, playing a vital role in empowering researchers to amplify their work's significance and drive meaningful change.
As Research Impact Officer at the Research Impact Academy (RIA), Kate excels in delivering impactful case studies and providing crucial support in evaluations and reporting for clients. With a robust background in health promotion, research, and policy spanning both the public and private sectors, she showcases a strong commitment to meaningful causes. Kate’s exceptional skills in communication, advocacy, and project management have been honed through diverse roles aimed at improving health outcomes. Drawing from her experience as an educator, Kate brings a deep appreciation for evidence-based practice, enabling her to develop and deliver educational content that resonates with diverse learners. At RIA, Kate’s optimistic and collaborative approach, coupled with her passion for quality research, assists researchers in effectively communicating their impact. She contributes to RIA’s research impact consulting services, focused training solutions, and global membership offerings, playing a vital role in empowering researchers to amplify their work’s significance and drive meaningful change.

Our Guest Speaker

Connie Tang

Director of Strategy and Business Development, Research Impact Canada

Connie Tang is the Director of Strategy and Business Development at Research Impact Canada (RIC). Specialising in research communications, training development and delivery, and stakeholder outreach, she supports RIC’s bilingual network of 30+ universities building institutional capacity for knowledge mobilisation. Through volunteer work, she is an active advocate for women, seniors, and newcomers to Canada in the Scarborough community and volunteers as a career mentor with Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. Connie completed her MSc at the University of Toronto in Chemistry, related to energy and conservation management, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Toronto Region Conservation Authority. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, painting, and cooking.
Connie Tang is the Director of Strategy and Business Development at Research Impact Canada (RIC). Specialising in research communications, training development and delivery, and stakeholder outreach, she supports RIC’s bilingual network of 30+ universities building institutional capacity for knowledge mobilisation. Through volunteer work, she is an active advocate for women, seniors, and newcomers to Canada in the Scarborough community and volunteers as a career mentor with Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. Connie completed her MSc at the University of Toronto in Chemistry, related to energy and conservation management, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Toronto Region Conservation Authority. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, painting, and cooking.