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Icebreaker: KM Typologies

Icebreakers are a common way to kick off training events or meetings, especially when not all participants know each other. They are a fun way for participants to get to know one another and to foster team building. This particular icebreaker based on knowledge management (KM) typologies was developed to raise awareness of KM as a valuable discipline by making the work of KM more accessible and personal. It is also meant to highlight the KM work that many people are already engaged in on an as-needed basis and showcase KM’s interdisciplinary nature.

Step 4 Trainer Guide

The Trainer Guide to each training module in the KM Training Package should be the starting point for the Trainer when developing training sessions around each module. The Trainer Guide describes the purpose of the training module, the total estimated time needed to deliver the module, and learning objectives of the module, and it provides a detailed sample agenda outlining how to piece together the different presentations, exercises, and breaks into a coherent session.

Sample Needs Assessment Report: Ouagadougou Partnership

This is a sample needs assessment conducted for the Ouagadougou Partnership, a coalition of government officials, religious leaders, civil society members, and youth representatives from nine countries—Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo—working in collaboration with donors to improve family planning outcomes in the region.

KM Index for Global Health

The Knowledge Management Index (KM Index) is an assessment tool, developed by The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, to examine an organization or project’s use of KM practices, identify opportunities for improvement and, map out an action plan to strengthen the KM capacity. The KM Index measures the capacity in four fundamental KM practice areas: 1) organizational structure (KM vision and strategy), 2) learning opportunities (professional development), 3) internal KM culture (seeking out and sharing knowledge), and 4) KM for global health (effort to advance global health agenda).

Conducting Health Information Needs Assessments

The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project developed this guide in order to walk others through the process of assessing information needs among individuals working at different levels of the health system; to share lessons learned and tips for various methodologies; and to provide tools that can be used or adapted in future assessments. It is intended to be a useful reference material for all health professionals, including policy makers, program managers, and health care providers.

Sample Needs Assessment Concept Note

A sample concept note that includes the following sections: Objectives, Background and Rationale, Methodology, Process to Follow, Recruitment, Data Analysis, Use of the Results, Timeline, and Ethics Approval.

Needs Assessment Methodologies

The goals of this training presentation are:

  • Review different needs assessment methodologies
  • Discuss data analysis approaches and synthesis of findings
  • Outline the process for dissemination of findings
     

Exercise: Needs Assessment Questions and Methods

This activity allows participants to analyze the current knowledge sharing and management situation that their key audience is facing, discuss what they already know about the situation versus what they do not know, and specify appropriate methods to collect new information required to design effective knowledge management activities to improve the situation.

Introduction to Assessing Needs

The goal of Step 1 in the Knowledge Management (KM) Road Map is to understand the extent of the health program challenge and identify how KM can help solve it. This presentation in the Step 1 training module provides an overview of the key tasks involved in completing Step 1 of the Road Map. It starts with explaining what a needs assessment is, particularly as it relates to knowledge management, and why needs assessments are important to designing KM interventions.

Step 1 Trainer Guide

The Trainer Guide to each training module in the KM Training Package should be the starting point for the Trainer when developing training sessions around each module. The Trainer Guide describes the purpose of the training module, the total estimated time needed to deliver the module, and learning objectives of the module, and it provides a detailed sample agenda outlining how to piece together the different presentations, exercises, and breaks into a coherent session.

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