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Library & Knowledge Services: KT Design Collaborative

KT Design Collaborative (not currently offered - watch this space for upcoming cohort opportunities)


Knowledge Translation (KT) is moving knowledge into action.


PRE-WORK: Are you a participant with the KT Design Collaborative? If you have not previously attended at KT 101 webinar, you can watch a recording here.


It can take up to 17 years for new knowledge to be adopted into practice. Knowledge translation involves dynamic and iterative strategies addressing barriers to change, mobilizing knowledge into practice to improve care.


The KT Design Collaborative is a cohort-based learning curriculum that provides point of care clinicians, educators, quality and safety leaders, practice leaders and other change champions at CW the opportunity to:

  • Bring a gap between knowledge and practice from their workplace that they wish to address as their change/knowledge translation (KT) initiative.

  • Apply evidence-informed KT principles and tools to design a targeted plan for change.

  • Learn together and build on their toolkits for supporting change.


Questions? Interested in joining a future cohort? Email Kimberly Miller, Senior Leader of Clinical Education and Special Projects.


Feedback from Cohort 1:

  • "The biggest learning for me in the KT Design Collaborative was systematically identifying barriers so I can better tailor knowledge resources to support end users in implementing changes. The impact is less wasted time for them and me."
  • "The KT Design Collaborative equipped me with the knowledge and tools that I needed. While we are not yet at the stage of implementation, the team feels that the learning program has set us up for success."


Learn more about Knowledge Translation on the Library's Knowledge Translation Subject Guide.

PHSA LogoBC Children's & BC Women's are programs of British Columbia's Provincial Health Services Authority. Library & Knowledge Services are provided through C&W Learning & Development, part of the Practice & Learning portfolio at BC Children's & BC Women's. Learning & Development is here to provide you and your team with education and professional development resources to enable excellent patient care and to support your life-long learning. We are located within the unceded, occupied, traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and səlilil̓w̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) where these guides were conceptualized and created.