2019-2020 Development Training Programme workshop list

  1. Research Impact Writing

Proposed title: Communicating to increase the impact of your research

Introductory session: For Scholars pursuing research and non-research careers, training in writing to both lay and academic audiences and in their home institutions. An introduction to key considerations and tools for understanding the basic principles of research impact, research writing & communication to academic audiences and research and communication for non-academic audiences.

Provider: INASP
Length: 1-day workshop
Date: Friday 17 January 2020 (London)

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  1. Bid/Grant Writing

Proposed title: Continuing to build the impact of research for development

More advanced session: For Scholars with some basic knowledge and intend on continuing their academic research back in their home countries. Aims to developing high level action plans using tools and frameworks for understanding research & knowledge systems, grant writing and fundraising and doing research differently by maximising the use and usefulness of research.

Provider: INASP
Length: 1-day workshop
Date: Monday 27 January 2020 (London)

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  1. Research Project Management and Preparing for Publication x2

Proposed title: Sharing and Maintaining Ownership of Research

Introduction to sharing research, intellectual property concepts, principles of project management including setting up deliverables, milestones and deadlines; academic networking and pitching. There will be two duplicate workshops run in late January and early February with one in the North and the other in the South.

Provider: AccessEd
Length: 1-day workshop to run twice
Date: Friday 31 January 2020 in the North (Manchester)
Date: Monday 10 February 2020 in the South (London)

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  1. Science Communications

For those doing a science-based degree. The workshop will help you improve your communication skills through a variety of storytelling techniques. It aims to give you skills in talking about your scientific based research in an engaging and accessible way.

Provider: Juan Casasbuenas
Length: 1-day workshop
Date:  Tuesday 11 February 2020 (London)

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  1. Networking for Leadership and Leadership Models

Workshop will explore how creating and using networks is a key skill for leadership. It will tackle different leadership theories and models of networking while reviewing case studies and discussing Scholars’ experiences to examine how networking can support effective operational, personal and strategic leadership.

Provider: AccessEd
Length: 2 hrs workshop
Date: Wednesday 1 April 2020 (London)

  1. Building a Sustainable Social Enterprise, social entrepreneurship and overcoming resistance to change

For Scholars that might want to consider a career in social entrepreneurship or joining social organisations post-scholarship. Training will include sessions on how to start or work in a social enterprise, piloting programmes, monitoring and evaluation in the field, and how these organisations work to effect change. It’s a useful day full of the practical approaches used in socially-minded careers, and highly recommended for those who are looking to join a charity, start-up, NGO or start their own organisation in the future.

Provider: AccessEd
Length: 1-day workshop
Date: Wednesday 15 April 2020 (London)

  1. Leadership and Cultural Intelligence

Workshop will explore the principles of leadership, theories of leadership and cultural intelligence with elements of social impact through community organising by building local networks and movements by exploring of the principles behind building on-the-ground networks.

Provider: AccessEd
Length: 1-day workshop
Date: Tuesday 5 May 2020 (London)

  1. Public Engagement Project Workshop

For Scholars who would like to develop a public engagement project or activity on their return home. Aims to use a 4-tier approach of establishing why you want to communicate [Discover], who you want to communicate to [Define], how you want to communicate [Develop] and when and where this needs to be communicated [Delivery].

Provider: Juan Casasbuenas
Length: 1-day workshop
Date: Thursday 21 May May (London)

  1. Employability Skills

This workshop will explore how to secure relevant employment including written & verbal communication, presentation skills, verbally explaining & writing for a lay audience, linking current job/aspirations to development impact, how to turn academic skills into applicable office skills and leadership skills.

Provider: AccessEd
Length: 2 hrs workshop
Date: Tuesday 2 June 2020 (London)

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