Starting a new knowledge management initiative or seeking to revitalise an existing one?
Have issues with getting management commitment and support?
Need to increase the pragmatic aspects of your KM programme?
Need to assess the next steps for your KM programme after or during a period of turbulence and disruption?
In this Quickstart, you will be guided in conducting a successful Knowledge Mapping & Strategy process that will bring renewed vitality and resilience for knowledge in your organisation. This Quickstart is based on one of the most successful Masterclasses at the annual KM World event in Washington. We will take you through a step-by-step approach to gain new understanding of the use of knowledge and to rethink the role of knowledge management in your context. Our programme is designed to re-energise existing knowledge management programmes, respecting what has already been done, as well as being suitable for green field sites. A large part of the failure of KM programmes has come from over-promising on idealistic futures, albeit with the best of possible intentions. This approach is less about the visions of the future, and follows a pragmatic and organic process to understand where we are and where we can realistically go next. The Quickstart blends theory, methods, real-world examples and rich stories from the field.
What it is about
The Quickstart journey focuses on the planning of a portfolio of knowledge initiatives that are evidence-informed. The approach allows for capacity building and active learning while working on a project. A Quickstart journey offers you an opportunity to beneﬁt from a blended learning approach and mentoring support, including live lectures and tutorials in Zoom, access to our online learning platform and learning community, consultation sessions, and a global community of Cyneﬁn practitioners. You will receive expert guidance in designing and safely running your knowledge mapping and strategy project. Included are also Knowledge Pulses, powered by SenseMaker, that are part of the process. To optimise peer learning, we recommend that groups set aside time to go through the content together. Every session also has recommended reading, as well as assignments. We will also meet for facilitator-led tutorial sessions where we run through various group activities that help synthesise the material and answer questions.
How it works
Come as an individual, as a pair or as a trio (if you want to send a small team with more than 3 people, additional seats are available at a special discounted rate). We learn best when we are learning with others, in a shared context. So we really encourage you to sign up as a team, and/or invite your client along on this journey to create a shared learning intervention.
Orrganizations will work on an actual engagement. It will help if you have an actual engagement in mind that you know you have the ability to complete within four months (from project kick-off to delivery of first results). We will work with you to define a realistic project with high value during the first two months of the Quickstart.
The Quickstart kicks off with a master class during the first month. After that, we will work through rapid iterations of one engagement of your choosing, and learn by doing whilst delivering tangible outcomes.
Also included, are a Knowledge Pulse (powered by SenseMaker®) that are integral to the CynefinTM Knowledge Mapping process. The subscription will be valid for the duration of the Quickstart. Upgrade options for 6/12-month subscription available at discounted rates.
The tools you will need to access for the Quickstart journey are –
Thinkific – this is where we host the majority of the course content, recordings, downloadable readings and lecture slides.
Google Drive/ Doc/Slides – these will be our main working platform to host working documents, and will be utiised for tutorials and co-working activities.
Zoom – for our live sessions and consultations.
The Quickstart runs over a period of six months to allow for time to run such a project (which we’ll scope carefully with you).
- 7 & 3,4 October 2023 Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM UTC
- 15 & 10,11 October 2023 Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM UTC
- 24 October Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM UTC
The Community of Practice and mentoring/tutorial hours will be scheduled in consultation with the cohort.