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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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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.

Participant feedback

  • KT Australia provides valuable objective opinion and guidance

    KT Australia provides valuable objective opinion and guidance, enabling a more directed and cohesive application

    Anonymous
    University of Melbourne

  • They provided guidance as to what I need to do in the future to drive impact

    It was great to have input from experts in how to write a research impact case for grant funding purposes. But importantly, they provided guidance as to what I need to do in the future to drive impact

    Kim Bennell
    University of Melbourne

  • KT Australia provided excellent advice

    KT Australia provided excellent advice and fine-tuning of impact, innovation and significance sections of grants I am leading.

    Anonymous
    University of Melbourne

  • Knowledge translation in its true form

    “If I had done this KT Australia workshop with Tamika before embarking on my project, I would have been more successful in actually conducting knowledge translation in its true form – from dissemination to implementation in practice.”

    Loretta Piccenna
    National Trauma Research Institute & Monash University

  • Excellent workshop

    I went from being a social media non-user to an active participant in just one day!

    Dr Lana Williams
    Deakin University

  • Great ambassadress

    With a recent introduction to the concepts of KT I was excited and hopeful to be referred to Knowledge Translation Australia. I found Tamika to be a great ambassadress for the place and processes of KT in research and practice. I look forward to contributing to the ‘closing of the loop’

    Krista Watts
    Peter Doherty

  • Thanks Tamika!

    Thanks Tamika. I truly enjoyed this workshop and have made some relevant decisions for our research projects based on the content and ideas presented.

    Ana Mantilla
    Australian Catholic University

  • Great facilitation

    With the different parties involved, identifying and agreeing on a system was a challenge for us. We found that with Tamika’s assistance as a facilitator, a clear direction emerged, by questioning us and encouraging discussion therefore providing a pathway to an agreement on a system.

    James Ogden Brown
    Sugar Research Australia

  • Tamika was able to quickly grasp what we wanted

    Tamika was able to quickly grasp what we wanted and guide us through a process to identify the key actions we needed to undertake to deliver practical impact assessment for our industry adoption and extension activities. In doing so, she had a very friendly and personable approach and was able to work comfortably with our team and appropriately challenge us where warranted.

    Leigh Clement
    Sugar Research Australia

  • Tamika facilitated a great workshop which provided the participants with a lot of food for thought

    Tamika facilitated a great workshop which provided the participants with a lot of food for thought. Researchers are often stuck in their research and grant writing bubble but Tamika’s workshop challenged how they thought about their work, interactions with industry and approach to writing grants. Feedback from the participants was very positive and I am sure they all walked away with many valuable pieces of advice and practical applications.

    Dr Nikki Sims-Chilton
    Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist

  • It was a great workshop

    It was a great workshop. I learned a lot. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your knowledge. I loved having a set of rules to follow.

    Molly Driediger, PhD
    Western University, Occupational Therapy

  • Just wow!

    Just wow! I cannot wait to apply everything I have learned. I look forward to following your advice and really soaking everything in over the next few days. I have 4 FB pages, 3 Twitter accounts, 3 LinkedIn accounts, and an Instagram. Your Hootsuite suggestion may have just saved my sanity. Top notch workshop. I cannot wait to see you back in Canada or virtually in a webinar.

    Nicole Webb
    Saint Mary's University Canda

  • Non-believer to believer!

    “Non-believer to believer! I participated in a ‘Social Media Strategy for Scientists Workshop’ at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto that Tamika facilitated and it was excellent. All of the content was accessible, relevant, with enthusiastic and welcoming delivery. Watch-out Twitter and Linkedin; here comes my professional social media channel to support my scholarly output, network building, and dissemination of my research to a broader scope of stakeholders.”

    Colin McKerlie
    The Hospital for Sick Children and The Centre for Phenogenomics

  • I appreciate the time Tamika took to understand my project

    “I appreciate the time Tamika took to understand my project so that she could give me relevant advice. She explained how to break down and communicate the translational steps clearly. “

    Dr Sarah Hilmer
    University of Sydney

  • I truly enjoyed this workshop

    I truly enjoyed this workshop and have made some relevant decisions for our research projects based on the content and ideas presented.

    Dr Ana Mantilla
    Australian Catholic University