Workshop with the Pittsburgh Regional Knowledge Management Consortium

This was the second speaking engagement with the Pittsburgh Regional Knowledge Management Consortium (PRKMC).

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Participants included practitioners involved at all levels of knowledge management: from a VP from a national insurance company; to a data analyst from an international think tank; to start-ups focused on data mining, security, workforce development and human capital management..

The workshop focused on cerebral issues (literally!) around brain function, the definition on "mind", mental maps, collaboration and innovation.

We also covered manual skills such as mind mapping, graphic facilitation and the use of visual learning for strategic planning, problem solving and critical thinking (eg. how to be more effective facilitators and visual modelers of concepts and strategies).

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Workshop Outline:

  • The Brain
    • Definition
      • storage device
      • determined by DNA
      • homeostasis
      • processor
      • distributed
      • complexity
      • connections
      • neurons
      • source of emotions
    • Exploration
      • Antonio Dimasio
        • Book: "The Feeling of What Happens"
  • The Mind
    • definiton
      • higher functions
        • subjective consciousness
        • ethereal
        • intangible
        • distributed
        • complex
        • self-aware
      • source of feelings
        • environment
        • sensory input
        • data
        • emotion
        • thought
        • feelings
        • memory
        • knowledge

    • Maps
      • definition
        • representation of 3-D and 4-D data
        • navigation
        • limited
        • scaled
        • perception changes over history
      • examples
        • Nuremberg Chronicles
        • National Geographic
        • Rand-McNally
        • NASA satellite images
        • Google Earth
    • Tools
      • NovMind
      • MindJet
      • Inspiration
      • The Brain
      • OmniGraffle
        • OmniOutliner
    • Resources