Managing Complex Strategic Partnerships

Winter School Elective:
Managing Complex Strategic Partnerships.

Monday 13 July 11am - 2pm
Tuesday 14 July 11am - 2pm
Wednesday 15 July 11am - 2pm

All session times are listed in AEST 

Presenter: Mr Mark Berlage, Grad Dip Science & Technology Commercialisation, MEd (Adult Education), M Phil (Higher Education),  Berlage Business & Educational Services; Research Partnerships Manager, Macquarie University

The benefits of highly collaborative research are widely accepted, and the involvement of a wide range of partners along with the globalisation of research is now commonplace. However, these complex partnerships need to be approached strategically, and managed carefully to ensure outcomes are achieved and risks minimised. This module will look at a range of potential strategic research partners including:  

• International researchers and research institutions;  
• Industry partners, with a focus on those with a vested interest;  
• Indigenous and other culturally sensitive partners;  
• At risk groups or communities; and  
• Philanthropic partners, with a focus on tied investment.  
This elective will help participants to identify and evaluate partnerships for both opportunities and risks, and provide insights on how these might be managed and communicated. Where relevant, current guidelines and legislation will be provided and discussed, and the political environment considered. Upon completion, participants will have an appreciation of a range of complex research partnerships in the organisation and how to manage these to support high quality research outcomes.


The Winter School has no formal pre-requisites for the electives featured in the 2020 program. The electives are intended for:

·         Mid-senior level research management staff interested in developing a deep, practical understanding of the topics; and

·         ARMFs - ARMS Accredited Research Managers (Foundation) or ARMAs - Accredited Research Managers (Advanced) seeking to broaden their practical understanding of the topics - Note: ARMFs and ARMAs can claim CPD hours if completing an elective.


Each Winter School elective has a list of suggested pre-reading materials that is documented in the prospectus and also attached to the Event Purchase Notification (Confirmation email). The pre-reading list will also serve as a future resource list for participants.


At the end of the workshop, participants will be invited to complete a non-compulsory assessment.

Those participants who wish to enrol in a future cohort of the Advanced Level Accreditation Program (ALAP) are strongly encouraged to successfully complete this assessment as this will count as credit towards the ALAP, provided enrolment commences within the next two years.   

ARMS Members: $550 per elective (GST inclusive) - Price will be discounted in the Shopping Cart.
Non-Members: $650 per elective (GST inclusive)

CPD: Accredited members (ARMAs and ARMFs) will automatically accrue 8 CPD hours per elective.

Zoom meeting link: To be provided in Event Purchase Notification.

Zoom meeting ID and password: To be provided in Event Purchase Notification.

We strongly recommend you test your ability to connect to Zoom prior to the first session.

If you have any questions, please contact the ARMS Executive Office or +61 8 8201 5592.


Should your circumstances change, and you are unable to attend this workshop, you must contact the by no later than 10 working days prior to the commencement of the scheduled event. ARMS will refund the full registration fee minus any administrative fees.

Should you cancel less than 10 working days prior to the commencement of this workshop, no refund will be payable but instead you may wish to send a proxy.

ARMS reserve the right to cancel, postpone or re-schedule courses and events due to minimum numbers not being reached or for other unforeseen circumstances.  In the event of a cancellation, ARMS will aim to advise all participants in writing five (5) days prior to the scheduled event and will refund the full registration fee including administrative charges within 30 days after notification.

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