Valuing, Cultivating, and Effectively Sharing Tacit Knowledge

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 1:00pm CST

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Human capital has been defined as the knowledge, skills, and experience that an employee utilizes in the workplace. One element of human capital is an individual's tacit knowledge, or know-how, beliefs, experiences and values.

With 77 million baby boomers preparing to retire in the near future, and only 44 million Gen Xers to fill the leadership void, the organizations that effectively and purposefully collect, utilize, and disseminate the individual tacit knowledge of their workers will be more effective at achieving their organizational missions.

This webinar focuses on the value of tacit knowledge and how organizations such as Avantas, Boys Town, Caterpillar, Defense Acquisition University and the Peace Corps are successfully cultivating and sharing this knowledge.


Jennifer Murnane, Ph.D.
Client Relationship Executive

Jennifer Murnane is a client relationship executive at Avantas, a consulting and software development firm focused on solving the complex human capital and labor management issues specific to the health care industry. Prior to joining Avantas, she served as the associate vice president of strategic initiatives for Bellevue University. Dr. Murnane is a research partner at Bellevue’s Human Capital Lab and an adjunct professor for Bellevue’s Ph.D. program in human capital management. She has authored several academic and practitioner articles and is a sought-after public speaker in strategic workforce management. Dr. Murnane earned her bachelor's degree in finance and banking and her M.B.A. from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and her Ph.D. in family and consumer sciences education from Iowa State University.

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