Big Impact: Why Impactful Reporting Matters and How to do it Better – Workshop

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Dean’s Office and the CFAES Grant Development Support Unit invite faculty members, graduate students and post-docs to attend the workshop “Big Impact: Why Impactful Reporting Matters and How to do it Better.”

Big Impact Flyer

We are all responsible for reporting the impact of our research and extension activities. This dynamic and engaging workshop will help you hone your ability to tell your story so that the work you do and its impact reaches a wide audience. By the end of the workshop, you will:

  • Have a greater appreciation for the critical role impact statements play in the success of agricultural research and Extension;
  • Gain knowledge, skills, and experience needed to write high-quality impact statements and/or evaluate impact statements and identify the strongest ones;
  • Be better prepared to clearly and concisely respond to inquiries from leadership, congressional staff, media, stakeholders, and others; and,
  • Have a better idea of how strong impact statements can be leveraged across multiple platforms for diverse audiences.

Sarah Lupis is the Assistant Director for the Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station directors and the Program Director for the Impact Writing Initiative of the Multistate Research Fund. In these roles, she elevates stories about work being done by Agricultural Experiment Station researchers and Extension specialists and helps set direction for education and information campaigns for the Land-grant University system at the national level. Ms. Lupis graduated from the University of Massachusetts and Utah State University and previously worked as a science communication specialist for the National Park Service, a USAID-funded research program on livestock and climate change, and Colorado State University’s Institute for Livestock and the Environment.

Attendance is limited to 50. Please R.S.V.P. to this session by completing this Qualtrics survey as soon as possible.

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Longaberger Alumni House – Mount Leadership Room (first floor), 2200 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210
Transportation: Transportation from the Wooster campus to the Columbus campus will be provided. Please indicate on the Qualtrics survey if you will need transportation.
Parking: Please use the attached parking pass in the LAH lot if you do not have an OSU parking permit.


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