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Release date
18 Jul 2017
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Loriana Bethune
Utilisation and DELWP Program Manager

Get rewarded for using research

Do you and your agency use our research? Nominate for the AFAC News Knowledge Innovation Award, presented at #AFAC17.

There is both an individual and agency award, which recognises knowledge management and research utilisation initiatives that contribute to an industry culture that supports knowledge creation and evidence-based decision making. It is a great professional development opportunity too, with the individual winner receiving travel and attendance at a conference of their choice to the value of $2,500, thanks to Motorola Solutions.

Background

The AFAC approach Thinking Requires Knowledge: An Approach to Knowledge Creation outlines an approach to the creation and evolution of knowledge. The Strategy identifies four focus areas – people, content, process and technology – and a number of implementation actions for each area.

This award seeks to recognise individual and agency knowledge management and research utilisation initiatives that contribute to an industry culture that supports knowledge creation and evidence-based decision making.

Award categories

Individual award

In recognition of the innovation, creativity and contribution an individual staff member or volunteer has made to the advancement of knowledge management and/or research utilisation in their agency or jurisdiction.

Agency award

In recognition of an AFAC member agency for its demonstrated commitment to ensuring knowledge management and/or research utilisation is an accepted and valued management practice.

Value of the award

Individual award

In recognition of their effort over and above their normal role, the award winner will be sponsored by Motorola Solutions to attend a conference of their choice to the value of $2,500. This may include conference registration fees, travel, accommodation and sundry expenses.

Agency award

In recognition of their efforts to assist with growing an industry culture that supports knowledge creation and evidence-based decision making, the winning agency will have their name placed on a perpetual trophy that will be displayed in the AFAC office, and will also receive a plaque in recognition of their efforts.

AFAC will profile award winners on the AFAC website and through AFAC-news. Winners will also be able to display details of the award through their own communication channels.

To receive an application form, please email member.services@afac.com.au

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