Through a combination of lectures, syndicate work, exercises and plenary, the course looks at the role and use of knowledge in organisations. You will focus on defence industry relations with government and tend to the issues managing tacit knowledge, considering information management in a defence context. Read more Read less

You will also look at how organisations drive innovation and exploit intellectual capital. The course concludes by addressing the issues of measuring knowledge management.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost£1,750

Course structure

Lectures, syndicate work and plenary

What you will learn

You will learn how to manage knowledge more effectively within your own organisation and between the organisation and its partners. Organisation’s that have an understanding of the location and quality of their knowledge are able to plan their knowledge development more accurately to align with their business strategy, delivering more effective strategy implementation.

Organisations that have an understanding of their knowledge sources, providing quick and simple access to tacit knowledge, have demonstrated shorter proposal construction time, less rework and increased innovation.

Core content

  • Types of knowledge and their roles within organisations
  • The development of knowledge based organisations
  • Developing and managing intellectual capital
  • Knowledge management and IT infrastructures
  • Transferring knowledge across functional and organisational boundaries
  • Developing and capturing new knowledge
  • Knowledge and innovation
  • Ownership, intellectual property and exploitation.

Who should attend

Serving Military or Government employees and Defence Industry employees. No formal educational requirements.


  • Mr Nigel Pye

Location and travel

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.

Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.

Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.

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How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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