This is a one day workshop split into three 2 hour sessions
In 2021, you need to understand impact!
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 for it, and how to easily create more opportunities to take your work to the next level. You will gain the skills and understand tools to capture meaningful information that you can use when writing about your impact in grant applications, in assessment case studies, or reporting to your funders and key stakeholders. This workshop will help you articulate your impact in a clear, logical and convincing way.
Impact knowledge and communication skills are vital to most professions and organisations. In research, this can help with grant applications and applications for promotions and tenure. In addition, we see more and more emphasis on the assessment of impact, and there is an increasing need to understand how to structure and to communicate impact within case studies. In the non-profit sector or research funding arena, we are seeing a need to evaluate the impact of your work so that you can ensure a solid return on investment and continued funding and donations.
Workshop structure & modules
We have broken the workshop into separate sessions across three days to suit those working in different timezones, and that may have other competing interests during the day. This workshop will consist of three sessions of two hours duration. The sessions will be live online so that you have the opportunity to fully participate in the same way you would in a traditional face to face workshop. We will be using Zoom for the sessions, and participants will have the ability to ask questions using their microphones.
Your workshop facilitators
Tamika has dedicated the last five years of her career to impact pathways through knowledge translation and the identification and assessment of research impact. Tamika is passionate about making a difference and delivering projects that create significant and lasting change for her clients.
Tamika’s more than a decade of career experience as a researcher and research manager in the fields of health, sport and medical research, along with her formal qualifications in knowledge translation and impact make her one of the few specialists that doesn’t just talk the talk. Tamika enjoys helping her clients to form partnerships, develop impact plans, and be rewarded for their efforts.
More recently, Tamika founded and hosted the annual online Research Impact Summit. Tamika's passion for impact, along with the summit success, has led to her becoming known as the “Australian powerhouse of Research Impact”, and resulted in her winning the 2018 Knowledge Mobilization Forum award for Innovation. With a 4000 strong audience representing 47 countries, Tamika has interviewed more than fifty experts in the fields of stakeholder engagement, translation and implementation, and research impact.
Cathie Withyman is a research impact communication specialist. She has worked with leading universities and government departments both domestically and internationally to develop and craft engaging and insightful impact narratives.
Cathie possesses over 15 years experience partnering with researchers, program managers and communication professionals to facilitate training and skills development in the effective communication of research and program impacts. She is a master at drawing out the true nature of impacts and weaving this into a compelling narrative.
A key achievement of Cathie’s to date has been the compilation of a leading Australian University’s submission to the Australian Research Council’s 2018 Impact and Engagement Assessment. Cathie managed the development and authoring of 12 Impact Case Studies and 10 Research Engagement Narratives over an intense six-month period.
She is skilled at coaching and mentoring research academics to plan, record and report on research impact. She has developed training programs and resource materials to support academics in this increasingly important area of their work.
3 x 2 hour live training sessions in one week
PDF copies of slides
Access to workshop recording for one month
Our last workshop sold out, don't miss this opportunity. Places are limited.
This course has profoundly changed and enhanced my view of impact. I think it should be essential for all researchers. I have always sought the research-practice connection. This workshop quantified that for me and clarified how the connection between research and practice can be tangibly measured and communicated. If this definition of impact were more widely shared, it would have the potential to transform academia, making the production, translation, and application of research so much more efficient and practical.
Nicole Weeks, Australian Childrens Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) April 2020
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the training and how useful it was. Although I have familiarity with the key concepts around 'impact' and what it means, your training provided the in-depth analysis and practical advice that I was looking for. I now have a much better understanding of creating, capturing and communicating impact which means that I can now confidently implement many of the initiatives I had planned in my Faculty
Tamika and Cathie make the complicated and confusing topic of research impact and translation easily understandable. I came away from their workshop with the knowledge and confidence to plan an impact pathway, capture impact and communicate impact. I wish I had this knowledge when I did my PhD.