Washington, DC Area KM News and Events
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KM Institute Chairman Douglas Weidner, to be Featured Speaker at "KM Middle East 2014" - the new premiere conference in Dubai
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KM Institute Partners with Swedish Firm Comintelli to Enhance Certification Content and Grow new Tech Showcase for Members
KM Institute Adds Consulting; New "Certified Knowledge Specialist" Designation
KM Institute Partners with Acclaimed Taxonomy Expert Zach Wahl and Enterprise Knowledge...
KM Solutions Showcase™ a Success!
Check out a bit of video footage here on YouTube.
- Knowledge Continuity
- Taxonomy for Business
- Knowledge Jam Workshop
- Analytics and Exec Leadership
- Storytelling for Success
- Info Architecture for KM
- Successful KM Implementation in Practice
- KM Transformation Solution™ - KM Methodology and Knowledge Maturity Model (KMM)™
- Business Architecture and the KM Linkage
Here’s a smattering of comments we received – both written and verbal:
Excellent sessions – good interaction and worthwhile (valuable) take back to office information and ideas.
- Great conference folks. Graham, I enjoyed your presentation and thanks for the conversation and book recommendations afterward during the social hour.
- I really enjoyed the KM Solutions Conference and I came back to my organization with some insightful solutions.
- I had the pleasure of attending the showcase and wanted to thank you and the KM Institute for hosting the event and for providing the opportunity for military personnel to attend at no cost. I found the sessions very informative and the presenters to be very engaging and look forward to attending events in the future.
Zach Wahl – Taxonomy Workshop:
- Best presentation on taxonomy I have ever heard! Well done!
- This was one of the best and most substantive courses I have ever gotten in KM. It was great and so helpful. I can actually take this back to my place of employment and use it! Not academic but actual!
- I learned so much that is applicable to my position and career.
James Pfautz – Human Capital Analytics:
- I think the topic was great and it is vital to the success of KM Programs.
Douglas Weidner – KM Transformation Solution:
- Even though I joined a class in progress, the content and delivery made it very easy to grasp key concepts.. So much so that I want to take the full course!
Gil Laware – Business Architecture:
- Excellent… need more time for this – probably a whole day.
If you weren't able to join us this time, stay in touch and we'll let you know when the next Showcase will be held!
KM Institute Welcomes Record Number to Latest Class
July 22, 2013 - Washington, DC
Despite US Government sequestration, furloughs and other budget woes, KM Institute, the Washington, DC-based global leader in KM training and certification, this week welcomed its largest class ever to its five-day Certified Knowledge Manager program. In fact, the company had to establish a waiting list several weeks ahead of time, and defer some students' attendance to their fall programs.
Says Douglas Weidner, Chairman and Chief Instructor, "Others may say 'KM is dead,' but we are happy to report that there remains a high demand for our training. Not just in the public sector where we have been dominant throughout our history, but in a number of private sector firms as well as leading non-governmental organizations."
This week's class includes attendees from all parts of the U.S., and from the nations of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, India, Guatemala and Haiti.
Firms represented include: the U.S. Government and Military, Booz Allen Hamilton, The World Bank, The Red Cross, The Inter-American Development Bank, Compassion International, ExxonMobil, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, GIZ, Cempro, LMI Consulting, The United Nations Development Program, Medtronic, WBB Inc. Consultants, The Saudi Government, and Empire State University of NY.
All attendees will complete the newly revised Certified Knowledge Practitioner or Manager courses, enhanced by online e-learning and new content derived from the latest in workplace learning and KM research. They will hear from guest instructors who are current KM practitioners, participate in practical exercises to build their own personal KM Portfolios -- knowledge they will take back and begin to apply immediately in their respective workplaces, and use to train their teams.
Prior to the week-long program, each class member joined the KMI Knowledge Hub for pre-class orientation. They will enjoy ongoing membership in the Hub, which will be continuously updated with new premium content -- videotaped lectures from future sessions, new research and the students' own contributions.
KM Institute Adds New Social KM Platform for Certification Students
(June 14, 2013 – Toronto, ON) The KM Institute (KMI), the leading Certification provider for Knowledge Management Professionals, in conjunction with partner Knowledge Smart Designs (KSD), a Toronto-based firm that has developed an innovative transformation engine for business, has launched a new Social KM tool for its students: "Knowledge Rooms."
KMI students will benefit by using this new platform for social collaboration and continued learning; KMI calls it the "Student Hub."
"We are excited to partner with KSD's Team and give our students an even more robust learning experience," says Douglas Weidner, Chairman of KMI. "Our students now have a social platform to share and engage fellow students world-wide, and the benefits go much deeper than you get from a LinkedIn Group.
KSD is meeting the needs every organization
must face," Weidner adds, "to collaborate more effectively, which drives innovation and improved performance, and they do it all in an attractive user experience."
"Harnessing the energy and ingenuity of your team is key to adapting to change," says KSD's Founder, Graham Westwood. "Embedding KMI's powerful educational tools into the collaborative environment will help organizations build capability and capacity on the fly.
Drowning people in information while starving them for knowledge is never a good strategy," adds Westwood. "The integration of process, knowledge and change management with KMI's educational component is a breakthrough strategy."
Weidner adds: "Continuous learning and enrichment, plus social connections with peers and experts, makes this a very unique, value-added experience not found anywhere else in KM training."
KMI's Student Hub will be the "Go to" location for:
- Continuous Learning – via "Hot Topics" Training Videos
- Connect and Collect – share and network with fellow students world-wide
- Visibility – post blogs and articles or learn from others; comment on postings
- New Content – leverage new content/enhancements to the Certification program
For more information on KSD's "Knowledge Rooms" and other solutions, please call: 416-518-0806, or email: info@KnowledgeSmartDesign.com
For more information on KMI or how they are using the "Student Hub" for Certification students, please contact KMI: 866-360-IKMI (4564), or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Washington DC Chapter of the KM Association Announced
(June 5, 2013 - Washington DC) The new KM Association ("KMA") has announced the Washington DC Area Chapter.
years to come.”
For more information on the KM Association, please visit: www.kmassociation.org.
KM Institute Chairman Douglas Weidner Appointed to Kent State University's Information Architecture and Knowledge Management Advisory Board
(April 25, 2013 - Washington DC)
Douglas Weidner is KMI's Chairman and Chief Instructor, and an Advisor to the new KM Education Forum (KMEF) launched by Kent State and George Washington University.
KM Institute Endorses New Association for Knowledge Management Professionals
Weidner adds: “The KM Profession needs an association like this. It’s nice to give our students a place to go where they can be a leader in their local KM community, and when you have more of these communities interconnected, we believe it strengthens the KM Profession as a whole.”
KM Professionals can join the KMA for a low annual fee of $50 for “Professional” membership, and just $25 for college students. Chapter leadership opportunities are available; if there is not a KMA chapter in your hometown, KMA provides the resources to form a new chapter.
Global Knowledge Management Certification Provider, KM Institute, Launches New Website
Summary: KM Institute announces the launch of its new website, devoted to Knowledge Management training, certification, and the official KM Body of Knowledge.
Nov 29, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) -- KM Institute announces the launch of its new website at KMInstitute.org. The website features information about the company’s leading global Knowledge Management (KM) certification and training solutions, and is home to KM Institute’s official KM Body of Knowledge (KMBOK™).
Knowledge Management comprises a range of strategies and practices designed to harness an organization’s combined knowledge and lessons learned. Organizations adopt KM to drive efficiency, profitability, and innovation. Individuals with KM certification and training may be qualified to lead or participate in these KM initiatives.
The new KM Institute website is designed to highlight the transformational power of Knowledge Management, with information for individuals, enterprises, and military personnel. Individuals can discover the benefits of KM and compare live and e-learning options for certification and training. Enterprise learning managers can access information on KM training for the enterprise, including the KM Institute’s acclaimed CKP/CKM Certification and other tailored training opportunities. Military agencies and commands can learn about KM Institute’s recognized, trusted, and endorsed KM training and certification programs.
The website also features a wealth of KM resources, including access to the official KMBOK, a collection of resources for KM Institute students and practitioners. As part of the website launch, KM Institute also introduced a new KM blog, covering topics relevant to KM certification, training, trends, and best practices. Also available on the website is a library of video content covering a wide range of KM topics. Upcoming KM events are also available via an interactive events calendar, accessible from the website.
KM Institute has trained, certified, and advised leaders in KM for nearly every U.S. governmental agency and all major U.S. military organizations, as well as over 1,000 commercial firms and agencies. Nearly 5,000 graduates have earned Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM) status from KM Institute and the company is endorsed by leading universities worldwide.
KM certification and training courses are available online and in person through KMInstitute.org, with many customized solutions tailored towards the needs of organizations and individuals. Live workshops, e-training, and seminars are all available for personal, enterprise, or military organizations. Scalable levels of training and certification are fashioned toward the requirements of participants, and continuing education and connection to the KM community at large is a pillar of the KM Institute.
Learn more by visiting www.kminstitute.org.
Director of Business Development
Headline: New Bonus Material added to CKM/eCKM Programs!
KM Institute Certification - Global Leader, Best Value, Blended Learning And Now - more "Take-aways" than ever before...
Though the KM Institute "Certified Knowledge Manager" is the most widely recognized in the world, we have never stopped adding value to your student experience.
Beyond the comprehensive 5-day workshop, the Certification program now includes a multi-phased learning experience, combining live classroom instruction with the latest in e-learning.
What has been added?
- eCKM (Online Certification) - gain access to the complete eCKM for one full year post-class (US$1,995 value). Leverage edited class videos/interactivity to enhance your learning 24/7 - all at your desktop. Features: instructor video, animation and interactivity. DVDs distributed in class.
- Hot Topics - enjoy new video presentations on emerging KM trends, available exclusively to KMI students. Leading experts, new insights, convenience. New videos recently added, including expert insights on Change Management, Knowledge Continuity, and Business Taxonomy.
More take-aways and more "bang for your buck", and, as part of our commitment to your post-Grad success, more reasons to keep learning and networking with KMI and your peers.
For more information on the KM Institute CKM Program, including a full course outline, please email: email@example.com, or call: (US) 866-360-IKMI (4564).