Introduction

If the world of the 19th and 20th century is driven by inventors and entrepreneurs, then the 21st century is the age of knowledge pioneers. Many large organizations begin to realize that keeping data and information is not enough to maintain competitive advantage in the increasingly ferocious business world. It is necessary to effectively identify the critical knowledge assets and disseminate them so that every member of the organization can have instant and easy access to the pertinent knowledge pool.

In response to this challenge, enterprises have been experimenting ways for the utilization and transfer of knowledge assets. The experiment points to the direction of knowledge management that allows the organization to develop, preserve, add value and share the critical knowledge assets.

 
Objective

The objective of this KM Diploma Program is to present a comprehensive view on knowledge management. Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to develop a diverse perspective of knowledge management.

 
Target Participants

This program is designed for management executives, business leaders, business unit managers, and project leaders who are beginning to explore Knowledge Managementˇ¦s applicability and impacts or implementing it in their organizations.

 
Program Design

In designing the content of the Knowledge Management Diploma and Certificate Programs, the concept on Intellectual Capital is being used as in the diagram. The concept illustrates the fact that intellectual capital and knowledge are being embedded in three areas, namely, people (staff), organization structure / operation process and market. Unfortunately, the intellectual capital and knowledge cannot be shared freely among these three areas in most of the cases which results in lowering of organizationsˇ¦ productivity and efficiency.

With the objective of assisting people to capture and share the intellectual capital and knowledge in the organization, the Knowledge Management Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate Programs are being designed to covers a massive array of key topics in the above three areas: People, Structure/Process and Market. In addition, the Program also looks into the area of Technology which includes various tools to facilitate the transferral of knowledge.

The Knowledge Management Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate Programs will cover the topics in the "Modules" section. In addition, review sessions will also be included in the Programs to allow the participants to review the KM tools that they have learnt in the lectures and KM practitioners from private and/or public organizations will be invited during the review sessions to share their experience on KM implementation in their organizations.

 
About the Organizers

The Knowledge Management Development Centre, Limited (KMDC) is a charitable organization set up in 2004 by a group of committed Knowledge Management practitioners from various industries and government. The founders of KMDC are also former executive members of the first KM interest group (CoP) in Hong Kong, the 'Knowledge Management Development Community'. The aims of KMDC are to promote the awareness and advance the practice of knowledge management in Hong Kong. For more information, please visit http://www.kmdc.org.

 

The University of Hong Kong - Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE) was established in June 1998 to provide support for the education community in Hong Kong in promoting the use of information technology (IT) for quality education. CITE supports several quality academic programmes coordinated by the Division of Information and Technology Studies of the Faculty of Education. These programmes are offered to teachers, educators and education-related professionals to meet their increasing needs and interests in furthering their studies and to equip them with the necessary academic and professional knowledge about IT in education. For more information, please visit http://www.cite.hku.hk.

 
Program Advisors

Dr. Allan Yuen, Associate Dean, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Nancy Law, Director, CITE, The University of Hong Kong
Ms. Daisy Chou, Chairlady, KMDC

 
Program Coordinators

Dr. Sam Chu, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
Mr. Trevor Lui, Executive Committee Member, KMDC
Mr. Eric Chan, Executive Committee Member, KMDC
Mr. Michael Liang, Executive Committee Member, KMDC