Knowledge Management Institute

4-Day CKS - Information Architecture

October 26, 2015 to October 29, 2015

Certified Knowledge Specialist - Information Architecture

The core of the acclaimed CKM Program combined with a deep-dive into Information Architecture Business Solutions  

KMI Returns to San Diego for the 4-day CKS-IA Class


Have you ever experienced a situation when you just could not find that document on your content management system or a specific job aid, standard operating procedure or knowledge article in your knowledge repository?
Maybe you are using a system or website that you find the navigation and naming of topics and subtopics don’t quite pertain to what you do or how you perform your job? Better yet, you are finding that your organization has different names for the same of similar content and you are not sure if you found or are using the correct content? 
A contributing cure for these many dilemmas (and possibly more) is to implement an information architecture that will drive a user centric taxonomy, metadata and associated keywords to enable consistent labeling, organization, categorization and “findability” of your content (information and knowledge).

Meet your Instructor

Dr. Anthony J Rhem serves as the President of A.J. Rhem & Associates, Inc., a privately held Information Systems Integration and Training firm located in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Rhem is an Information Systems professional with over thirty (30) years of experience, a published author, and educator, presenting the application and theory of Software Engineering Methodologies, Knowledge Management, and Artificial Intelligence.

In addition Dr. Rhem serves as a Professor of Knowledge Management and Director of Research at The Knowledge Systems Institute - Master of Science Knowledge Management Program.


Download a Course Syllabus (Master Class portion, Wed-Thurs)

All CKS students start with our "KM Foundation" - the core of the acclaimed CKM program - on Monday and Tuesday of the 4-day class, then on Wed-Thurs we take a "deep-dive" into Info Architecture - we call this the "Master Class."

Upon completion of the Master Class, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of Information Architecture
  • Understand how to develop and apply an Information Model, Taxonomy and Metadata Schema
  • Understand the use and application of metadata
  • Understand the principles of card sorting and how to conduct a Card Sort
  • Understand how IA plays a key role in search and the overall user experience
  • Understanding Content Governance and its role in Information Architecture

Topics Covered

  • Information Architecture Principles: Information modeling, Building Taxonomies from the Information Model, Metadata development and use
  • Conducting the Card Sort
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • IA and the User Experience
  • Content (Information and Knowledge) Governance Principles and Practices

How Does the CKS Work?


Start with the CKP Program (online or our 2-day class) - the core of the acclaimed Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM), and the foundation for all KMI Certification students.
Then we dig deep into your Special Topic: Info Architecture, for a 2-day immersive experience.

Upon successful completion of the online exam, you are a graduate of the
Certified Knowledge Specialist Program!

What Can You Expect?

Before, During and After

Not Just a 4-Day Workshop but a Complete

Blended Learning Experience


  • Study pre-class modules from the acclaimed Certified Knowledge Practitioner Program via Online E-Learning.


  • 4-day Intensive Workshop - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Participate in lively discussions, hands-on, real-life scenarios, Knowledge Cafe's and other exercises.  Collaborate with students from various industries - government, military and private sector - from around the globe.
  • Follow-along workbook for note-taking and to serve as desk reference upon return to the office.
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, daily buffet lunch, coffee/refreshments.  We'll make sure you stay alert and don't go hungry!
  • Monday night Happy Hour "ice breaker" - drinks/appetizers compliments of KMI


  • Post-Class Assessment, administered online in the comfort of your own home or office.  No need to report to a testing center or pay extra for a proctored exam.
  • Access to Knowledge Hub, featuring KM Institute guest instructors, and future premium content as it is added.
  • Upon successful completion of your assessment, receive an official Certificate, recognizing your achievement of Certification.
  • Enrollment in the official KM Alumni Registry
  • Invitations to join the International CKP/CKS/CKM Alumni Association and Certification LinkedIn Groups - to facilitate your ongoing collaboration and connections with your classmates and other students globally.

Stress-Free Flex-Registration™  - for busy professionals like you!

Worried your plans might change?  KM Institute offers Flex-Registration with no cancellation penalties.  Don't let the uncertainty of your schedule get in the way.  Just let us know as early as possible and we will void the invoice.

Class Location - Holiday Inn Bayside, San Diego, CA

4875 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA, 92106

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This modern hotel, located near the marinas and walkways of the scenic San Diego Bay, boasts a unique new look and has been completely remodeled with a fresh, contemporary design. It is a relaxing and unique getaway for those traveling on business or pleasure offering bay views and a tropically landscaped recreation area with an outdoor pool, miniature golf, and table tennis. An excellent location puts us right in the middle of the best San Diego attractions including great restaurants and shopping destinations. Guests can dine at our onsite restaurant, Point Loma Café, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.


Standard Price:  US$2,695
Group Rates:  Contact us -  with your group details and we will respond with discount information.

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  • Payment is required to reserve your seat and gain access to pre-class materials.
  • In the event of a full class, "registered/paid" students take precedence over "pre-registered."


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Phone:         (US) 1-703-327-7096

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