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PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

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How To Register?

To register, simply select your desired workshop through the conference registration portal.

You do not need to attend the conference to purchase a preconference workshop registration.

If you have already registered for the conference and wish to purchase a preconference workshop registration, please login to the conference registration portal and select your desired workshop.

If you are apart of an institutional registration please login via the unique link provided by your key contact.

Please contact ARMSEvents@researchmanagement.org.au if you need assistance.

Read more about this years workshops below! 

GENUINE CONSULTATION PRACTICES FOR RESEARCH STRATEGY AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Presenters: 

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Dr Jean McBain,

University Of Queensland

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Sarah Brown,

University Of Queensland

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Helen Morgan

University Of Queensland

Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2024

Time: 9:00AM - 12:30PM 

Location: Darwin Convention Centre

Member Price: $280.00 AUD

Non-Member Price: $380.00 AUD

Organisational strategy and policy are meant to be the hymn sheet from which we all sing. But, as research managers developing projects, how do we ensure that our research community identifies with, understands, or even knows about the plans and policies that apply to them? The answer must be genuine and meaningful consultation at the design and development stage. Drawing on principles from complementary sectors, including public policy, this workshop will help participants to develop an understanding of both the theory and practice of consultation for strategic and policy projects. In this engaging, interactive workshop the presenters will work alongside participants on real examples in order to: - Understand motivations for consultation, drawing out how our reasons for consultation will shape our methods. - Identify key consultation principles, including inclusivity, accessibility and accountability. - Consider common concerns about consultation. - Articulate project end-state and the role that consultation will play in shaping it. ​ Building upon these principles, participants will have the opportunity to develop a draft consultation plan, incorporating stakeholder mapping, timelines and touchpoints and consultation tools and methods. Participants will consider approaches to processing information gathered through consultation, as well as ways to ‘close the loop’ with stakeholders in order to maintain their trust in the process. Included in Registration: Attendance to Workshop includes morning tea or afternoon tea.

ASPIRING TO BE IN SENIOR LEADERSHIP IN RESEARCH MANAGEMENT

Presenters: 

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Associate Vice President Denise Clark

University Of Maryland

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Ms Ann Holmes,

 University of Maryland

Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2024

Time: 9:00AM - 12:30PM 

Location: Darwin Convention Centre

Member Price: $280.00 AUD

Non-Member Price: $380.00 AUD

This interactive workshop is targeted for individuals who are in leadership positions at their institution or aspire to move toward entering into a leadership role in their near future. A mixture of lectures, exercises and interactive discussions will provide insights into building and enhancing skills for strategic management and advancement in a rapidly changing workplace, in the world of research administration. Topics will include: Identifying and Acknowledging Leadership Skills, Leadership vs. Management, Managing Resistance to Change in the Changing Workplace, Strategic and Succession Planning, Thriving Workplace Initiatives and Engagement and using Human Capital to Your Advantage. Other topics include managing change by facilitating communication, training, and cross-functional collaboration. Presenters will build upon their personal experiences in the fields of research proposal development, submission and award management as well as audit management and oversight. Join us as we explore the areas so critical in building and maintaining strong leadership skills and turning research administration from a job to a career to a successful profession. Learning Objectives: - Participants will characterize, criticize, evaluate and defend their leadership tendencies, identifying areas for growth. - Participants will illustrate and measure the differences between leadership and management and explore where their strengths lie and where weaknesses should be addressed. - Participants will categorize, analyze, scrutinize and dissect the impacts a changing workforce has on employee expectations and morale and how that may translate into development of leadership initiatives, including strategic and succession planning. Included in Registration: Attendance to Workshop includes morning tea or afternoon tea.

GLOBAL COLLABORATION IN PHILANTHROPY, PUBLIC RESEARCH, AND INDUSTRY: HOW IS THIS PIVOTAL FOR IMPACTFUL RESEARCH MANAGEMENT

Presenters: 

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Joana Lamego,

Champalimaud Foundation

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Bruno Ceña,

Champalimaud Foundation

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Bella Blaher,

The University of Melbourne

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Jan Seesod

The University of Melbourne

Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2024

Time: 1:30PM - 5:00PM 

Location: Darwin Convention Centre

Member Price: $280.00 AUD

Non-Member Price: $380.00 AUD

We propose an engaging pre-conference workshop under the ARMS 2024 sub-theme "Bringing philanthropists, public research, and industry research closer together." Utilizing a hands-on case-study approach, we will delve into cross-continental successes and pitfalls in aligning these diverse stakeholders. The Strategic Research and Development team of the Champalimaud Foundation, a Portuguese private non-profit institute with public-utility status, together with the equivalent team from the University of Melbourne, will lead this hands-on workshop aimed at empowering each participant with concrete tools to be adjusted and implemented to their working ecosystems. Embarking on the exploration of the Champalimaud Foundation's and of the University of Melbourne’s innovative collaborative models, we'll spotlight how the local context shapes its global implementation. Testimonials from internal stakeholders will showcase the dynamic synergy among researchers, clinical practitioners, and managers in crafting creative solutions. The session will underscore the imperative of aligning stakeholder goals through effective cross-sectoral communication for enduring and impactful alliances, promoting research and fostering wealthier and healthier societies. Attendees will be actively invited to contribute to a collective brainstorming session on navigating intra-organizational challenges. Employing a problem-based learning (PBL) approach, real-case studies will be shared, providing practical strategies beneficial for daily research management in this dynamic interface. Expected learning outcomes include but are not limited to: identify the pitfalls of collaborating globally; aligning stakeholder goals through effective cross-sectoral communication; foster a synergy that can address complex global challenges more effectively than any single sector could alone; employing a problem-based learning approach to global collaboration. Join us in unravelling the threads that weave successful collaborations in research administration. Included in Registration: Attendance to Workshop includes morning tea or afternoon tea.

NAVIGATING COMPLEX CASES IN GRADUATE RESEARCH

Presenters: 

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Prof Peter Betts

Monash University 

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Dr Anh Chau

Monash University 

Kira Davidson,

Monash University

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Wendy Wright

Federation University

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Michelle Lopez

Australian Catholic University

Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2024

Time: 1:30PM - 5:00PM 

Location: Darwin Convention Centre

Member Price: $280.00 AUD

Non-Member Price: $380.00 AUD

Graduate Research is a complex portfolio. A single course is administered to provide varying learning outcomes, supporting individual projects, research teams and a project lead (i.e the graduate research student). As such, administrative practices must be flexible enough to cater for a unique research journey for a diverse student cohort and support the student experience, whilst adhering to overarching policies which ensures compliance, protecting both the student, the institution and the integrity of the degree. In this workshop, we will be working through practical case studies where the complexities of the case could not be resolved solely through consulting existing policy. Therefore, each needed to be assessed on a case-by-case basis, consulting multiple stakeholders across the university. The workshop will begin with simple cases to allow attendees to grasp the key learning objectives of this workshop and will then move to more complex examples, allowing them to apply and further develop the teachings. Through these case studies, attendees of this workshop will explore the key principles of case management: - Define the difference between academic and administrative decisions/roles - Utilising different support functions across the institution - Understand stakeholders and their motivations - Strategies to overcome roadblocks in case management This workshop is targeted at university professional staff who wish to develop or refresh their case management skills. All attendees will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and learn from their networks in the room. Our facilitators will be providing both an administrative and academic perspective with years of experience from various graduate research portfolios. Included in Registration: Attendance to Workshop includes morning tea or afternoon tea.

ARMS MASTERCLASS AND MODULE

COSTING AND PRICING OF RESEARCH

Presenter: 

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Connie Killey,

Deakin University

Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2024

Time: 9:00AM - 3:00PM 

Location: Darwin Convention Centre

Member Price: $550.00 AUD

Non-Member Price: $650.00 AUD

An important skillset for any Researcher, Research Administrator, Research Manager, Department Finance Officer or Commercial Manager is to be able to effectively cost and price research projects. With this in mind, the ARMS Costing and Pricing training workshop has been developed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of Research Project Costing and Pricing to ultimately ensure there are enough resources for a project to be successfully completed within the project scope and ensure that key Organisational and Investor requirements have been considered. Key learning outcomes: After completing this Master Class, research administrators should have an increased understanding of: - How the external environment influences costing and pricing; - Key costing and pricing terminology; - The key considerations and elements of effectively costing and pricing a research project; - The principles and components of the full cost of research; - Competitive neutrality and its requirements for costing and pricing; Medical Trials costing and pricing; - Costing and pricing a research project based upon specific funding rounds and funding agency requirements; - Key considerations when costing and pricing a research project in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and for US Federal Government Grants; - Submitting a compelling funding request; and - Where to get assistance in their organisation. Who should attend? This Master Class is suitable for Researchers, Research Administrators and Research Commercial Managers involved in the costing and pricing of Research Projects. Whilst this Master Class specifically focuses on the University environment, there are many components which apply equally to other research institutions such as Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs), Hospitals, Research Institutes and other Research Organisations such as CSIRO. Included in Registration: Attendance to Masterclass includes morning tea and Lunch.

NAVIGATING AGREEMENTS: A GUIDE FOR RESEARCH MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS

Presenter: 

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Dr Dora Horvath,

Swinburne University of Technology

Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2024

Time: 9:00AM - 12:30PM 

Location: Darwin Convention Centre

Member Price: $380.00 AUD

Non-Member Price: $490.00 AUD

The Navigating Agreements module is intended to provide the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to understand the role of, and effectively manage, agreements in research administration across the research project lifecycle. The module aims to provide participants with an understanding of the different types of agreements used in research, the key components of an agreement, and the legal and financial implications of each component. Participants will learn how to identify potential risks and liabilities associated with agreements and develop strategies to mitigate those risks. They will also gain an understanding of the negotiation process and strategies to ensure favorable terms for their institution. Additionally, the module will cover skills related to agreement drafting and review, compliance and regulatory issues, and monitoring and tracking agreement compliance through to completion. The module is designed to provide all research management professionals with the tools and knowledge to understand and manage agreements throughout the lifecycle of a research project, from planning and proposals, to project setup, project management and closeout. Participants will be able to see how successful project outcomes can be achieved through good planning and the careful management of the agreement, while delivering value to the researcher and their organisation and protecting them both from potential legal and financial risks. Key learning objectives: By the end of this module research management professionals will be able to: - Understand the purpose and importance of agreements across the research project lifecycle. - Understand the purpose of different types of agreements commonly used in research. - Understand the key components of an agreement and the legal implications of each. - Identify potential risks and liabilities associated with agreements in research management. - Understand the process of agreement review and execution. - Understand the role of compliance and regulatory issues in agreement management. - Develop skills in monitoring and tracking agreement compliance. Understand the role and responsibilities of research management professionals in the management and monitoring of research agreements. - Understand the role of research management professionals in managing agreements during the closeout stage of the research project lifecycle, including closeout activities and managing remaining contractual obligations. Who should attend? This elective module is suitable for research management professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. This module is written using examples from the Australian context, but the principles are broadly relevant to other Australasian jurisdictions. Some experience in grant or contract administration may be useful but is not necessary. No legal background or training is required or assumed. Research management professionals from all organisations and institutions will benefit from this module including those from: - Research agencies and institutes; - Medical research institutes; - Research and development corporations; - Research centres; - Government departments; - Funding bodies; - Industrial research and development teams; - Service providers; - Commercialisation bodies; and - Consultancies. Included in Registration: Attendance to Module and includes morning tea.

PLEASE NOTE:

Preconference Workshop registrations do not include a Conference Registration, Dinner, or Welcome Reception ticket, these can be purchased during the registration process.

all prices are listed in AUD, and GST inclusive.

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