KM4S only succeeds with you
I want to help frontline practitioners and decision makers mobilize technical knowledge/skills and practical wisdom by disseminating and synthesizing knowledge as well as creating interactive learning opportunities in order to develop solutions to practice-based problems, change practices and behaviours, produce useful knowledge, and connect people and organizations with each other's good ideas and emerging practices.
Ultimately, I'd like to take original research & resources & synthesizing them concisely into easily consumable products like Research Snapshots, or Promising Practice Profiles. This will increase the likelihood that they get on your radar, consider them relevant to your work, & actually read or consume the information. In many cases the research is inaccessible to a busy, over-worked, settlement practitioner audience. It usually also misses the WIIFM (What's In It for Me?) factor. Why should you, busy settlement practitioners take up your valuable time reading through a 100 page report? How will it make you better at your work? How will it improve your outcomes? I'd like to provide a knowledge brokering role between researchers & other creators. Their valuable work needs to reach the right audiences in the sector.
KM for Settlement will provide the necessary sense-making so you can find resources that are clearly relevant to you & can contribute to your work in newcomer settlement and integration.
A project like this requires a national approach, to build on the excellent work being done in local & regional settings & ensure that these are shared beyond their geographic or topical restrictions. It also requires continuity, momentum and ongoing service provider engagement so that learning and sharing becomes an enjoyable habit. I want to help identify best practices, tools, resources & research & make information accessible to a time- & resource-strapped audience. Whether it leads to enhanced management capacity or front-line service efficiencies & effectiveness, the goal is not simply to read interesting research, but have it impact your daily work in some way.
I hope you find this site useful. Connect with me and let's work on it together.