Knowledge Management Institute

4-Day CKS - Information Architecture

April 13, 2015 to April 16, 2015

Certified Knowledge Specialist - Information Architecture

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


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
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 online CKP Program - the core of the acclaimed Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM), and the foundation for all KMI Certification students.
Then we dig deep into your Specialty: 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!


  • 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 - Sheraton Reston in Reston, Virginia

Recommended Airport:  Washington Dulles International (IAD) - complimentary hotel shuttle provided.
Just outside Washington DC and minutes from Dulles Airport, Reston is an ideal destination for commuters and travelers, and features the beautiful Reston Town Center, a local favorite for dining, shopping and entertainment.  
Hop a shuttle to the Town Center after class and enjoy a relaxing dinner and movie.  Or, visit the Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum in nearby Chantilly.  Ask your KMI rep for suggestions - we are happy to help!
Sheraton Reston Hotel
11810 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Tel: (703) 620-9000

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

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  • In the event of a full class, "registered/paid" students take precedence over "pre-registered."


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