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Seth Kahan Moderates World Bank Conference in Washington, DC, “Mobilizing Knowledge Networks for Development”

Executive change expert, Seth Kahan, served as moderator at the World Bank Conference, “Mobilizing Knowledge Networks for Development,” in Washington, DC, sharing trends in demand for knowledge services and implications for knowledge organizations.

Bethesda, MD, July 13, 2012 --( Seth Kahan moderated a two-day program, “Mobilizing Knowledge Networks for Development” at the World Bank Group Conference, June 19-20 in Washington, DC. There were over 500 attendees, 300+ on site and almost 200 virtual participants from locations around the world.

Kahan, a change leadership expert, bestselling author and highly regarded speaker, shared the workshop’s goal of understanding trends in demand for knowledge services and implications for knowledge organizations. He facilitated concurrent breakout sessions on topics including: Collaboration, Grassroots Practitioners, Policy and Research, KM Practices, Platforms to Focus on Special Topics and Evaluation, and Results. The event ended with conversations on insights, lessons, and ideas to share, and what’s next for knowledge for development community.

“It was an honor to be asked to participate in such an important activity, bringing together professionals from around the globe to focus on this critical topic. The World Bank is seeking ways to connect with new centers of research, emerging communities of practice, and tap the practical experience of development organizations and the policy makers in rapidly developing economies. This workshop presented ways to connect those that have the development knowledge with those that need it, when they need it. I am proud to be associated with their work.”

The event included a Conference and Knowledge fair that provided an opportunity for knowledge organizations working in development to learn from one another about their knowledge services, practices, and successes and challenges in providing these services.

About Seth Kahan
Seth Kahan has worked with top-level executives in companies that include World Bank, Peace Corps, Royal Dutch Shell as well as over 40 associations and public sector agencies. Kahan's book, Getting Change Right: How Leaders Transform Organizations from the Inside Out is a Washington Post bestseller and identified by American Express OPEN Forum as a Top 20 of 2010. He writes online for Fast Company ( His next book, Getting Innovation Right, is due out in early 2013.

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