Friday, March 18, 2016

Learning with the system

Join KM Chicago on April 20, 2016!

Learning with the system: building blocks for successful knowledge management programs

Kate Elgayeva, Presenter

In today's era of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, organizations must be adaptable in the face of constant change (Harvard Business Review). Doing so requires that organizations engage in a continual process of learning and intra-organizational knowledge exchange and yet some critical ingredients of a recipe for effective knowledge management programs are often overlooked. How can knowledge management leaders in today's ever-changing organizations facilitate conditions for learning and optimize the organization's competitive advantage? This workshop will focus on identifying the essential building blocks of creating knowledge management programs that can optimize organizational change readiness, learning and innovation, and increase the organization's overall performance and effectiveness. Outcomes of this workshop for participants will include: 

  • Understanding individual and organizational learning from a systems perspective;
  • Connecting systemic learning with knowledge management practices; 
  • Identifying foundational components that contribute to successful knowledge management programs; and
  • Correlating the systems perspective with key organizational outcomes.


Kate is currently an Adjunct Professor of Management at the University of Illinois in Chicago, teaching undergraduate and MBA courses in management and organizational behavior. She received her PhD in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she also teaches courses in the MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program. Kate's dissertation research focused on knowledge management processes, and examined the nature of tacit knowledge exchange as well as the formative role of the organizational leadership in knowledge management programs. Kate is currently a board member of the Academy of Management's Organization Development and Change division, a board member of ARMA Chicago, and has been a board member of KM Chicago since 2014.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
5:00 PM - 5:30PM Networking
5:30PM - 6:30PM Workshop

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
300 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3100, Chicago
(One-half block from Union Station)

6:30PM After Action Review (No Host Refreshments)

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Knowledge Management and Information Governance

Join KM Chicago and ARMA Chicago on March 8th!

Knowledge Management and Information Governance: Incorporating IG and KM in Organizational Learning Programs and Implementations

Valeria L. Hunter, Principal Consultant

Learning organizations with continuous improvement programs utilize networks, communities of practice, discussion forums, and lessons learned systems to implement best practices for performance improvement. Incorporating governance in the workflow of these systems and processes can be a challenge, and getting it right adds complexity and credibility that can make or break your knowledge management program. Valeria Hunter will share her experience of actual implementation during her nearly ten years in Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning at one of the a global energy corporation and discuss the benefits, challenges and methods to incorporate information governance principles.

East Bank Club
500 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60654

10AM - Registration
10:30AM - Presentation
12-1PM- Lunch and Networking

Cost: $35 for ARMA members / $45 for ARMA non-members

*note a dial-in option is also available ($10 for members and $20 for non-members)

Details at Chicago ARMA Events