Skills for Research Impact

Presented by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) and the Research Innovation Office at the University of Guelph, 'Skills for Research Impact' is a monthly workshop series for faculty, research staff and graduate students interested in enhancing the impact of their research. Through hands-on sessions facilitated by impact experts, participants will learn how to successfully plan, execute and evaluate knowledge mobilization (or knowledge translation and transfer) activities. Sessions cover topics key to effective research communications and engagement of non-academic audiences, including policy, industry and community stakeholders.

Workshops will be highly participatory and will provide practical knowledge, skills and tools that can be used right away. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own real-world examples to the workshops, during which they will apply the workshops' content to their own research contexts and goals.

These sessions are open to researchers from across the University of Guelph. Join us for one or multiple sessions! Participants who complete seven or more workshops will receive a letter of recognition at the end of the series.

Winter 2021 Workshops

  • Knowledge Mobilization 101 (Jan. 26)
  • Stakeholder Engagement (Feb. 9)
  • Clear Language Writing (Feb. 23)
  • Advanced Session: Data Visualization (Mar. 2)
  • KTT Stratedies and Dissemination (Mar. 9)
  • Evaluating KTT Activities (Mar. 23)
  • Advanced Session: Infographic Development and Design (Mar. 25)

Check back in August for the Fall 2021 Workshop list.

For additional details and to access registration links please visit the full Skills for Research Impact Page.