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Knowledge Broker Network Capability Framework Introduction. May 2013. Definitions. Knowledge broker = active participant in the coordinated network people collaborating to support practitioners apply knowledge in practice

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Knowledge Broker Network Capability FrameworkIntroduction

May 2013


  • Knowledge broker = active participant in the coordinated network

    • people collaborating to support practitioners apply knowledge in practice

  • Capability Framework = Knowledge and skills + application in practice

    • knowledge skills behaviours values attitudes

What is the Capability Framework?

Describes the network by describing the range of skills in the network –combining strengths of evidence based practice with quality improvement

Underpinned by evidence from a review of knowledge translation models

Tool to support improvement - augments know what with know how

Supports the Knowledge into Action vision and change package

Combines strengths of evidence based practice with quality improvement

Using the framework

Describes learning outcomes

No one person expected to have all

Supports collaboration and sharing

Linked to KSF dimensions – support CPD planning

Mapping tool – self assessment questions to build a picture of the network locally and nationally - not all learning outcomes listed as some are dependant

K2A - Sourcing and synthesising knowledge from research, practice and experienceCapability 3

Identifying needs

Sourcing both explicit and tacit knowledge

Combining, summarising, organising

Creating new knowledge from local experiences of implementation

Reporting, sharing, disseminating

K2A -Delivering actionable knowledge - Capability 4

Defining solutions

Embedding solutions

Contextualising for local environment

Coding and classifying

K2A -Facilitating social and relational use of knowledgeCapability 5

Identifying appropriate methods for person to person knowledge exchange

Facilitation skills eg support communities of practice

Use of various knowledge management techniques and tools to create connections and share

Use of social media tools

K2A -Building organisational capacity and capabilityCapability 1

Physical library and resources

Principles of how knowledge management can support quality improvement

Information literacy and training support for end users

Leadership and change management

Quality improvement

K2A -Operating as a coordinated network of knowledge brokersCapability 2


Coordinated processes and use of protocols, standards

Working in teams, communities and networks

Learning opportunities

  • Formal course

  • Informal activities

  • Signposting existing national and local opportunities

  • Mentoring/coaching

  • Applying skills in new contexts

    Work with managers to identify gaps in local network that service aims to fill

What the network mapping report output could look like

Example of the self assessment questionnaire

Next steps

  • Cath will contact managers about allocating codes to each member of staff

  • Cath will email the self assessment questionnaires to managers to circulating

  • Staff can complete self assessment on their own or with manager

  • All forms to be returned to Cath Ferguson [email protected]

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