A Knowledge Exchange Playbook to Build Resilience
In the face of profound shock and change, individuals, organizations, and communities are seeking new ways to prepare for an uncertain future, their only certainty being that the present trajectory of change will intensify. This playbook, co-published with the Global Council for Science and the Environment, is intended to support these efforts to build stronger, adaptive, and more resilient communities.
Use the plays and tools below to help create a game plan for your collaborative, community-engaged project. Feel free to adapt, combine, and improve upon them to better fit your needs.
Play — A set of processes which comprise a strategic activity designed to initiate and/or facilitate knowledge exchange between diverse actors.
Tool — A specific instrument which supports one or more processes in a play.
Plays for every phase of your project
We have organized the plays and tools according to four general stages of project management — initiation, planning, execution and closure.
Plays in practice
The playbook provides plays and tools designed to help researchers and community members collaborate on shared, use-inspired research. But what do these plays look like in action? Margaret Hinrichs, KER Academic Enterprise scholar and co-editor of the Knowledge Exchange Playbook for Resilience, discussed examples of the playbook in action during this lecture for ASU's School of Complex Adaptive Systems.
Contribute to the Playbook
We want to hear from you! What strategies and tools do you use to carry out collaborative, community-engaged projects? Suggest a new play, share helpful resources, or tell your story of putting the playbook to use. The playbook is a living repository; with your help, it can reflect the full diversity of experience and depth of wisdom of those engaged in this work.