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Course Description

To effectively mobilize knowledge, practitioners need to effectively understand and navigate working with a range of users and target audiences. Engagement strategies are vital for practitioners and researchers to help audiences create and share knowledge and expertise. Learn skills and techniques to help users build capacity, make sense of, and apply relevant knowledge in their individual, organizational and societal contexts. Discuss the various roles of knowledge brokers to enhance user literacy and motivation, facilitate engagement, and increase understanding of knowledge.  Explore a range of perspectives and engagement strategies that support knowledge-sharing, dialogue, and collaborative practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct stakeholder analyses to understand the needs of a target audience's interest in and capacity to engage with the evidence
  • Recognize and demonstrate how individual, organizational, and systemic barriers, as well as the influence of systemic power and positionality, affect access to knowledge, information, and engagement practices.
  • Create a KMb engagement plan
  • Demonstrate various engagement models (such as workshops and communities of practice) and facilitation techniques to support engagement dissemination with and dialogue around evidence
  • Determine the various roles of KMb partners and practitioners in enhancing user engagement
  • Select appropriate tools and techniques to evaluate the success of KMb engagement efforts

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Knowledge Mobilization 
  • Models of Engagement 
  • Stakeholder Analysis 
  • Engagement Considerations 
  • Cross-cultural Engagement and Collaboration
  • Anti-Oppression
  • Brokers and Intermediaries 
  • Engagement Strategies 
  • Engagement Evaluation 
  • Engagement & KMb Planning 

Sample Careers

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

Sponsoring Partner

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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