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Making online events interactive: the experience of the UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum organisers

When organising events, things often fall into a pattern. We have the tick list of venue checks, timelines for communication and constructing the programme. In 2020, everything was prepped for the UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum in March, and only weeks before Covid-19 forced the organisers to cancel the event. Like so many committees, we had no idea what the future would hold. By summer 2020, we knew we wanted to hold the Forum and that online was our safest option.…

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Looking to the future: Learning from the response to Covid

Following the first wave of Covid, Tracey Pratchett was involved in a trust project to capture key learning to assist with planning for the second wave and inform organisational culture in the longer term. This piece discusses her involvement in the work and reviews the tools that they used to capture learning.…

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Is there a crossover between Organisational Development (OD) and Library and Knowledge Services (LKS)?

Recently Health Education England funded me for a two-day course at Henley Business School on Advancing your Change & OD Practice. Their purpose was to support the Knowledge for Healthcare agenda on knowledge mobilisation. My purpose was to understand where we fit in the Trust’s OD agenda. Over the last couple of years we’ve given increasing amounts of support to our OD department and chatting to our head of OD has revealed that we’re both interested in the same kinds of subjects.…

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Not quite seven stories

This year the UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum was held at Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle. It was an instant hit with the organising committee and conference…

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