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Re : KM certification at Brazil

Francoise Rossion
 

Hello Beatriz,
 
In Belgium, a KM certificate is provided by the Free University of Brussels. The certifcate consists in the following:
  • the student needs to attend 5 modules of 5 days during 1 year (the student do not have to subscribe to the academic year as it takes place within the "business education" program offered by the university, aimed for adults and working guys);
  • by the end of the year, she/he needs to prepare a work that demonstrates the she/he has understood the underlying KM principles; this work needs to be presentedt to the teachers (there are three teachers; I am one of those).
If she/he is successulf, she/he gets the certificate.
 
My 2 cents,
 
Françoise


De : Beatriz Benezra
À : sikmleaders@...
Envoyé le : Lun 2 août 2010, 10h 05min 27s
Objet : [sikmleaders] KM certification at Brazil

 

Hello,
I´m a member of Bazilian Society of Knowledge Management (Sociedade Brasileira de Gestão do Conhecimento - SBGC). We are looking for a KM certifiction model  to deploy at Brazil. The idea is to bring an existing certficaton model to run here under SBGC supervison. Do you have any recomendation?

Thanks in advance!
Regards,
 
Beatriz


Gobi, Birgit (TS Technology Consulting EMEA KM) <birgit.gobi@...>
 

Dear Beatriz,

 

I have recently met the following contact at a KM conference in Vienna, Austria:

 

Mr. Franz Barachini

Vienna International School of Thought (VIST)

VIST© performs international certifications of KM Education (through ICKM), valid worldwide. This includes (personal) certifications for 3 categories:

·         Certified Knowledge ManagerIn,

·         Senior Knowledge ManagerIn und

·         Executive Knowledge ManagerIn

The clue is: die training sessions can be taken in different institutes/school, and VIST offers a worldwide certification program.

Vist was founded by Franz Barachini, working for the Technology University Vienna.

Web page: http://www.vist.cc/  (in German language only for now?). If you click on  “Anfrage” = Request/contact (in the top navigation), you can send an e-mail (and I am sure you will receive English collateral in turn). Or you just use the direct contact details: Vist og  |  Stutterheimstraße 16-18/2/3  |  A-1150 Wien
Fon +43.1.789 06 12 12  |  Fax +43.1.789 06 12 15  |  management@...

Hope this helps!

 

BR, Birgit

Birgit Gobi (name change from Birgit Gotthart!)
HP Enterprise Business
Technology Services EMEA -  Technology Consulting
Knowledge Management Lead
Hewlett-Packard Ges.m.b.H.
Wienerbergstrasse 41, A-1120 Wien
Tel.: +43(0)1/81118-6858
Fax: +43(0)1/81118-8080
Mobile: +43-(0)664/8112879
mailto:birgit.gobi@...
http://www.hp.com/at
 
Firmenbuchgericht: Handelsgericht Wien; Firmenbuchnummer: FN94241s
Firmensitz: Wienerbergstraße 41, 1120 Wien

 

From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of Francoise Rossion
Sent: Montag, 02. August 2010 10:18
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: Re : [sikmleaders] KM certification at Brazil

 

 

Hello Beatriz,

 

In Belgium, a KM certificate is provided by the Free University of Brussels. The certifcate consists in the following:

  • the student needs to attend 5 modules of 5 days during 1 year (the student do not have to subscribe to the academic year as it takes place within the "business education" program offered by the university, aimed for adults and working guys);
  • by the end of the year, she/he needs to prepare a work that demonstrates the she/he has understood the underlying KM principles; this work needs to be presentedt to the teachers (there are three teachers; I am one of those).

If she/he is successulf, she/he gets the certificate.

 

My 2 cents,

 

Françoise

 


De : Beatriz Benezra <beatriz_benezra@...>
À : sikmleaders@...
Envoyé le : Lun 2 août 2010, 10h 05min 27s
Objet : [sikmleaders] KM certification at Brazil

 

Hello,
I´m a member of Bazilian Society of Knowledge Management (Sociedade Brasileira de Gestão do Conhecimento - SBGC). We are looking for a KM certifiction model  to deploy at Brazil. The idea is to bring an existing certficaton model to run here under SBGC supervison. Do you have any recomendation?

Thanks in advance!
Regards,
 
Beatriz

 

Boris Jaeger
 

Hi Beatriz,

I don't want to contribute to the critical discussion of "to certify or to certificate (or to neither nor)" KM competencies. I just want you to read the following:

Joseph M. Firestone: KMCI Position Statement on KM Standards and "Certification" Programs. Alexandria, VA: Knowledge Management Consortium International, April 28, 2003
Link: http://www.kmci.org/media/KMCI_Position_Statement.pdf

As for the KMI certification I just want to mention that attendees do not have to prove their competency in KM. There is no test or something ... Further, a bunch of the attendees were certified with a KM certification from the KM Professional society (KMPro, http://www.kmpro.org/) - Mr Weidner was at KMPro first. So maybe people took the KMpro certification because it was offered by KMPro, not because it was offered by Mr. Weidener, the instructor? Does this mean you should cooperate with KMPro? No! Why? Nowdays it seems that KMPro is only the non-profit mask of the commercial KM certification provider Hudson Associates Consulting (http://hacinc.com/), which acquired eKnowledgeCenter, an other misterious KM certification provider, in 2007 (http://hacinc.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6&Itemid=29 , http://eknowledgecenter.com). eKnowledgeCenter emerged from the Knowledge Management Consortium International (http://kmci.org/). An other us-based KM training provider offering a certificate (NOT certification, see statement above) in KM. eKnowledgeCenter certification is now offered through KMPro, too. Confused? Me either! It's some kind of weired...

As for the VIST certification offered in the name of the International Council on Knowledge Management (ICKM) it seems that ICKM no longer exists. At least the website is fo sale (see http://www.ickm.info/). Apart from that it's strange that an international KM organisation is offering certification through a training provider with a website in German language only.

In general all KM certification programs are not accredited by any accrediting non-profit organization. There is no proof that companies accredit KM certifications from any training provider. So what to do? Go to universities and get a KM certificate? Too long but at least such certificates give some kind of security as you goot the from a university.

So the best would be to get a KM certification from an accredited and popular university, right? And the solution is (maybe):

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Knowledge Management Research Centre (HKPoly KMRC)

The are offering a

Certified Knowledge Professionals program
Link: http://www.ise.polyu.edu.hk/km/content/ckp_01.htm

HKPoly KMRC is not only offering KM certification but a hole bunch more (range: KM training,..., PhD in KM - see http://kmrc.ise.polyu.edu.hk/services_program.php). It is very popular, btw.

And Douglas, ...

"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice there is." - Jan van de Snepschuet, Dutch-American computer scientist and educator (1953 - 1994)

BUT

"There is no practice without theory
and no theory without practice."

Regards from Rainy Germany
Boris 4KMeduHub

http://kmeducationhub.de - "Find and promote educational and training opportunities in Knowledge Management worldwide!"

--- In sikmleaders@..., "Gobi, Birgit (TS Technology Consulting EMEA KM)" <birgit.gobi@...> wrote:

Dear Beatriz,

I have recently met the following contact at a KM conference in Vienna, Austria:

Mr. Franz Barachini

Vienna International School of Thought (VIST)

VIST© performs international certifications of KM Education (through ICKM<http://www.ickm.info/>), valid worldwide. This includes (personal) certifications for 3 categories:

· Certified Knowledge ManagerIn,

· Senior Knowledge ManagerIn und

· Executive Knowledge ManagerIn

The clue is: die training sessions can be taken in different institutes/school, and VIST offers a worldwide certification program.

Vist was founded by Franz Barachini, working for the Technology University Vienna.

Web page: http://www.vist.cc/ (in German language only for now?). If you click on “Anfrage� = Request/contact (in the top navigation), you can send an e-mail (and I am sure you will receive English collateral in turn). Or you just use the direct contact details: Vist og | Stutterheimstraße 16-18/2/3 | A-1150 Wien
Fon +43.1.789 06 12 12 | Fax +43.1.789 06 12 15 | management@...
Hope this helps!

BR, Birgit
Birgit Gobi (name change from Birgit Gotthart!)
HP Enterprise Business
Technology Services EMEA - Technology Consulting
Knowledge Management Lead
Hewlett-Packard Ges.m.b.H.
Wienerbergstrasse 41, A-1120 Wien
Tel.: +43(0)1/81118-6858
Fax: +43(0)1/81118-8080
Mobile: +43-(0)664/8112879
mailto:birgit.gobi@...<mailto:birgit.gotthart@...>
http://www.hp.com/at

Firmenbuchgericht: Handelsgericht Wien; Firmenbuchnummer: FN94241s
Firmensitz: Wienerbergstraße 41, 1120 Wien

From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of Francoise Rossion
Sent: Montag, 02. August 2010 10:18
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: Re : [sikmleaders] KM certification at Brazil


Hello Beatriz,

In Belgium, a KM certificate is provided by the Free University of Brussels. The certifcate consists in the following:

* the student needs to attend 5 modules of 5 days during 1 year (the student do not have to subscribe to the academic year as it takes place within the "business education" program offered by the university, aimed for adults and working guys);
* by the end of the year, she/he needs to prepare a work that demonstrates the she/he has understood the underlying KM principles; this work needs to be presentedt to the teachers (there are three teachers; I am one of those).
If she/he is successulf, she/he gets the certificate.

My 2 cents,

Françoise

________________________________
De : Beatriz Benezra <beatriz_benezra@...>
À : sikmleaders@...
Envoyé le : Lun 2 août 2010, 10h 05min 27s
Objet : [sikmleaders] KM certification at Brazil



Hello,
I´m a member of Bazilian Society of Knowledge Management (Sociedade Brasileira de Gestão do Conhecimento - SBGC). We are looking for a KM certifiction model to deploy at Brazil. The idea is to bring an existing certficaton model to run here under SBGC supervison. Do you have any recomendation?

Thanks in advance!
Regards,

Beatriz

Douglas Weidner
 

Boris,

 

For not wanting to contribute to the critical discussion of ‘to certify or to certificate’, you certainly seem to have stepped into it. J

 

However, you might want to correct at least a few of your assertions:

Weidner was one of the founders of KMPro and Exec Director of its Learning Center and author of its cert program, not just an instructor…and attendees knew that.

The KM Institute e-learning certification does have assessments, one for each of its four themes. The workshop has in-class participation in exercises and dialogue as the cert criteria.

 

On assessments, we are planning a much more rigorous KM simulation as the common criteria for both programs, because we believe that true/false and multiple choice don’t reflect mastery and competency in the Knowledge Age as much as the ability to do, which a simulation can certainly simulate. What do you think of a simulation as the cert criteria? Maybe we can discuss offline.

 

Correct, there is yet no internationally accepted KM accrediting body. But, consider project management—over many decades the Project Management Institute has become the de facto standard. The International Knowledge Management Institute (KM Institute), with a huge share of the past and present market, is emerging as the de facto standard – over 75% of all documented worldwide certs for 1999-2009 (including my students at KMCI – June 2001 and KMPro – Oct 2001 – 2004). The 2009/2010 share is accelerating. Here’s one reason, with which I assume you agree.

 

One requirement for international acceptance is for the training and certification to exist in more than one language, as you mentioned as a negative for the German-only program (VIST). That is why the KM Institute program is being translated into Spanish, Mandarin, Farsi (all in 2010) and Arabic (2011), some in affiliation with universities. Having KM cert available in many languages, taught in either English or native language by local expert KM practitioners (as we do in Switzerland – five KM experts), will only accelerate KM Institute acceptance, in my opinion.

 

In addition, the KM Institute has commenced what we consider to be much needed industry-specific KM certifications, including:

·         Certified Nuclear KM (already being offered by a leading consultancy in nuclear field)

·         Certified Aerospace KM (being designed now by leading experts from the leading companies) and

·         KM focused on development organizations (slated for planning this Winter).

 

A few others are being contemplated (healthcare, etc.) and any industry-specific KM experts in this community are welcome to contact me to discuss.

 

I agree universities and established management institutes have credentials that demand inclusion. That’s why the KM Institute has sought and been endorsed by many universities and leading management societies, and why its share will continue to accelerate, including:

·         Universidad Del Rosario (Bogota, Columbia) and  Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Medellin, Columbia) where it is being translated into Spanish for all of Latin America, except Brazil (Portuguese)

·         Malaysian Institute of Management and Asian Assoc of Management Organizations (15 countries from India to Japan)

·         US Army Warrant Officer Career College

·         Cal State Univ, which has offered the KM Institute Cert through its extension program and will be commencing again soon

·         Other universities are seeking affiliation, but as you know they sometimes move more slowly than commercial firms.

 

I agree that Hong Kong Polytechnic University probably has a great KM program. I knew most of their faculty in the 2003-2004 era and it is first rate. Oh, and you didn’t mention at least eight were certified by me in those formative years. L

 

And, as to proof of organizations accepting (companies accredit KM certifications), many have. Here’s one example, the US Military.

The KM Institute has become the preferred KM training provider for most of the combatant commands. Private and enterprise certification programs have been initiated at NorthCom (four years running), SouthCom, Eucom, JSOC, JF-Pentagon, and USF-Korea (two years). In addition, the KM Institute has provided certification training at US Dept of Defense Agencies and Services, such as Defense Intelligence Agency, NavSea, AF Material Command, AF Air Mobility Command, Army JAG, US Marines (Camp Lejeune), and various National Guards.

 

We also believe in life-long learning for all past students. They enjoy ongoing/full access to our “Hot Topics” section at the KM Institute portal, which is exclusive to students.  Hot Topics are video vignettes (K Nuggets of at least 10-min duration) on new/emerging KM trends and insights gained by practitioners, such as Social Media, Personal KM, Knowledge Maturity Model (KMM™).  The KM Institute works with SMEs/Speakers to deliver new KM-related video vignettes and we plan on adding up to 10 more before the end of the year!

 

So, Boris, I think we are doing a good job--providing a needed service, and we believe the market will decide.

 

If you’d like to discuss this issue further, let’s go offline.

 

Respectfully,

Douglas Weidner, Chairman, KM Institute

 

 

From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of Boris Jäger
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 3:00 AM
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: Re: Re : [sikmleaders] KM certification at Brazil

 

 

Hi Beatriz,

I don't want to contribute to the critical discussion of "to certify or to certificate (or to neither nor)" KM competencies. I just want you to read the following:

Joseph M. Firestone: KMCI Position Statement on KM Standards and "Certification" Programs. Alexandria, VA: Knowledge Management Consortium International, April 28, 2003
Link: http://www.kmci.org/media/KMCI_Position_Statement.pdf

As for the KMI certification I just want to mention that attendees do not have to prove their competency in KM. There is no test or something ... Further, a bunch of the attendees were certified with a KM certification from the KM Professional society (KMPro, http://www.kmpro.org/) - Mr Weidner was at KMPro first. So maybe people took the KMpro certification because it was offered by KMPro, not because it was offered by Mr. Weidener, the instructor? Does this mean you should cooperate with KMPro? No! Why? Nowdays it seems that KMPro is only the non-profit mask of the commercial KM certification provider Hudson Associates Consulting (http://hacinc.com/), which acquired eKnowledgeCenter, an other misterious KM certification provider, in 2007 (                                                                 http://hacinc.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6&Itemid=29 , http://eknowledgecenter.com). eKnowledgeCenter emerged from the Knowledge Management Consortium International (http://kmci.org/). An other us-based KM training provider offering a certificate (NOT certification, see statement above) in KM. eKnowledgeCenter certification is now offered through KMPro, too. Confused? Me either! It's some kind of weired...

As for the VIST certification offered in the name of the International Council on Knowledge Management (ICKM) it seems that ICKM no longer exists. At least the website is fo sale (see http://www.ickm.info/). Apart from that it's strange that an international KM organisation is offering certification through a training provider with a website in German language only.

In general all KM certification programs are not accredited by any accrediting non-profit organization. There is no proof that companies accredit KM certifications from any training provider. So what to do? Go to universities and get a KM certificate? Too long but at least such certificates give some kind of security as you goot the from a university.

So the best would be to get a KM certification from an accredited and popular university, right? And the solution is (maybe):

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Knowledge Management Research Centre (HKPoly KMRC)

The are offering a

Certified Knowledge Professionals program
Link: http://www.ise.polyu.edu.hk/km/content/ckp_01.htm

HKPoly KMRC is not only offering KM certification but a hole bunch more (range: KM training,..., PhD in KM - see http://kmrc.ise.polyu.edu.hk/services_program.php). It is very popular, btw.

And Douglas, ...

"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice there is." - Jan van de Snepschuet, Dutch-American computer scientist and educator (1953 - 1994)

BUT

"There is no practice without theory
and no theory without practice."

Regards from Rainy Germany
Boris 4KMeduHub

http://kmeducationhub.de - "Find and promote educational and training opportunities in Knowledge Management worldwide!"

--- In sikmleaders@..., "Gobi, Birgit (TS Technology Consulting EMEA KM)" wrote:
>
> Dear Beatriz,
>
> I have recently met the following contact at a KM conference in Vienna, Austria:
>
> Mr. Franz Barachini
>
> Vienna International School of Thought (VIST)
>
> VIST© performs international certifications of KM Education (through ICKM<http://www.ickm.info/>), valid worldwide. This includes (personal) certifications for 3 categories:
>
> · Certified Knowledge ManagerIn,
>
> · Senior Knowledge ManagerIn und
>
> · Executive Knowledge ManagerIn
>
> The clue is: die training sessions can be taken in different institutes/school, and VIST offers a worldwide certification program.
>
> Vist was founded by Franz Barachini, working for the Technology University Vienna.
>
> Web page: http://www.vist.cc/ (in German language only for now?). If you click on “Anfrage” = Request/contact (in the top navigation), you can send an e-mail (and I am sure you will receive English collateral in turn). Or you just use the direct contact details: Vist og | Stutterheimstraße 16-18/2/3 | A-1150 Wien
> Fon +43.1.789 06 12 12 | Fax +43.1.789 06 12 15 | management@...
> Hope this helps!
>
> BR, Birgit
> Birgit Gobi (name change from Birgit Gotthart!)
> HP Enterprise Business
> Technology Services EMEA - Technology Consulting
> Knowledge Management Lead
> Hewlett-Packard Ges.m.b.H.
> Wienerbergstrasse 41, A-1120 Wien
> Tel.: +43(0)1/81118-6858
> Fax: +43(0)1/81118-8080
> Mobile: +43-(0)664/8112879
> mailto:birgit.gobi@...
> http://www.hp.com/at
>
> Firmenbuchgericht: Handelsgericht Wien; Firmenbuchnummer: FN94241s
> Firmensitz: Wienerbergstraße 41, 1120 Wien
>
> From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of Francoise Rossion
> Sent: Montag, 02. August 2010 10:18
> To: sikmleaders@...
> Subject: Re : [sikmleaders] KM certification at Brazil
>
>
> Hello Beatriz,
>
> In Belgium, a KM certificate is provided by the Free University of Brussels. The certifcate consists in the following:
>
> * the student needs to attend 5 modules of 5 days during 1 year (the student do not have to subscribe to the academic year as it takes place within the "business education" program offered by the university, aimed for adults and working guys);
> * by the end of the year, she/he needs to prepare a work that demonstrates the she/he has understood the underlying KM principles; this work needs to be presentedt to the teachers (there are three teachers; I am one of those).
> If she/he is successulf, she/he gets the certificate.
>
> My 2 cents,
>
> Françoise
>
> ________________________________
> De : Beatriz Benezra
> À : sikmleaders@...
> Envoyé le : Lun 2 août 2010, 10h 05min 27s
> Objet : [sikmleaders] KM certification at Brazil
>
>
>
> Hello,
> I´m a member of Bazilian Society of Knowledge Management (Sociedade Brasileira de Gestão do Conhecimento - SBGC). We are looking for a KM certifiction model to deploy at Brazil. The idea is to bring an existing certficaton model to run here under SBGC supervison. Do you have any recomendation?
>
> Thanks in advance!
> Regards,
>
> Beatriz
>