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Modern Communities of Practice: Recommendations for Building, Maintaining and Measuring Impact

Modern Communities of Practice: Recommendations for Building, Maintaining and Measuring Impact

This report from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) – Modern Communities of Practice: Recommendations for Building, Maintaining, and Measuring Impact – describes best practices for harnessing such collaborative spaces while also leveraging face-to-face interaction.

Community of Practice Charter Template

Community of Practice Charter Template

This template offers ideas for the type of information you might want to include in your CoP charter – with the expectation that the needs of your CoP, and therefore the charter, may change over time.

Sample Community of Practice Charter

Sample Community of Practice Charter

This is a charter for the British Columbia Knowledge Translation Community of Practice (BC KT CoP). It includes elements such as the CoP mission statement, membership rules, activities, benefits of community participation, and roles and responsibilities for the CoP Leadership Committee.

The Art of Knowledge Exchange: A Results-Focused Planning Guide for Development Practitioners

Knowledge exchange, or peer-to-peer learning, is a powerful way to share, replicate, and scale up what works in development. Development practitioners want to learn from the practical experience of others who have gone through, or are going through, similar challenges. This updated edition of The Art of Knowledge Exchange planning guide contains a full revision of the original guide as well as new chapters on implementation and results.

Content Adaptation Guidebook

The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project developed this adaptation guide to expand the reach, usefulness, and use of evidence-based global health content, specifically as it relates to family planning. It is intended for use by program managers and implementers working in the health and development sectors who are interested in taking advantage of openly accessible health content—without having to develop content from scratch—to better serve their clients and communities.

KM for Global Health: Recommended Readings and Social Networks

This is a list of recommended readings (and multimedia presentations) related to knowledge management for global health programs. Also included is a short list of top social networks that interested health professionals can join to keep updated on the latest developments in knowledge management and connect with like-minded peers and experts. A downloadable version of this resource in Microsoft Word is available at the bottom of the page.

Recommended Readings and Multimedia Presentations

Sample Project Agreement: FP Voices

As you assemble your KM team, it is important to agree to roles and responsibilities to help set expectations from the outset and potentially avoid any conflict down the road. It may be helpful for the team to draft a simple project agreement that clearly articulates who the members are, what the goal of the project is, how you will define success, and how you will divide labor and make decisions. This document provides a sample project agreement write-up from the FP Voices activity within the K4Health project.

Project Agreement Template

As you assemble your knowledge management team, it is important to agree to roles and responsibilities to help set expectations from the outset and potentially avoid any conflict down the road. It may be helpful for the team to draft a simple project agreement that clearly articulates who the members are, what the goal of the project is, how you will define success, and how you will divide labor and make decisions. This document provides a template you can use to help you develop a project agreement for your team members.

K4Health Theory Primer: Diffusion of Innovations

Global health achievements require highly innovative knowledge management approaches. The diffusion of innovations theory helps explain and predict factors that influence the adoption of public health innovations. This guide provides tangible ways to apply the theory to ensure effective sharing and use of new health knowledge, guidance, and practice among health professionals, particularly program managers and knowledge management practitioners.

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