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

    • July 16, 2024
      Re: July 2024 SIKM Call: Kim Glover – Interdisciplinary Studies and the Anatomy of KM Leaders
      Today we held our 227th monthly call. Thanks to Kim for presenting, to those who posted comments, and to all those who attended.Here are the details of the call: July 16, 2024 SIKM Call: Kim Glover – …
    • July 16, 2024
      Re: KM vs. L&D
      This is “spot on”, Louis-Pierre. I agree with everything you said, and was also strongly influenced by Etienne Wenger’s work. I think social learning is foundational for KM and insisted that it be inc …
    • July 16, 2024
      Re: KM vs. L&D
      Bailey, Arwen (Alliance Biover… reacted to your message: From: main@SIKM.groups.io on behalf of Louis-Pierre Guillaume Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2024 9:47:40 PM To: main@sikm.groups.io Subject: Re: [SI …
    • July 15, 2024
      HuMEL Emerging Technologies in Humanitarian Settings Series: Mastering the Data Entry and Exploration Platform (DEEP)
      Join us for an insightful webinar hosted by the Humanitarian Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (HuMEL) peer network, this session will guide you through the comprehensive capabilities of the DEEP p …
    • July 15, 2024
      July 2024 SIKM Call: Kim Glover – Interdisciplinary Studies and the Anatomy of KM Leaders
      This is a reminder of tomorrow's monthly call from 11 am to 12 noon EDT. July 16, 2024 SIKM Call: Kim Glover – Interdisciplinary Studies and the Anatomy of KM Leaders Slides For online chat, use …
    • July 15, 2024
      Re: Your KM Gurus and/or Those Who Shared Something (KM-wise) That was Profound and/or Useful
      Hi Kim! I am so excited for your call tomorrow! :)I was also thrown in the deep end without a life jacket, however I had such a strong network to help me not sink. Some people who have been great ment …
    • July 14, 2024
      Re: KM vs. L&D
      Dear Mandy, KM and L&D mix very well together.KM is about learning from peers and sharing with peers, which speeds up personal developmentWhen I was the director of the KM Office of Schneider Elec …
    • July 13, 2024
      Re: KM vs. L&D
      John,I fully agree with you – as usual. However, I would add one other thought that further links KM and learning — better understanding cognitive theory. Most traditionally think of knowledge as apt …
    • July 13, 2024
      Re: KM vs. L&D
      I agree! I’m so appreciative of all the insights and files shared. It’s given me a lot to consider and a reference point for next steps. Thank you to everyone in this wonderful community.
    • July 13, 2024
      Re: KM vs. L&D
      Very interesting. Thanks a lot Barry. Best regards. Pablo 

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