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Knet Brochure v61

Knet Brochure v61

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We would like to introduce and invite you to a new commercially focused diagnostic and learning network, hosted

by the University of Edinburgh.

"THE K-NET PROJECT IS AN OFFERING SPECIFICALLY DEVELOPED TO LIMIT THE RISK AND FINANCIAL OUTLAY FOR ORGANISATIONS"
The network is designed to address organisational knowledge and learning challenges that impact strategic objectives, such as innovation and growth, and operational decision-making capacity. The K-Net project is an offering specifically developed to limit the risk and financial outlay for organisations, while delivering powerful problem-solving experiences that address business focused operational and strategic challenges. These are demanding times for public, private and third sector organisations, regardless of where you are located. We are all in this together, but we believe that we have an offering that has the potential to deliver high value and quality assured outcomes that are underpinned by pioneering applied research from the University of Edinburgh.

We understand your problems and we have solutions.

YOU ARE INVITED TO A FREE KNOWLEDGE EVENT HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT
NOVEMBER 1STH 2011 VICTORIA QUAY EDINBURGH 9:00AM - 4:30PM

09:00 - 09:30 09:30 - 10:00 10:00 - 11:00

Arrival Welcome Address - University of Edinburgh David Gurteen - "Knowledge-Sharing: The Power of Conversation"
(David was recently awarded the distinction of most influential KM expert of the decade by KMWorld magazine)

11:00 - 11:20 11:20 - 11:50 11:50 - 12:30 12:30 - 13:30 13:30 - 14:00 14:00 - 14:40

Break & Networking Scottish Water - "Looking after knowledge in lean projects" University of Edinburgh - "Becoming Innovative: What is Knowledge & What Are We Managing" Lunch & Networking Inspector David Moffat, Fife Police - "The Challenge of Continuous Improvement in Public Services" Case Studies: "Innovation in Customer Service Provision" "Planning for the Future: Retaining & Reusing What You Know" Break Perigean Technologies (USA)- "Capturing Experitise: The Cost of Relearning What You Already Know" Closing Remarks

14:40 - 15:00 15:00 - 16:15 16:15 - 16:30

"SCOTLAND'S NUMBER ONE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY, WITH AN INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION FOR INNOVATIVE RESEARCH ACROSS A WIDE RANGE OF DISCIPLINES"
K-Net Management and Facilitation structure K-Net is a model that gives participaing organisations access to industry leading applied research into organisational knowledge and learning process diagnostics and solutions. Focus The development of innovative and dynamic organisations through holistic knowledge management and organisational knowledge and learning processes. The University of Edinburgh The University of Edinburgh is Scotland's oldest and foremost university, which is ranked 22nd in the world and 7th in Europe. The University of Edinburgh is also Scotland's number one research university, with an international reputation for innovative research across a wide range of disciplines. The most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008)placed Edinburgh in the top 5 in the UK for research, while the THES-QSWorld University Rankings recently ranked the University in the top 20 worldwide. Last year the total value of research awards was £249 million, including awards from government, the EU,research councils, and industry.

Expertise

Knowledge Management, Sustainability, Resilience, Innovation, Strategic Human Resource Development, Organisational Knowledge and Learning processes, Business Coaching, Mentoring

Industry experience

Hydrocarbon, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, NGO's, Pubic Services, Education, Government Sector, Leisure and Tourism

Intellectual Property

The K-Core (Knowledge-Core) Method, The KM Observatory, K-Net Yes, UK and Middle East

Staff government projects Staff security clearance

No, but staff have been cleared in the past

Overview for organisations The current global economic environment throws up challenges when it comes to investing in research or consulting services aimed at optimising sustainability, growth, innovation, resilience and adaptive capacity, at a time when organisations need support the most. The K-Net project is designed to share costs across a number of partners, including the University of Edinburgh, to provide quality assured, evidenced-based services borne of industry leading applied research. The network has been designed in such a way that the applied learning and value is greater than the sum of its individual parts. It is an industry led project, grounded in the development of operational and strategic advantage for K-Net partners. KNet is underpinned by cutting edge, industry-leading research

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K-Net offers either a non-compete or cluster framework, for a maximum of ten organisations per network, to collaborate, share challenges and develop powerful solutions that are then shared to optimise the learning for all. Research is carried out in response to common issues existing across the network partnership; focusing on areas of sustainability, growth, resilience, innovation and adaptive capacity. The network directs the focus of problem-solving activities, which are delivered using industry-leading methods pioneered by the University of Edinburgh.

The K-Net Model

"COLLABORATE, SHARE CHALLENGES AND DEVELOP POWERFUL SOLUTIONS"

The research carried out within the network will be monitored, evaluated and quality assured in conjunction with University of Edinburgh colleagues - Including the Vice Principal for Knowledge Management.
Expertise

Quality Assurance from a world-leading University

The network will be supported by a small group of experts led by David Griffiths and Peter Evans. It will collaborate with colleagues who can bring value to network participants. One such partner is Perigean Technologies (USA)who will bring industry leading knowledge in the area of expertise mapping and capture.

Benefits of the K-Net programme Partnership driven problem-solving agenda Each organisation will host one internal research/consulting project with non-operational sensitive outcomes shared across the network partnership. Knowledge exchanges, reports and practitioner resources Quarterly seminars for network partners, hosted by the University of EdinburghGlobal networks may meet virtually - with an annual kick-off and review meeting hosted by the University of Edinburgh or a network partner. Commercial reports, practitioner guides, academic and professional journal publications to raise the profile of good practice emerging from the network Press launch managed by the University of Edinburgh to raise the profile of network partners Industry leading, quality assured research and learning opportunities that answer directly to your operational and strategic needs

Case Study 1
Organisation Organisation size Location of provision Global Pharmaceutical Company
25,000+

United Kingdom, Singapore, India, China

Drivers Adaptive Capacity; Decision-Making;Holistic K.M (Knowledge application, retention, development and sharing) The challenge The client was making a strategic shift from being a 'service' provider to being a 'solutions' provider; focused on increased revenue generation. The challenge was to identify whether strategy was translating itself into operational plans. The second challenge was to establish the availability, application, development and sharing of knowledge at the operational face of the business and its impact on the decision-making process Timeframe Method Six months

K-Coremethod (interviews, survey, focus groups, document analysis, structure analysis, culture analysis), Action Learning events

The outcome The company employed a new global director with a remit for Knowledge Management. Learning and Development was restructured and staff were directed to engage in further professional development. Technology systems were recognised as being deficient and new knowledge-indexing and storage processes were implemented. Operational teams were restructured to improve operational knowledge flows.

Case Study 2
Organisation Organisation size
500

Middle East Gas Company

Location of provision Drivers

Bahrain/Edinburgh Knowledge retention

The challenge The company had twenty-five percent of the organisation's Executive/Senior Management retiring within a three-year period. The challenge was to identify what made a good executive/senior manager and translate findings into a succession framework that captured and embedded specialist knowledge within the wider organisation. Timeframe Method Two months Interviews, survey, workshops, mentoring, focus groups, structure analysis, document analysis, coaching, mentoring

The outcome A multi-level programme was implemented, including the development of a new competency mapping framework for use across the organisation; the development of a HR strategy and policy framework that aligned with wider organisational strategy; and two weeks of mentoring & coaching for the HR Director - with a remit to develop HR into a business-partner focused function.

Participant Level Open to any organisation, regardless of size or geographic location. Twelve months subscription to the network with all programme benefits - limited to ten partners per operational year £10,000 + VATper annum= *Global partners would be expected to cover additional costs for travel, accommodation and subsistence for site visits.

Observer Level Open to any organisation, regardless of size or geographic location. Twelve months subscription to the network with participation in all knowledge sharing events and access to reports and outcomes from the participants, but there is no input into problem solving activities or access to network research time. £500 - £5,000 + VATper annum* *Contingent on the size of the organisation

**12 month commitment (payment options available)

For the K-Net Launch Event RSVP and/or for further information please contact: David Griffiths d.a.griffiths@ed.ac.uk Twitter: KMSkunkWorks Skype: davidalkame Mobile: +44 (0)7500966998

Peter Evans peter .evans@ed.ac.uk Twitter: eksploratore Mobile: +44 (0)7967395142

*Please RSVPfor the K-Net event by no later than Monday 31st October 2011

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