Engaging stakeholders for research impact
16th - 18th September 2020

This is a one day workshop split into three two hour sessions

Want to better understand and engage your stakeholders for research impact?

This live and online workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of stakeholder engagement and help you develop skills, strategies and approaches to work with external organisations. We will walk through different types of engagement, elements within an engagement strategy, a process for identifying and selecting stakeholders, and management of the relationship throughout the project lifecycle. You will gain the skills and understand tools to facilitate meaningful interactions with your stakeholders that provide an avenue for scalable and sustainable impact from your project.

Knowing who to involve, when to involve them and how to engage, is vital to creating research impact. All too often we don't know where to start or can feel overwhelmed by both the number of possibilities or the daunting task of simply reaching out to make and nurture our connections with potential and existing stakeholders. These skills are a necessary element of impact creation. We see more and more emphasis on research impact, and there is an increasing need to create it and capture it. This workshop will guide you in developing a stakeholder engagement strategy with a direct line of sight to research impact. 

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.

The basics
  • Introduction to the workshop
  • Definitions and types of stakeholder engagement
  • Benefits of stakeholder engagement
  • Developing your engagement purpose/objectives
Identifying stakeholders
  • Identifying and selecting stakeholders
  • Grouping stakeholders to meet your purposed
  • Categories of stakeholders
  • Methods of engagement
Managing relationships
  • Levels of stakeholder participation
  • Understanding behaviour types and models for effective communication
  • Activities and roles of stakeholders
Tools & strategies
  • Introduction to tools and strategies to use in stakeholder engagment
  • How to build and monitor your engagement strategy
  • Evaluating the stakeholder engagement relationship

Your workshop facilitator

Dr Tamika Heiden
Principal, Research Impact Academy

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.

16th - 18th September 2020
3 sessions
9am - 11am AEST, 4pm - 6pm PDT

Our last workshop sold out, don't miss this opportunity. Places are limited.

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Feedback from workshop participants

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

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Simple, and relatable explanation of KT and impact creation - that really hits home with academics

Ryan Wendt, RMIT University
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I was fortunate to attend Tamika Heiden’s 2 day masterclass for Securing Successful Research Funding and Grants Applications in February 2018. It was quickly obvious that Tamika is passionate about impact for research, and for people to achieve and be successful. She presented the information clearly and with experience. She was able to communicate relevance to all people in the room regardless of their experience and reason for attending. I left the masterclass feeling very well equipped to take the steps needed to improve my future applications. If you have the opportunity to attend Tamika’s masterclass, you should go as I am sure you will get a lot from it both professionally and personally.

Dr Helen Petsky RN, PhD, Grif
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Who Should attend?
Are you a researcher that is wanting to create impacts or benefits  to society? Are you preparing a research project? Do you want better relationships with stakeholders that are easier to manage?

The workshop is appropriate for researchers, research support staff, research funding agencies and anyone wanting to understand the importance of stakeholder engagement to research impact creation.
What you will learn
Types of stakeholder engagement
The first step to succeeding with engagement is to be clear on your engagement purpose and know the type of stakeholder engagement you both want and need to be successful.
Selecting stakeholders
With endless options for who to involve it can be helpful to have a system to identify, select and group stakeholders within your project. Get the most value and avoid having too many people and relationships to nurture.
Managing relationships
We will examine the importance of behaviour and understanding people. You will leave equipped with tools to use and a way to evaluate your collaborations.
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Phone +61 405 721 141
Email: info@researchimpactacademy.com
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