Wednesday, August 13, 2008

October 7th KM Chicago Meeting -- Knowledge Retention: How to Keep Knowledge from Walking out the Door

In place of our regularly scheduled KM Chicago meeting in October we are co-sponsoring the following event with SLA Illinois. Following is information on this event. We hope you will join us!

Registration is now open for the joint KM program and workshop for SLA Illinois Chapter and KM Chicago on Oct. 7.

Knowledge Retention: How to Keep Knowledge from Walking out the Door
Lunch Meeting with Panel Discussion
Afternoon Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd , Chicago
“In years gone by the physical plant and equipment were the assets to be guarded. Now, increasingly, our most valuable assets walk out the door at five o'clock every day. Though the workers leave the machines and computers behind when they go home, they take the experience and skill-sets with them. If they don't come back, we're in deep trouble.” From http://goliath. coms2/gi_ 0199-89466/ Real-assets- walk-out- the.html.

How do organizations identify and deal with capturing and retaining knowledge from employees who are retiring or leaving? Join SLA Illinois and KM Chicago members for an exploration of this important issue and how information professionals can play a relevant role within their organizations.

Lunch Panel
Three KM practitioners -- Curtis Conley, Laura Claggett, and Rich Doody -- will discuss their experiences, followed by a question and discussion session. Bring your questions and comments on this topic! For bios, see the full announcement linked below.

Afternoon Workshop facilitated by Kathy Hagen, KM Consultant
In order to meet the challenges of today's competitive environment, organizations must be able to access and use the accumulated experience of their employees. Experienced employees are retiring and changing positions at unprecedented rates. What is your organization doing to make sure that this wealth of knowledge is not walking out the door? This interactive half-day session will focus on identifying critical knowledge, defining knowledge risks and developing a knowledge transfer plan.
For more information on Kathy, see http://www.klhagen. com/.

§ Workshop registration including lunch and panel discussion
- $100 for registration and payments received by Sept. 15, 2008
- $125 for later registration and payments (deadline Oct. 2)
§ Lunch and Panel Discussion only - $30 (limited capacity, book promptly)
For full details and registration, see the SLA Illinois Chapter calendar: http://www.slaillin 457
Planning Co - Chairs: Ann Lee and Janice Keeler

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