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pathway to impact

Planning a pathway to impact

Come with an idea, leave with an impact pathway.

Want an easier way to manage and plan for the impact of your research? There is an increasing number of research funders requesting translation elements and wanting greater impact from the work that gets funded.

This full-day workshop will enhance your chances of translation and research impact through planning. During the session, you will consider possible collaborations, avenues and tools for dissemination, and strategies to evaluate your impact creation goals. We will work through how translation elements can be embedded in your current project or the planning of a new project or grant proposal. 

This is not just another workshop where you sit, listen and leave! This is an activity-packed workshop that involves individual thinking, planning, discussing your strategies and getting an outcome before you leave the room. The session, designed for researchers and research support staff, will guide you through the process of developing your pathway to impact. We will determine the stakeholders required, strategies to gain access to the right people, managing your stakeholder relationships, dissemination and translation activities, and the creation of the indicators of impact for your project. Come with your idea, leave with an impact pathway or plan, and get follow-up support included.

Intended audience:

This workshop is aimed at researchers, research leaders and administrators that are looking to develop stronger links to industry and other external stakeholders. It will help you plan your research pathway for optimum impacts.

Learn:

– The system of how to translate your work 

– Develop your own pathway to research impact

– Set your project or program goals and strategies to achieve them

– Learn how to identify, communicate and grow your network of stakeholders

– & much more

Walk away with:

– Real insights into what you need to do to succeed

– A real & raw look into what it takes to plan for research impact

– A strategy to get to research impact

– A workbook packed with tools, insights & strategies to create your success

– 20-minute individual follow-up perfection session.

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What people are saying about our workshops & training…

I feel able to apply all that I have learned

This course increased my understanding of how to consider impact in research design and provided practical tools to support that process. I feel able to apply all that I have learned into research planning and demosntrate more clearly how my projects create impact.

Sarah McCarthy
University of Surrey

This workshop provided me the opportunity to learn how to effectively communicate my research

This training is grounded in good theory and evidenced recommendations about research impact. I highly recommend this training for those who think they may need clear and specific guidance on how to effectively demonstrate the significance and reach of their research, and those who need someone to walk them through step-by-step on how to plan for demonstrable impact.

Elizabeth Cook
Edith Cowan University

Thank you for providing a practical, timely workshop to support my impact evidence gathering

Thank you for providing a practical, timely workshop to support my impact evidence gathering. I will use the resources provided to demonstrate my research impact on complex social problems. I particularly appreciated the breaking down of different types of impact, from policy impact examples, to health, economic, environmental and social cultural.

Stephanie Godrich
Edith Cowan University

Workshop Inclusions

Evaluation

To examine our performance (impact), and to provide feedback regarding the value of the workshop to the individual and their organisation.

Implementation

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. 

Workbook

Handouts, activity sheets and information. Participants will have a valuable resource to refer back to as they implement their new knowledge.

Coaching

All workshops include a follow-up coaching session with each participant to cover any questions and concerns and to facilitate the implementation process.

Action plan

Participants will use action items developed during the workshop to develop a purposeful and strategic plan. We make sure that time out for this workshop is not wasted but instead leveraged.