Research to Policy Boot Camp

A COMMUNICATIONS TOOLKIT FOR RESEARCHERS

To make a difference in today’s policy ecosystem, scholars must think beyond the academic journal. With funding often contingent on real-world influence, many academics and organizations know they must modernize but don’t know how.

The Urban Institute is pioneering new ways to communicate and sharing what we’ve learned in a research to policy boot camp. Known for our world-class scholarship in social and economic policy, Urban does more than build knowledge. We translate it, share it, and apply our fact-based insights in the real world, from neighborhoods to state capitals and the halls of Congress.

This workshop teaches researchers how to navigate the fragmented media and policy landscape by making their insights accessible to diverse audiences, forming a narrative, developing an outreach plan, and putting it into action. Our experts share strategies on data visualization, digital engagement, and media relations to help attendees gain the skills and tools they need to communicate in modern, sophisticated ways.

Workshop Materials