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In-house Knowledge Cafes

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 19 September 2012



In-house Knowledge Cafes
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So why is it that I have run more in-house knowledge cafes in South Africa and New Zealand than in the UK? I don't know. One day I may figure it out.

Two weeks ago in Johannesburg for ICKM 2012, I ran four introductory in-house Knowledge Cafes for the following organisations:
  • GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)
  • SABC Media Libraries (South African Broadcasting Company) They have storified the event (thanks!)
  • ATNS (Air Traffic and Navigation Services)
  • Norton Rose (a law firm)

I also managed a few more engagements:

So quite a busy boy!

But the upshot of it all is that I now have my Introductory Knowledge Cafe down to a fine art having ran so many over the years.

Each one is customised and typically lasts 3 hours including a short coffee break and runs for between 20 to 30 people. It's a great way for a small, often cross-functional group, within an organisation to learn what the knowledge cafe is all about in a very practical sense and to pick up on the concept and run them for themselves.

If you are interested in my running one for your organisation get in touch.

Gurteen Knowledge Cafe: SMARTlab at the University of East London

Knowledge Cafés as KM Tools. KM India 2010

Gurteen Knowledge Cafe at KMPAP 2006 in Hong Kong
Introduction to the Knowledge Cafe, Greenwich 2006
KM Egypt, Cairo, 2010
About the Gurteen Knowledge Cafe, 2009

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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