Developing and implementing a research agenda can be challenging, but identifying the ultimate destination and defining the intermediate steps along the path are critical. The purpose of this session is to help early-career researchers (including graduate students, postdocs, junior faculty, and those considering transitioning into academics) identify key considerations and strategies for the development and implementation of their own research agenda. The speakers will discuss identifying research topics, designing a strong research program, and building evidence of effectiveness around the agenda. The speakers represent a range of settings and experiences, allowing attendees to appreciate the diversity of types of research agenda that exist within the profession. Attendees will leaveÊthe session with specific tools and resourcesÊto help them begin to develop a research agenda that will be appropriate for a range of settings.