Introduction to Knowledge Management

Introduction to KM Zip file

This 4.6MB Zip file contains all of the materials (slides, handouts, and supplements or links to supplements) related to the "Introduction to Knowledge Management" training module, which comes before Step 1 on the KM Road Map.

KM for Global Health: Recommended Readings and Social Networks

This supplement includes a list of recommending readings (and multimedia presentations) related to knowledge management for global health programs. It also includes a short list of top social networks that interested health professionals can join to keep updated on the latest developments in knowledge management and connect with like-minded peers and experts. 

Exercise: How Can KM Help Your Program?

The Introduction to KM training module includes two main exercises to help participants think practically about how they use or can use KM in their global health programs. This is the second key exercise, intended to be conducted at the end of the Introduction to KM training module, after participants get a detailed look at what KM is, why we use KM in global health programs, and how to apply KM systematically to global health programs. This exercise provides participants an oppportunity to brainstorm how KM can help them do their own work more effectively and efficiently. 

Knowledge Management in Action: Example From Indonesia

The Introduction to KM training module includes three key presentations: (1) KM: Why, What, and How; (2) an introduction to the systematic process of applying KM; and (3) a program example of how KM was put into action. This presentation is the third one of the Introduction to KM training module. It provides a practical example of how each step of the KM Road Map was applied to a family planning and reproductive health program in Indonesia. 

KM Road Map: An Introduction to the Systematic Process

The Introduction to KM training module includes three key presentations: (1) KM: Why, What, and How; (2) an introduction to the systematic process of applying KM; and (3) a program example of how KM was put into action. This KM Road Map: An Introduction to the Systematic Process presentation is the second of the three key presentations. It provides an overview of each of the five steps of the KM Road Map as well as of the KM Tools and Techniques Matrix and examples of different KM tools and techniques.

Exercise: Understanding KM Practices

The Introduction to KM training module includes two main exercises to help participants think practically about how they use or can use KM in their global health programs. This first exercise is intended to be conducted after the initial presentation that provides an overview of what KM is, why we use KM in global health programs, and how to apply KM. The exercise helps participants to understand how they might be already be using KM in their daily work, or how KM could help strengthen their work if they applied it systematically.

KM: Why, What, and How

The Introduction to KM training module includes three key presentations: (1) KM: Why, What, and How; (2) an introduction to the systematic process of applying KM; and (3) a program example of how KM was put into action. The KM: Why, What, and How presentation slides are the first of the three key presentations, providing an overview of what KM is and why health programs would want to use KM as an approach to improve their programs.

Introduction: KM Videos

We have included two videos that you can use in the training session to provide participants an overview of what KM is and how it can be used to improve health programs, and ultimately help improve and save people’s lives. Feel free to use one or both of these videos in your training workshop. This document provides a brief overview of the two videos, links to access the videos, and questions the trainer can pose to the participants to consider after viewing the videos.

 

Icebreaker: Nicknames

Icebreakers are a common way to kick off training events or meetings, especially when not all participants know each other. They are a fun way for participants to get to know one another and to foster team building. In this short icebreaker, particpants are asked to share a nickname their friends or family used for them when they were younger and the reason for the nickname. Any other appropriate type of icebreaker can be substituted for this one.

Introduction to KM Trainer Guide

The Trainer Guide to each training module in the KM Training Package should be the starting point for the Trainer when developing training sessions around each module. The Trainer Guide describes the purpose of the training module, the total estimated time needed to deliver the module, and learning objectives of the module, and it provides a detailed sample agenda outlining how to piece together the different presentations, exercises, and breaks into a coherent session.