Pathway to Impact

  • Duration: 20 weeks
  • Price: 15,000 EUR (member discounts apply)

Developing a way to capture and measure the impact of your external engagement is important for universities – whether it’s to manage your performance, enhance your reputation, access more funding or raise awareness internally on the benefits of external engagement.

Through the Pathway to Impact program, we’ll help you map your external engagement activities, main results and supporting structures, and use this to create your own impact framework to capture and measure your engagement going forward.

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Demonstrate your organisation’s external engagement impact with a tailored framework

Who should participate?

Organisations that have difficulty coordinating and tracking the impact of their external engagement, and are seeking to improve how they capture and measure impact. Recommendations for the core team include a mixture of staff involved in engagement activities across student engagement, careers, technology transfer and (research) impact.

What is involved?

  • Focus groups to gather university objectives and definitions in relation to engagement measurement & impact, and map engagement activities & stakeholders.
  • Data collection activities to assess engagement activities, inputs, results and current metrics & methods for measurement.
  • Consolidation of inputs into a tailored Pathway to Impact Framework, and exploring its application, potential new metrics, and data gathering methods.
  • Knowledge exchange events to learn more about measuring engagement outputs, outcomes and impact.

Why join the program?

  • Develop your own tailored framework based on institutional goals, activities and capabilities to use for capturing engagement.
  • Gain actionable insights on useful and measurable metrics as well as data collection methods for measuring engagement.
  • Build a solid foundation and set yourself up for success through equipping your team with the tools and knowledge to measure impact of your external engagement.
  • Raise awareness internally around the relevance and importance of capturing engagement and develop your approaches to showcasing impact.

Program activities and timeline

Kick-off | Week 1

Introduction to the topic

Introduction to the program and participants, and an interactive session on defining university engagement and impact.
Focus group | Weeks 2-3

Desired future state

Gather university objectives in relation to engagement measurement and impact, and map engagement activities and stakeholders.
Survey | Weeks 4-7

Current state analysis

Participants receive tailored surveys to disseminate across university leadership, and academic and professional staff to assess engagement activities, inputs, results and current metrics and methods for measurement.
Workshop | Weeks 7-8

Touch point

Half-way event for the cohort to re-connect and hear from external guest speakers with an interactive workshop on engagement outputs, outcomes and impact.
Analysis | Weeks 8-10

Survey analysis and reporting

Analysis of results and tailoring the framework based on the outcomes of focus group and self-assessment survey.
Workshop | Weeks 11-13

Develop your framework

Validation workshop around the Pathway to Impact Framework, its application, potential new metrics, and data gathering methods.
Framework | Weeks 16-18

Finalisation and recommendations

UIIN will finalise and deliver the tailored Pathway to Impact framework with guidelines and recommendations on how to use it.
Wrap-up | Weeks 19-20

Closing forum

Participant presentations to share learnings and insights and interactive discussion on future activities and implementation.

Program team

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A/Prof. Dr. Todd Davey

Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva
Dr Balzhan Orazbayeva

Arno Meerman

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Dr. Sarah Jaber

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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine logo
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European Commission logo
KTH Royal Institute of Technology logo
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