Develop your knowledge, skills and values with respect to knowledge mobilization (KMb) and learn to select and apply KMb tools and techniques to move knowledge into action.
Addressing today's complex social, economic, health or environmental challenges calls for our increased capacity to collaborate in finding and implementing innovative solutions. While a vast amount of knowledge is created every day, only a fraction of it is effectively mobilized—shared, used and applied—to inform real-life situations. This lack of knowledge transfer or exchange is contributing to a gap between research, policy and practice, which hinders social innovation and slows down progress.
The Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization seeks to contribute to closing this gap by providing you with the necessary tools to enable the efficient and appropriate dissemination, uptake and application of knowledge.
About the Certificate
This program is offered by the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) in collaboration with Open Learning and Educational Support. The Community Engaged Scholarship Institute at the University of Guelph brings together community and campus skills and resources to advance community-identified goals and increase the impact of research. CESI works to develop, implement and support evidence-informed practices of community-engaged scholarship, teaching and learning, and knowledge mobilization with the goal of creating meaningful social change.
The certificate is comprised of three online courses and is designed for professionals currently employed or aiming to work in the social sciences, human services and health sectors—including KMb practitioners, service providers, policy-makers and researchers.
Graduate students interested in building knowledge mobilization skills or planning to work in one of the above fields are also encouraged to enrol.
Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:
- Build and implement knowledge mobilization strategies adapted to the needs and goals of your organization or sector
- Identify and use evidence from a number of sources and disciplines, and present research findings in ways that make information accessible, relevant and applicable
- Understand the key skills and competencies of knowledge brokering and stakeholder engagement
- Turn knowledge into action and support the development of evidence-based policies and programs
If you would like additional information about this certificate, please email our main office or phone us at 519-767-5000.