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RIA # 12: Dr. Katie Linder on Creating a Five-year Research Plan


Dr. Katie Linder

Dr. Katie Linder

On this episode, I talk about strategies for successfully drafting and implementing a five-year plan for your research and writing. As always, I would love to hear from listeners about whether you create multi-year research plans and how you implement them. Please also share any other helpful tips you have for planning your research pipeline. Contact the podcast via Twitter @RIA_podcast, by emailing, or by calling the Research in Action voicemail line at 541-737-1111.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Strategies to brainstorming the next five years [00:00-9:58]

In this first segment, Katie talks about the challenges of drafting a five-year plan and offers suggestions for how to brainstorm what you might want to include for both your personal and your professional development.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Five-Year Planning Template (PDF)

Segment 2: Drafting a plan with realistic goals & concrete, actionable tasks [9:59-19:38]

In segment two, Katie discusses how to create SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound) action items associated with the goals in your five-year plan and offers an example of one of her own goals broken down.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: Revisiting and revising your five-year plan [19:39-28:07]

In segment three, Katie shares some strategies for how to implement your five-year plan once it’s drafted, how often to check-in, and when to make revisions.

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