2012 Knowledge Management Conference Call for Presentations Criteria

Presentation Criteria

In formulating your abstract and presentation, please review the following outline. The outline was developed as a guide to help you organize your thoughts to create a presentation that tells a story, from the conception of your best-practice strategy or approach through implementation. Telling the complete story—touching on all aspects from beginning to end—will provide a rich and powerful learning experience for the conference attendees. The committee will be looking for submissions that outline the entire process. However, in order to provide enough detail, you may wish to focus your presentation one or more pillars of knowledge-driven excellence: strategy, people, process, or technology.

Presentations should last one hour and allow time for discussion. Submissions will be more highly weighted if they include the use of a tool or technique that the presenter can share with attendees, such as a facilitation technique, a community-building approach, or a “how-to.”

Background

Set the stage by briefly introducing yourself and your organization.  (This should take up no more than 2-3 minutes of your presentation.)

THE BIG PICTURE

Provide a short overview of the drivers behind your KM program, your KM strategy and approach (including the business processes and outcomes KM is designed to impact), and how you got started. (Unless your presentation focuses on strategy, this should take up no more than 10 minutes of your presentation.)

DESIGN AND FEATURES

Provide details and examples of how your approach works. This would include gaining support, initial investment, and start-up.

IMPLEMENTATION AND LAUNCH

Explain how you handled change management and culture and encouraged participation.

TECHNOLOGY

Describe the use of technology to support your approach.

MAINTENANCE

Describe the resource commitment of people and the roles required to maintain the program on an ongoing basis.

MEASURES AND RESULTS

Explain how you measure the results and how you use the data to improve.

LESSONS LEARNED

Outline the critical success factors and the obstacles that were overcome.