3 i’s advanced stakeholder analysis

I recently updated my guide on How to do stakeholder analysis to analyse publics and stakeholders against three criteria: interest, influence and impact. However, I have kept my entry level tool as simple as possible, combining the last two criteria into a single column, so that it remains quick and easy to use. This move is part of a collection of research projects in which I’m developing the 3 i's approach to impact in collaboration with Helen Kendall (the post-doc who will be lead author, who is currently on maternity leave) and many other good colleagues. We started by testing the new “impact” criterion in a project about obesity and health, and are now testing how deep we can get people

Five things you need to do to capture the impact of training as a pathway to impact

Training is a common pathway to impact for many of us. There were 92 impact case studies that used training courses to generate impact in REF2014. This included courses for teachers, clinicians and the police giving them new skills to deliver public benefits. Training is a potentially powerful pathway to impact because you often get people from a range of organisations and countries, who are able to go back to their teams to apply what they learned and teach others, sometimes giving you very significant reach. However the significance of what you have done is hard to measure in a feedback form at the end of the session, so you will need to think about what questions you ask and how you make