Knowledge and Innovation Network

Membership Benefits

The benefits of membership include:

  • Quarterly Member Workshops. Recent themes have included, ‘Knowledge Capture Tools and Techniques’, ‘Creating a knowledge sharing culture’, ‘Knowledge Audits- measuring change’ and ‘Organisational Memory & IP’.
    • Includes two free member places at each quarterly Workshop, with further places available at minimal cost
    • Agendas driven by member demand with renowned expert speakers such as Larry Prusak and Steve Denning. 
    • Facilitated discussions and opportunities for practitioner networking
  • Unlimited involvement in SIGs with at least 4 face to face SIG events per year along with other virtual events.
  • MemberSpace - The online Member-only collaboration space with wikis, good practice, toolkits, news, discussions, member expertise and much more.
  • Research - SIG-based research involving both member organisations and selected others led by both Warwick Business School researchers, academics and Associates.
  • KIN is part of the Innovation, Knowledge and Organisational Networks (IKON) Research Unit and is based at Warwick Business School which has one of the highest research ratings placing it in the top five in the country. Research topics (such as CoP benchmarking) driven by member interests.
  • The KIN Calendar of Events offers a series of Roundtable discussions and Masterclasses. To widen participation and ease of attendance we have increased the number of webinars (web and audio seminars).

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"KIN are an invaluable asset to the ongoing development of our online collaboration service. The network provides access to organisational learning from a diverse set of organisations, saving us time and cost.  There are many examples of practice that I have taken from KIN and used to great effect across all elements of our work building collaborative working relationships between Police Forces. Examples are training and workshops for facilitating communities; adapting the 'top trumps' tool; the 'Village' exercise for encouraging collaborative behaviours; using the concept of a Knowledge Market. The KIN benchmarking exercise and the use of the maturity model have helped inform our strategy.
Access to such a wide pool of expertise from both academia and external business experience provides the College of Policing with the know-how to continue to develop our collaboration and knowledge tools.
KIN's professional approach is great and we intend to promote their expertise internally and take full advantage of our membership.  Budgets are squeezed constantly and cuts are a regular occurrence, however we will continue to champion the value from of our membership.
As a researcher, the benefits of KIN to provide an evidence base that underpins its practice is invaluable and key to differentiating it from other similar groups that tend to focus on either practice or research.  The ability to blend the two together creates a powerful argument in KIN's favour".
Nicky Miller, Head of Research, UK College of Policing