Sunday, April 18, 2010

Save this Date! 2010 KM Symposium: June 7th

Save this Date!
2010 KM Symposium
Chicago Illinois
June 7, 2010
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: 20.00 (for snacks and beverages)
Sponsored by KM Chicago and Midwest KM Community (Detroit)
Our symposiums are about sharing and exchanging insights into KM and organizational learning topics.
Who should Come:
Anyone interested in knowledge management, organizational learning, human resources development and organizational performance improvement. We encourage and support cross disciplinary sharing.
2010 Symposium potential topics list
• Can tacit knowledge be codified and retained?
• What is a knowledge-sharing culture?
• What’s new in Curriculum Development and Learning Management ?
• How to use adult learning concepts to support and organizational knowledge creation.
• What are the characteristics of innovation ?
• What is the role of learning and knowledge in innovation and invention?
• Sharing and co-operation in Communities of Practice.
• Ethics of Knowledge Management.
• Organizational changes before technology solutions.
• Enabling KM sharing between individuals vs. groups
• Methods for identifying user requirements.
• Downsizing, corporate loyalty, psychological contract
• Learning trends for 2010.
• KM trends for 2010.
• Employee involvement programs as a means to encourage innovation.
• KM as an employee performance measure.
• Why Twitter? Success or new fad?
• Advantages of social networks.
• Incentives for knowledge sharing.
• Strategies for how organizations learn - without relearning.
• The best of the best KM blogs and why?
• Organizational learning and KM.
• Methods of synthesis from concepts to knowledge.
• KM in an age of outsourcing.
• Web 2.0 implementation strategies.
• How do you create a knowledge sharing culture?
• How do you structure knowledge to share?
If you are interested in writing an insight please contact
Insight submission date: May 20, 2010

This year we will have 6 insights presented and guest speaker Matt Moore. The attendees will be selecting the 6 insights through an online survey which will be sent out prior to the symposium.

About Matt Moore:
Matt is Chair of the New South Wales KM Forum in Australia, lectures in eLearning Design at University of Technology Sydney and is a director of Innotecture. Matt's previous roles have covered knowledge management, training & development and corporate communications at organizations such as PwC, IBM, Oracle and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Performance Enhancing is Matt Moore's first book. His interest is in making work better - better outcomes for organizations and better experiences for workers. We will be discussing:

• Points of integration between the knowledge management, training & development, organizational learning and performance improvement movements.
• Models of work - and why using only one is dangerous.
• What a maturity model for performance enhancement might look like.

We will send out a formal invitation. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April 13th Meeting: Knowledge Management in the Not-for-Profit Environment - Stefan Lafloer

April 13th Meeting: Knowledge Management in the Not-for-Profit Environment - Stefan Lafloer
Tues, April 13: 5:30pm

Stefan will draw from his experience working in knowledge management in two completely different environments--the commercial world at PepsiCo and the non-profit at YMCA.

He will highlight what's different as well as what's the same and share the details of how he has approached these differences in his own work. There will be plenty of time for interactive discussion with the group, which Stefan will summarize in a "take-away set of lessons learned for you to consider in your own KM work."