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(2011 Archive) Workshop Calendar

Research Q&A Forums:

Skills Workshops:

Master Classes:

Workshop descriptions and details are given below. 

The 2011 workshops were developed and facilitated by Charles Tambiah (FRLP Program Convener and ARC Researcher).

FRLP Research Q&A Forum

"Managing research excellence at ANU at all levels"

This workshop will unpack the strategic vision and philosophy behind the University’s research enterprise.  It will introduce participants to governance and structure of research at ANU from both the University and College perspectives.  Participants will gain insight into the value and process of integrating individual research with University/College strategies. (The workshop will consist of short presentations, Q&A with panel members, and facilitated discussions on related topics and questions.)

Speakers:


FRLP Research Q&A Forum

"Research integrity, ethics, moral rights and risk management: the conscience behind research at ANU"

This workshop will explore the rationale for and practice of research integrity, ethics, moral rights and risk awareness at ANU, and how these aspects of research can enable and enhance research success.  It will outline opportunities and challenges relating to building a responsible research culture at ANU. The workshop will provide you with knowledge of the resources and assistance available at ANU for demonstrating research excellence in this regard. (The workshop will consist of short presentations, Q&A with panel members, and facilitated discussions on related topics and questions.)

Speakers:


FRLP Skills Workshop

"Enhancing your research projects and grants through project management"

This workshop will provide an overview of project management, principles and tools, and will relate them to developing and managing research projects and grants.  It will demonstrate how utilising a project management tool-kit can enhance research success and professionalism while minimising risk and failure.  (The workshop will consist of a presentation, Q&A, and facilitated discussions on related topics and questions.)

Speakers:

  • Ms Samantha Gilbert, Associate Director, Information Services Planning and Project Support Office
  • Mr Marco Feris, Project Management Specialist, Information Services Planning and Project Support Office

FRLP Research Q&A Forum

"Engagement, collaborations and partnerships in research: Why should the ANU do it?"

This workshop will discuss the need for and benefits from collaboration and engagement in achieving research success at ANU.  It will explore examples of partnerships that enabled researchers, as well as opportunities/challenges for both researchers and the university.  It will provide you with knowledge of the resources and assistance available at ANU for developing productive research engagement. (The workshop will consist of short presentations, Q&A with panel members, and facilitated discussions on related topics and questions.)

Speakers:

  • Professor Mick Cardew-Hall, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Innovation and Advancement)
  • Dr Mark Matthews, Executive Director, HC Coombs Policy Forum, Australian National Institute for Public Policy
  • Dr Sarah Pearson, Director, ANU Edge / Visiting Fellow, College of Business and Economics / Executive Officer (Innovation and Advancement), Office of the Vice-Chancellor
  • Ms Joan Uhr, Director, ANU Endowment for Excellence
  • Mr John Thorne, Director, Office of Commercialisation

FRLP Research Q&A Forum

"The University's academic output: Managing new knowledge to optimize value for the community in an open world"

This workshop will discuss the primary output of research – new knowledge – and its key role in achieving research success.  It will explore the rights and responsibilities attached to this new knowledge, including human rights, copyright, intellectual property rights and other rights involved.  In turn, it asks the key question on how universities and research institutions respond to rights associated with new knowledge and what new systems will be required.  Opportunities/challenges for both researchers and the university in expanding and managing research output and outcomes at ANU will be discussed.

Speakers:


FRLP Skills Workshop

"Project management concepts, tools and techniques for researchers and research managers"

This topic will be presented in three workshops, with the first workshop introducing concepts followed by two workshops on tools and techniques. 

Workshop 1: introduction to project management concepts (This workshop will provide an overview of key project management concepts and how they relate to research and research management activities.  It will demonstrate how utilising project management can benefit research projects and their success.)

Workshop 2: Tools and techniques [part A] -- Project Scoping and Project Scheduling (This workshop will provide an introduction to practical project management tools and techniques for establishing what needs to be in scope for the project to achieve its stated outcomes, as well as the effort and duration needed to achieve the project outcomes. Participants will gain the ability to define, prioritise, and manage the scope of a research project and to define activities, sequence activities, estimate activity resource, estimate activity durations, and develop a schedule.)

Workshop 3: Tools and techniques [part B] -- Stakeholder Management and Risk Management (This workshop will provide an introduction to practical project management tools and techniques to identify stakeholder’s characteristics in order to develop communication and risk plans to deal with them, as well as to provide an introduction to practical project management tools and techniques to identify, assess, prioritise and manage risks. Participants will gain the ability to define an approach to increase the support and minimize negative impacts and maximise positive effects that may occur throughout the entire project life cycle.)

Speaker:

  • Ms Samantha Gilbert, Associate Director, Information Services Planning and Project Support Office

FRLP Research Q&A Forum

"Service provision in a research-intensive university: The ANU experience"

This workshop will outline the University’s administration model and discuss the key support services that underpin research at ANU.  It will explore the complexities of planning, resourcing and managing research, from staffing to infrastructure.  Focusing on the broader university-wide administrative support requirements critical for research excellence, this workshop will inform participants on how a research-intensive university operates and is managed within a finite and largely contestable funding regime.  Participants will be engaged on issues of prioritization, targeted strategic investment and achieving the vision outlined in “ANU by 2020.”

Speakers:

  • Dr Brok Glenn, Executive Director (Administration and Planning)
  • Mr Ron Watts, Director, Human Resources Division
  • Mr Wayne Ford, Associate Director, Facilities Planning, Facilities and Services Division

FRLP Master Class

"My academic and leadership journey from PhD to present" with Professor Ian Young

The ANU FRLP Master Classes will focus on the academic journeys of a few eminent research, teaching and strategic leaders at ANU, from their PhD to their current position and achievement.  In a relaxed, informal and story-telling environment, Professor Ian Young will share his journey and resulting lessons and wisdom.

Speaker:     Professor Ian Young, ANU Vice-Chancellor and President


FRLP Master Class

"My academic and leadership journey from PhD to present" with Professor Brian Schmidt

The ANU FRLP Master Classes will focus on the academic journeys of a few eminent research, teaching and strategic leaders at ANU, from their PhD to their current position and achievement.  In a relaxed, informal and story-telling environment, Professor Brian Schmidt will share his journey and resulting lessons and wisdom.

Speaker:     Professor Brian Schmidt, Nobel Laureate / ARC Laureate Fellow (ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Mount Stromlo Observatory)


FRLP Research Q&A Forum

"Optimizing research through partnerships with research management"

This workshop will explore the various ways in which research administration supports research and research activities at the ANU. It will explore how changes in the global research environment present new challenges for both researchers and research administrators and the ever changing professional relationship between the two. The changing nature of the relationship between academic and professional staff, from one of pure bureaucrat to one of consultant, lobbyist and communication and information service provider will be examined. Participants understanding of this relationship will be probed, and discussions will focus on how partnerships between researchers and professional staff can be optimised so as to provide maximum support to the research enterprise at ANU in line with "ANU by 2020."

Speakers:

  • Dr John Wellard, Director, Research Office
  • Ms Michelle Searle, General Manager, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment and ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Mr David Akers, General Manager, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Ms Elouise O'Toole, Manager - Research Management, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment and ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Ms Ann Goldwater, Director, Office of Sponsored Research

FRLP Master Class

"My academic and leadership journey from PhD to present" with Professor Margaret Jolly

The ANU FRLP Master Classes will focus on the academic journeys of a few eminent research, teaching and strategic leaders at ANU, from their PhD to their current position and achievement.  In a relaxed, informal and story-telling environment, Professor Margaret Jolly will share her journey and resulting lessons and wisdom.

Speaker:     Professor Margaret Jolly, ARC Laureate Fellow (College of Asia and the Pacific, and the School of Culture, History and Language)


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