The 4th Meeting of the ADM(HR-MIL) Human Resources Advisory Board, 3-4 May 2003: Knowledge Management and Human Resources in the Canadian Forces

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Authors
  1. Davis, K.D.
Corporate Authors
Directorate of Strategic Human Resources, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
In March 2001, the Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources – Military) announced the stand up of an external Human Resources Advisory Board (HRAB) to act as a forum for discussion of human resources issues in Canada, and how they may impact on the Canadian Forces (CF) today and in the future. The presentations and discussions at the fourth meeting of the board in May 2003 focused on issues related to the changing nature of the workplace in Canada and the role of knowledge management, with a particular focus on education, diversity and medical trends in the CF and Canada. Board recommendations highlighted the potential significance of integrating HR planning and all HR initiatives into a knowledge management framework; the potential value and contribution of diversity to social cohesion and operational effectiveness; the importance of defining and creating an effective balance of competencies, skills and credentials; and the potential impact that changing contexts of knowledge creation and information ownership will have on CF policy and strategy in the future. This report provides an overview of the meeting presentations and discussions, followed by an analysis of key ideas and recommendations for enhancing CF strategy in meeting future workplace and operational challenges.

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Keywords
Human Resources Advisory Board;HRAB;Human Resources;Knowledge Management;Change;HR planning;Diversity;Competencies;HR strategy;Professional development;Learning organization;Knowledge management;Knowledge fusion;Creating knowledge;Competencies;Strategic leadership
Report Number
D-STRAT-HR-RN-06-2003 — Research Note
Date of publication
01 Sep 2003
Number of Pages
29
DSTKIM No
CA022946
CANDIS No
519960
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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