Event Date/Time: Jul 08, 2008 End Date/Time: Jul 10, 2008
Registration Date: Jun 30, 2008
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There are many definitions of Knowledge Management (KM). It has been described as "a systematic process for capturing and communicating knowledge people can use." Others have said it is "understanding what your knowledge assets are and how to profit from them." Or the flip side of that: "to obsolete what you know before others obsolete it." Perhaps the simplest definition of knowledge management is "sharing what we know with others." In all of these definitions, the emphasis is on human know-how and how it brings value to an organization; however, utilizing individual expertise to get maximum return for an organization is not as easy as it may sound.

Most organizations are built on structures that encourage self-reliance and islands of activities and thus knowledge. Interdependence between organizations that have complementary knowledge is completely cut out and lost in this structure. This, therefore, creates gaps in the available knowledge that need to be addressed and the situation corrected. To complicate this situation further, there is very little awareness of the power and usefulness of Knowledge Management as a tool to improve organizational efficiency and to facilitate better and more informed decision-making in the region. Common problems and challenges remain and continue recurring despite a wealth of knowledge albeit unmanaged and, therefore, un-usable or under-utilised.


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Additional Information

The registration fee for the workshop will cover all the documentation, administration and meals during the workshop. To participate in this workshop, please fill out the attached registration form and return it to the email or fax indicated. Due to the nature of the course we have a limited number of spaces available and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.