Los Angeles: Sustainable KM - Turning Treadmills Into Windmills

When:  Mar 27, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (PT)


Many of our current knowledge management (KM) initiatives and resources are labor-intensive and require substantial effort to keep them going and to ensure value post-implementation. Consequently, and despite our best intentions, many of these initiatives tend to flame out once our energy wanes, attention shifts or human resources are reduced. Learn how to leverage organizational processes and resources to help your KM tools and programs derive greater benefit and value with less human effort and thereby make them more sustainable.

Join ILTA members in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Toronto and Washington, D.C. for this one-afternoon connected KM event, which is an encore of a highly-rated session from ILTACON 2017. Much of the value of that session was derived from the table discussions, and we aim to replicate those discussions at the local meetings. Takeaways will include:

  • Practical and real-world examples of sustainable KM initiatives
  • Strategies for designing sustainable programs, turning unsustainable ones into sustainable ones, or terminating resources where the payoff doesn’t justify the effort required

NOTE: Space is limited to 10 participants at each location. If registration is full, please email localeventhelp@iltanet.org to be placed on a waitlist.


V. Mary Abraham is a consultant and knowledge management (KM) thought leader. In 2013 she co-founded Broadli Inc., which created the Broadli generosity app and consults with organizations to help their people work more effectively by creating networks of generosity. She has also built a practice facilitating strategic conversations and interactive educational sessions for a variety of for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Active in the legal industry since 1991, she practiced corporate law at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and helped lead its KM efforts. Since 2013 Mary has been a member of the faculty of Columbia University's Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy program, teaching collaboration, innovation, social capital, facilitation and knowledge sharing.

Chris Boyd is the Senior Director of Professional Services for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR), an 800-attorney firm headquartered in Palo Alto, where he leads the firm's attorney recruiting, KM, professional development, research services and work allocation programs. WSGR's KM team designs, develops and markets processes and tools that enable the firm to deliver maximum value to clients by putting the essential expertise of all attorneys at the fingertips of each attorney. Before starting his current role at WSGR, Chris was a management consultant, 9th Circuit law clerk, WSGR corporate attorney, and consulting firm KM leader.

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