Member engagement programme

Published: 05/04/2023

Author: Research in Practice

Our membership engagement programme is made up of a series of accessible, online sessions that support evidence-informed practice and build active use of the Research in Practice resources.

Members can access a rolling programme of online events which include the following:

  • Practice Pointers: Designed for all social care staff, these sessions provide bite size learning on a core topic. 
  • How to use Research in Practice Sessions: Designed for anyone new to Research in Practice, these sessions guide attendees on how to use and get the most out of membership with Research in Practice. 
  • Engagement Support Sessions: Designed for Link Officers, Champions, Principal Social Workers, and Principal Occupational Therapists, these sessions support attendees with getting the most from the Research in Practice membership. 

We will continue to offer existing learning opportunities such as online workshops and webinars, as well as face-to-face conferences. 

Click the titles above to see future dates and topics for each type of event, as well as links to more information and to book on to the sessions.

Programme of member engagement activities

Practice Pointers

Aimed at anyone who wants to find out more about a core topic, attendees will:

  • Learn key messages on the topic.
  • Reflect on implementing these in practice.
  • Consider how Research in Practice resources can be used to further engage with the topic.

Practice Pointers take place 12:00-13:00 on the first Wednesday of the month.

Analysis and critical thinking in assessment

1 May 2024 – 12.00-13:00

Organisational resilience and wellbeing

5 June 2024 – 12.00-13:00

Exploring the benefits of reflective supervision

13 July 2024 – 12.00-13:00

Promoting anti-racist practice

7 August 2024 – 12.00-13:00

Supporting difficult conversations in social care

4 September 2024 – 12.00-13:00

Professional curiosity in children & family & adult services

2 October 2024 – 12.00-13:00

Analysis and critical thinking in assessment

6 November 2024 – 12.00-13:00

Organisational resilience and wellbeing

4 December 2024 – 12.00-13:00

Exploring the benefits of reflective supervision

8 January 2025 - 12:00-13:00

Promoting anti-racist practice

5 February 2025 – 12.00-13:00

Supporting difficult conversations

5 March 2025 – 12.00-13:00

How to use Research in Practice Sessions

Aimed at anyone new to or unfamiliar with Research in Practice, attendees will:

  • Learn how to set up a Research in Practice account.
  • Discover what is available on the Research in Practice website.
  • See how to create and update an online CPD record. 
  • Reflect on how to use the resources in day-to-day practice.

How to use Research in Practice Sessions take place 12:00-13:00 on the last Wednesday of the month. 

24 April 2024 – 12.00-13:00

29 May 2024 – 12.00-13:00

26 June 2024 – 12.00-13:00

31 July 2024 – 12.00-13:00

28 August 2024 – 12.00-13:00

25 September 2024 – 12.00-13:00

30 October 2024 – 12.00-13:00

27 November 2024 – 12.00-13:00

29 January 2025 – 12.00-13:00

26 February 2025 – 12.00-13:00

Engagement Support Sessions

Aimed at Link Officers, Strategic Champions, Principal Social Workers, and Principal Occupational Therapists, attendees will:

  • Consider ways to build their organisation’s engagement with Research in Practice.
  • Receive guidance on (for example) sharing resources across your organisation, using the data dashboard, booking learning activities and more.
  • Share examples and tips for successful engagement. 
  • Access Partner Engagement Team support and have a chance to explore specific queries. 

Engagement Support Sessions take place on the afternoon of the last Wednesday of the month. 

24 April 2024 – 13:30-15:30

29 May 2024 – 13:30-15:30

26 June 2024 – 13:30-15:30

31 July 2024 – 13:30-15:30

28 August 2024 – 13:30-15:30

25 September 2024 – 13:30-15:30

30 October 2024 – 13:30-15:30

27 November 2024 – 13:30-15:30

29 January 2025 – 13:30-15:30

26 February 2025 – 13:30-15:30

26 March 2025 – 13:30-15:30