Workshops

The SRAI-ARMS Meeting will feature the opportunity to attend collaborative workshops on Monday 25 March 2019. Workshops currently on offer include:


New Leadership Approaches for an Adapting World

Monday 25 March 2019 – 9:00am – 12:30pm

Workshop 1: Trailblazing Teambuilding: Techniques for Creating a Purpose-Driven Leadership Team

Jodi Ogden, Yaw Frimpong and Laura Gatewood, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


The process of building a great team, with high team morale and strong engagement, begins with building a great leadership team. Developing an incredible leadership team doesn’t have to break the budget but it does require a strong vision, excellent communication, a good deal of time and consistent effort. We will focus on connection, purpose, motivation, understanding, and accountability amongst your teams.  The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants tools to develop a strong leadership team on any budget.  A leadership team is most effective when there is a united front amongst its leaders and a unified, trusting, and high-performing leadership team WILL impact the individual contributors at the organization in a positive way.  Leaders will behave in a way that employees will model and ROI for the organization is high. With a GREAT leadership team, the organization experiences better productivity and the strategic vision becomes the reality.


Servicing New Measurement Paradigms

Monday 25 March 2019 – 9:00am – 12:30pm

Workshop 2: Benchmarking, Metrics, KPIs, & Targets: Making an Impact on the Research Enterprise

Baron Wolf, University of Kentucky, and Michelle Duryea, Edith Cowan University


Where should we start when we begin to think about benchmarking against other institutions or departments? Do rankings really tell us much information, or do they simply report out data and information? This session will focus on the fundamental concepts of benchmarking, the use of KPIs and metrics and how to set targets to make an impact on your research enterprise. Measurement is useful at all levels of the institution—both at the organization level and in individual departments or units. The approach is much the same, just at a different scale. Attendees of this session will learn the fundamentals related to the science of benchmarking and comparing metrics. Participants will also leave the session with a tool-kit of metrics that can be used at their home institution. Both high-level institutional metrics and individual departmental KPIs. This session will ask for active participation by attendees to form useful metrics that can be used within each organization.


Embracing Technology and Understanding Data

Monday 25 March 2019 – 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Workshop 3: Doing Better with Data: Data Driven Quality Improvement for Research Administration/Compliance

John R. Baumann, Ph.D., Indiana University and Kurt McMillen, University of Wisconsin


As leaders in research administration/compliance, we work with researchers but all too often fail to recognize a basic principle of research: data matters.  A high functioning office not only maintains it operations with integrity and efficiency, it also undergoes continuous and evidence-based quality improvement (QI). This session will present a discussion from a panel of speakers of how they have developed and implemented data-driven programs of QI in their institutions’ research administration and research compliance offices. Specific topics will include methods for collecting, assessing and using data for: selection of Qi areas on which to focus; implementing QI activities; and assessing programmatic outcomes of QI efforts.