Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Sharing Hidden Know-How: Knowledge Jam

The slides from last night's KM Chicago meeting can be found in our SlideShare account, and also linked below.   Thanks again to Kate Pugh for sharing with us - it was a great meeting with a lot of fantastic conversation.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Update and Reminder: February 8th Meeting Location Change

Our next meeting on February 8th, Knowledge Jams with Kate Pugh, will not be held at our regular location.  Instead this meeting will take place a couple of buildings down the street at the Deloitte offices (address and details below).

Request: If you plan to attend the meeting, please RSVP by sending Curtis Conley an email ( There is no cost to attend, but we will need to provide your name to the front desk ahead of time.

Deloitte building
15th floor, Jackson Park conference room
111 S Wacker Dr.
Chicago, Il. 60606

Dial-in information:
888-998-2663, Participant ID: 153336#

LiveMeeting URL:

Meeting Details: 
Tuesday, Feb 8th at 5:30pm

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 acquisition.  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!"