Fast track the impact of your research

When:
March 15, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
2018-03-15T10:30:00+00:00
2018-03-15T15:00:00+00:00
Where:
Room 1.36c King George VI Building
St Thomas' Square
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LF
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Steph Abraham
0113 343 9622

This session will give you everything you need to generate real-world impacts from your PhD. You will leave with practical tools you can use immediately in your research, whatever your discipline and career stage. The training is based on the latest research evidence and takes a unique relational approach to deliver wide-reaching and lasting impacts. As part of the session you will receive a copy of the acclaimed The Research Impact Handbook (275 pages) for future reference, and you will have the opportunity to sign up for follow-up support from Prof Reed.

Arrival tea/coffee: 10.30

Start: 11.00

Session 1: Introduction

• What is impact?
• Five ways your PhD can make a bigger impact

Session 2: Tools for managing and deepening impact

• Prioritising which stakeholders and publics to engage with first
• Planning for impact efficiently and effectively
• Taking the pain out of impact tracking

12.30 Lunch

Session 3: In-depth sessions

Choose 2 out of the following:
• Working with policy-makers: a relational approach
• The digital academic: generating impact online
• Designing and facilitating meetings and workshops with stakeholders and publics

Close: 15.00

Everyone who attends gets up to 2 sessions with Mark and written feedback on a document of their
choice based on what they learned from the session. To book your session contact his PA Madie:

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This session will give you everything you need to generate real-world impacts from your PhD. You will leave with practical tools you can use immediately in your research, whatever your discipline and career stage. The training is based on the latest research evidence and takes a unique relational approach to deliver wide-reaching and lasting impacts. As part of the session you will receive a copy of the acclaimed The Research Impact Handbook (275 pages) for future reference, and you will have the opportunity to sign up for follow-up support from Prof Reed.
Key benefits:
  • Learn about evidence-based principles for delivering research impact when you don’t have much time
  • Be challenged to think critically about how you plan for, track and report impacts
  • Discover easy and quick-to-use templates you can use immediately to:
    • Prioritise which stakeholders and publics to engage with first
    • Create a powerful impact plan that will guarantee your research makes a difference without wasting your time
    • Take the pain out of impact tracking
You will also have the option to explore a number of topics in-depth:
  • Make your digital footprint work for you, to build visibility and credibility for your research online. Understand the power and the pitfalls of using social media professionally, and find out how to become influential and drive research impacts in this space (suitable for experts, novices and those who have never used social media professionally)
  • Learn techniques you can use to design and facilitate meetings with research partners and the likely users of your research, so you are able to manage challenging people and situations, and make events efficient and enjoyable
  • Learn how to get your research into policy, wherever you work in the world, by building trust, working with intermediaries and designing effective policy briefs that you can use with the people you come into relationship with
About the trainer
Prof Mark Reed is a recognized international expert in impact research with >150 publications that have been cited >11,000 times. He has won awards for the impact of his work as the HEFCE N8 Chair of Socio-Technical Innovation at Newcastle University and Research Manager for an international charity.
Fast Track Impact is an international training company working in the Higher Education and research and innovation sectors. Our mission is to change the way researchers generate and share knowledge, so that their ideas can change the world.

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