Knowledge management learning network

Date: 14 Feb 2008 - 15 Feb 2008

Venue: Bloemfontein, Kopano Koneng

Background and Rationale

Participants in the Indaba on the Public Service as a Learning Organisation held in November 2006 shared various international and local best practices on knowledge management. Such was the intensity and value of the discussions on areas ranging from defining KM in the public service context, strategies to implement to knowledge management, entrenching knowledge management to demonstrating value add, that the participants suggested that the DPSA should, on a continuous basis, convene similar sharing platforms.

In addition, various provinces, national departments, parastatals, and academic institutions, have in varied ways experimented with various ways to implement knowledge management, and these various experiments are worth sharing in the knowledge management community. Critical to the upcoming session is the official launch of a vibrant knowledge management community that will be instrumental in institutionalising KM as a practice in government.

It is against the background that the one and half-day session is being held and hosted by the Free State provincial administration, in collaboration with the DPSA. The former has been in the lead in experimenting with various strategies and approaches to implement knowledge management in to support improved service delivery and decision-making, and it is befitting that the session is held in the Free State.

Presentations will also be drawn from the academic and private sectors, and towards the end of the session there will be a facilitated discussion on how best to establish and sustain a vibrant knowledge management community in the public service.

Participants

Officials and professionals who are running knowledge management programmes both in the public and private sectors, at both senior, middle management and operational levels.

Programme

Day 1

Theme: Approaches in implementing KM in private and public sectors

Programme Facilitator: Ms. Lydia Sebokedi, Senior Consultant, DPSA

Day 2

Theme: Finding ways to entrench KM in the public service

Programme Facilitator: Mr. Pazuna Stofile, Office of the Premier, Western Cape

Last update: 31 August 2011

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