Engagement Professional Development

To support faculty, staff, students and their community partners in building meaningful partnerships, a portfolio of Outreach and Engagement professional development events and resources is available.


Effective Team Building: Lessons Learned

March 16, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Kristina Boone, Director of Agricultural Technical Institute, will be speaking on Effective Team Building.
Effective team building is a key element in successfully executing collaborative tasks and is often viewed as an essential component of working together to find solutions to problems or achieving defined goals. Come explore the elements of successful team building including identifying team members, setting milestones, how to be an effective team members, and celebrating team wins.

Cost is free. Seating is limited and registration is on first come basis. Any questions, contact Sandy Velleman (Velleman.1@osu.edu) or Anne Dorrance (dorrance.1@osu.edu). Lunch will be provided beginning at 11:30 am with Dr. Bonne's presentation commencing at noon.

Location: 244 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Rd., Columbus OH 43210 at Columbus Campus or linked to 206 Skou Hall, 1889 Garrison Dr., Wooster, OH 44691 at ATI Campus
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Team Science and the Role of Research Development Professionals

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Federal agencies are increasingly allocating funding to address societal Grand Challenges. Universities understand that mounting successful efforts in response require team science approaches. RA/RD professionals play an essential role in supporting these efforts. This presentation will define types of team science, describe major award programs supported by several of the federal agencies, and discuss how RA/RD can facilitate the successful development and submission of these proposals. Our presenter, Kate Hayes-Ozello, will be located in Columbus.

Location: Video-linked: Research Services 130 (Wooster) - Agricultural Administration 250A (Columbus)
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Intro to Latent Variable Modeling with Confirmatory Factor Analysis and General Structural Model

Friday, March 23 – Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Find out how SEM can improve the quality and publishability of your research! This workshop will explain two common types of structural equation modeling: CFA and general structural models (hypothesis-testing models with latent variables). Conceptual and statistical understanding will be emphasized in a non-technical presentation and then a guided application using Mplus.

Location: EHE Commons, 260 Ramseyer Hall, 29 W Woodruff Ave, Columbus, OH 43210
Sponsor: The College of EHE Research Methodology Center
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Campus Compact National Conference

March 25-28, 2018

TRUE STORIES OF ENGAGEMENT: HIGHER EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY. The conference will feature pre-conference institutes, plenary sessions, networking opportunities, and over 50 breakout sessions, as well as a Summit of Presidents and Chancellors from Sunday March 26-Monday March 27, 2018.

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Sponsor: Campus Compact
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More Money, More Mission: Growth and the Double Bottom Line

March 27, 2018

For social entrepreneurs, one of the biggest challenges is managing the balance between mission impact and financial results. Often, there seems to be a trade-off between investing in the business and increasing social impact. The good news: It doesn't have to be a trade-off. Join us for a fast-paced exploration of challenges and solutions for this social enterprise dilemma. We'll help you identify the best ways to track and manage your social impact as you grow your social enterprise, and help you stay on track to deliver on your brand promise in authentic and sustainable ways.

Sponsor: Social Ventures
Location: Improving, 1 Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43219
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Initial Submissions and Buck-IRB

April 10, 2018 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop on the Buck-IRB initial submission application. The workshop will:

* Provide an overview of the Buck-IRB system and how to navigate through the Ohio State IRB initial application (not external or exempt)
* Identify documents that typically accompany a complete application
* Discuss common pitfalls and tips for successful submission
* Focus on application sections specific to behavioral research

Location: Video-linked: Research Services 130 (Wooster) - Agricultural Administration 250A (Columbus)
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Analysis Methods for Clustered and Hierarchical Data

Friday, April 20 – Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This two-day workshop introduces modeling methods for clustered or hierarchically-structured outcomes. Dr. O'Connell will focus on fundamental concepts and practical applications, with limited emphasis on statistical theory. Cluster-robust inference will be covered, as well as methods for linear mixed-models. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully interpret these methods in the literature, and fit and interpret results of these kinds of models for their own research. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops, and data will be made available for in-class demonstrations and discussion. Emphasis will be on continuous outcomes with discussion of adaptations for dichotomous, ordinal or count outcomes. Examples will be demonstrated through a variety of software including SPSS (for data manipulation), R (open-source), and HLM (free student version available on the web). Familiarity with ordinary least-squares regression and/or analysis of variance models is sufficient background for this introductory workshop. Examples will be drawn from diverse fields including education and health.

Location: Rooms 143 and 110 Physical Activity and Education Services (PAES), 305 Annie and John Glenn Ave, Columbus, OH 43210
Sponsor: The College of EHE Research Methodology Center
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Social Impact Measurement Selection

April 25, 2018

Measuring impact is hard; making sure it is the appropriate measure for your business is even harder. This workshop will walk participants through a series of hands-on exercises which will allow them to identify their particular social impact measure(s) and develop a plan for tracking the results. At the end of the training, participants will identify at least one social impact measure that aligns with their work and develop an internal process for gathering the data.

Sponsor: Social Ventures
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Effective Meetings

April 25, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Do you spend too much time in unproductive meetings? In this 3-hour instructor-led workshop, participants will identify barriers to effective meetings, brainstorm solutions and discuss best practice strategies to implement. Participants will gain practical tools and ideas for determining appropriate meeting membership, structuring agendas and facilitating and evaluating meetings.

Location: Room 318, 660 Ackerman Rd, The Ohio State University
Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center
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Measurement in the Real World: What's the Point?

May 2, 2018

Come learn why to measure social impact in the first place and how to use it! This interactive workshop will prepare you to integrate measurement in your daily work. You will leave with a list of specific action steps to take back to your team and get started right away!

Sponsor: Social Ventures
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The 2018 International Town & Gown Association's City & University Relations Conference

May 29, 2018 - June 1, 2018

INVESTING IN THE FUTURE: TOWN-GOWN RELATIONSHIPS AND THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMUNITIES. The comprehensive theme and tracks allow for a broad range of discussions around the challenges and opportunities common to institutions of higher education and their host communities.

Location: The Ohio Union, The Ohio State University
Sponsors: The Ohio State University, Experience Columbus, The City of Columbus
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2018 APLU CEO - CICEP Joint Summer Meeting

June 25-28, 2018

Join the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)'s Council on Engagement and Outreach (CEO) and Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness & Economic Prosperity (CICEP) in Richmond, VA to explore the intersections of the arts, health and innovation that our universities leverage to create positive impacts in our communities and economies.

Location: Richmond, Virginia
Sponsor: Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)'s Council on Engagement and Outreach (CEO) and Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness & Economic Prosperity (CICEP)
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Archiving and Sharing Data

By Request

In this 1.5 hour in-person session, we focus on the last part of the data management cycle: preparing data for sharing data outside of the research team, depositing data into repositories, and archiving. Amanda Rinehart will discuss the difference between archiving and sharing, when and what to share, best practices for protecting respondent confidentiality, and how to find an appropriate repository. Jessica Logan will share her experience with depositing Sit Together and Read data sets into the ICPSR repository and provide best practices on how to get data ready to be deposited.

Sponsor: College of Education and Human Ecology - Office of Research
Learn More at BuckeyLearn (Ohio State login required)


Opportunities and Challenges in University-Industry Partnership

Online Video

Our speaker, Dr. Susan Butts, is a national leader in the promotion of successful university-industry research collaborations in support of American competitiveness. She has provided testimony to Congress and the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
This program is part of the Research Symposium Series on The Changing Environment for Academic Research.

Sponsor: Office of Research
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Human Participants in Research

Online Video

This educational video from the Office of Responsible Research Practices provides investigators, research staff, and students with an overview of federal and university requirements for human subjects research and Institutional Review Board review. Note: This presentation is introductory and will not satisfy the OSU training requirements for investigators and key personnel.

Sponsor: Office of Research
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Universities, Entrepreneurs, and Economic Development: Lessons from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Online Video

Tim Mulcahy addresses Ohio State's research community regarding this academic year's theme of "Faculty as Entrepreneurs and Innovators." Dr. Mulcahy is Vice President for Research at the University of Minnesota and also serves as the President of the University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) under the National Academies.

Sponsor: Office of Research
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For more information, please contact engage@osu.edu.