Module 5 : Knowledge Management
Asynchronous Learning and Synchronous Learning
*NEW* When you click 'REGISTER', you will be asked to provide contact details and your province of residence. For international Candidates, please select 'International' as your province. You will then receive an email from your selected provincial institute with the registration and payment link.
This module has two options for delivery:
Option 1: Asynchronous via Brightspace
Option 2: Synchronous via Zoom with one-time option:
Thursdays 7:00pm to 10pm Central Time
The goal of this module is to help candidates understand what knowledge management is, where and how it should be applied and the challenges that go along with implementing knowledge management systems.
Knowledge Management is the effective management of the organizations' knowledge processes to achieve the organizations' goals. The organizations' knowledge processes are active gathering, active dissemination, and active application of knowledge.
Competitive advantage is achieved through developing and implementing creative and timely business solutions that reuse applicable knowledge and that use newly created knowledge. Newly created knowledge is referred to as innovation.
Upon completion of this module candidates should be able to:
- Apply the basic concepts of knowledge management through a series of group and individual assignments
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of knowledge management systems and the obstacles to implementing knowledge management systems.
- Develop a knowledge management strategy for their organization
- Identify their own role and that of other key stakeholders, in the initiation, design, development or sourcing, operation, and evolution of information and knowledge management systems
- Describe key considerations such as security, privacy, audit, project management and organizational change management
What is the asynchronous learning?
Asynchronous learning is a form of online, self-study and is designed for those who prefer to work at their own pace, while meeting submission deadlines as defined in the course overview. Learners will not have live, scheduled meetings or classes, but will participate via our learning management system, Brightspace (D2L), where information, ideas and learning experiences can be shared. Learners will also have access to an instructor.
What is synchronous learning?
Synchronous learning, previously known at Supply Chain Canada as virtual, instructor led. Learners will have live, scheduled classes via Zoom with the instructor and fellow classmates. This format is designed for those looking for an interactive learning experience, and to network with other participants. Learners will have readings and assignments to complete outside of class time that will facilitate the weekly class discussion. Participants are expected to remain up to date with the deadlines provided. Please NOTE the time zone in which you register for synchronous courses.
What if I have to cancel my registration?
Please review the cancellation policy included within the registration and payment link.
How will I access my course materials?
All learning materials will be accessed via your Supply Chain Canada (member) portal.
This 13-week module is a mandatory component of the SCMP Designation program. Some exceptions apply for those with RPL related exemptions. Please note, this offering is only open to SCMP Candidates.
Candidates are encouraged to move through the program at a pace and sequence that suits individual schedules and career goals. Please note, it is recommended that Module 1 be taken first as it introduces Candidates to the program, and the case methodology used throughout.