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Douglas, Brett, et al,
Thank you and all for your input. I'm not looking to build the course to certify individuals. I am not doing this in response to COVID-19. I started this awhile back, but shelved it because my time was limited writing a chapter in a PM book. Now, my time is more open. My background in KM is based on 23-years of military service which is why I believe in KM as a team sport as Brett stated. At my first post-Navy company, I became a contracted knowledge manager for four years and experienced the side of the world that believed if it were on SharePoint, it was good enough. I also wrote my dissertation on KM and innovation on how they affect firm performance. That's never been good enough for me. I want to create a program where people who need to learn quickly about KM basics to get them set up for their job where they can help their business grow. I also want to create a program where the C-suite can reach out and get their new KMers in a course that will give their employees the confidence to do their best whether it's for an organization's internal support or for external customer service. I am sure it's not new that there are organizations and employees out there who need this. That's why I am looking at a basic course. Again, not a certification course or an end-all-be-all course. This is why I reached out to all of you. Because you all started out like I did knowing nothing and can look back with 20/20 vision knowing what would have truly helped you.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Brett, congratulations on your new CKM designation.
As you know, and others designing such training should know (Cindy), our CKM program was not just created/assembled due to Covid-19, but was actually started in 2019 to be a third delivery mode. In other words, developing a robust virtual course is by no means trivial.
Covid-19 expedited the design and enrichment process, which should include best practice processes (pre-, in- and post-class), as well as the curriculum content, and of course experienced KM trainers Trainer experience means both training skills but also extensive KM experience to enrich the lecture components with their own real-life stories and compelling case studies.
Importantly, the virtual mode was not created from scratch, but transformed based on our 20 year evolution with our
existing, week-long F2F CKM (since 2001), and self-paced eCKM (2007).
In that two-decade evolution, we came to understand the importance of exercises (learn-by-doing), and in particular what exercise could in total be the foundations of a complete KM Strategy. We call the process the KM PRACTICUM™. Certificants rate and confirm the criticality of each PRACTICUM exercise and their own mastery at graduation.
Here's another lesson learned. Students can't just do such exercises in a vacuum, but need sufficient prerequisite learning as foundational, enabling knowledge. So, we use the Flipping concept as well, where we leverage our pre- and post-class eCKM and Resource Book Study Notes to enably much more focus on the in-class exercises.
Cindy, best wishes and welcome to the world of KM training and certification.
Chief CKM Instructor
The main problem i see with online KM classes stems from the inability to do practical exercises or group work.
Zoom and Miro, for example, are fantastic tools which, used effectively, render pretty decent training effects.
But KM is about people and a lot value comes from the comradery of connection. Not just over coffee but achieving a result through collaboration.
Yes, I get that we are transitioning to a new paradigm. That is good. And having just done CKM virtually with KMI, I've seen how online KM training can succeed. This experience reinforces my belief that effectively using the right tools for good practical exercise is vital for an online KM course to be useful.
Brett J. Patron, CKM
Knowledge Management Specialist (Dept of Air Force Civilian)
Joint Enabling Capabilities Command
Joint Planning Support Element
Naval Station Norfolk, VA 23511
On Sat, Jun 6, 2020, 8:02 AM Pavel Kraus <p.kraus@...
I am using our SKMF 3 Sphere Model for basic KM trainings. It is
useful for beginners, as it clarifies the perspective of knowledge
and information and how they intersect. It links both to the
capacity to act. We have also put many of current KM techniques
alongside the spheres. This gives additional clarification. The
terminology is based on the 2020 DACH Glossary:
The 3 Sphere Model simplifies the discussions about what knowledge
management deals with and what tools belong to what. More
information you find on my website: https://www.aht.ch
With Edwin K. Morris we have created a short video about it:
Dr. Pavel Kraus
AHT intermediation GmbH
+41 79 396 55 35
SWISS KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT FORUM
Hello! I am creating an online KM course for beginning
professionals on their KM journeys.
I am starting it off with some history on KM (for instance,
Polanyi, Nonaki), basics on tacit and explicit dimensions,
terminology: knowledge sharing, transfer, creation, knowledge
sharing networks/CoPs, and knowledge mapping,..but I just don't
want to get too deep since this is a beginners course. I will be
doing videos for it with pdf transcripts. I would also like to
highlight some of the more experienced people in KM in video
interviews for this course.
Thank you for any and all feedback!
- I haven't decided on how many modules I will have, but what
do you consider are the most essential ideas beginning KM
professionals may be looking for to do their jobs?
- What concepts for beginners would best help them get set up
Dr. Cindy Young, PMP, LSSMBB, CMQ/OE
CJ Young Consulting https://www.cjyoungconsulting.com/
Dr. Cindy Young, PMP, LSS MBB, CMQ/OE