Registration Information

Fees

$300* Alberta-based participants

$1500 Participants from outside of Alberta

*As part of their mandate to increase knowledge translation capacity and uptake in Alberta, the AbSPORU Knowledge Translation Platform will subsidize registration for all Alberta-based participants.

---Registration will open on July 27, 2020---

For questions or more information, please contact Morgan Potter (morgan.potter@ualberta.ca)

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Program

Knowledge Translation Certificate - Alberta SPOR SUPPORT

The Knowledge Translation (KT) Certificate covers theory, methodology, and practical work, encompassing elements that are common across KT theory, methods, and frameworks. This course is intended to provide a breadth of knowledge and skill in knowledge translation with ample opportunity to discuss the concepts with other learners and the course moderators. Examples used throughout the course will primarily focus on the context in Alberta, but the course is open to participants from outside Alberta.

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss different KT concepts and approaches and describe when and how to use them
  • Select and apply theories, models, and frameworks to address a knowledge to practice gap
  • Describe strategies for assessing and determining stakeholder/organizational/system knowledge needs and/or readiness for change
  • Consider barriers and facilitators when selecting implementation/KT strategies
  • Select and apply appropriate evaluation tools, models and frameworks to develop an evaluation plan
  • Identify important considerations for sustaining long term impact of a project or intervention

Course Structure

The KT Certificate is delivered over 11 weeks. It is anticipated that participants will spend approximately 3-6 hours per week on content and participation. Each week will include:

  • a live webinar at 12:00 PM (noon) MST on Tuesdays (1 hour)
  • review of the weekly readings and resources (approx. 1-2 hours)
  • engagement in project based assignments (approx. 1-3 hours)

Course Outline

Week 1: Knowledge to Action Cycle and Course Overview

Week 2: Types of Research and Evidence

Week 3: KT Concepts, Theories, Models, and Frameworks

Week 4: Behaviour Change Concepts, Theories, Models, and Frameworks

Week 5: Stakeholder Engagement and System Readiness

Week 6: Addressing Barriers and Facilitators to Implementation

Week 7: Developing a KT/Implementation Plan

Week 8: Translating Evidence for Multiple Audiences

Week 9: Evaluating Impact

Week 10: Planning for Sustainability

Week 11: Bringing it all Together

Prerequisites

  • Completion of a related post-secondary degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Currently employed or aiming to work in the social sciences, human services, and/or health sectors. This includes advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.