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									   If you wish to attend the below (free to registered icke2009 Conference delegates)
             Pre-Conference Workshop being held on the 19th October 2009,
       please email nolwazi@sancikmke.org.za or icke2009@aceconferences.co.za
                                  to book your space.




                    International Conference on Knowledge Economy 2009

                                    Preconference Workshop

                               Facilitated by John & JoAnn Girard

                                      Sponsored by Sagology

The Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Management: Drawing on the past to Enhance Future Performance

Today when most executives consider the intellectual capital of their organization, they focus on the
present. They seek tools and techniques to exploit their organizational knowledge for some
immediate gain. There is an emerging shift in thinking that will provide a lasting competitive
advantage – the shift is from the present to the future. This workshop focuses on what executives
should be doing now (or soon) to ensure the next generation of organizational leaders know what
we knew. In other words, are we creating organizational memories today, which will be useful to the
next generation of leaders? Will today’s baby-boomer based practices pass the test of time? Are our
current processes the most relevant ones for the next generation of organizational leaders?

To answer these questions the workshop is divided into three parts. Part 1 is introductory in nature
and provides a concise overview of knowledge management: its genesis, the theory of knowledge,
and the types of knowledge that exist. Part 2 builds on this foundation and highlights some of the
successes and failures during the past two decades as baby-boomer executives struggled to develop
effective ways of sharing what their organizations know. A review of projects suggests that many
first generation knowledge management projects were based on collecting and classifying
information. Second-generation knowledge management projects shifted the focus to codifying tacit
knowledge and combining explicit knowledge to create new knowledge.

Part 3 focuses on emerging ideas that show great potential. Today we are seeing some very
promising results from third generation knowledge projects, which focus on connecting people and
facilitating collaboration. Some pioneering organizations are now reaping the benefits of using social
media tools such as wikis for collaboration and commercial social networking tools, for connecting
people. These emerging tools and techniques provide flexible, agile, and intuitive solutions for
connecting people with people and facilitating coordination, communication, and collaboration.
Biographies

John P. Girard
John Girard, Ph.D. is an author, award-winning researcher, speaker and associate professor of
management at Minot State University where he is actively engaged in academic research. He has
written more than thirty articles and chapters for peer-reviewed or trade journals and books. John’s
first book was an edited volume entitled Building Organizational Memories: Will you know what you
knew? published by IGI Global in 2009. John is co-author of The Leader’s Guide to Knowledge
Management: Drawing on the Past to Enhance Future Performance published by Business Expert
Press in 2009.

In 2004, whilst acting as Director of Knowledge Management at National Defence Headquarters in
Ottawa, John retired from the Canadian Forces at the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He is a graduate of
Touro University International, where he completed a Ph.D. in Business Administration. John is also a
graduate of the University of Manitoba, Canadian Forces College, Toronto and the Royal Military
College of Science in the United Kingdom.

John speaks regularly on the subject of knowledge management. He has spoken in the United States,
Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America at such events as KM World, APQC’s
Knowledge Management Conference, the World Congress on Intellectual Capital, KM Australia, and
InfoVision (India). John has undertaken training and consulting assignments for clients such as the
Department of National Defence, Canadian Forces College, Canadian International Development
Agency, U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps, and the Dubai Municipality. For more information, see
www.johngirard.net

JoAnn L. Girard
JoAnn Girard is the cofounder and managing partner of Sagology (www.sagology.com) , a firm that
focuses on connecting people with people to collaborate and share knowledge. She has worked on a
variety of knowledge intensive research projects that considered issues such as information anxiety,
enterprise dementia, and organizational memories. JoAnn is co-author of The Leader’s Guide to
Knowledge Management: Drawing on the Past to Enhance Future Performance published by
Business Expert Press in 2009. JoAnn was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Building
organizational memories: Will you know what you knew? published by IGI Global in 2009.

Prior to forming Sagology, JoAnn was cofounder of two successful technology companies. Yacht-
club.net developed and hosted web presences for yachting companies in the United States, England,
Scotland, Spain, Gibraltar, and Greece. Quid Pro Quo Software developed educational and
edutainment software, including their flagship game Trivia Mania. Before entering the high-tech
arena, JoAnn worked in the travel industry and as a school librarian. The experience she gained in
these information-intensive positions proved especially valuable as she considered the knowledge
challenges confronting executives today.

JoAnn dedicates most of her spare time to animals. She is a board member of her local zoological
society and volunteers as an interpretive speaker at the zoo.

								
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