About the Learning Institute


Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate

Are you a Knowledge Translation (KT) practitioner, KM/KT Broker, KT specialist?
Have you had some experience and training in the field but would like to further develop your skills?
Would you benefit from networking with other people in your profession?
Would you like to build a better organizational culture for KT work in your organization?

Course Overview
The Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate (KTPC™) is a 5 day professional development course, held in Toronto, Canada, and the only course of its kind in North America.  The curriculum, presented as a composite of didactic and interactive teaching, exemplars, and exercises, focuses on the core competencies of KT work in Canada, as identified by a survey of KT Practitioners (Barwick et al., 2010).   This one-of-a-kind opportunity for professional development and networking will provide a certificate from the University of Toronto

The KTPC course is aimed at developing the competencies of KT practitioners working across all disciplines – not limited to: health, education, prevention/promotion, and agriculture.  Whether you call yourself a knowledge broker, KT specialist or work by some other name, this event is of great importance to helping us close the research to practice gap.  However you identify yourself professionally, this course is for you if you serve an intermediary role between science and practice.  We invite active participation of your employer to help build organizational culture for KT.  

Course Development
The course was developed by Dr. Melanie Barwick, with the Learning Institute KT Team – Sarah Bovaird and Kelly McMillen, and our KTPC Advisory Team.
KTPC acknowledges support from the Alberta Centre for Child, Family, and Community Research and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and the work and determination of the KT team at SickKids.

Faculty 2011
We have invited the participation of several respected leaders in KT, evaluation, policy, networking, social media, and commercialization/IP to assist in course delivery.
Melanie Barwick, SickKids
Heather Bullock, CAMH
Bruce Ferguson, SickKids
Jane Gibson, Institute for Work and Health
Kelly Grover, Cancer Care Ontario
Desre Kramer, University of Waterloo
Donna Lockett, Toronto
Kathryn Parker, SickKids
David Phipps, York University
Shelley Romoff, SickKids
Neil Seeman, University of Toronto

For more information or to register, visit KTPC

©Barwick, M., Bovaird, S., McMillen, K.  (2010). Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate.  Ontario: Hospital for Sick Children.