Knowledge and Innovation Network

Forthcoming Workshop

KIN Winter 2015 Workshop

Knowledge in Action

Date: 30th Nov and 1st Dec 2015

Venue: Scarman House, Warwick Business School, CV4 7AL

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 When it comes down to it, knowledge is worthless until it is converted into some form of action. 


The action could be making a decision based on information presented to us,
or passing on some knowledge to someone else, e.g. knowledge exchange or knowledge transfer.


To quote from Pericles:
“Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all”

So how do we become more effective in converting how we learn and what we know into useful outcomes? These were the issues that emerged from the KIN member survey earlier this year, specifically:

Lessons Learned – how we can use experience from projects and operational lessons to encourage innovation and improve problem solving
Behavioural Science – understanding the cognitive processes and psychology that turn information into action.

We have combined these two elements into our Winter Workshop, where we will have an opportunity to explore the theory and practice for turning Knowledge (what we know and understand) into actionable outcomes (desired changes).

We have an excellent line-up of speakers who will cover topics on:

  • Organisational Learning
  • Participatory Narrative Inquiry (extracting meaning from stories)
  • Nudge Theory (cognitive & behavioural science and applied psychology)

We will also tap into the knowledge and experience of current and prior (Alumni) members of KIN for examples of how lessons learned have led to successful outcomes, at both personal and organisational level.

The workshop will deliver a balanced blend of theory, experiential learning and practical activities that will provide delegates with new insights, ideas and tools that can influence outcomes. In short, how to turn knowledge into action.

Monday 30th November
Evening Dinner

Tuesday 1st December
Ron Donaldson, Knowledge Ecologist, will demonstrate Participative Narrative Inquiry techniques.
Ivo Vlaev is a Professor of Behavioural Psychology at Warwick Business School will talk about “Nudge Theory” and how the mind turns information into action.
Linda Davies, independent consultant, will talk about her experience in establishing a successful KM strategy for Mars
There will also be a number of KIN member case studies.

Who should attend?
Knowledge Managers
Project Managers
Community Managers
Training Managers
Team leaders and supervisors


Image by kind permission of John Antonios:


"Our goal is to leverage data science in the company without requiring data science skills". Thomas Reichel, VP, KPN (Dutch Telecoms)


Contact: Dawn Coton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0044 (0)24 7652 4503
Information about other forthcoming KIN events is available here




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