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Knowledge Translation (KT) Academy

Building capacity for promoting the awareness and use of employment research findings

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

  • Wednesday, November 03, 2021 ""

    Using Social Media to Improve Knowledge Translation in Your Employment Research and Practice

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

    This 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.