We really need to talk about… knowledge management as a profession


We really need to talk about… knowledge management as a profession


Starting 20 June 2019 18:00 through to 20 June 2019 20:00

We really need to talk about… knowledge management as a profession - Free Event


Knowledge management (KM) is maturing rapidly. Is now the moment in time, the inflection point, for accreditation and recognition of the KM professional?

In 2018 the first ever international standard on KM was published. APM took the decision to include a comprehensive account of KM in APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition. CILIP ramped up its KM activities, including chartership for KM. These are all signs that KM is reaching maturity and becoming recognised as a discipline and an organisational practice. 

What does this mean for KM professionals? What does it mean for people who work with KM professionals? In this courageous conversation event, Nick Poole - Chief Executive of CILIP, Sonia Ramadhian - CILIP and Judy Payne - APM Knowledge SIG Co-Chair invite you to explore your understanding of KM as a profession. How can professionals take ownership of their professionalism? What is a profession, anyway? Where do ethics and values fit in? How can people from different professions, such as KM and project management, work together?

This small, interactive and stimulating conversation event will address questions such as these and explore our collective understanding of what it means to be, and work with, KM professionals.

Please don’t expect definitive answers. This event is one strand of a conversation that we hope will lead to better understanding, better practice, better KM and better projects. 

The event will be recorded and key points from the conversation used as the basis of a short animated video, designed to stimulate wider discussion online. You can see our previous videos on the Courageous Conversation playlist.



Saïd Business School
Classroom 1
Park End Street

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Juliet Whitworth 3 Years Ago

Thanks, Michael.  I'm really interested in this topic, though I can't make the event.  Will you be posting when the recording/animation becomes available?

Michael Norton 3 Years ago in reply to Juliet Whitworth .

Hi Juliet.  The animation normally takes a month or so to be finished.  When it's available I'll find a way to share it.

Anne Henderson 3 Years Ago

Hi Michael, as this part of my role I would be really interested in reading or seeing the outcome of your event.  I too am unable to attend as I am on leave.