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…
Well worth the time. Shows how important it is to take a step back and reflect on impact before the end of a project
RIA presented key elements of the research impact journey in a clear and understandable manner. I would recommend this course to anyone who is involved in writing research grants or summarising their research impact
This is a very insightful workshop. It provided guidance on how I should structure the important 3 pages of my Ideas grant application
You need to clone yourselves – we need more of you. Your knowledge and experiences that you shared, particularly the examples given, are invaluable to researchers who are trying to write these grants, especially for the first time.
Thank you Tamika for facilitating such a wonderful workshop that gave practical and insightful tips and tools for creating, capturing and communicating research impact. Your experience and knowledge of NHMRC applications and beyond enabled our researchers to apply what they learned to their own field of work.
As a PhD student, I really benefited from this workshop. The RIA has enhanced my long-term vision and helped me consider the ways that I create, capture and communicate my impact. I would recommend their workshops to all researchers.
Creating, capturing and communicating research impact workshop by RIA was fantastic, I couldn’t have done it at a better time. The vision of my PhD is much clearer and I’m now feeling equipped with the stepping stones to help make change. Thank you!
Really useful workshop, helped me understand the do’s and don’ts and chart out a plan for addressing the impact statements.
Impact workshop was really an eye-opener- specially some of the tips given for early career researchers.
This workshop gave me some great ideas for out-of-the-box measures of impact that I hadn’t thought of before. I’m grateful for the prompt to dig around for evidence of my research impact I hadn’t considered.
A very motivating workshop, it has helped me to better understand what I have contributed to research, where I’m at the moment and where I’m heading. Thank you
This is an excellent foundational course for ECR’s, as it outlines every step of the process clearly and gives great examples of how to leverage the knowledge you have gained on prior research or industry tenders/projects.
The Research Impact Academy provided us with highly relevant information to assist us in our efforts to create change to the benefit of severely injured people in NSW. Tamika and Cathie know the subject so well that they are able to present information clearly and effectively deal with any questions or scenarios that participants in the workshops put to them. I recommend the RIA to any government organisation with a role in funding service development or research.