SIKM Leaders Community

SIKM Leaders Community

The SIKM Leaders Community, originally named the Systems Integration Knowledge Management Leaders Community, is a community of Knowledge Management leaders from firms around the world. It was created in 2005 by Stan Garfield for Systems Integration and Consulting firms, but soon expanded to include all Knowledge Management leaders. The goal is to share experiences and insights on implementing Knowledge Management programs.

Stan, who is still leading the community, was Community Evangelist at Deloitte Global Knowledge Services and Worldwide Knowledge Management Lead at Hewlett Packard and Compaq Computer Corp. He is now retired, acting as author, speaker and community leader in the field of Knowledge Management.

The Systems Integration KM Leaders Community offers the following Knowledge Management education and training opportunities:

Chapters

  • SIKM Global Group (start: Aug 2005)
    • SIKM Community Champions
  • SIKM Boston Chapter (start: Jan 2009)
  • SIKM NYC Group (Dec 2015 – Dec 2016)
  • SIKM San Francisco Bay Area Group (start: Sep 2018)

Training

  • Would you like to have a KM MENTOR? Peer Mentoring Programme for KM practitioners (start: 2023; w. KM4Dev)
      Feb 2024: KM Peer Mentoring Pilot Debrief

Conferences

  • Midwest Knowledge Management (KM) Symposium*
    (Organizer: Midwest KM Community; Pioneer Knowledge Services)

Meetings

  • Monthly SIKM Leaders Community Calls
    List of Community Calls
    Usually on the third Tuesday of the month; Meeting platform; Member access to schedule w. links to past calls’ follow-ups (incl. slides, recordings, etc.; Registration required!); Since 2017 supported by Susan Ostreicher

  • Chapter meetings
    List of Meetings
  • SIKM Peer Assists, Knowledge Cafes, Fishbowls, etc.
  • Get-togethers @ KM events (mainly at KMWorld conference)
    • 13th SIKM Leaders Community Get-together at KMWorld, Nov 9, 2022
    • 12th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner/Meetup at KMWorld, Nov 16, 2020 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 11th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 6, 2019 (Orga: Susan Hanley, Arno Boersma, Neesham Spitzberg)
    • 10th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 7, 2018 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 9th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 7, 2017 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 8th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 16, 2016 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 7th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 3, 2015 (Orga: Arno Boersma and Neesham Spitzberg)
    • 6th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 6, 2014 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 5th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 6, 2013 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • (informal) APQC KM Conference SIKM Leaders Community Dinner, May 2, 2013
    • 4th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Oct 18, 2012 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • APQC KM Conference SIKM Leaders Community Dinner, Apr 26, 2012 (Orga.: Linda Hummel)
    • 3th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 2, 2011 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
      (joint event with the Knowledge Management Education Forum)
    • 2nd SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 17, 2010 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 1st SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 17, 2009 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
  • Group Conversations
    Latest conversations

    • April 20, 2024
      Re: Examples of specific communities of practice
      Dear Jonathan,You will find many case studies in the book I have co-edited with 4 other editors and 70+ contributors: "The practical guide to communities"Prefaced by Etienne Wenger 😉Some cas …
    • April 19, 2024
      Re: Info Session on M.S. in KM Degree Program
      Hi Dennis,   Here is the link: KM programs at Kent State interview with Kendra Albright Thank you and I hope you’re doing well!   Kendra  
    • April 19, 2024
      Re: Info Session on M.S. in KM Degree Program
      Thanks, Dan and Reagan.  Please let me know if you have any additional questions.  The link is KM programs at Kent State interview with Kendra Albright. Best wishes,   Kendra  
    • April 19, 2024
      Info Session on M.S. in KM Degree Program
      Apologies for the previous link I posted for the webinar about the M.S. in Knowledge Management at KM.  Thanks to Stan for letting me know. Here is the correct link: KM programs at Kent State intervie …
    • April 19, 2024
      Re: Info Session on M.S. in KM Degree Program
      Thank you, Dennis – apologies to all for the delay.    It is my pleasure to provide information about the Master of Science degree program in Knowledge Management at Kent State University.  We also of …
    • April 19, 2024
      Re: Info Session on M.S. in KM Degree Program
      Hi Dan,I can't thank you enough for coming through with this offer.I have sent you a private email.Kindly check your incoming emails.Regards,Reagan.
    • April 19, 2024
      Re: Examples of specific communities of practice
      Gosh, thank you, Chris! Jonathan Jonathan Norman, FRSA, FAPMConsultantStrategy, Knowledge and Project Management,Communities of Practice Mobile +44 (0)7490 351305 Email jsnfarnborough@…       …
    • April 19, 2024
      Re: Examples of specific communities of practice
      I agree with that – well worth dipping into Wenger, White and Smith’s ‘Digital Habitats’, which has some really helpful models.  I regularly use this one on ‘how communities learn’:   From: main@SIKM. …
    • April 19, 2024
      Re: Examples of specific communities of practice
      Thank you, Robert Etienne and Bev’s work is always my first port of call and I am delighted that you are recommending them. BR Jonathan Jonathan Norman, FRSA, FAPMConsultantStrategy, Knowledge and Pro …
    • April 19, 2024
      Re: How to preserve tacit knowledge
      I like this topic!Mostly when anyone addresses tacit they go straight to ways of making it explicit – as you all know.  But how does tacit preserve itself in its own form? What are the enabling condit …

Web Channels

SIKM on Groups.io (discussion forum) SIKM on freeconferencecall (videoconferencing) SIKM on slideshare (documents) SIKM Boston on PBworks (wiki) SIKM Boston on twitter (microblogging)
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