Intellectual Capital Management Competency Area

1. Description and Scope

Intellectual Capital Management includes the capability to manage an organizations intellectual capital, including its human capital, structural capital and relational capital. Human capital management includes understanding the theory of knowledge and expertise, the economic view of knowledge and knowledge assets, managing and investing in knowledge workers, talent and competencies, the skills required to manage a global workforce, a virtual workforce, and international workforces.


2. Value of Competency to Knowledge Roles

Intellectual capital management is of particular value to Chief Knowledge Officers and Knowledge Managers who are engaged in aligning human resources and capabilities with the organization’s business goals, for training and learning, for workforce planning, and for ensuring that an organization’s internal and external knowledge markets function efficiently and effectively.


3. Proposed Courses for Competency Area

There are currently two courses approved for this competency area in the IAKM curriculum – Economics of Information and Intellectual Capital Management. Only the first has been developed and deployed. The second course is in preparation at this time.

The courses suggested for this competency are listed below. Like other competencies, a mix of traditional courses (3 credits), masters or short courses (2 credits), and workshops (1 credit) are recommended. Because this competency area is rapidly evolving, we suggest more short courses and workshops to ensure that the program is able to offer opportunities to learn the emerging ideas.

The recommended courses are presented in the order they might be offered in the course catalog. Each course also has a potential source or provider, identified in parentheses. When all courses are available, students would have one 3-credit and one 2-credit course offered in the Fall Semester. In the Spring Semester, they would have two 3 credit courses from which to choose. And Summer Session would offer two 2 credit courses.

Two of the 3-credit courses are on the schedule for development in summer, 2010 in order to be offered on the Course Schedule for spring, 2011. This is predicated on the formal approval of the courses and the syllabi at the CCI level.

When all of the courses are available, students would have two 3-credit courses in the Fall Semester and one 3-credit course in the spring. A sequence in courses is expected for the economics-oriented courses – Economics of Information, then Intellectual Capital Management. All three sessions would feature a rich set of short courses and workshops.


Course
Type of Course
Semester Offered
Management of Knowledge Workers
3 credit
Fall
Economics of Information
3 credit
Fall
Talent Leadership
2 credit
Fall
Talent Management Strategy & Execution
2 credit
Fall
Economies of Network Industries
2 credit
Fall
Knowledge Economies
2 credit
Fall
Expertise Networks
1 credit
Fall
Global Talent Management
1 credit
Fall
Virtual Global Workforce
1 credit
Fall
Intellectual Capital Management
3 credit
Spring
Epistemology and Knowledge Theory
3 credit
Spring
Competency Management (
2 credit
Spring
Intergenerational Workforce Issues
1 credit
Spring
High Performance Organization
1 credit
Spring
Information Privacy Issues
1 credit
Spring
Mentoring and Coaching
2 credit
Summer
Human Capital Analytics
2 credit
Summer
Workforce Planning
2 credit
Summer


4. Recommended Course Development Strategies and Schedule

This competency area has many potential partners and experts. On the human resource planning and management side, a major collaboration opportunity is with the Human Capital Institute. HCI routinely delivers workshops to its 180,000 members. They are interested in partnering with KSU IAKM because of the opportunity for their members to gain academic credits and degrees.

On the economic side, there are several experts in the field who could be invited to teach including McIntyre, McCarthy, McDermott, and students of Carl Dahlmann or Yale Braunstein. There is also an opportunity to collaborate with the Dept. of Economics and with Amy Laine’s Regional and Corporate Services program here.


Course
Year
Developed

Intellectual Capital Management
2010-11
Talent Leadership
2010-11
Talent Management Strategy & Execution
2010-11
Mentoring and Coaching
2010-11
Expertise Networks
2010-11
Management of Knowledge Workers
2011-12
Economies of Network Industries
2011-12
Knowledge Economies
2011-12
Competency Management
2011-12
Human Capital Analytics
2011-12
Workforce Planning
2011-12
Global Talent Management
2011-12
Intergenerational Workforce Issues
2011-12
Epistemology and Knowledge Theory
2012-13
The Virtual Global Workforce
2012-13
High Performance Organizations
2012-13
Information Privacy Issues
2012-13

By Academic Year 2013/14 we would have deployed all of these courses, with the effort being spread fairly evenly across the next three years.

We will see a mix of synchronous and asynchronous delivery for this competency area. Where the topic is stable and is not expected to have significant new content, we can rely on asynchronous development. And, we can rely on the capture of course content synchronously delivered for future asynchronous delivery.



New Courses Added/Existing
in AY 2010-11

New Courses Added AY 2011-12
Courses at End AY 2012-13
Total Courses 2013-2014
3 credits = 2
2 credits = 0
1 credit 1

3 credits =1
2 credits =5
1 credit =1

3 credits =1
2 credits =0
1 credit =3

3 credits =4
2 credits =5
1 credit =5


5. Funding Opportunities for Course Development

Synchronous delivery should not require a significant up front investment. We recommend synchronous delivery of several courses in this competency area, including:


  • Intellectual Capital Management
  • Knowledge Economies
  • Global Talent Management
  • Intergenerational Workforce Issues
  • Workforce Planning
  • High Performance Organizations

The following might be developed using Goodyear Endowment Funds for asynchronous development and delivery:


  • Economies of Network Industries
  • Management of Knowledge Workers
  • Expertise Networks
  • Talent Leadership
  • Talent Management Strategy & Execution
  • Management of Knowledge Workers

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