Emerald Publishing has today launched a new suite of tools to support impact within the sector drawing on the work of LILI.
‘Impact Services’ consists of three tools, developed in conjunction with Dr Julie Bayley (LILI, Lincoln) and Dr David Phipps (York University, Toronto) to support impact planning, institutional support and skills development. Based on Julie and David’s work on impact literacy and institutional health, Emerald has developed and piloted with researchers and research managers across the sector:
- Impact Planner: A tool based on the impact literacy workbook to help academics and research managers devise, articulate and execute impact-literate plans.
- Institutional Health check: A tool, based on the institutional health workbook to help institutions assess and diagnose their impact ‘health’ and determine what’s working or could be improved.
- Impact skills: a comprehensive set of impact-related learning materials, to help colleagues build key capabilities to plan, drive, generate and measure impact.
These tools reflect the insights from sector wide experience and consultation, and aim to demystify and support impact planning, delivery and culture. As with all LILI work, they represent the importance of investing in impact literacy to equip and empower colleagues to ‘do impact’ meaningfully.
For more information see https://impactservices.emerald.com/