Public Institutions as Learning Organizations

Oct 5, 2022 Online No Fee
Oct 3, 2022 Leadership for Managing Reforms

This webinar will address the topic of organizational learning in public institutions and give an overview of the CEF’s methodology on how to further evolve towards becoming a mature learning organization.

About this learning event

Knowledge is a strategic resource of modern organizations, its effective management is critical for their survival and competitiveness. At this learning event, participants will gain a better understanding of why it is important to systematically manage knowledge and introduce continuous learning culture by investing in the capacity of each employee. The webinar will showcase experiences from the ToT: Knowledge Management in Public Institutions, and at the same time will open new knowledge ‘treasure boxes’ by addressing codification, socialization and change management approaches in knowledge management.

The webinar will address the following:

  • What is the value of capturing knowledge? How can lessons learned be promoted, transferred, and reused by others? How can proper knowledge codification improve the effectiveness of the organization?
  • Connecting to others who can provide assistance or who can benefit from experiential knowledge sharing is a powerful way to leverage each person's individual knowledge. How can we communicate, and transfer solutions and lessons learned across organizational silos? How can we collaborate and learn better together? Why are social interactions needed when addressing new and complex problems?
  • During the process of implementing new knowledge, individuals’ and the organization’s belief systems would have to face changes that require shifts in individuals’ thinking and behavior. Which change mechanisms need to be implemented for the change to happen? How can we describe the change process when implementing knowledge management initiatives? Should a top-down or a bottom-up approach be used to increase the likelihood of success?

After the webinar, participants will recognize the value-added of a systematic approach to learning and knowledge sharing within institutions. They will gain tactics on how to approach knowledge capturing and how to include others in knowledge sharing. They will understand better the change mechanisms that influence the implementation of knowledge management principles in their organizations.  

Who should attend

CEF Coordinators, team leaders, public officials responsible for strategic HR, international cooperation and communication, and others interested in knowledge management from  ministries of finance, line ministries and other relevant public sector institutions.


At this webinar, the participants will share experiences under the guidance of the main expert:

  • Vincent Ribiere, Managing Director and Co-Founder of the Institute for Knowledge and Innovation Southeast Asia (IKI-SEA), Thailand. Vincent has more than 23 years of experience in the field of Knowledge Management and has worked on KM related projects with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

Practical information

This webinar is free to join and there is no limitation on the number of participants per institution. Please feel free to bring this webinar to the attention of your colleagues who may find the discussion timely and useful for their work!

When: October 5, 2022, at 10:00 CEST.  Access will be possible 15 minutes before the official start. The webinar will last appr. 1,5 hours.
Where: From the convenience of your computer or smartphone. Please note that to participate in this webinar, you need to install ZOOM on your computer or smartphone. This will take only a minute but may require you to inform your system administrator.

Useful reading materials

  • Senge, P. M. (1990). The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization. New York: Currency
  • How Can a Line Ministry Become a Learning Organization. (Forthcoming, 2022). CEF: online
  • CEF Strategic Direction 2022-2026. (2021). CEF: online


This event is delivered as part of the EU-funded multi-beneficiary project “Structural Reforms Better Integrated Within Fiscal Frameworks” (FISR2) implemented by the CEF.

Funded by the European Union