“A Practical Guide to Conducting Knowledge Audits”
Leader: Paul Corney
9am – 5pm, Tuesday 31st January 2017
ORGANISERS: Sudanese Knowledge Society and Knowledge et al
TEAM: Hana Elsadig, Hanadi Elshayeb
PARTICIPATION: Fees Required. See Registration Information.
Introduction (by Masterclass Leader):
Few organisations today have a good understanding of the knowledge that sets them apart from their peers. Most are ill equipped when people or teams leave. Mergers fail because perceived synergies are not realised. New entrants arrive in the market and companies who have failed to innovate or build on what they already know gradually disappear. Knowledge is like any physical asset; it needs to be nurtured and managed but first in an organisational context organisations need to know what they and the people they employ know.
Even with the range of technology solutions, much of an organisation’s knowledge will always be heavily reliant on people and at risk when they leave or relocate. Yet few organisations have really identified what critical knowledge and information is and its potential value. Fewer still assess if their organisational culture supports or inhibits capture, storage, reuse and renewal of knowledge.
Today’s knowledge worker faces a challenge conducting a knowledge audit and identifying an organisation’s knowledge assets. The emergence of social tools, alongside intranets, electronic document and records management systems, and transactional legacy systems, not to mention a continued reliance on email for communication and storage makes it difficult to identify what an organisation knows, who knows it, and where it’s kept.
This one-day master class, run in association with the Sudan Knowledge Society, will equip you with the practical skills you need to conduct a knowledge audit of your organisation. You will learn how to recognise what explicit knowledge is retained in the organisation’s systems, as well as what tacit knowledge is kept in people’s heads and identify good practices and knowledge assets. This will help to act as a precursor to and/or refresh knowledge management strategies.
In this Master Class, you will learn how to:
- Scope a knowledge audit and identify key stakeholders;
- Conduct a knowledge audit and map the organization’s key knowledge assets;
- Compile a diagnostic report with recommendations; and
- Use techniques for getting stakeholder engagement.
To enroll in Masterclass:
- The total cost for enrollment in the Master Class is 200 US$ per participant.
- Please fill this online registration form and we will contact you.