Increased impact from your work, more influence on policy, higher profile, improved research ratings
Researchers and policy analysts, whether in universities, not-for-profit think tanks or commercial consultancies, need to hone their skills in:
- structured thinking: how to ask the right questions, develop logical and well reasoned arguments and organise the overall set of ideas into a cohesive whole that can be communicated to an often diverse set of audiences
- getting your message across: how to create a compelling narrative that grabs the attention of your audience, makes your ideas memorable and motivates them to go away and take the action you want them to
We deliver in-house courses for teams that do just that.
Drawing on experience of working with RAND Europe, King’s College London, LSE, Cambridge University and the International School for Research Impact Assessment, we can tailor programmes to take the skills of your researchers to the next level.
“Thank you again for your inspiring talk during the international school on research impact assessment in Barcelona!”
“A productive and thought provoking course which made me think about how I think. I will definitely make the effort to put it into practice (especially if I know you will be ringing to check on my progress!). I liked the way it all came together at the end for me, when I had a chance to put the ideas into practice on a real presentation I was working on.”
“An academic at a structured thinking course? I suppose the slight fear might be not so much ’embarrassing bodies’ as embarrassing minds. However it was fantastic. Great people, 2 days of mental stimulation and fun. I’ve already helped others with the new skills I learned! I am puzzled why we don’t teach more thinking skills at Cambridge.”