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3 Workshops to choose from during Research Week!

The Research Society is offering 3 fantastic workshops during Research Week. Tickets to these workshops are available now – don’t miss your spot!

WORKSHOP 1. How to use interactive whiteboards to better engage participants, colleagues and stakeholders
WITH NIKKI LAVOIE

WORKSHOP 2. Build Better Brand Research
WITH MARK RITSON

WORKSHOP 3. Become a Leader’s Leader
WITH FABIAN DATTNER

NIKKI LAVOIE
Agile Qualitative Ux Researcher /Ethnographer / Board of the AQR   / Member ESOMAR Council / Linguistics & DEI (Diversity, Equality And Inclusion) Expert

1. How to use interactive whiteboards to better engage participants, colleagues and stakeholders

With Nikki Lavoie
Monday 3 May, 4 pm – 5:30 pm (AEST)
Research Society Member Price: $200

In this highly interactive and hands-on workshop you will learn how to engage with research participants, stakeholders, and team members using online whiteboard tools. We’ll explore three variations of whiteboard style tools that can enable you to make the most of virtual (and in-person!) encounters with the people you’re connecting with. This will be a digital hands-on session showcasing tools that you can start accessing right away, along with some tips and tricks to always keep in mind when using whiteboard techniques. Zoom with Breakout Rooms


MARK RITSON
Author / Teacher / Brand Guru / Marketing MBA Designer / Brand Consultant & Former Marketing Professor

2. Build Better Brand Research

With Mark Ritson
Friday 7 May, 9 am– 10.30 am (AEST)
Research Society Member Price: $200

Join Mark Ritson, brand consultant and former marketing professor, for a discussion and debate on how we can improve brand research. In this session, Mark Ritson will discuss why he thinks “A very large proportion of the research conducted on brands is pants” and some of the big mistakes (and occasional insights) in his own work on brands. This is followed by a freewheeling discussion of ideas, initiatives, and solutions to create better brand research.


FABIAN DATTNER
Author / Leadership Guru / TEDx  Speaker / Film Maker / AFR100 Women of Influence

3. Become a Leader’s Leader

With Fabian Dattner
Friday 7 May, 11 am – 1 pm (AEST)
Research Society Member Price: $200

Learn how to affect change. Join highly regarded change agent and leadership activist, Fabian Dattner in this interactive session. Fabian will provide practical insights into:

  • Self talk and how to change the story
  • Power of the pause
  • 1% gain
  • Engaging people (purpose, values, strategy)
  • Letting go of control
  • Influencing
  • Playing politics constructively

The structure of leadership has, in large part, for over 2,000 years, followed a military model: hierarchical, power vested in the few, follow the leader without question. That is not the world we live in. Now anyone, anywhere can rise up to shape the world we live in from tech/ ecommerce start ups (i.e. Envato, Canva, Adore Beauty) to street activists and change agents (i.e. Malala Yousafzai, Greta Thundberg, Licypriya Kangujam). The world we have created is too complex to vest decision making at the top of a hierarchy. We need many sharing common cause and acting. This 2 hour workshop focusses on what you can do to affect change – for yourself, others and in the context in which you live. Inspiring, practical and interactive session. A conversation with a highly regarded change agent and leadership activist.

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The Research Society is the peak body for research, insights and analytics professionals in Australia. It has a diverse membership of individuals at all levels of experience and seniority within agencies, consultancies, client-side organisations, the non-profit and government sectors, support services as well as institutions and the academic community. As well as over 2,000 individual members, the Research Society has 100 company and client partners, with the number continuing to grow. The Research Society research professionals and company partners commit to and are regulated by the Research Society Code of Professional Behaviour.

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