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Our online impact workshops help you achieve research impact. Learn from anywhere in the world

Going beyond theory – Teaching you the “how” of creating and evaluating research impact

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We are the leaders in virtual research impact training

We have been running online impact workshops for over 5 years, so we know a little about it. Online training and workshops are different, you can’t simply move your offline training to a full day Zoom session. In fact, Zoom fatigue is a thing, and according to behaviour analyst Laura Dudley, “the exhaustion experienced on zoom is because of the absence of the nonverbal cues that we typically rely on during person to person conversations”.

Bringing style to online training

Vital to the success of virtual research impact training is the atmosphere you create, presentation style used, the structure of the content and its delivery, and the planning and timing of the sessions to ensure a fun, vibrant and enjoyable experience in a virtual format.

Concentration levels, exhaustion and focus have been proven to affect our abilities to work online for long spurts, that’s why we have tailored our training and our format specifically for the online environment.

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Our online impact workshops

This workshop uses planning techniques and a template to determine your project vision and goals. We examine the value of stakeholder involvement and develop strategies to deliver impact from your research. Come with an idea and leave with a plan!

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This live and online workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of research impact and help you understand what it is, how you can plan to create it, and how to easily capture and communicate impact to take your work to the next level.

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This half or full-day workshop looks at how organisations are developing structures, processes and capacity to meet the growing demands of planning for, capturing and reporting on Research Impact

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Workshop structure

When delivering our online impact training, we have found our participants favour short sessions spaced over a few days. This has the benefit of providing time during the day for other activities and doing tasks and preparation between the workshop sessions. That said, it is up to you how you want us to structure the course. To help, we recommend the following options for full-day workshops:

Full-day workshops 

There are several options to choose, for example:

  • (2 sessions) Two sessions of three hours for two days
  • (3 sessions) Three sessions of two hours for three days 
  • (4 sessions) Four sessions of 90 minutes for four days

Half-day and seminars usually work out ok on the one day and with a small break mid-session.

Actions not just words

There is a lot of theory and a lot of research evidence on how to create and evaluate research impact. Theories and frameworks alone will not show you how to achieve it. When creating impact, we have to work with people which means that we have to be flexible, work in ways that match behaviour, and consider personalities and bureaucracies.

Studies have shown flexibility and personalisation of strategies is necessary. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) impact assessment collected 6679 impact case studies. Analysis of these case studies revealed over 3709 different pathways to impact, highlighting the individual nature of how we create research impact.

Our workshops & training integrate evidence-based theory and practical applications to help you get to impact faster.

We realise that time is precious. Our training helps you to develop your skills through bespoke workshops, and our follow up coaching enables you to implement your strategies, test them, and get advice as you go.

Our workshops & training utilise the latest research evidence and user case studies from around the globe. We are continually scanning the latest evidence in research impact to bring you the very best.

We pride ourselves on providing a workshop structure, that is based on the philosophies underpinning best practice pathways to impact, laced with the realities of working outside of academia, to provide the most significant opportunities for the ongoing sustainability of learning.

 

Virtual research impact training inclusions

 Evaluation

This allows us to examine our performance, and to provide feedback regarding the value of the workshop to the individual and/or their organisation.

Implementation

During the workshop participants will work on relevant elements for their projects. Participants will leave with ideas and a plan of next steps to be undertaken. In some cases, all implementation may be possible during the workshop period.

Slides and activity handouts

Participants will have a valuable resource to refer back to as they implement their new knowledge.

One on one coaching session

Access tailored implementation support in a follow-up coaching session. All workshops include a follow-up coaching session to cover any questions and concerns and to facilitate the implementation process.

Action plan

Participants will use action items developed throughout the workshop to create their plan for the coming months. The plan is designed in a purposeful and strategic way to help progress learning and make sure that time out for this workshop is not wasted, but instead leveraged.

Delivering training globally

We have worked in countries all around the world. No matter where you are, impact principles are the same, and we are all about principles. Of course, if your after something special we can tailor to your specifics as required.

We’re available to run our virtual impact training or any of our workshops face-to-face around the world – reach out and we’ll work out a solution that best meets your needs!

What people are saying about our workshops & training…

Online workshops

This workshop uses planning techniques and a template to determine your project vision and goals. We examine the value of stakeholder involvement and develop strategies to deliver impact from your research. Come with an idea and leave with a plan!

Find out more

This live and online workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of research impact and help you understand what it is, how you can plan to create it, and how to easily capture and communicate impact to take your work to the next level.

Find out more

This half or full-day workshop looks at how organisations are developing structures, processes and capacity to meet the growing demands of planning for, capturing and reporting on Research Impact

Find out more