Connected academic dude

The connected academic

Engagement with social media can bring rewards in public and academic spaces. Scientists have begun to embrace social media channels as viable tools for communicating research, and for keeping abreast of advancements in their fields. Tweeting and blogging about scientific findings has been shown to increase research impact.

This one day workshop will help you to:

  • Understand the value of your online professional brand and assist you to develop the necessary skills.
  • Raise your profile and increase your citation rates.
  • Promote your research.
  • Create networks and collaborations.
  • Maximise your impact by increasing your academic footprint and publishing across multiple platforms such as journals, blogs and social media.

Programs and tools covered include, LinkedIn, Twitter, ResearchGate, and Buffer. Workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of organisations if other social media platforms are required.

Other platforms and tools for consideration include – google+, Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest, Academia.edu, Impact Story, and Sumall.

All our workshops include

 Evaluation

This allows us to examine our performance, and to provide feedback regarding the value of the workshop to the individual and their organisation.

Implementation

During the workshop participants will work on relevant elements for their own projects. Participants will leave with ideas and a plan of next steps to be undertaken. In some cases, all implementation may be possible during the workshop period.

Workbook

Participants will have a valuable resource to refer back to as they implement their new knowledge.

Coaching

Access tailored implementation support in a follow-up coaching session. All workshops include a follow-up coaching session with each participant to cover any questions and concerns and to facilitate the implementation process.

Action plan

Participants will use action items developed throughout the workshop to develop their plan for the coming months. The plan is developed in a purposeful and strategic way to help progress learning and make sure that time out for this workshop is not wasted but instead leveraged.

Words from our raving fans!

  • Great Workshop

    Great workshop. Was interactive and practical.

    Workshop attendee, ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, Monash University

  • Great practical value!

    The workshop by Tamika Heiden from Knowledge Translation Australia was of great practical value. Tamika’s approach to teaching the value and power of social media was both practical and excellent. She stimulated interest in the course material in an engaging and well organised way. The overall feedback from the participants was overwhelmingly positive. The true value of this workshop was revealed over the following 3 days at our scientific retreat where participants sent and responded to multiple tweets and LinkedIn stories of the latest advances being presented at the retreat. I would highly recommend this workshop.

    Professor Maria Kavallaris, Director, Australian Centre for NanoMedicine, University of New South Wales Chair, Education Committee, ARC Centre of Excellence in Bio-Nano Science

  • Very Useful

    Very useful, even for more “advanced” users of social media

    Workshop Attendee, ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, Monash University

  • Great Stuff

    Great stuff, very useful, far better than I expected!

    Workshop Attendee, ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, Monash University

  • Great Workshop

    The workshop was great to help set up the accounts properly and with a purpose. The extra information and resources were also great and will be very helpful to get ahead and be successful in using social media.

    Workshop Attendee, ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, Monash University

  • Wow

    Just wow! I cannot wait to apply everything I have learned. I look forward to following your advice and really soaking everything in over the next few days. I have 4 FB pages, 3 Twitter accounts, 3 LinkedIn accounts, and an Instagram. Your Hootsuite suggestion may have just saved my sanity. Top notch workshop. I cannot wait to see you back in Canada or virtually in a webinar.

    Nicole Webb, Saint Marys University Canada Project & Communications Manager

  • Thank you

    Wonderful job at engaging all of us, and making the day truly interactive and informative.

    Workshop Attendee, ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology, Monash University 

  • Non-believer to believer

    “Non-believer to believer! I participated in a ‘Social Media Strategy for Scientists Workshop’ at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto that Tamika facilitated and it was excellent. All of the content was accessible, relevant, with enthusiastic and welcoming delivery. Watch-out Twitter and Linkedin; here comes my professional social media channel to support my scholarly output, network building, and dissemination of my research to a broader scope of stakeholders.”

    Colin McKerlie, Senior Associate Scientist and Professor, The Hospital for Sick Children and The Centre for Phenogenomics

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