David Gurteen on KM Certification

Abstract: The topic of “KM Certification” is hotly debated in KM circles.

In my opinion, there is nothing wrong in receiving certificates for attending a course or for being certified or accredited to practice specific KM techniques. (Cognitive Edge, for example accredits practitioners who have attended their workshops.) .

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Gurteen Quotes:

  • On KM and certification by Dave Snowden
    “I have a passion for KM as one of the first disciplines that used properly puts people first and is itself a learning environment which should encourage diversity. That passion means that I will fight attempts to standardise or “certify” the discipline.” Dave Snowden (Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge), ActKM Yahoo! Group, Oct 10, 2005 (Message #6335) | Read David Gurteen’s comments »
  • On KM being a profession by John Maloney
    “KM is not a profession. Do not pretend it ever will become a profession. That is dumb. Monolithic KM certification is silly. KM ‘are’ behaviors, methods, techniques, models, tools, etc. only. The best KM is inculcated into every waking moment of business professionals lives. It is not some dopey department, person, tool or certificate. Again, this inane perception makes KM a laughingstock. You can’t ‘KM’ something or someone.” John Maloney, ActKM Yahoo! Group, Oct 10, 2005 (Message #6335) | Read David Gurteen’s comments »

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