Knowledge Hub shortlisted for the Henley Forum 2020 Awards

We are really pleased to have been shortlisted as one of the highly commended organisations in the Advancing Practice in Knowledge & Organisational Learning category of the Henley Forum 2020 Awards.  

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Organised by Henley Business School, these prestigious awards recognise practitioners who are working to advance knowledge, learning and change practice in their own companies or across many organisations.

The judging panel is made up of a range of well regarded knowledge management specialists, and includes:

  • Professor Jane McKenzie, The Henley Forum

  • Dr Christine van Winkelen, The Henley Forum

  • Chris Collison, Knowledgeable Ltd

  • Andi McCann, Global Design, Business Architecture and Innovation Lead, HSBC

  • Tim Andrews, Stretch Learning (Communication Specialist)

Our submission for the award focused on the value our many communities gain from sharing knowledge, learning and expertise.

“It is the people that make the platform.” 

“People and how they collaborate is where the magic happens.”

We have had some great feedback from the judging panel including:

Knowledge Hub is “addressing an important need (cross-department and organisational knowledge sharing and learning) while acknowledging the multiple constraints on the UK public sector”.

Knowledge Hub “stands outside of government legacy IT systems and working to connect and integrate public sector knowledge, learning and expertise seems an important service”.

Knowledge Hub pays “attention to both the technological enabler and the culture of open learning, sharing and innovation as both are clearly needed for success”.

Knowledge Hub “offers a bridge between public sector organisations without the challenge of negotiating different systems”.

Knowledge Hub is “building from well-established community of practice principles, this is an excellent example of combining technology and people-oriented approaches”.

The ultimate winner of the award will be announced at the 20th Annual Henley Forum Conference on 5-6 February 2020. While we will be up against some stiff competition from organisations such as the International Fund for Agricultural Development and National Lottery Community Fund, we know we have a strong proposition that enables knowledge sharing right across the public sector.

Of course, without you - our members - and your contributions, we wouldn’t have a successful collaboration platform that is making a difference across public service. So, a big thank you goes to you all for your knowledge sharing and collaboration in Knowledge Hub. And don’t forget to keep your fingers crossed for us in February!

Find out more about the awards <https://www.henley.ac.uk/news/2019/the-henley-forum-2020-awards

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