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

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.); Since 2017 supported by Susan Ostreicher

  • Chapter meetings
    List of Meetings
  • SIKM Peer Assists
    • Jan 2021: Lessons Learned Delivery
  • Get-togethers @ KM events (mainly at KMWorld conference)
    • 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

    • March 8, 2021
      Re: Knowledge sharing culture
      These resources are very useful, Stan.The APQC report says there are two major conclusions, which I am able to fully relate to:- There needs to be a clear link between knowledge sharing and its role i …
    • March 8, 2021
      Re: Knowledge sharing culture
      I've done a lot of research on crisis response (and the use of KM in crisis response) and the right answer is that there is a time for collaboration in crisis response and a time for it not to be …
    • March 8, 2021
      Cal Newport comes to bury Slack, not praise it
      Hi,https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/slack-is-the-right-tool-for-the-wrong-way-to-workhttps://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-ezra-klein-show/id1548604447?i=1000511694869I agree wit …
    • March 7, 2021
      Re: Knowledge sharing culture
      On 5/3/21 7:53 am, Stacie Jordan Brenkovich via groups.io wrote: Hi everyone – I know this has been a popular topic for this group over the past several years but wanted to re-engage around it.  What …
    • March 7, 2021
      Re: Knowledge sharing culture
      Building upon Nancy’s thoughts, and appreciating everything being shared, I notice our colleagues in Organization Development (OD) tend to refer to it as “group dynamic”. I’m fascinated by the entire …
    • March 7, 2021
      Re: Knowledge sharing culture
      I’ve enjoyed reading this wide-ranging topic. I’ve long been focused on knowledge sharing and collaboration, but for the last few years, I’ve found the practices of dialogue to be increasingly importa …
    • March 7, 2021
      Re: Knowledge sharing culture
      Responding to many interesting comments here, and in particular to Stephen’s remarks highlighted below, which I find spot-on.   I always ask my clients, Are you 100% assured that you’re in a knowledge …
    • March 7, 2021
      Re: Knowledge sharing culture
      Hi Stephen,  I agree; there is NO one-size-fit-all.However, I do think that even the immediate crisis response should have been based on deeper collaborations and on evolving lessons learned.Best wish …
    • March 7, 2021
      Re: Knowledge sharing culture
      Sorry Peter! That’s what I get for reading too fast!! That’s awesome about the BP CEO! And yes good point on terminology. Thank you all for your helpful insights into this very important topic. Sent f …
    • March 7, 2021
      Re: Knowledge sharing culture
      Hi Stephen A collaborative culture has to be adapted to the organisation, absolutely.  I don't however understand why a collaborative culture would be incorrect in a crisis environment.  That doe …

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