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This certificate program is comprised of three online courses. Click on each courses for more details and registration

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Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization (offered by University of Guelph)

Develop your knowledge, skills and values with respect to knowledge mobilization (KMb) and learn to select and apply KMb tools and techniques to move knowledge into action.

Addressing today's complex social, economic, health or environmental challenges calls for our increased capacity to collaborate in finding and implementing innovative solutions. While a vast amount of knowledge is created every day, only a fraction of it is effectively mobilized—shared, used and applied—to inform real-life situations. This lack of knowledge transfer or exchange is contributing to a gap between research, policy and practice, which hinders social innovation and slows down progress.

The Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization seeks to contribute to closing this gap by providing you with the necessary tools to enable the efficient and appropriate dissemination, uptake and application of knowledge. The certificate is comprised of three online courses and is designed for professionals currently employed or aiming to work in the social sciences, human services and health sectors—including KMb practitioners, service providers, policy-makers and researchers. Graduate students interested in building knowledge mobilization skills or planning to work in one of the above fields are also encouraged to enrol.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Build and implement knowledge mobilization strategies adapted to the needs and goals of your organization or sector
  • Identify and use evidence from a number of sources and disciplines, and present research findings in ways that make information accessible, relevant and applicable
  • Understand the key skills and competencies of knowledge brokering and stakeholder engagement
  • Turn knowledge into action and support the development of evidence-based policies and programs

If you would like additional information about this certificate, please email or phone 519-767-5000. This certificate is offered by the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) at the University of Guelph in collaboration with Open Learning and Education Support.