Managing Knowledge in Organizations
Leadership • Strategy • Communication


Seminar Instructors: John Traphagan, PhD & Austin Yekpabo, EdD
Upcoming Course Dates: April 23, 2020

Knowledge management (KM) is the process of creating, sharing, using and managing the knowledge and information of an organization. This course addresses the philosophy, art, and tools of KM in a fast-paced, interactive format.

Course Description

Knowledge management (KM) is the process of creating, sharing, using and managing the knowledge and information of an organization. It is a multidisciplinary approach to achieving organizational objectives by making the best use of knowledge.

With globalization, and the need for organizations to be competitive, many large companies, public institutions and non-profit organizations have resources dedicated to internal KM efforts, often as a part of their strategy, IT, or human resources management departments.

This course will address the philosophy, art, and tools of KM in a fast-paced, interactive format. Participants will gain KM-based tools that they can immediately apply to their work. Forming a community of practice, participants will explore the following concepts: Strategy Development; Management Techniques; Collaboration Mechanisms; Knowledge Sharing and Learning Processes; and Knowledge Capture and Storage.

Details & Registration

Location: UT Austin Campus
Upcoming Courses: April 23, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 0.7 CEUs will be awarded upon completion of this course (seven hours of instruction)

Seminar Pricing

Seminar Fee Includes:

  • Course Registration
  • Parking
  • WiFi Access
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Course Materials

If you have questions prior to registering, please see our Professional Training FAQ or contact Miles Husid, HDO’s Marketing Coordinator, at miles.husid@utexas.edu.


Spring 2020


Course Leader(s)

John Traphagan is Professor of Anthropology, Human Dimensions of Organizations, and Religious Studies, and a faculty affiliate of the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in Social Anthropology, holds an MAR degree from Yale University in Ethics, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. His postdoctoral research was conducted as a National Institute on Aging Postdoctoral Fellow at the Population Studies Center of the University of Michigan and he has received a variety of grants to support his research, including funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the Social Science Research Council, the Association for Asian Studies, and the American Philosophical Society. He was also a Fulbright scholar to Japan.

Austin Yekpabo has many years of business and industry experience. Since 2010, he has been an adjunct professor in such institutions as University of Liverpool in the UK, Colorado State University, George Mason University, and Central Michigan University. He is also the owner of a consulting firm.

Who Should Participate?

The majority of participants in our Seminars and Certificate Programs are mid- and upper-level professionals working in the business, nonprofit, government, or military sectors; however, professionals at all levels of experience are welcome to participate. There are no prerequisites for enrolling in an HDO Professional Seminar.

While all HDO Seminars are developed with wide-ranging applicability in mind, the following individuals and groups will likely find Managing Knowledge in Organizations most directly relevant to their work:

  • Senior/Executive Leadership
  • Middle Management
  • Management Consultants
  • Human Resources/Recruiting Directors & Managers
  • Learning/Training Managers & Directors
  • IT Professionals
Out-of-Town Participants

For participants coming in for seminars from outside the Austin area, there are several hotels near campus, many within walking distance.

HDO recommends the following hotels:

HDO works with these many of these venues on a regular basis. If you need assistance selecting a hotel, please contact Jessica Crawford, HDO’s Senior Administrative Associate at jessica.crawford@austin.utexas.edu.

On-campus parking is covered for all participants for the day of their seminar. For transit information, please visit Capital Metro’s website.

 

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