KM Forum and Leadership@Henley Conference 2013
Leading the learning organisation to improve performance Joint conference
In partnership with Leadership@Henley
27 February - 28 February 2013 at Henley Business School.
Revised KM Forum Conference programme, January 2013
The 2013 conference will focus on the importance of leadership and leadership development in supporting knowledge creation, sharing and utilisation.
- What does effective knowledge leadership during change look like?
- How can current thinking about leadership help address the challenges of learning in today's complex virtual, distributed and networked organisations?
- How can leaders create the conditions for more effective knowledge creation and innovation?
Over the two days you will be able to explore current thinking about how leadership plays a crucial role in creating a climate that supports individual and collective learning to improve organisational performance and innovation.
Joint research carried out by the KM Forum and Leadership@Henley teams will also be presented during the conference. This has explored the managerial relationships that affect the climate for knowledge sharing and learning in organisations.
The emphasis of the first day of the conference is the knowledge dimension. The speakers and workshop sessions will explore how organisational performance and innovation are improved when leaders adopt a knowledge and organisational learning perspective on their business.
Dr Arthur Shelley will draw on his own experience as Global Knowledge Director at Cadbury Schweppes and detailed research into leadership in knowledge organisations and the importance of the behavioural environment in optimising performance. The characteristics of effective knowledge leadership will be explored through the KM Forum's own research and a workshop based on the experience of members from MWH, Syngenta and BAA. Professor Karl-Erik Sveiby, one of the "founding father" of the field of knowledge management will discuss the tensions associated with maintaining good judgement during radical innovation.
Day 1 Session Summaries (PDF-239 KB)
The emphasis of the second day of the conference is the leadership dimension. The speakers and workshop sessions will explore leadership challenges in knowledge-based enterprises and knowledge-intensive situations.
The second day of the conference will be opened by Mike Harwood, Air Vice-Marshall, who will draw out lessons from his own experience of combat situations for knowledge leadership. During the day, the leadership implications of a variety of situations that require knowledge sharing and learning will be explored, including pharmaceuticals (Helen Gordon, Chief Executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society) and professional services firms (Ali Gill, Crelos).
Day 2 Session Summaries (PDF-256 KB)
Book your place
The conference rate is £750 for one day, £1250 for two days. Discounts are available for some organisations associated with Henley – you will be able to request these as you progress through the online booking process. There is a 15% discount for all bookings before the 1st February 2013 (not available with other discounts). There are a limited number of places for non KM Forum members and they are going fast.
Feedback from delegates at previous KM Forum annual conferences:
"I do believe that this is far and away the best conference in the UK bar none."
- Robin Smith, Head of Information Governance, Policy & Planning, Northampton General Hospital.
"As ever, an interesting thought provoking two days."
- Cathy Blake, Knowledge Manager, HM Treasury.