workshops & training
Going beyond theory – Teaching you the “how” of creating and evaluating research impact
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.
In fact, 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 theory with practice 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 are based on the latest research evidence and user case studies from around the globe. We are constantly 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 greatest opportunities for the ongoing sustainability of learning.
Each of our workshops & training includes:
This allows us to examine our performance, and to provide feedback regarding the value of the workshop to the individual and their organisation.
During the workshop participants will work on relevant elements for their own 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.
Participants will have a valuable resource to refer back to as they implement their new knowledge.
Access tailored implementation support in a follow-up coaching session. All workshops include a follow-up coaching session with each participant to cover any questions and concerns and to facilitate the implementation process.
Participants will use action items developed throughout the workshop to develop their plan for the coming months. The plan is developed 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 workshops online or face-to-face in any location around the world – reach out and we’ll work out a solution that best meets your needs!
Workshops & Training
This half-day or full-day workshop looks at the background to research impact and outlines what is meant by impact. We look at impact types, indicators, and evidence across the range of research disciplines to develop an understanding and appreciation of the complexity of impact.
The SKTT™ workshop was developed at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada. A world-leader in KT research and practice, SickKids is partnering with the Research Impact Academy™ to offer a tailored SKTT™ curriculum relevant to the Australian & New Zealand context.
Build your own adventure (workshops & training)
We have a range of modules that can be put together to create your bespoke workshop experience.
Explore knowledge translation and research impact theory including definitions, terminology, the system, models and frameworks.
Learn how to develop your KT goals, strategies and plan, and determine the resources and budget you’ll need.
Learn about impact and plan for different activities, indicators and the types of evidence and measures you can capture to show your impact.
Learn how to pitch and summarise your project and talk about KT and impact using plain language in grants and with stakeholders.
Learn how to be an engaging and influential presenter, confident in presentation structure and storytelling for diverse audiences.
Learn how to map and build a powerful network of collaborators. Develop a clear value proposition and understanding of roles, people, behaviour and communication platforms for working with and managing stakeholders.
Organisational strategies for achieving impact
Take a KT journey with your team from where you currently operate to where you would like to be in the future. Deepen your understanding of how to drive culture change and plan for and create research impact.
Fundamentals of implementation
Learn the basics of how to implement research in a way that maximises impact.
Building your research profile for a successful career
Learn online and offline strategies to promote your research and its meaningful impact to enjoy new career success.
Strategies for gaining research funding
Find out how to use knowledge translation to become a top contender for funding.
What people are saying about our workshops & training…
The discussions gave a strong impression of how we feel during composing our grants and where we are confused
I found this workshop very useful to focus my thinking on the grant writing process and good tips as to what sort of language is needed for different sections.
This workshop has been very helpful in outlining what is required for the three additional sections within the Ideas Grant. The examples provided are relevant and appropriate within the context.
This was a really useful workshop, which provided practical advice and helpful resources for writing a very good grant application. The material was presented clearly, and I would highly recommend the workshop to colleagues.
Great course with many useful and practical takeaways that can be implemented immediately. The presenter is passionate about the topic and a highly experienced practitioner in her field.
The workshop was extremely useful in better understanding research impact and I feel more confident in planning for research impact
A very valuable 3 hour workshop, with worked examples. A must-do for any potential applicant for the NHMRC fellowship.
The workshop helped to distill a complex task into very discrete, tangible steps.
The workshop was very informative and I am very happy that I got the chance to take part in it. It will definitely will help me to in writing my track record when applying for grants.
Anyone thinking to put a grant application in should attend this workshop first.
This workshop has been really helpful in reframing and prioritizing research impact. The information was presented in very practical ways and promoted lots of reflection and engagement. Thank you