The seminar will use a mixture of teaching approaches including the use of case studies, classroom discussions, team projects, video-conferencing and collaboration methods. Participants will have an opportunity to have individual coaching on developing a knowledge strategy for their organization and on competencies required to make it a success.
Dr. Linda Stoddart (Seminar Director) will work with several expert speakers in the field of leadership and the knowledge economy, some of whom will join in from around the world by video-conferencing to share their expertise.
The lecturers will help participants to identify and address issues pertaining to the key leadership and new roles in the knowledge economy. To facilitate this, they will support participants in issues of basic understanding and application of the concepts and tools throughout the seminar. They will also be available for advice for the development of individual action plans.
Linda Stoddart, Ph.D. (Seminar Director)
Dr. Linda Stoddart is a senior executive coach, knowledge strategy consultant, experienced manager and leader. She has developed and led numerous executive education programs for senior level managers, and for high potential professionals in academic institutions, international organizations, NGO’s and corporations.
Her leadership and innovative management acumen was recognized by the United Nations by selecting her to receive the United Nations 21 Award in 2008. She was also awarded the Information Professional Award by the International Online Information Conference in 2001.
Previous to her role as Academic Director of the Master of Science program in Information and Knowledge Strategy at Columbia University, Linda was Director of Knowledge Management at the United Nations. She also served as the Director of the Bureau of Information Services of the International Labour Organization (ILO), in Geneva, and Professor of Information Management at a business school in France. She also worked at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), based in Geneva and later in Zimbabwe, and at IMD, (International Institute for Management Development) in Lausanne, as Director of Information Services.
Dr. Geneviève Féraud (Visiting Expert)
Dr. Geneviève Féraud joined the United Nations in 2003 as Deputy Director of the United Nations System Staff College. She then moved to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), where she is now Head of Knowledge Development.
She started her career in 1981 with IBM France and then occupied different IT- related functions and responsibilities in the banking sector. She then dedicated herself to research in information systems and business strategy and received her Ph.D. in the University of Aix-Marseille, France. She spent the following ten years researching and teaching in academia, including at the Harvard Business School, and in different European universities, while at the same time advising many large-size European and American companies. She has authored numerous publications in the field of business strategy, technology and leadership, including a book published by Economica in 2009.
Dr. Nadim Habra (Visiting Expert)
Dr. Nadim Habra is an Information Technology (IT) professional with extensive experience in the application and management of technology. He was the IT Director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. Previously, Dr. Habra was the Head of the Computing Facility at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies located at Columbia University in New York. Nadim has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University.
Other Expert Speakers/Lecturers:
(via video conference)
Mr. Larry Prusak is a researcher and consultant and the founder of the Institute for Knowledge Management-a global consortium of member organizations engaged in advancing the practice of knowledge management through action research. Larry has been studying knowledge and learning in organizations for the past two decades. He has worked with several U.S. and overseas government agencies and NGO's, as well as having taught and lectured in many universities. A selection of his work includes the following: Visiting Scholar, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, 2010-present; Visiting Professor, Copenhagen Business School, 2009-2010; Senior advisor to the World Bank on knowledge and learning, 2008-present; Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Babson College; Senior advisor on knowledge issues, NASA (U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Agency), 2005-present; Senior Advisor to McKinsey and Co., 2002-2006.
Ms. Katrina (Kate) Pugh is the Academic Director of the Master of Science program in Information and Knowledge Strategy at Columbia University and President of AlignConsulting, specializing in business planning and knowledge-based transformation. She is the author of the book, Sharing Hidden Know-How: How Managers Solve Thorny Problems with the Knowledge Jam (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, April 2011). Kate co-founded and launched the knowledge management strategy practice with PwC/IBM, and led or co-led dozens of KM strategy initiatives.
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