Impacting Large Organisations

Impacting Large Organisations online training

About the training

The session will equip social scientists (PhD students and ECRs) in preparing to influence and impact large organisations. It will help you navigate both the formal and informal funding structures of large organisations.

The session will cover:

  • Why organisations need social science research
  • The research basis of a large organisation - and why research makes them 'tick'
  • The 'problems' these organisations need solving - and how to 'frame' your own social science research
  • Impact literature - current examples and thinking
  • How social scientists navigate large organisations - using relationship-based techniques
  • Key tools to use - stakeholder mapping, pitching and case studies

The session will use examples from large organisations as well as short exercises to improve understanding.

Further support

Matthew will also be delivering one to one discussion with attendees who would like to discuss any individual research impact concerns that they may have. There will be 15 slots available for a 15-minute mentoring session, these will be on the same day between 1.00-4.30pm.

How to register

The deadline for expressions of interest for this training session is 1 November 2020. Please note that registering your interest does not guarantee you a place. Places for this training are limited and each institution will allocate places on competitive basis if demand exceeds availability. You will be notified of the allocation by 3 November.

This event is open only to current Social Sciences PhD students and ECRs from Brunel University London, Open University, Oxford Brookes University, University of Reading and University of Oxford.

Register your interest in this training.

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About the trainer

Dr Matthew Donaghy

Dr Matthew Donaghy

The session will be delivered by Dr Matthew Donaghy who has held a number of senior roles in the NHS, Deloitte and the House of Commons. He currently splits his time between the NHS (where he is lead for the commercial development of Commissioning Support Units) and working with external organisations (on improving their impact in external organisations). He also has a social science background.