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Henley KM Forum Conference and Positive Deviance

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 22 January 2012



Henley KM Forum Conference and Positive Deviance
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 139
Posted DateSunday 22 January 2012 19:28 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://www.henley.reading.ac.uk/executiveeducation/excellenc ... 
CategoriesKnowledge Management; Knowledge Cafe; Positive Deviance

Those of you in the UK may be interested in attending the Annual Henley KM Forum Conference on Wednesday 29 February and Thursday 1 March 2012 at the Henley Business School in Henley on Thames. There is a great line up of speakers, including Hubert Saint-Onge, Chris Collison, David Griffiths, Victor Newman, Elizabeth Lank and Nick Milton.

I have attended this conference almost every year for the last 12 years and I highly recommend it. The Henley KM Forum brings together business practitioners, industry thought-leaders, experts and academics to help organisations tackle the challenges presented by the knowledge economy. It's this rich blend of people and the interactive, engaging style of their events that I enjoy.

I love to spark conversations and at the conference dinner, I will be speaking for 10 minutes before we eat on one of my favourite topics Positive Deviance

Positive Deviance is an approach to behavioural and social change based on the observation that in every community there are individuals or groups of people (so called Positive Deviants) whose behaviours and strategies enable them to find better solutions to problems than their peers even though they have access to the same resources and face similar challenges. In this talk, David will take a look at some of the principals that underlie Positive Deviance and what he thinks KM practitioners and leaders can learn from the approach

I will then ask everyone to spend a little time during conversation over their meal to discuss my talk. We will then spend 20 mins or so at the end of the evening sharing our thoughts with each other.

It should be a fun, engaging two days.

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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