Friday, January 14, 2011

February 8th Meeting: Knowledge Jams with Kate Pugh

Please join us for our next meeting, February 8th for what should prove an interesting and interactive meeting led by Kate Pugh.

Knowledge Jam is a process for using conversation to get out tacit (hidden) knowledge from teams and experts, and to put it to work with the help of the organizations that need it most.  It is built around the disciplines of facilitation, conversation, and translation, and draws on the practices of organizational learning, social media, and intelligence acqusition.  Kate Pugh, author of Sharing Hidden Know-How (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, March 2011) will take the KM Chicago group through the process and have us all do a role-play.  Expect a fun, interactive, and practical experience that may inspire you to facilitate your own Knowledge Jams.

Kate is president of AlignConsulting, a firm focused on knowledge-based transformation. She formerly was VP for KM for Fidelity and Senior Technical Program manager for Intel Solution Services. She also held leadership roles at JPMorganChase and PwC Consulting/IBM. Kate is also the co-author with Nancy Dixon of the Harvard Business Review article, "Don't Just Capture Knowledge. Put it to work!"

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

January 11th Meeting: New Year's Knowledge Management Resolution

As defined on Wikipedia, a New Year's Resolution is, "a commitment that an individual makes to a personal goal, project, or the reforming of a habit."  Given that definition, do you have any Knowledge Management resolutions that you will be making this year?  It could be anything from an exciting new project you'll be working on, or simply the resolution to stop doing something that isn't working now.

Welcoming the new year, on January 11th KM Chicago will host a roundtable discussion on this topic.

Please plan to join us for this free-form discussion where we have the opportunity to learn more about what our fellow KM Chicago community members are working on, and what they plan to accomplish during this new year.  We hope to see you there!