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Leaders in Sustainable Development workshop

Preparing for Social Impact: Strategy Planning
Date: 12/01/23
Duration:15:30-17:30 (GMT)

Unlock the power and impact of research in this online workshop

In order to have genuine social impact, it’s important to put in place appropriate planning that makes this a realistically achievable goal. Thinking about impact whilst undertaking a degree can seem daunting or challenging. That’s why this workshop is designed to facilitate the initial thinking and planning process to help Scholars achieve success. During this workshop you will learn about:

  • What social impact looks like in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • How to map research to the SDGs
  • Backwards planning for success in research
  • The difference between research outputs, outcomes, and impact
  • Producing a research impact statement
  • Using logic models

After attending this workshop, Scholars will have a better understanding of what impact looks like in the context of their own research.

The CSC’s Leaders in Sustainable Development programme of workshops focus on professional and practical skills and are designed to be interactive, with small groups of Scholars and Fellows taking part in each event.

This workshop will help to develop the following skill areas:

  • Communicating to a lay audience
  • Creativity
  • Decision making
  • Impact evaluation
  • Impact planning
  • Independent thinking
  • Influencing
  • Presentation
  • Public engagement
  • Storytelling
  • Time management
  • Trend analysis
  • Written communication
  • Writing

This workshop is relevant for Scholars at the early-mid point in their postgraduate studies or research.

There is no prior experience needed to attend this workshop.

Before attending, Scholars should ensure they have completed week 1 of the CSC’s Understanding Development Impact training course on FutureLearn.

This workshop will be run by AccessEd, a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting fair access to university for all young people. Alongside running in-school programmes for under-represented pupils, they also work with researchers across the world, training them to focus on outreach and public engagement skills, career readiness, and leadership development.

AccessEd workshops are designed and delivered by qualified teachers and academics with extensive experience of training researchers across the UK and internationally.