WA Chapter Developing, implementing and measuring your Organisational Research Strategy
Fay Gale (formerly Carpe Diem Studio ) in Hackett Hall
The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway
Perth, WA 6009
Monday, 30th of July 2018
Start Time
9:00 am
Finish Time
4:00 pm

Delivery Date: Monday 30th of July
Location: Fay Gale (formerly Carpe Diem Studio ) in Hackett Hall, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Perth WA 6009
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Time: 9am-4pm
Cost: $440 GST inclusive for ARMS members
Non-ARMS members please contact the ARMS Admin Officer at to register 

“Developing, implementing and measuring your Organisational Research Strategy"
The workshop will be presented by two leading and experienced research management professionals from New Zealand and Australia. Dr John Smart has had 25 years experience in research management spanning industry, government and the tertiary sector in New Zealand including for the New Zealand national funding agency (FRST at the time) as Group Manager responsible for strategy, for the University of Auckland as Director Research Management and, more latterly, for one of New Zealand’s National Science Challenges (High-Value Nutrition)”
While exposed to the main theoretical models of business strategy and organizational leadership John has developed a pragmatic approach to strategy development. Each situation is different and while there are tools that can be applied across these situations they need to be customized – it’s your organization, your strategy. “Two comments have stuck in my head over the years – ‘Strategy is Destiny’ (from an Executive Leadership Programme at Stanford) and ‘Strategy is important but implementation is critical’ (from a Regional Manager at a marketing workshop in Malaysia) - strategy that isn’t implemented well is a waste of effort.
John will be supported by Dr Mark Hochman, the ARMS Business Development Manager: Education and Professional Development. Mark will discuss the five factors critical to successful strategy implementation with a focus on implementing research strategy and measuring/monitoring research performance in University settings in Australia.
The provisional program for the workshop includes:
  • Organisational Research Strategy including theoretical strategy models,
  • Developing a strategy,
  • Strategic analysis including organisational, opportunity and competitor analysis
  • Identification of options to improve performance and
  • Developing an implementation plan.
  • Assessing your Research Office performance

To register, please do so via your member's portal.

Registrations by 23 July are appreciated.

Venue proudly provided by the University of Western Australia.

Cancellation Policy

Should your circumstances change and you are unable to attend the event, you must contact the  by no later than 10 days prior to the commencement of the scheduled event.  ARMS will refund the full registration, excluding merchant fees (if applicable).

Should you cancel less than 10 days prior to the commencement of the ARMS event, no refund will be payable but instead you may wish to send a proxy.


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