The final scheduled personal knowledge management workshop finishes this weekend. With four workshops this year and 110 participants, I have learned as much as anyone else. I have seen examples of seeking, sensing and sharing in a wide variety of workplaces, from the perspectives of freelancers, government workers, corporations, etc. Helen Blunden at Activate Learning Solutions recently offered her views on the last workshop. Stephen Dale also gave his take on PKM. Here is a great explanation from Jack Vinson, who shared his years of KM experience during the workshop:
Personal knowledge management is the idea that individuals have to be responsible for managing to get things done. While organizations around us can help, the essential people and things that I use in my regular work need to work for me. This means that I need to know how to use the resources my organization(s) provide, and I have to bring in additional resources when these are not sufficient for me to succeed. These resources can be everything from the software and files on my computer to the stuff on the network to the people who will make larger connections for me. Importantly, beyond the simple bits and bytes, PKM is about making connections between these artifacts and the people who create them or influence them. I need access to people in the organization to the people outside the organization who will help me get things done.
PKM is about getting things done.
There are no workshops scheduled at this time, though there has been some interest expressed to me via email and social media. If there is sufficient interest, I will conduct another workshop before the end of the year. Of course, custom workshops are available for organizations who want something tailored to their unique needs and these can be run on-site or online.
If you are interested, please let me know. You can comment on this post, send me a tweet, email or even call me. My contact information is posted here. I would also like to know if you would prefer a two-week or month-long workshop. One person even suggested a 6-week programme.