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A session at The Public Sector Research Officers’ Innovative Research Methods Forum 2013

Tuesday 21st May, 2013

8:30am to 5:30pm (EST)

Liquid Learning is delighted to present the Public Sector Research Officers’ Innovative Research Methods Forum 2013 – a central platform to exchange information, build knowledge, and expand networks for increased performance and capability.

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Evaluate emerging trends in social research
Identify and foster methodological innovation in social research
Sustain innovative stakeholder engagement and consultation strategies
Manage partnerships, inter-agency collaboration and knowledge transfer


Dr Christopher Raymond Director
Research Fellow, Institute for Land, Water and Society
Charles Sturt University
Adjunct Research Fellow
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Environmental Decisions

Tracie Ennis Director, Building Australia’s Future Workforce Evaluation Team
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Ted Lefroy Director, Centre for Environment
University of Tasmania
NERP Landscapes and Policy Hub Leader
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Dr Craig Cormick Manager, Enabling Technologies, Public Awareness and Community Engagement
Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Professor Chris Doucouliagos Chair in Economics
Deakin University

Dr Radhika Gorur Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Victoria Institute
Victoria University

Duncan Rintoul Manager, Applied Social Research, Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Research
University of Wollongong

Susan J. Garner Director
Susan J. Garner and Associates

Claire McFarland Assistant Secretary, Digital Economy, Digital Strategy Division
Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Marie Apostolou Director, National Statistical Service Leadership Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Damien McGrath Director, Vocational Education and Training Equity Policy Unit
Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Dr Elvira Vacirca Manager, Strategic Research and Evaluation
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria

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This event is proudly supported by:

Australian Policy Online

The Annual Research Officers’ Forum has been acknowledged by the industry as the premier event of the year for networking, exchanging practical ideas and gathering new information. This year’s event will focus on take-away tools and methodologies, covering new developments, innovations and methods that can expand any researcher’s suite of tools and knowledge. It will also once again enable delegates to enhance their knowledge and performance through practical discussion of challenges and advances in research in an evidence-based policy and management environment. Attendees will gain invaluable skills and tools through case studies and expert sessions tailored to the professional development needs of researchers working in a variety of public sector or social policy settings.

The Government has a renewed focus on deriving greater value from research, with its continued pursuit of improving evidence-based policy development processes. In response to this priority, organisations are demonstrating a commitment to integrate greater scientific knowledge and better leverage research and data sources to facilitate evidence informed policy making, strategic planning and organisational management. Strengthening research processes through the integration and convergence of tools and thinking across disciplines will drive innovation in research practice. Don’t miss this valuable and unique opportunity to network and learn from research leaders spanning a variety of key organisations and sectors!

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To request more information or book your place at this inspiring event, contact Liquid Learning by email: marketing@liquidlearning.com.au, phone +61 2 9437 1311 or visit our website: www.liquidlearning.com.au

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Time 8:30am5:30pm EST

Date Tue 21st May 2013

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