Knowledge Management Institute

CKS - Knowledge Transfer

Next Virtual Class: Fall, 2020 TBD

Become a Master in the Knowledge Transfer Process.  The Certified Knowledge Specialist in Knowledge Transfer includes the 3-day "Master Class" plus KMI's 
"KM Foundation" Program.  

Introduction (Why we need this)

Due to the “baby boom” after World War II, many organizations are facing
an upcoming increase in retirements. Similarly, most organizations have
employee demographics where there are very few people to fill the 10-15 year gap between baby boomers and the Gen Y population. Organizations are faced with a difficult dilemma: is it wiser to wait for the wave of retirements and see how it plays out, or is it better to take immediate action?

The Knowledge Transfer Process ensures that unique and critical knowledge/capability is not lost during retirements or other workforce
related changes (e.g. promotions, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures,
job rotations, attrition, etc.). The four-step process is award-winning and externally validated. And, it comes with a financial calculation for Return-
On-Investment for organizations seeking that important metric.


Any organization who needs to prepare for upcoming loss of unique and critical knowledge/capability, and the managers or team workers who are tasked for this effort, are prime candidates for this training. Often, these individuals are Knowledge or Content Managers, but can also be Human Resources leaders, managers, or business partners. Line managers, program/project managers, and functional leads will also find value and immediate impact in this course.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the 4-step Knowledge Transfer process
  • Practice the 4-step Knowledge Transfer process
  • Align the process to your current situation
  • Improve your individual facilitation skills and capability

In this course you will not only learn the process, you will compare the process to many other related processes for a deeper understanding of its value. You will also apply the process to your current situation and needs. We utilize an interactive approach to practice the process within the classroom in real time with your peers. Finally, you will also receive helpful and impactful feedback from your peers and instructor with regard to your personal facilitation skills.

How to Earn Your CKS (Simple 4-Step Process)

Step 1: Take the "KM Foundation & Essentials" online course (10 hours)
Step 2: Take the 3-day "Master Class" and learn with your peers
Step 3: Take the exams for both programs (70% or better earns Certification)
Step 4: Earn your new CKS Certification in Knowledge Transfer

"KM Foundation" online course is the core for all KMI Certification students.


New dates announced soon.  Contact us today if you are interested in Fall classes.

CKS - Knowledge Transfer; 3-day class plus online "KM Foundation" course.

New Students
Standard rate:  $1995

Past Grads (CKP/CKS/CKM): contact KMI today for your special pricing and more information...

Group Rates:  Email with your group details and we will respond with discount information.

Program includes course materials, class recording, and access to new e-learning version when available; online exam, Certificate, and "Knowledge Hub" access to new instructional videos on KM and related topics.

Meet Your Instructor - John Hovell

    John Hovell earned his Certified Knowledge Manager certification in 2007.  He had
    been practicing knowledge management for nearly 10 years prior to earning the

    He has held KM leadership positions for such leading organizations as BAE Systems,
    Lockheed Martin, and ManTech.

    He holds multiple degrees in Management Science and Information Technology.  He earned his Organisation Development certification through National Training Laboratories (NTL) in Oxford, United Kingdom in 2016.  He earned his Project Management Professional certification in 2008.  John has also published several chapters in books, as well as magazines and other publications.

John Hovell, once named "Top Young Trainer of the Year," is proud to offer an interactive approach based on individual readiness and needs. 

Click here for our Video Series on Knowledge Transfer, narrated by John Hovell...


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Sarasota, FL, 34240 (USA)

Phone:         (US) 1-703-327-7096

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