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Training for change

Equipping researchers to become world-class agents of change
Whether your research career has just started, or you are a more experienced researcher, get in touch about joining the lab’s training program, request a workshop for you and your colleagues, or drop in for strategic advice.

Watch our masterclasses in action

Undertaking collaborative research that makes a real and lasting policy impact is not easy.  Many of us – regardless of how far advanced we are in our careers – are working without the training we need to be most effective.

Our training programs

The Sydney Policy Lab aims to bridge that gap. We offer various training options to equip you with the tools and skills you need to achieve impactful research, collaborate with external partners, and engage in policymaking, campaigning and advocacy.

You can:

  • register your interest to join the lab’s training program, Collaborating beyond the University, run by Dr Amanda Tattersall and Professor Marc Stears in 2020. This eight-session course is offered twice a year and covers every major aspect of collaborative research design, relationship building, influencing policy and engaging decision-makers, framing and messaging, and best-practice campaign strategy. The next session starts on Wednesday, 1 April. Register your interest here.
  • attend our in-person workshops for policy-oriented researchers across the University, including bespoke offerings for any research group with a collaborative policy research agenda. Get in touch to set up a workshop for you and your colleagues.
  • consult with an expert in the Sydney Policy Lab team about any aspect of your work that involves collaborative policy research or impact. Book a slot in our drop-in diary.
  • immerse yourself in our online resources – the lab’s masterclass series on doing research that matters and ChangeMakers, a globally focused podcast that shares stories and lessons about the world of social change.