The Society for Social Work and Research

2013 Annual Conference

January 16-20, 2013 I Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina I San Diego, CA

Securing Access and Implementing Research within Local and Global Organizations: Strategies, Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges

Thursday, January 17, 2013: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Executive Center 2A and 2B (Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina)
Michael J. Austin, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Michal Mor-Barak, PhD, University of Southern California and Thomas R. Packard, DSW, San Diego State University
An integral part of initiating research for best, promising, or evidence-based practice is often securing and navigating organizational settings and engaging sponsors and project stakeholders at various levels within host organizations. This session provides strategies, with examples, on obtaining “buy-in” and gaining and using access to nonprofit, public, for-profit, and international organizational settings, understanding current stages in organizational life cycles, creating and facilitating partnerships and collaborations, enhancing organizational capacities for knowledge management and organizational culture change, and adopting a variety of roles to implement meaningful applied research. The session will also include a discussion of current trends, opportunities, and challenges in effectively leading the research process within complex organizational environments.
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