Knowledge Asset Management Consulting Methodology (Accredited)



This 3 day lecture programme, and subsequent 12 hours virtual study/mentoring and academic assessment, will provide you with Knowledge Asset Management Academic Accreditation from Anglia Ruskin Cambridge University, UK, level 7 post-graduate (15 credits), and from the Knowledge Associates Corporate University, Cambridge, UK.

It is limited to a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 10 participants, to ensure high quality personal attention, teaching, coaching and mentoring throughout. After 3 intensive day lectures at King’s College, it continues with cloud based personal and team virtual learning spaces with virtual coaching and mentoring.

Throughout the programme, delegates must update their personal new learning’s and reflections in their personal and confidential ‘reflective journal’. At the end of the programme the delegate must submit a 1500 word essay on one of 10 selected questions that we provide. The maximum time from attending the lectures to submitting the essay is three calendar months.

The KAM Consulting Methodology has been designed to ensure a proper, comprehensive, systematic and consistent approach to successful knowledge asset management. It embraces a holistic approach to the strategic, cultural, people, process and technology issues.

In particular, it ensures proper attention is given to the critical success factors in successfully implementing knowledge asset management programmes which are, at least:

* Proper Knowledge Asset Management education

* Senior Management engagement and commitment

* Identification of the critical knowledge areas/assets

* A shared Knowledge Asset Management vision and strategy linked to the business objectives

* A knowledge sharing culture

* Robust Knowledge enabled processes that harvest and leverage the ideas, new learnings and insights

* Natural and flourishing knowledge-led communities

* Enabling knowledge technologies

* Aligned rewards and recognition

* Critical knowledge worker skills training

* Defined and effectively managed Knowledge Worker competence levels

* Measures to gauge the business and Knowledge and Innovation benefits

The KAM Methodology proposes the below-mentioned phased approach to enable both creative and structured


about the benefits of knowledge asset management and its relationships to strategic as well as operational and day-to-day issues in the business environment.


refers to the Knowledge Asset Management strategic planning phase.


is the phase in which an organization starts to transforms itself into a more knowledge driven company, piloting knowledge driven processes, networks and technologies.


is the phase following successful measurable pilots, in which an organisation rolls-out a company-wide implementation plan with a holistic approach to Knowledge Asset management

  1. MEASUREMENTand reporting of the knowledge assets, and level of leveraging of knowledge assets
  2. TRAININGof both the knowledge workers to develop knowledge competencies, and the new knowledge driven processes, tools and technologies, as well as of the staff to take up new knowledge-related roles

Ron Young – the KAM Programme Leader/Lecturer

Ron Young is the founder, CEO and Chief Knowledge Officer for Knowledge Associates Cambridge Ltd, a Management Consulting Firm based in Cambridge U.K. He is acknowledged as a leading international expert and thought leader in Learning, Knowledge Asset Management and Innovation.

He advised and assisted the UK DTI Innovation Unit in 1999 in the production of the UK Government White Paper ‘UK Competitiveness in the Knowledge Driven Economy’.

He is a consultant for the World Bank, Washington, USA, and the European Commission, Brussels.

He regularly provides keynote presentations at leading KM and Innovation conferences around the world, and he has extensive experience in working with European, Asian and US Organisations.

He currently chairs the British Standards Institute (BSI) Knowledge Management Standards Committee KMS/1 and is a member of the ISO 30401 Global KM Standards Committee and the ISO 5500/BSI Global Asset Management Committee. A Global ISO KM Standard is in advanced stages of development, and it is estimated that this ISO Standard may be published during 2017.

He also chaired the European CEN Knowledge Management Standards Committee, for 2 yrs until 2004.

Current consulting engagements include developing KM strategies and advising and assisting major Multi-National Corporations, International UN Agencies, National Governments, Military, and Professional Institutions around the world. He was a lead consultant for the European Commission 2 Million euro ‘Know-Net’ project.

He is joint author of ‘Knowledge Asset Management’ (Springer 2003) and ‘Upside Down Management’ (McGraw Hill Europe 1996), Knowledge Management: Facilitators Guide (Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo, 2009), Knowledge Management: Case Studies for Small and Medium Enterprises (APO, Tokyo, 2009), Knowledge Management Tools and Techniques (APO, Tokyo, 2010), Enhancing Knowledge Productivity in the Public Sector (APO, Tokyo, 2016/17)

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