Workshops are often a critical step toward defining and setting programmatic goals, research priorities and focus areas for many organizations. They also serve as a venue for fostering collaboration among colleagues and across agencies by linking a diverse pool of expertise, opinions and perspectives.
In instances where these meetings produce recommended solutions and strategies, the next steps are to define the roles and processes needed to implement and achieve the identified goals. For many organizations and agencies, accomplishing goals means evaluating proposals.
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) understands the unique role of workshops and their influence on decision-making. Workshop outcomes can be the driver behind issuing a public solicitation, receiving requested proposals and creating the need for a thorough and credible assessment of those research proposals through the peer review process.
Equally valuable are the workshops conducted periodically throughout a project or at the program’s conclusion, which offer participants and program managers an opportunity to evaluate accomplishments, discuss progress to date and further refine future directions.
ORAU has a long history of arranging productive meetings. We have the knowledge and experience needed to work effectively with customers to organize meetings with specific, intended purposes.