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Fast Track Your Impact | Online workshop with Mark Reed

Organiser(s): RDI Network / Mark Reed Topics Cross-sector partnerships | Ethical research and evaluation | Evidence-based practice | Networking | Research and evaluation methods | Tools & Guidance
2020-08-04 09:30:00 2020-08-16 16:30:00 Australia/Sydney Fast Track Your Impact | Online workshop with Mark Reed The RDI Network will be hosting an online ‘Fast Track Your Research Impact’ workshop with Mark Reed. Last year, this workshop sold out quickly and many have been eagerly awaiting... Online - Zoom Webinar RDI Network / Mark Reed [email protected] Calendar Register
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The RDI Network will be hosting an online ‘Fast Track Your Research Impact’ workshop with Mark Reed.

Last year, this workshop sold out quickly and many have been eagerly awaiting another! Professor Mark Reed is a recognized international expert in impact research with >150 publications that have been cited >18,000 times. He holds a Research England & N8 funded Chair at Newcastle University, is research lead for an international charity, and has won awards for the impact of his research.

In this full-day workshop, you will learn everything you need to generate and communicate real-world impacts from your research. You will learn about practical tools to time-efficiently increase the significance and reach of your impact. 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 PDF copy of the second edition of The Research Impact Handbook, with your own hard copy to follow.

Date: Tuesday 4th August 2020

Time: 09.30-16.30 (with breaks from 11.00-11.30, 13.00-14.00 and 15.00-15.30)

Key benefits of this workshop:

  • Learn about evidence-based principles for delivering research impact when you don’t have much time
  • Discover easy and quick-to-use templates you can use immediately to:
    • Prioritise stakeholders and publics to engage with first
    • Create a powerful impact plan that will guarantee your research makes a difference without wasting your time
  • Design and facilitate meetings and workshops with stakeholders and publics: discover tools that will empower you to deal with the most challenging situations and individuals and lead events that everyone enjoys
  • 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 online without risking your time or reputation
  • 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.

Workshop limited to 30 attendees. Book here. 

Cost: $180 for full-price, $120 for concessional / small ACFID members. Workshop to be paid for in advance to confirm your booking. The RDI Network is providing this training at below-cost price, so please email [email protected] for other provisions. 

Download the workshop agenda here.

How it works online: 

  • Sessions run via Zoom which does not require any software (just an Internet browser), enabling colleagues to join easily from home. The RDI Network will supply you the Zoom link on the day of the workshop.
  • Breaks are generous, so you can pace yourself effectively (30 mins each in morning and afternoon, and 1 hour for lunch)
  • After the training you get a full video recording of each session, plus slides
  • There are two main modes of group interaction:
    • Small group work works via Zoom’s break-out room function, with key insights reported back in plenary to the wider group
    • Plenary discussion works via Zoom’s chat function in a two-part process. First everyone is asked to comment via chat (e.g. provide an answer to a provocative question, or ask a question of their own). Second, a sample of these comments is used to facilitate further in-depth discussion via commentary from Mark, followed by an open-mic session for those who want to take the discussion further
  • Additional learning and interaction you can’t get face-to-face, for example:
    • More engagement in plenary discussion than is possible face-to-face because everyone is asked to write an answer to the discussion point (or pose their own question) before discussion commences, rather than just the few who have time (and courage) to speak
    • It is possible to get more out of some exercises where those speaking are able to share their screen with the whole group
    • New individual exercises enable you to go deeper into course content linked to your own research
    • Individual follow-up after the workshop and a free follow-up programme over five weeks, to apply what they have learned in their research


Workshop limited to 30 attendees. Book here.