When

Monday August 17, 2015 at 8:45 AM EDT
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Wednesday August 19, 2015 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Where

University of Guelph 
50 Stone Rd E,
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
 

 
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Contact

Peter Levesque 
Institute for Knowledge Mobilization 
613-552-2725 
peter@knowledgemobilization.net 
 

Knowledge Mobilization Summer Institute 

What is the KMb Summer Institute?  Three days of learning and skill development in the field of knowledge mobilization.  Hands-on workshops and networking with professionals will provide a unique opportunity for early career  KMb individuals to develop a solid foundation of understanding of the key principles of KMb, collaboration, stakeholder engagement, and evaluation.

Who should attend?  Early career professionals working in the area of Knowledge Mobilization or Knowledge Translation and Transfer; this includes researchers, knowledge brokers, research facilitators, and graduate students.  Participants will come from a broad cross-section of organizations such as universities, not-for-profit organizations, research institutions, government agencies, National Centres of Excellence, and industry.

Where will the KMb Summer Institute take place?  In 2015, we are pleased to offer this institute at the University of Guelph in Ontario (approximately 1 hour west of Toronto).  Accommodations will be available on campus or at nearby hotels and food will be provided by the award-winning U of G Food Services.

Cost: $400 + HST = $452.00

Includes three days of:

  • instruction from leading Knowledge Mobilization practitioners and scholars
  • support materials
  • expert keynote speaker
  • dinner on Tuesday evening
  • breakfast
  • break snacks
  • lunch

NB: Agenda may be subject to minor changes

 

Sunday August 16

4:00pm

Check-in to residence/hotels in Guelph

7:30pm

Welcome Networking Session

 

Monday August 17 – Introduction to KMb 

7:30-8:45

Breakfast

8:45-9:15

Intro and Orientation

9:15-10:30

Warm-up: Liberating Structures and Better Networking – Facilitated Session

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-12:00

KMB 101 - David Phipps (York University)  and Peter Levesque (IKMB)

12:15-1:15

Lunch in Centre Six, University Centre

1:15-2:00pm

Knowledge Translation and Transfer: Building collaborative relationships and networks - Bronwynne Wilton (University of Guelph) and Barb Dillingham (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs)

2:00-3:15

Knowledge Mobilization in Large Organizations and Institutions - Julia Lalande (Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs)

3:15-3:30

Break

3:30-4:15

“So you have a KMb Job – Now What?”  Panel? Anne Bergen (Knowledge to Action Consulting), Elizabeth Shantz (Canadian Water Network), Shawna Reibling (Wilfrid Laurier University), Michael Johnny (York University)

4:15-5:00

Understanding the theory behind kmb and KTT - Steve Roche (ACER Consulting)

 

Dinner ‘on your own’ – Guelph is home to a number of wonderful restaurants with a special flair for local and organic options – small networking opportunities will be facilitated throughout the day.

 

 

Tuesday August 18 – Ramping Up and Connecting

7:30-8:45

Breakfast

9:00-9:45

Effective Use of Social Media  for KMb - Shawna Reibling

Facilitation Skills - Bronwynne Wilton

9:45-12:00

We’re mobilizing knowledge but so what? - Anneliese Poetz (York University), Anne Bergen, David Phipps

12:15-1:15

Lunch

1:15-2:15

Co-creating knowledge – balancing lived experience with evidence - Peter Levesque with guests

2:30-3:30

What’s your Endpoint?  Policy – Community – Industry -  Julia Lalande, Caroline Duvieusart-Dery  University of Guelph), Gregor Lawson (Guelph Industry Liaison)

3:30-5:00

Walking tour of Arboretum and Guelph Food Services – Research in Action 

6:00

Dinner at PJ’s Restaurant in the Guelph School for Hospitality and Tourism - Keynote speaker to be announced

 

 

Wednesday August 19 – Career Pathways and the Profession of KMb

7:30-8:45

Breakfast

9:00-10:30

The way to be - Mobilizing Compassion -  Harry Stefanakis, Clinical Pyschologist, Vancouver

 

Break

10:45-12:00

How to work with vulnerable populations

Anne Bergen

Event Planning for Effective Knowledge Mobilization

Elizabeth Shantz, Sara Fisher (University of Guelph), Michael Johnny

12:15-1:15

Lunch

1:15-2:30

Organizations as knowledge brokers - Trudy Smit Quosai (Gambling Research Exchange Ontario) and Tim Nelson (Livestock Research and Innovation Corporation)

2:30-2:45

Break

2:45-3:30

World Caf: What have we learned?

3:30

Closing Remarks and Presentation of Certificates

 

Accommodations

University of Guelph Residences:

Single Room: $73.10/night

Double Room: $65.75/night

Student Room: $49.65.night

Townhouse Room: $108.00/night (3&4 occupants); $121.00/night (1&2 occupants)

Best Western Royal Brock Hotel:

Single/Double Room: $93.99/night