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KM4DEV___ United States

This is a space for members in the U.S. who want to network and share KM experiences in the United States.

Members: 21
Latest Activity: Mar 13

Why create a KM4DEV sub group in DC?

If the annual KM4DEV meeting in Europe seems too far away and too infrequent for you, and you would like to throw around new ideas, tools, methods, research with other members in the U.S. - consider joining this group to support your work, get feedback, and inspire new ideas.

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Survey on Virtual communities of practice (VCoPs) knowledge sharing

Started by Hermon Ogbamichael Apr 27, 2011.

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Comment by Natalie Campbell on January 18, 2011 at 12:27pm
Sounds great Nancy! First week of March for a US KM4DEV meeting sounds awesome!  When you have a date, let me know and I will plan it.  Are others up for a F2F in early March?
Comment by Nancy White on January 17, 2011 at 2:14pm
I will be in DC the first week in March. Day's not fully set, but maybe we can plan a get together.
Comment by Ian Thorpe on July 27, 2010 at 3:40pm
Hi Natalie - no plans to be in DC in the immediate future, although would love the opportunity for a trip. Will let you know if that happens. And do let me know if you are planning to be in NYC and we could organize an informal meeting with some of the KM4Devers here (mostly UN folks?)
Comment by Natalie Campbell on July 19, 2010 at 11:21am
This is a really interesting Ian, that UNICEF has positions dedicated to both the tacit and explicit knowledge parts of KM..and that they recognize there is a difference! I reluctantly work more on the recorded part, but prefer the tacit sharing FAR more. My experience is that most organizations are more comfortable with the documenting because they can see it and it feels real...but we know it is not successful on its own. Would love to hear more about your work! I mentioned to Ana Maria, that we try to get some of us together f2f in the states...maybe leveraging other meetings that we are attending. Do you have plans to be in the DC area any time?
Comment by Ian Thorpe on July 19, 2010 at 9:40am
Natalie

Thanks for starting the group and kicking off the round of introductions.

I'm Ian Thorpe woring on Knowledge Management in UNICEF which is headquartered in New York.

I'm mainly focussing on the "tacit knowledge" parts of KM - in particular documenting and sharing of innovations and lessons learned from our programmes, fostering the creation and development of communities of practice (very new concept in UNICEF is well established elsewhere) and promoting the greater use of social media and other web 2.0 tools. I have other colleagues working more in the "recorded knowledge" side such as intranets, document management, access to e-journals etc.

Looking forward to future exchanges with you all.
Comment by Natalie Campbell on July 7, 2010 at 10:41am
Thanks for starting the intros Ana! Your job sounds amazing. It would be great to talk to you to share experiences. I am currently the Knowledge Manager for Community for an INGO based in DC. I am responsible for helping our different departments develop appropriate strategies for sharing their technical expertise with their colleagues across the globe. There are MANY challenges with trying to conduct virtual discussions for sharing of knowledge, but we do keep trying!

I think a meeting in the U.S. for managers like us would also be great! I wonder to start, if we might leverage an existing meeting that many are attending? For instance, Im thinking about the upcoming KM World Conference . Will you or other be attending? or do you know of other KM conferences?
Comment by Ana Maria Currea on July 7, 2010 at 10:26am
Thank you Natalie! A round of introductions sounds great to went to know the group better. I am currently working as the Knowledge Management Facilitator for a development program that supports +12,000 communities around the world in their environmental projects. In that role I am creating the KM Strategy to connect our staff world wide -122 countries-, the communities we serve, key stakeholders and policy makers. I have more than 8 years of experience in communications and KM in the government, NGO and private sectors. I look forward to meeting fellow colleagues and contributing to the discussions, etc. BTW: A meeting in the US would be great.
Comment by Natalie Campbell on July 7, 2010 at 9:58am
Welcome new members! Where are you all working? shall we have around of introductions?
Comment by Nancy White on February 8, 2010 at 11:24am
Hey, in casual, informal conversations in Rome last week I threatened to seriously offer to host a gathering in Seattle ...
Comment by Natalie Campbell on December 22, 2009 at 3:50pm
Welcome Robert! You are the first to join the group! Care to throw around some ideas for forming a group in the DC/MD/NYC area?
 

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