We use the term knowledge services to identify the steps we take to converge information management, knowledge management (KM), and strategic learning into a single function for any business, organization, group, or community in which knowledge services is practiced.
As such, knowledge services is the acknowledged framework for strategic knowledge management, leading to excellence in knowledge sharing and ultimately shaping the community as a knowledge culture.
As the series editor for Knowledge Services at Verlag Walter de Gruyter GmbH (de Gruyter Saur) in Berlin and Munich, I am happy to announce five free webinars on the subject:
- Knowledge Services: A Strategic Framework for the 21st Century Organization (27:12 minutes)
- Collaborative Knowledge Services: Sharing Information, Knowledge, and Strategic Learning (27:48 minutes)
- The Future of Knowledge Work: Exploring Management, Leadership, and Knowledge Services Principles (27:37 minutes)
- Critical Success Factors: The Knowledge Services Audit (The Knowledge Services Assessment) (26:07 minutes)
- From Knowledge Strategist to Knowledge Thought Leader (29:08 minutes)
I frequently hear from colleagues – located in countries throughout the world – who ask about knowledge services and how the practice can be applied for better knowledge sharing. Others – already performing as knowledge services professionals – ask how they can “refresh” what they already know.
With this announcement, I’m sharing the “top six” reasons for thinking about (and applying) knowledge services in your professional and personal life:
#1: For you, as a knowledge worker, knowledge services professional, or knowledge strategist, The Five Free Webinars from Guy St. Clair will enable you to become a daily knowledge services practitioner, master, and specialist in your field of expertise.
#2: By using these webinars for learning about knowledge services, you will strengthen your own understanding of the value of knowledge and recognize the importance of high-end knowledge sharing in any community with which you are associated.
#3: By using guidelines provided in these webinars, you become a specialist in applied knowledge services, able to distinguish between theoretical knowledge-sharing principles and what is practical and actionable in individual situations.
#4: As a member of a body of intellectual practitioners in information management, KM, and strategic learning, you position yourself for a leading role in developing a knowledge culture for any environment in which you find yourself.
#5: With the benefits you gain from the content of these webinars, your practical skills in knowledge use, knowledge sharing, and knowledge asset management enable you to evaluate current practices and recommend specific knowledge strategies for immediate use.
#6: The best result of using these webinars (and the application of the principles described in them) is that you become the recognized knowledge expert in any entity with which you are associated; the formal leaders of the business, organization, group, or community hear what you have to say.
There is no charge for accessing and using these webinars, which have been created exclusively for the professional and personal enlightenment of knowledge workers, knowledge specialists, knowledge strategists, and others interested in learning about how to best share knowledge for the overall benefit of the community. There is no registration required, and the webinars are completely designed for self-study (although I am happy to hear from you from you about how you learn and make use of the content of the webinars; if you wish, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at linkedin.com/in/guystclair.
The De Gruyter site includes links for accessing the webinars, as well as current and up-coming books in the series.
NOTE: While there is no specific textbook for the webinars, the PDF for my 2017 title is available. It is a free Open Access title from De Gruyter, working in cooperation with Knowledge Unlatched, an Open Access service provider registered in Berlin, Germany.
Guy St. Clair. Knowledge Services: A Strategic Framework for the 21st Century Organization. (2017, Munich: De Gruyter).
The free PDF version of this book can be accessed at this site: https://bit.ly/3msI27V.
At the site, click on “Download the book” in the upper right to download or print the book. There is no charge for this service.