Register today for MSFHR’s new knowledge translation Train-the-Trainer workshop

21 January 2020

COVID-19 update: To support public health efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, MSFHR has postponed the upcoming KT Train-the-Trainer workshop. The workshop will now run from September 21-23. Thank you for your understanding.

Calling all KT professionals! Want to develop your training and group facilitation skills? Register today for MSFHR’s three-day Train-the-Trainer workshop.

As a provincial and national leader in the practice of knowledge translation (KT), MSFHR works to support the KT community by providing tools and resources to improve KT capacity. Following a recent evaluation of our KT activities and the successful launch of KT Pathways last year, our KT team identified an emerging need to increase the number of individuals across BC who are able to offer KT training. The solution: develop the KT Train-the-Trainer curriculum and bring people together to kick start KT training in BC.

This spring, we will launch this three-day course designed to teach participants how to develop and lead participatory activities and create engaging processes for diverse groups of learners. The workshop is intended for individuals who are interested in working with their organizations (universities, health authorities, research institutes, etc.) to deliver workshops on KT and research use.

By the end of workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain and model adult education principles that promote learning.
  • Formulate a plan for pre‐assessing their learners
  • Adapt their content to learners’ stated needs
  • Create strong learning objectives.
  • Design a training session related to a KT core topic, according to a training design process.
  • Facilitate a participatory and engaging training session.
  • Apply participatory instructional techniques aligned with the learning objectives.
  • Describe how various KT modules provided to participants may be combined to create a training session for a client.
  • Reflect on their training practice.

Course details:

When: September 21-23, 2020

Where: UBC Nest (6133 University Blvd)

Cost: $498.00

Application deadline: February 15, 2020

Receiving rave reviews

Recently, MSFHR piloted the program with a handful of exceptional KT professionals, and the response was exceptional – but don’t take our word for it. Here’s what pilot participants had to say:

“The KT Train-the-trainer sessions help close the gap between research and practice by providing excellent, practical tips for explaining KT principles and for teaching those principles to others.” Aggie Black, Director, Health Services and Clinical Research and Knowledge Translation at Providence Health Care.

“The Train-the-Trainer program fostered an amazing sense of community and professional understanding among our group of KT experts. I came away with skills and strategies that I will apply first thing next week.” Erica Machulak, Knowledge Exchange Specialist, Office of the UBC VP Research & Innovation.

Interested? Want to learn more?

Because the workshop will focus on training, participants should already have a background in the skills to move evidence to practice, policy and/or future research. It is appropriate for staff, research associates, grants facilitators, postdocs or other individuals facilitating KT or research use in their organization.

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Questions? Need more information?

Please note: this program will not focus on teaching KT material, therefore participants should have prior knowledge/understanding of KT theories and strategies, and experience with KT practice and/or science. It is best suited for research associates, grants facilitators, postdocs or other individuals facilitating KT or research use in their organization.

Contact the MSFHR KT team at