Double feature on demand driven knowledge transfer: Two Knowledge Broker Stories

Good Evening, I have published two stories about knowledge brokering that are focused on focusing on the user/consumer/demand side of the equation. Hal De Lair has written about an example of the tool he told us about in story one – He emphasizing putting the consumer in the middle of the process. Daryl Rock brings …

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Jonathan Green’s Knowledge Broker Story: “Me” as part of an innovative system

Good Afternoon, The ninth knowledge broker story comes to us from Jonathan Green at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  He brings us some great concepts.  I really like the concept of “carewords”.  I like the imagery of a tool belt of skills that are forever being sharpened or traded out. Jonathan brings …

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Daryl Rock’s Knowledge Broker Story: Defining Knowledge Mobilization from a Strategic Perspective

Good Evening, I hope the dinner went really well. Would have loved to join you. It is my privilege to bring you a new knowledge broker story from Daryl Rock.  Although he is now based in Vancouver, Daryl was the Director of Strategic Programs at SSHRC in Ottawa and sought to “operationalize” knowledge mobilization in …

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Ben Levin’s Knowledge Broker Story: Lasting Interpersonal Relationships

Good Friday, I hope you all had a productive week.  It is my pleasure to announce that the 7th Knowledge Broker Story – Lasting Interpersonal Relationships – comes to us via Dr. Ben Levin, Canada Research Chair in Leadership and Educational Change at OISE, and former Deputy Minister of Education in both Manitoba and Ontario.  …

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Michael Johnny’s Knowledge Broker Story: From Cleaning Streetlights to KMb!

Good Afternoon, Our friend and colleague, Michael Johnny at York University has contributed the latest Knowledge Broker Story. In “From Cleaning Streetlights to KMb!”, he tells us about the journey to working in knowledge mobilization. I really liked this quote: With no clear blueprint on how to develop an institutional knowledge mobilization unit, I was …

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Job Posting: Knowledge Mobilization Program Managers, UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

http://www.workopolis.com/EN/job/11119344?RSS=Y Knowledge Mobilization Program Managers (2 positions) Office of Associate Vice-President (Research) Agri-Food and Partnerships Temporary full time from November 2009 to April 2013 The Knowledge Translation and Transfer (KTT) initiative established under the enhanced OMAFRA-University of Guelph partnership agreement renewed in 2008 is designed to accelerate the transformation of knowledge into use.  This new …

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Angie Hart’s Knowledge Broker Story: Knowledge brokering through partnership work

Good Morning, This has been a good week for interesting stories from knowledge brokers.  Angie Hart at the University of Brighton has contributed the latest story: Knowledge brokering through partnership work.  I love how she is using Resilient Therapy Communities of Practice’ (RT CoPs) set up on the south coast of England to help children …

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Linda Hawkins’ Knowledge Broker Story: Knowledge Mobilization is at the core

Good Afternoon, It is my pleasure to announce that Linda Hawkins has contributed the 4th story in the Knowledge Broker Story Series.  I really like that she pushes us outside the “normal” guidelines – “My starting point in working with community organizations or individuals is not to produce documents that follow social marketing guidelines.”  She …

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The Ontario KTE Community of Practice Winter Dinner and Talk

Monday, December 7th , 5:30pm Guest Speaker: Dr. Katherine Boydell – Arts Based Knowledge Translation Coquine Restaurant 2075 Yonge St (@ Manor Rd.) Toronto, ON L6B, Canada (416) 322-6767  Cost – $40 pp, plus tax and gratuity, alcohol  MENU Appetizer Onion Soup Gratinée OR Caprese Salad OR Caesar Salade  Main Course Beet Gnocchi OR Pan …

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David Yetman’s Knowledge Broker Story: Laughter-the secret ingredient in being a change agent

David Yetman has contributed a story to the Knowledge Broker Story Series.  I love the part where he tries to describe what he does to his mother.  This has been an issue most of my life.  My mother just wants me to be happy (my mother-in-law suspects I may have mob connections). David brings a …

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