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REMINDER: FLICC Meeting Announcement 2002-10

Introduction to Knowledge Management

See a draft of the agenda below.

This two-day workshop, created by Knowledge Management Consortium
International (KMCI), offers a high-level and comprehensive
introduction
to Knowledge Management (KM) and is designed to equip federal
information professionals with a basic understanding of KM theory and
practice. After a short informational session on the present state of
KM
and its applicability to federal libraries and information centers,
the
workshop will feature sessions on:

* KM Key Issues and Concepts including Knowledge, KM, Organizational
Learning, Adaptive Systems, the Knowledge Life Cycle, a KM Framework,
KM
Practices, Information Technology, Innovation, and the Open Enterprise

* KM and knowledge processing metrics

* KM Information Technology Applications (including portals and a wide
range of other software tools for knowledge production and
integration)

* KM Process Methodology Issues, Tools and Methods, including KM Life
Cycle Methodology vs. KM Framework Methodology, Communities of
Practice,
Story-telling, Group Decision Process Methods.

Date
Monday, February 4, 2002--Tuesday, February 5, 2002

Time
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; there is no
entrance to the Library of Congress before 8:30 a.m.)

Place
Mumford Room, Sixth Floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 1st
and Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.

Metro
Capitol South Station (Blue and Orange Lines)

Sponsor
FLICC Education Working Group

Registration
$250.00--Call FLICC at (202) 707-48200 or visit the FLICC Educational
Programs Web site at http://lcweb.loc.gov/flicc/mmeduc.html to
register
online.

Information
Call FLICC (202) 707-4800; TTY (202) 707-4995

ADA accommodations will be provided if requested five (5) business
days
in advance. Please contact (202) 707-4800 or [log in to unmask]

Cancellations
Cancellations must be called into the FLICC office (202-707-4800) 48
hours prior to the start of an educational program or the full fee
will
be charged.

Draft of Agenda

February 4, 2002

AM

* Introduction, Overview, Objectives

* What is Knowledge? What is Knowledge Management (KM)?

* A Knowledge Life Cycle Framework, A KM Framework, KM and Culture

PM

* Generations of KM, KM Value Proposition and Information Technology
Issues

* Innovation and Sustainable Innovation

* The Open Enterprise: A Normative Model for Sustainable Innovation

February 5, 2002

AM

* Knowledge and Knowledge Management Outcome Metrics

* Knowledge Management Process Methodology (KM Life Cycle vs. KM
Framework Methodology)

* KM Knowledge Processing Tools and Methods (Communities of Practice,
Storytelling, Knowledge Cafes, Group Decision Processes, Cultural
Analysis, Value Network Analysis, Influence Network Analysis, other
techniques.)

PM

* KM Information Technology Applications (Enterprise Information
Portals and Enterprise Knowledge Portals, Portals and eBusiness)

* Other IT-based Knowledge Production and/or Integration Tools
(Collaboration, Data Mining, Balanced Scorecard, Agents, Group
Decision
Process Tools, Analytical Modeling and Simulation, Assessment
Capture/Best Practices Software, other IT tools.)

* Windup--What Do We Do On Monday Morning?


KMCI and Faculty Bios

KMCI, founded in 1997, is a non-profit organization devoted to
developing a balanced view of knowledge management from the context of
an organization. Balanced means to define knowledge management as part
of a complex adaptive system involving people, processes, and tools.
The
end result of KMCI's efforts is to provide a practical, measurable
application of KM to businesses and other organizations. For more
information, visit their Web site at http://www.kmci.org/.

Joseph M. Firestone, Ph.D. is Vice-President and Chief Knowledge
Officer of Executive Information Systems (EIS), Inc. Joe has varied
experience in consulting, management, information technology, decision
support, and social systems analysis. He is a founding member of KMCI,
its secretary, and executive vice president of education, research,
and
membership, the director of the KMCI Research Center, and the editor
of
the new journal Knowledge and Innovation Management: A Joint Journal
publication of the KMCI and The Institute for Knowledge Management
(IKM)
of The George Washington University.

Mark W. McElroy is the founder and president of Macroinnovation
Associates, LLC, an innovation management consultancy based in
Windsor,
Vermont. Mark is a 24-year veteran of management consulting, having
spent part of that time at Price Waterhouse, IBM, and as a partner at
KPMG Peat Marwick. He is also board chair of the Sustainability
Institute in Hartland, VT; inventor of the patent-pending 'policy
synchronization method for improving organizational learning and
business innovation; and President and board member of the KMCI.