Workshop for ECRs: Engaging stakeholders to achieve impact
ARCC network workshop
'Engaging stakeholders to achieve impact'
12&13 October 2016, York
Target audience: EPSRC-funded - or recently funded - early career researchers (loosely defined as within 7 years of receiving their PhD) working on adaptation and resilience in the built environment and infrastructure sectors.
To enhance the uptake, use and impact of their work researchers must be able to identify and engage with stakeholders in policy, practice and academic communities. The nature of this engagement may vary from keeping in touch with developments to complex co-production of outputs but it is generally agreed that engagement - initiated early and sustained throughout the overall research process - ensures expertise on both sides is used to deliver useful outputs in a timely manner. This workshop will explore various approaches to stakeholder engagement - from identifying key players and considering the initial approach through to the development and use of final outputs.
The workshop will be structured around facilitated sessions each focussing on a different element of stakeholder engagement and including discussions and practical challenges to allow participants to build on their own expertise and to put the concepts being explored into practice.
We hope participants will gain a better understanding of the benefits and challenges of dedicated stakeholder engagement activities that will be of assistance in their own specific research activities and enhance the value and impact of their outputs.
The workshop is residential and run across a 2-day period (lunchtime-lunchtime) to allow participants time for in-depth discussions and to maximise networking opportunities with colleagues working in similar research areas.
An outline agenda can be found here
Details of past workshops (which have focussed on different aspects of communication, knowledge exchange and engagement) can be found here. Past participants have spoken of the value of these workshops in building confidence in approaching stakeholders and in helping to develop a broader perspective on how research outputs are viewed and used.
Workshop facilitator: Dr Pete Walton, KE Research Fellow, University of Oxford
With expert input from Roger Street (PI ARCC network), Briony Turner (Knowledge exchange manager), Jakob Sprickerhof (EPSRC) plus invited stakeholder experts including Kit England who will share his experiences working on adaptation policy both at Newcastle City Council and for the Core Cities.
There is no charge for this event. All meals, refreshments and overnight accommodation at the venue on 12 October are provided.Unfortunately there are no funds available to support travel.
Numbers are limited to 25. If applications exceed this number, we will select participants to ensure a balance of representation across research areas/projects, institutions and levels of experience.