immense and ever-increasing wealth of knowledge is scattered
about the world today; knowledge that would probably suffice
to solve all the mighty difficulties of our age, but it is
dispersed and unorganized. We need a sort of mental clearning
house for the mind: a depot where knowledge and ideas are
received, sorted, summarized, digested, clarified and compared."|
H.G. Wells in 'The Brain: Organization of the Modern World'
The Global Knowledge Management Initiative (GKMI) is a partnership
between GW's GSEHD Executive
Leadership Doctoral Program and the GW Institute
for Knowledge and Innovation.
GKMI activities address three objectives: research collaborations,
educational initiatives, and practical application of organizational
learning and KM scholarship.
Objective 1: Research Collaborations
- GKMI promotes research collaborations among faculty members
and doctoral students engaged in organizational learning and
KM scholarship. Research seminars, an emerging knowledge forum
and electronic collaborations will achieve this objective.
Objective 2: Educational Initiatives
- A second objective of the GKMI is to develop educational initiatives
that link the ELP and IKI academic programs, first by engaging
doctoral fellows and eventually by developing a joint certificate
in Global Knowledge Management.
Objective 3: Linking Scholarship and Practice
- The third objective of the GKMI is to integrate global KM
scholarship and practice through webinars and workshops.
The three-pronged approach that incorporates interrelated research,
educational and practice-oriented activities has several benefits.
GKMI activities will:
- provide an opportunity for sustained scholarly dialogue that
promotes a vibrant research environment;
- facilitate the conduct of collaborative and intersdisciplinary
- aid in the formation and maintenance of a GW-wide community
of global KM scholars;
- further the integration of organizational learning and KM
scholarship and practice.
With regard to the intellectual distinction of GSEHD, this initiative
will advance the school-wide research theme of 'learning' by focusing
on a critical element of organizational learning.
Contact Dr. Diana Burley for more information.
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