Workshop: Implementing Knowledge Cafes
Solve specific organizational problems and challenges using Knowledge Cafes
My Knowledge Cafe workshops in 2011 were a great success and I will be running another one-day event on Wednesday 2nd May 2012, at the RSA in central London.
The event is a one-day face-to-face event and runs from 09:30 to 16:30. This incudes two coffee breaks and lunch. Full refreshments are provided. This cost is £495 plus VAT. Discounts are available.
The Gurteen Knowledge Café Workshop
This Workshop is designed to help you:
About the workshop
The most widespread and pervasive learning in your organization may not be happening in training rooms, conference rooms or board rooms but in the cafeteria, the hallways and the cafe across the street.Knowledge Sharing is a key issue for Knowledge Management and for organizational success. But real Knowledge Sharing requires an open mindset and continues to be a challenge for many organizations. In fact, it can be difficult to even get people to talk openly to one another other about their specific corporate interests, opportunities and responsibilities.
One way of energizing an organization to take real advantage of conversation and consequent tangible business benefits is the use of Knowledge Cafés. A Knowledge Café is an effective vehicle for opening up conversations and discussions that lead to a deeper understanding of the business world that is turn leads to improved decision making, new ways of working and innovation.
A Knowledge Café is a tool that is used to share tacit knowledge. It can be used within teams, Communities of Practice or across silos to question entrenched assumptions, to help facilitate learning from others and gain a deeper collective understanding of a subject – through conversation.
It is not just about talking and networking though these are secondary benefits but allowing people to engage each other in "dialogue" with the aim of learning from each other rather than entering into unproductive debate and attempting to impose their views on the other which invariably end in failure and frustration.
Knowledge Cafes can be used for many business ends. Here are some specific examples:
In this workshop you will get to understand the desired outcomes, fundamental principals and benefits of the Knowledge Café process. You will go on to participate in a Knowledge Café; to experience the benefits first hand and to reflect on and discuss the experience within the session.
You will leave the workshop understanding the power of the Knowledge Café and with sufficient knowledge to run to one.
Who should attend
The workshop is designed for anyone who is tasked or involved in developing a knowledge sharing or more innovative culture within their organization or looking to encourage and faciliate more purposeful, constructive and creative conversation in their teams or organisations. Including:
David has over 30 years’ experience working in high technology industries. Today, he works as an independent knowledge management advisor, facilitator and speaker, helping people to innovate and to work together more effectively.
He is the founder of the Gurteen Knowledge Community - a global learning network of over 17,000 people in 160 countries. Community members receive his free monthly Knowledge Letter that is now in its 11h year.
David publishes the Gurteen Knowledge Website – a resource website that contains book reviews, articles, people profiles, event calendars, inspirational quotations, an integral weblog and more on subjects that include knowledge management, learning, creativity and innovation
He is a frequent speaker and facilitator and presents on various aspects of knowledge management and social learning. He is well known for his Gurteen Knowledge Cafés and Knowledge Café Masterclasses that he runs regularly in London and in other cities around the world.
In June 2010, David won the Ark Group’s lifetime achievement award for services to KM For most of his career David was a professional software development manager and in the late 80s worked for Lotus Development as "International Czar" where he was responsible for ensuring that Lotus products were designed for the global marketplace.
This event costs £495 plus VAT. To register - please click the button below and complete the registration form.
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