Connections: Policy and practice

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Bookings are now open - Ticket prices at £90 + VAT for members and £120 + VAT for non-members.

This event is being postponed until after Vitae Connections Week 2021. The new event date will be Tuesday 23 November 2021.

This online event is for professionals in roles supporting or leading the development of researchers and research, who would like to broaden their understanding of evaluation and impact of researcher development to inform institutional policy and practice. Participants will explore different challenges facing them now and in the future, and consider how supporting the development of researchers can help tackle them, with an emphasis on demonstrating impact.  

Using a blend of on demand content and live sessions focussed on deeper learning and discussion, the programme has been developed to support the evolving needs of this professional community.  

This event aims to help you: 

  • navigate the researcher development landscape in terms of the challenges facing the sector 

  • gain understanding of the concepts and methodologies for evaluating impact 

  • add value in your role through supporting and influencing programme development and policy change 

  • share practice with other professionals who support the development of researchers and research 

The programme will cover a range of tools and tactics to help you in evaluating the impact of your researcher development initiatives, including institutional case studies and the opportunity to discuss what you’ve learned in the context of tackling some of the big challenges facing you and your institution. 

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Vitae Connections

The ‘Vitae Connections’ series of events is designed to provide insights, tools and tactics to make you more effective in a researcher development role and to support the continuing professional development of staff supporting researchers.

Vitae CPD certification is available for this event and would provide appropriate evidence against the Careers Framework for Researcher Developers (CFRD), for example, in ‘Training and Development’, ‘Planning and Strategy’ and ‘Underpinning Knowledge’.