Ottawa Chapter KTECoP – Meeting on May 31, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Thank you to the Ottawa KTE community for responding to the Doodle poll. Please find below the time, venue, and presentations. There will be lots of discussion.

Time:

Tuesday, May 31st from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

Location:

KICC-Workshop 13B

2285 St. Laurent Boulevard, Building B, Unit 13  http://www.knowledgemobilization.net/kicc

Although we discussed rotating the meetings to different venues, there was no other meeting space offered (with the exception of the SHRTN at the Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital, however, she prefers to host a September event – thanks Dierdre).

Presentations:

Howard Schachter MA PhD:

The unintended effects of an assessment of the current practice of knowledge translation (KT) undertaken by a federal health agency in Canada: a case study

This is a story about how something called the “KT Mapping project,” which while designed and carried out successfully as an agency-wide, in-depth qualitative (i.e., descriptive) synthesis and critical appraisal of the current patterns of practice of KT undertaken by a key federal health agency, actually ended up being experienced as a KT intervention for many staff who participated in it. While it had been designed to “map” the scope and value of current KT practice, receiving systematic and ongoing training and feedback on how to identify, report and submit project-eligible KT activities for inclusion within the project database stimulated various mindfulness-related consequences and other responses. Collectively, these effects suggest that many participants experienced the project as a form of intervention even though neither of the responsible parties had intended it to serve as such.

Peter Levesque:

Delivering KTE services or how to make a living as a consultant

Knowledge Mobilization Works was started as a spin-off company from 6 years of practice at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health. Now in its 5th year of practice, Peter will present some core experiences from his work as a consultant and trainer.

Look forward to seeing you all.