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Knowledge Translation (KT) Academy: Building Capacity for Promoting the Awareness and Use of Employment Research Findings

About the KT Academy

The KT Training Academy will offer a variety of classes to increase the capacity of NIDILLR grantees and their collaborators for disseminating and implementing employment research findings. The courses are designed at two levels of capacity building – exposure and experience. Exposure-level courses are short (1-2 hours in total) and focused on knowledge gain. Experience-level courses are longer (3-10 hours in total) and will use didactic and experiential techniques to create a deeper understanding of KT knowledge and skills, as well as relevant attitudes about KT utilization.

The courses will be divided into two tracks:

Knowledge Dissemination Track
Focus on knowledge translation methods to increase the awareness and understanding of different target audiences about relevant employment research findings
Knowledge Implementation Track
Focus on knowledge translation methods for increasing the embedding of new knowledge

Previous KT Academy Events

  • Friday, December 16, 2022 thumbnail of event flyer

    The Knowledge to Action Cycle : How Do I Apply it to My Work? with Dr. Ian Graham - Session 2

    By: Dr. Ian Graham

    The Knowledge to Action Cycle (KTA) breaks down the implementation process into 7 actionable phases starting with determining the knowledge-practice/policy gap through to sustaining the change. The webinar series will help you apply the Knowledge to Action Cycle, developed by Dr. Ian Graham, to a project or initiative that you or your group have, for turning research findings into implementation activities.

  • Friday, December 16, 2022 thumbnail of event flyer

    The Knowledge to Action Cycle: How Do I Apply it to My Work? with Dr. Ian Graham - Session 1

    By: Dr. Ian Graham

    Session 1 of "The Knowledge to Action Cycle : How Do I Apply it to My Work?" with Dr. Ian Graham as part of CeKTER's KT Academy. The Knowledge to Action Cycle (KTA) breaks down the implementation process into 7 actionable phases starting with determining the knowledge-practice/policy gap through to sustaining the change.

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Turning Research Findings Into Implementation Activities - The "Knowledge to Action" Cycle: A Conversation with Dr. Ian Graham

    Turning Research Findings Into Implementation Activities - The "Knowledge to Action" Cycle: A Conversation with Dr. Ian Graham

    This hour-long interactive webinar was one of a series of events in the Knowledge Implementation Track of the KT Academy at CeKTER and was designed for employment-focused NIDILRR grantees, and their related collaborators. The Knowledge to Action Cycle (KTA) breaks down the implementation process into 7 actionable phases starting with determining the knowledge-practice/policy gap through to sustaining the change.

  • Wednesday, November 03, 2021 ""

    Using Social Media to Improve Knowledge Translation in Your Employment Research and Practice (2 sessions)

    By: Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA and Jean Wnuk, B.A., MBA

    This two-part participatory course is the first offering in the Knowledge Dissemination Track of the KT Academy and will help participants to utilize social media to disseminate information more effectively and enhance education and stakeholder engagement for NIDILRR grantees working to improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 ""

    Using an Equity Framework in Employment Practice Implementation

    By: Ana A. Baumann, PhD.

    This webinar is the first offering in the Knowledge Implementation Track of the KT Academy at the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (CeKTER) and will address the topic of Equity in Implementation for employment-focused NIDILRR grantees, and their related collaborators. The presentation explores the concept of, and strategies for, promoting equitable implementation science and is led by Dr. Ana A. Baumann, a leader the field of health disparities, dissemination, and implementation research.