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2018 Pre-Congress Workshop 6: Demystifying Knowledge Mobilization: Creating a Plan, Creating Change

Jun 24, 2018 09:00AM
Palais des congrès de Montréal

Presented by: Travis Sztainert, Jess Voll
Sponsored by:

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Community Psychology

Addiction Psychology
Continuing Education Credits: 6



CPA/IAAP Members: $345.00 + GST + QST 

Non-Members: $425.00 + GST + QST

CPA/IAAP Student Affiliates: $230.00 + GST + QST

Delegate categories will be as per the World Bank Economic Categories:

  • Category A = Higher-income economies (GNI per capita: $12,236 or more)
  • Category B = Upper-middle-income economies (GNI per capita: $3,956 to $12,235)
  • Category C = Lower-middle-income economies (GNI per capita: $1,006 to $3,955)
                           & Low-income economies (GNI per capita: $1,005 or less)

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If you are a Non-Canadian Resident residing in a Category B or C country, please click here

Duration: Full Day (9:00 – 16:30)
Target Audience: Researchers, clinicians, and graduate students.
Skill/Difficulty Level: Intermediate Level

Workshop Description:

The call to disseminate knowledge from basic research to those who can use that knowledge to make change began in the 1950’s. Decades later, however, most knowledge creators (e.g., researchers, academics, clinicians) have only a vague understanding of why and how they can move their findings to a more practical domain, where change can be made. The apparent gap between the knowledge creators and end-users is due, in part, to a lack of consensus about how to implement knowledge mobilization (KMb). In this light, the current workshop will clarify the concept of KMb, and help you work towards building a KMb Plan of your own.

The primary purpose of KMb is to close the gap between the knowledge creators and end-users, such that the knowledge accrued by the creators finds its way into the hands of those who may find the knowledge useful, including government organizations, policy makers, the general public, private industry and even other clinicians/researchers. Not content with the divide between academia and application, there has been a push from researchers, funding agencies and universities to incorporate KMb into research. Importantly, this gap is already closing due to (a) growing awareness that research findings are not effectively used in practice in a timely fashion and (b) an emphasis on evidence-based practices and policy. In this workshop you will learn (among other things): KMb theory and frameworks, how to make a KMb plan, different KMb strategies/initiatives, KMb evaluation and KMb skills.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Define and explain how KMb works to close the knowledge to action gap
  2. Identify the central components of a KMb plan
  3. Apply the central components of a KMb plan in one’s own field of study to create an effective KMb strategy
  4. Explore and identify relevant KMb products, tools and processes for one’s own KMb plan
  5. Recognize the importance of evaluation and its value to the overall KMb plan