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.
It gives tips for what to do during yoru first 60/120/365 days as a knowledge mobilizaer.

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

  1. 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. 2. Like herding cats?
  3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. Sacha Geer, PhDsgeer@uwaterloo.caTwitter: @pidcallianceContribute to this discussionShawna Reibling, MAsreibling@wlu.caTwitter: @MobilizeShawna@LaurierResearch
  10. 10. What advice would you givesomeone new to working in K*?

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