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Guelph KTT CoP: Capturing the Hidden – Social Network Analysis Workshop

As knowledge brokers, we strive to build meaningful relationships among diverse stakeholders/organizations based on trust and rapport. Demonstrating impact by capturing and reporting these “soft” aspects of relationship building and networking can be difficult. Whereas traditional methods rely on narratives, impact stories, or other qualitative methods, Social Network Analysis (SNA) allows for a unique quantitative approach. Specifically, SNA allows you to map out relationships, determine what type of relationships exist, who might be the most central or influential in the network, who...
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Skills for Research Impact Session 6: Social Media Engagement

Presented by Melanie Parlette-Stewart, Digital Media, McLaughlin Library. Learn all about the web 2.0! Discover how to choose social media platforms that are appropriate for your goals and audiences, and get tips on creating engaging posts. This session is offered as part of the ‘Skills for Research Impact’ workshop series. Please register for the session here.  Or, find...

Guelph KTT CoP: Open Educational Practices and Knowledge Mobilization

Come learn about open educational practices (OEP) and how they support knowledge mobilization. OEP is premised on the philosophy that teaching and learning processes are most valuable when done publicly and visibly by drawing on open technologies and openly licensed resources. Folks using OEP allow their stakeholders (whether students, community members, or researchers) to contribute their voices to the larger conversation, ultimately fostering more meaningful relationships in the community or classroom. This workshop will highlight simple, straightforward, and effective ways to integrate...
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Skills for Research Impact Session 7: Event Planning & Facilitation

Getting your stakeholders into the room is important, but you also need to know what to do with them! Build a checklist of event planning essentials and discuss best practices in group facilitation. This session is offered as part of the ‘Skills for Research Impact’ workshop series. Please register for the session here. Find more information on the workshop series here....
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Hack the Farm: the Improve Life Challenge 2020

The Improve Life Challenge: Hack the Farm is a one-day immersive experience where interdisciplinary student teams work together with community partners to tackle real problems and come up with possible solutions. At the end of the day, teams present their solutions in a pitch-style competition. This year, the Improve Life Challenge will focus on the agricultural and food industry. The agricultural and food industry is changing and facing new pressures and issues related to evidence-based decision-making, sustainable business practices, mental health and risk mitigation. With the...
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Skills for Research Impact Session 8: Data Visualization

Presented by Mike Whyte and Blair Hodgson, Wellington, Dufferin-Guelph Public Health From data to story, learn to turn numbers into compelling visuals and impactful design. Explore the figures and formats most appropriate to share your data and get step-by-step direction on visualizing your messages. This session is offered as part of the ‘Skills for Research Impact’ workshop series. Please register for the session here.  Find...

Skills for Research Impact Session 9: Evaluating KTT Activities

Presented by Anne Bergen, Knowledge to Action Consulting. When all is said and done, how do you know it worked? Go beyond the anecdote and learn to use evaluation techniques to assess the impact of your knowledge mobilization efforts. This session is offered as part of the ‘Skills for Research Impact’ workshop series. Please register for the session here.  Find...
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Guelph KTT CoP: You did a thing, now what? Anchors and Anvils in Evaluating KT projects

The knowledge translation (KT) cycle doesn’t end after the production of tools or implementation of strategies. Taking your work a step further with thoughtful evaluation is imperative to ensuring your project has hit its mark . This presentation will discuss how you can use anchors, anvils, and maybe other forms of alliteration, to help you measure the impact of your KT strategies. This workshop will be led by Jess Voll, MPH, CE and knowledge broker with Gambling Research Exchange (GREO) . As a Credentialed Evaluator (Canadian Evaluation Society) and KT ninja, Jess is particularly...

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