Artificial intelligence and knowledge management for future digital leaders

Five Days Intensive Workshop
Monday 29th April – Friday 3rd May 2019 (9:30-15:30)
London – United Kingdom

Program and Structure

This five-day course has been designed to introduce a variety of fundamental perspectives on artificial intelligence (AI), knowledge management (KM) and digital transformation to build future leaders in public and private sectors who are able to understand and deal with future challenges. The workshop will therefore complement the different management skills already developed through earlier business and management courses and trainings. The workshop will explain how AI is about designing and building computer-based artifacts making various human tasks. Future leaders and decision makers will learn effective techniques and approaches to make better choices starting from identifying a decision, gathering information and assessing alternative resolutions. Participant will realise how much AI has the potential to make our lives better in almost all fields, it gives us the tools necessary to automate redundant tasks. During the workshop you will learn the classical AI algorithms which can be applied to common problem types. The workshop aims to enable leaders and decision makers to introduce fit-for-purpose KM styles and approaches to their organisations effective transformation. Drawing on WASD’s own research and synthesizing the work of others in the AI and leadership areas, the workshop will help to facilitate the process of adopting AI both within and between organisations.

  • This integrative workshop aims to develop a deeper understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects to AI and KM, and to develop the essential skills and competencies necessary to plan, monitor and control different tasks and events.
  • Identify key enablers and organisation ecosystem that’s support effective AI and KM.
  • Develop an understanding of the different approaches to leadership and management.
  • Explore the different perspectives on AI and KM and debate the importance and value of AI within your organisation.
  • Align AI and KM thinking with broader, more traditional strategic approaches.
  • An overview of the field of AI, its background, history, fundamental issues, challenges and main directions.
  • Understand the relation between AI and decision-making.
  • Explain basic concepts, methods and theories of neural networks and learning.
  • Explain basic concepts, methods and theories of artificial evolution, genetic algorithms.
  • Implement classical AI techniques, such as search algorithms, minimax algorithm, neural networks.
  • Ability to apply AI techniques for decision-making.
  • Identify and examine the objectives, advantages, drawbacks, models, stages and requirements of KM framework and understand how the new KM system will allow you to capture and store knowledge through various mechanisms.
  • Using participants’ own organisations as cases, participants will explore how and when they can establish AI and KM initiatives in their organisations and who will be involved?

What will you learn?

  • Understand the difference between AI, machine learning and deep learning.
  • Subjects covered within the workshop will include: introduction to leadership; difference between leadership and management; leadership skills and tactics; effective leadership; lessons learned from great leaders; communication skills; speaking in public places; and how to become an aspiring leader.
  • Acquire a comprehensive knowledge and practical experience about AI and KM approaches in alignment with the local needs and capabilities.
  • It is a great opportunity for participants to gain good knowledge on AI and KM and gain a background information on problem solving using AI. Moreover also learn about problem description, representation and solving using AI and/or KM.

Benefits for employers

  • AI is expected to continue personalising information to increase employee engagement with benefits, increase productivity, loyalty and retention.
  • Enhance relationship with different organisations.
  • Meeting with participants.
  • The opportunity for employers to showcase their role in different field.
  • At the end of the workshop attendees should be able to acquire a comprehensive knowledge and practical experience about AI and leadership styles and approaches in alignment with the local needs and capabilities.
  • After competition of the workshop, attendees to write a report, supported by the tutor, of what they have learnt and what is particularly relevant to their employers. A focus to be one aspect of the course which has implications for the way they will improve their professional practice when they return to their employers. This will help reassure the employers of the benefits of the programme and help consolidate the understanding of the manager.

Who should attend?

  • The workshop covers materials for all levels from supervisory through to senior level.
  • Managers and directors responsible for transformation, project, programme, knowledge, innovation or change management.
  • Experienced managers who have significant futures oriented management responsibilities, and who are interested in reflecting on their own experience and discovering new ideas.
  • Sector managers responsible for leading change and transformation efforts.
  • Academics including researchers and students who are interested in AI and KM and in being part of an engaging educational experience that explore the challenges and opportunities that face organisations.

Course material

Included in the workshop fee, the following learning materials will be provided:

  • Admission to all sessions.
  • All overhead slides/transparencies.
  • Case studies (print and video) used on the workshop.
  • Certificate of attendance.