Increased cross-disciplinary engagement by 70% using creativity and innovation.
It is rare that an opportunity like this arises. Collaborative Capacities was invited to help enhance cross-disciplinary engagement at the University of Dundee. The team there had done this before and knew what they wanted to do, the first challenge was negotiating a different way. Then we had a short orientation session which involved a lot of trust from all sides. The day was a success, measured by the number of cross-disciplinary project proposals that were submitted to the research office after the Symposium. The 70% figure was arrived at by asking participants to raise their hand if they had had a meaningful project-oriented conversation that day with someone not from their department whom they had not spoken to before. Not a bad result.
Photo: Tracey Dixon
“Sawsan’s design and facilitation of our GCRF Symposium was highly professional and made a positive difference. She kept our academics engaged in their workshop discussions and made sure energy levels were up throughout the day.” – Daniela Bolle, Head of Research Development, Research and Innovation, University of Dundee