Community of Practices Services

One of the many services that Knoco Kansas provides is Communities of Practice Services to organizations these services range from launching a community, gauging the maturity, as well as training and coaching community leaders and facilitators. Communities of Practice are one of the pillars of a solid Knowledge Framework. Many government agencies like the FBI, DoD and NASA have created Communities of Practices ranging from topics as proposed administrative rules and regulation changes to creating entire processes and procedures that are scenario based.

Community of Practice

We help you get your Communities of Practice off to a flying start, through facilitating a one-day or (ideally) two-day launch program. This will be a mixture of introducing the structure and theory of the Community of Practice, and Community of Practice discussions around key topics.

We can check and track the health of your Communities of Practice, through applying a ten-component maturity assessment framework. This Community maturity assessment not only gives you a benchmark to measure development against, but also identified those factors that need the most attention.

We can train your Community leaders and facilitators in the effective operation of Communities of Practice, and how they deliver value to the business, through a combination of theory, case studies, and exercises working on your own Community of Practice issues. 

We can coach your Community leaders and facilitators in building and sustaining their Communities of Practice. Community leadership is a demanding task, and we offer to support the Community Leaders either through regular coaching visits, or through remote coaching through email, teleconferences and Skype.

Below are links to more in depth information on each of these services within Community of Practices please feel free to browse through them if there is any more information you want please feel free to contact me at cory.cannon@knoco.com 

Launching Communities of Practice

Knowledge Management Training Course List

Knowledge Management Coaching

Introductions

Cory Cannon
Cory Cannon Certified Knowledge Manager Cannon Enterprises L.L.C.

Hello my name Cory Cannon of Cannon Enterprises L.L.C., which is an affiliate of Knoco Ltd. Just few bits of information about myself. I have been in the military (between the United States Marine Corps the United States Army and Army Reserves) for 17 years this year and have worked as a Department of Army Civilian at the Center for Army Lessons Learned for 3 years. During that time I have deployed twice to Iraq to conduct logistical convoys, and focus on Knowledge Management activities for the Senior Logistics Command in Iraq.

I received my Certified Knowledge Manager certification through the International Knowledge Management Institute and have taken the Army Knowledge Management Qualification Course to receive the additional skill identifier of Knowledge Management Professional. Academically, I have a bachelor degree in Political Science from Emporia State University a master’s degree in Political Science from Fort Hays State University and currently a PhD student at Emporia State University in the area of information management with a concentration in knowledge management.

As a Major in the United States Army Reserves, I am the Knowledge Management Officer of a General Officer Command assisting with the Department of Defense and Joint Staff with developing Knowledge Management career path for both military and civilian government employees. I am also a PhD Graduate Assistant at Emporia State University where I supervise the School of Library and Information Management’s technology support desk as well as preform Knowledge Management assessments.

The services I conduct for Knoco Ltd are listed in the graphic below

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If you would like to have more information on any of these services please feel free to contact me at cory.cannon@knoco.com