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Resource Persons
The resource persons are well-versed in knowledge
Kuwait University Department of Library & Information Science
management applications through their extensive experience in designing KM curricula, teaching knowledge management related courses, conducting research studies of knowledge management applications, and providing consulting services to different types of organizations in knowledge management practices. • Dr. Abdus Sattar Chaudhry Head, Division of Information Studies Nanyang Technological University, Singapore • Dr. Shaheen Majid Program Director, Knowledge Management School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore • Dr. Sajjad ur Rehman Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Kuwait University • Dr. Laila Marouf Email: Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Kuwait University Further Information You may obtain from: Professor Dr. Sajjad ur Rehman Director, MLIS Program, DLIS, College of Social Sciences, Kuwait University e-mail: [email protected] phone: +965 498 4242 Fax: 484 7362 Phone:

Registration
Registration fee of KD 150.000 will be payable
to the College of Social Sciences, Kuwait University Those interested should fill in the attached form and mail or fax it at the following address: Director, MLIS Program, DLIS College of Social Sciences Kuwait University, P.O. Box 5969, Safat 13060, Kuwait Phone: 498-4242 Fax: 484 0718 e-mail: [email protected]

Knowledge Management Competencies for Information Professionals 28-30 November 2006

Please fill-in and send the following information by fax or electronically: Name: Title of position: Organization: Mailing address:

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Objective

Topics to be Covered
PART I: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK (Day One)

The purpose of the course is to develop an understanding about the primary concepts and applications of knowledge management, particularly those concepts that are relevant to information professionals. Participants will be able to appreciate the potential applications of knowledge management and the career opportunities expected to be created by KM applications in corporate and public sector organizations. The course will develop critical insights about further studies and professional enhancement opportunities.

Identifying existing knowledge assets in the enterprise: conducting knowledge and information audit for monitoring and evaluating an organization’s information and knowledge assets for their utilization to support knowledge management initiatives in an organization. Environment scanning for surveying external knowledge: environment scanning steps, useful sources, and environment scanning based information products and services. Developing knowledge architecture for storing and organizing knowledge: application of taxonomies and other knowledge organization schemes for enhancing knowledge discovery (Case studies of deploying taxonomies in electronic knowledge repository systems and intranets in Singapore)



Fundamental concepts of knowledge management Technological support and infrastructure services for KM work Organizational enablers for knowledge management







Roles and responsibilities for knowledge management work; KM competencies for information professionals Knowledge sharing concepts and applications (case studies of knowledge management in different organizations)

Instructional Approach A combination of presentations, case studies, and field experiences will be used for the conduct of the course. Participant interaction is encouraged through questions and discussions. Course will be spread over six hours a day on three working days with a total of 18 hours of instruction time.



Who May Attend?

The course is designed keeping in
view the needs of information professionals who may include executives, managers, systems managers, systems analysts, and library and information professionals working in public and private sector organizations. No prior background in KM work or IT is required.

PART II: IMPLEMENTING KM IN ORGANIZATIONS (Day Two and Three) Preparation and organizational readiness assessment; practical steps for initiating knowledge management projects, and deployment of appropriate strategies and best practices for successful km environment (Case study of implementation of KM in Singapore Polytechnic)

Medium of Instruction English will be used as medium of
instruction.

Venue Kuwait University, College of Social
Sciences, Al-Shuwaikh Campus

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