Knowledge Network UK is a learning, knowledge sharing and networking group for those working in KM in law firms and other professional services. You can find out more about it here www.knowledgenetworkuk.com.
 
In order to continue to improve KN-UK for 2017 and make sure that it serves as wide an audience as possible and provides great value for money, I would be grateful if you would answer a few questions to help me understand which topics you would find useful and how else the group could develop.

Your answers will be anonymous and confidential.

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* 1. How would you characterise your main role? Tick as many as apply.

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* 2. What city are you in/near?

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* 3. Have you attended a Knowledge Network event before?

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* 4. What stops you coming to a KN-UK event?

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* 5. Which of the following topics would interest you?

  1 - not interested 2 3 - neutral 4 5 - really interested
KM theory and practice - hot current topics
Search and/or know how databases
Improving sharing of tacit knowledge
Understanding how KM works in other sectors
Project Management/LPM
Change management
Understanding how KM teams/hierarchies/roles work
Process (Lean, Kaizen, 6 sigma or similar)
Social media for knowledge sharing
Extranets and KM for clients
New "CPD" - continuous competence regime
Report writing skills
Knowledge-based marketing
Social media for marketing
Automated document assembly
Effecting cultural changes/working with different organisations' cultures
Presentation skills
Presentations from IT suppliers
Impact of cloud computing
New ideas for understanding customer engagement/feedback
Measuring return on investment
Topics relating to learning and training
"Bring a problem" workshop
Developing business cases
Leadership
KM theory and practice - basics
Knowledge mapping
Trial, test, learn - iterative improvements
Improving communication, in particular with the C-Suite/Executive Board
Reward and recognition schemes
Developing KM strategies (departmental and whole firm)
Process mapping
Using LinkedIn/Twitter/blogs
Personal Knowledge Management and Snowden's theories
Innovation and creativity
Improving knowledge sharing through conversation
Intranet design
Understanding lawyers better, to work with them more effectively
Understanding how clients see KM in law firms
Artifical intelligence

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* 6. What types of presenter would you like to hear from?

  1 - not interested 2 3 - neutral 4 5 - really interested
Consultants/trainers
KMers from other sectors
Members of the group
KMers from legal sector
Fee earners/users talking about their needs
Senior managers from other businesses
Senior managers from legal sector
Suppliers
Clients
KM practitioners/experts
Academics or similar

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* 7. Would you be interested in an "alternative" KM conference?

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* 8. All events will need to be practical/useful, but what kinds of events do you enjoy?

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Explaining application of useful theories
Events with a lot of interaction and discussion
Events where I don't have to speak in public
Keeping abreast of hot topics
Case studies/sharing experiences
General information gathering about what everyone else is doing

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* 9. Would you be interested in coming to an event with a larger single fee for a particular (famous) presenter? Currently all events are included in £250 annual pass or single tickets are available at £95/£100

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* 10. What is your organisation's biggest challenge for 2017? (whether KM related or not)

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* 11. What is your biggest personal KM/work challenge for 2017?

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* 12. What other additional services would you find valuable from KN-UK?

  1 - not interested 2 3 - neutral 4 5 - really interested
Online training on KM topics
Negotiated discounts for annual members from reliable suppliers (if this proves possible)
Our own "experts database"
Webinars
A list of names/roles/email addresses of all members (subject to their consent)
Research link-ups with local Universities (if possible)
Video-linked meetings (to annual members in different towns)
An annual survey of IT/KM priorities/other
Surveys of best practice relating to KM implementation
White papers/articles on topics of interest
Separate online discussion/forum area purely for annual members (different to LinkedIn group)
Ability to attend meetings at different locations for annual members

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* 13. What other additional services would you find valuable from KN-UK even it meant an increase (say £25-50) in the annual fee? The annual fee is currently £250.

  1 - not interested 2 3 - neutral 4 5 - really interested
Online training on KM topics
Lunch provided at the training events
Additional White papers/articles on topics of interest
Greater discount for buying additional tickets to events

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* 14. Would you attend a KN-UK if it was in a different town? If so, where?

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* 15. Can you suggest someone suitable to present to the group on a topic?

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* 16. Do you have any more ideas to improve KN-UK?

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* 17. Is there anyway KN-UK could change which would persuade you/those similar to you to join?

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