Knowledge has become an important factor in production. Many countries that have embraced the concept have seen differences in their development efforts. They have become more competitive. The developments above make it imperative for developing countries to creatively seek, install, maintain and sustain better systems for managing their economies. This should put them in a more competitive position, too. They should aim at bringing out the best of a person to maximize on individual and organizational performance. Today, in the more developed countries knowledge has become the oil that lubricates the engine of growth to run smoothly. Knowledge is embodied in human beings. The issue is how to transfer that knowledge from the individual so that it becomes an organizational resource.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Information services managers e.g.,librarians, documentalists, knowledge workers, records managers etc in fields like health, industry, education, public services, security etc.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Develop and design a knowledge-capture, processing, storage, retrieval, dissemination and evaluation system especially for tacit knowledge;
Develop and design a knowledge management center that is in line with the strategic management plans of the parent organization;
Monitor and evaluate the performance of the knowledge management system in the organization;
Mainstream knowledge in the organization;
Create awareness to staff at all categories of the importance of knowledge as a tool for planning, problem solving and decision making, control and leading functions in any organization.
An overview of knowledge and knowledge management;
The surge to KM; mainstreaming knowledge in an organization;
Explicit and tacit knowledge; requirements for sharing knowledge effectively;
Benefits of knowledge sharing;
The role of leadership in effective knowledge management;
Mainstreaming knowledge in organizations;
Knowledge-driven organizations and KM tools inter alia.