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your first 60/120/365 days working in Kmb/kt/k*
your first 60/120/365 days working in Kmb/kt/k*
your first 60/120/365 days working in Kmb/kt/k*
your first 60/120/365 days working in Kmb/kt/k*
your first 60/120/365 days working in Kmb/kt/k*
your first 60/120/365 days working in Kmb/kt/k*
your first 60/120/365 days working in Kmb/kt/k*
your first 60/120/365 days working in Kmb/kt/k*
your first 60/120/365 days working in Kmb/kt/k*
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your first 60/120/365 days working in Kmb/kt/k*

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This presentation was given by Dr. Sacha Geer and Shawna Reibling at the KMb Forum 2013. …

This presentation was given by Dr. Sacha Geer and Shawna Reibling at the KMb Forum 2013.
It gives tips for what to do during yoru first 60/120/365 days as a knowledge mobilizaer.

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  • 1. Your NewKMb/KTPosition:What to doin your first60/120/ 365DaysSacha Geer, PhD and Shawna Reibling, MAKnowledge Mobilization Forum 2013June 3-4, Mississauga, Ontario
  • 2. Like herding cats?
  • 3. Project affiliated (integrated or end of project) and/orUniversity affiliatedFind out if there are others like you, perhaps withdifferent titles.Recognize that K* positions/skills are new and oftenpoorly understood.Where should your energies be focused?KMb/KT/K* Positionsare differently situated
  • 4. Establish job norms in a rapidly expanding field.K* professionals are isolated from one another.What style is the position: deep or broad?Build on your strengths.What will your “story” be? For whom?KMb/KT/K* Positions are GrowingWhat is the history, context ofthe job?
  • 5. Integrating K* professionals smoothly into new/newer positions requires planning.Relationship building as an objective for new K* pro.Facilitate introductions and alliances, recruitmanagement for public internal and external ‘buy-in’to position.Plan for success carefully.Measure what you want to be counted.New KMb/KT/K* PositionsInvestigate the existing terrain…
  • 6. The first 60 daysUniversity AffiliatedEstablish networks beforeyou need to use themMeet gatekeepers: Deans,librarians, PR, CSL/CE, etc.Project Affiliated‘Speed-dating’-Think ‘outside the box’ tobuild relationshipsFind the resources-communications, projectpartners.Lit review-teach yourselfand build a database forothers.Understand your purpose and document goalsKnow your audiencesCreate short and long term goals for each audienceAre you beingsidetracked?
  • 7. The first 120 daysUniversity AffiliatedAre you properlyresourced?Keep meeting people.Promote your quick wins.Tell your story, plant theseed for later.Project affiliatedPartner developmentMutually beneficial mediaand make your mark onsocial media.Major projectdevelopment-strategicplanningHow’s your technicalcompetency?
  • 8. The first 365 daysUniversity AffiliatedAre you creating a K*culture?What are you doing thatis necessary, but invisible?Are you measuring theright things?Are you splitting yourtime, resources fairly?Project AffiliatedRe-assess yourmeasurablesGather insight/feedbackformally- how do peopleunderstand your position?Celebrate publically-renewpartner relationshipsinternally and externally.Are you sharing yourlearnings with others?Build and extendcommunity formally andinformally.
  • 9. Sacha Geer, PhDsgeer@uwaterloo.caTwitter: @pidcallianceContribute to this discussionShawna Reibling, MAsreibling@wlu.caTwitter: @MobilizeShawna@LaurierResearch
  • 10. What advice would you givesomeone new to working in K*?

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