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Course Description

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The ultimate objective of knowledge mobilization (KMb) is to support the transformation of knowledge into action, enabling individual or social innovation and change.

This course focuses on the final stage in the KMb continuum, where evidence is transformed into decisions and practices at the system, organization, community and individual level. Learn about KMb tools and techniques that facilitate the implementation of evidence into practice and support target audiences in sustainable change. You will be introduced to more complex approaches to knowledge production and use, including co-creation, which can enhance the uptake of evidence and favour evidence-informed decisions and practices.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Recognize the individual, organizational and system-level barriers to and enablers of evidence-informed action and change;
  2. Create a KMb action plan to address these barriers and enable sustainable change;
  3. Apply appropriate products and techniques to facilitate the transformation of evidence into action;
  4. Select appropriate monitoring and evaluation techniques to assess the impact of KMb processes, including issues of attribution and sustainability;
  5. Support the generation and implementation of complex KMb strategies, including program-level and organization-level KMb; and
  6. Use tools to support complex models of knowledge production, including ethics approval, collaboration agreements, and shared decision-making structures.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Knowledge Mobilization
  • Understanding Individual Behaviour Change
  • Organizational Policy and Systems Change
  • KMb Methods for Action: Planning, Scaling and Incubation
  • Co-production and Engaged Research: Integrated KMb
  • Tools and Techniques for Knowledge Co-production and Collaborative Action
  • Evaluation Implementation and Impact
  • Sustaining KMb Programs and Collaboartions

Sample Careers

  • knowledge broker, knowledge mobilization practitioner, researcher, policy-maker

Sponsoring Partner


Assessment Item Weight Learning Outcomes
Weekly Unit Discussions 15% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
K2A Gap Assignment (Creative Destruction of Barriers) 30% 1, 2 and 5
KMb Pitch (Overview of Proposed Ideas) 20% 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6
Plan for Multi-Layers KMb 35% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Total 100% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

*Course details are subject to change.


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