Knowledge Management & Communication Workshop Series

Knowledge Management and Communication is an integrated approach to defining, structuring, retaining and sharing knowledge. It also involves networking, building community partnerships, and understanding market uses. Knowledge Management has at its core, the purpose of sharing knowledge in a strategic approach with the right partners at the right time in order to reduce overlap, inform policy and decision-making, and accelerate innovations.

The Brock LINC is offering the Knowledge Management and Communication Workshop Series. This series of five workshops will be delivered online. Each workshop is one hour in length, and emphasizes a different area of knowledge management and communication.

Workshops are free for Brock graduate students, and participants are welcome to enrol in one, some or all of the workshops. Registration is required to attend.

Workshops

Introduction to Knowledge Management & Communication

Date: Tuesday October 18, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Online, Microsoft Teams

This introductory workshop will help you to think more deeply about knowledge management and mobilization. You’ll learn about various definitions and models of knowledge mobilization, the benefits of engaging with end users, and the basics of plain language communication – supporting you to start building a knowledge mobilization plan of your own. 

Communication tools & Strategies for research

Date: Tuesday October 25, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Online, Microsoft Teams

This workshop addresses the importance of creating and maintaining a clear communications plan and strategy. Topics covered in this workshop include the steps to create a communications plan, best practices for communicating your research and academic activity, and tools and platforms for interactive communication. 

Social Media for Research Communication

Date: Tuesday November 1, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Online, Microsoft Teams

This workshop encourages you to start thinking about how you might use social media to share our research expertise, our research outputs, and begin building a robust social media strategy that we are able to maintain over time. Topics covered in this workshop include types of social media, when to include social media in your research program, designing a social media strategy, learning to use popular social media tools, and measuring the success of your social media strategy. 

Data Sharing & Usage

Date: Tuesday November 8, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Online, Microsoft Teams

This workshop is intended to familiarize learners/participants with key concepts and importance of data sharing and intellectual property. Specifically, learners/participants will explore the importance of data sharing, security and intellectual property from the perspective of researchers, research institutions, industry, government, and not-for-profit/community partners.  

IP & Commercialization

Date: Tuesday NOvember 15, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Online, Microsoft Teams

This workshop encourages you to start thinking about how research can be brought to market. How can its purpose be successfully communicated to industry, end-users, and society in a way that it can be quickly and efficiently adopted into public use while generating a profit? There are many factors to consider in determining commercialization potential of research and inventions, among those considerations are: the real-world problems its addresses; how it solves that problem; its impact; target user/consumer; costs involved; competitors; barriers to overcome (e.g., regulatory, safety, patents, etc.)

The workshop series will be led by Kait Kribs, the Digital Research Communications Officer for the Brock LINC. Kait has a PhD in Communication and Culture from York University and spent numerous years researching, writing, and teaching about digital culture and creative labour.

Email Kait Kribs, Digital Research Communications Officer at kkribs@brocku.ca with any questions.