(Peter M. Senge)
Since 2003, the Autonomous University of Barcelona’s Organisational Development Team (http://edo.uab.cat/en ) has focused one of its lines of research on analysing knowledge creation and management (KCM) processes in organisations involved with education and training. To do this, it has received funding from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Innovation and the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Since 2007, this line of study has been interested in the analysis of KCM processes in communities of practice (CoP), and has increasingly focused the spotlight on analysing informal learning in the workplace.
In addition, Grupo EDO is committed, by vocation and social commitment, to make the knowledge they generate available to society in general, and to other professionals and academics interested in these results. Following this premise, in 2003 they organised the first EDO event with the purpose of generating debate around different types of training strategies in organisations. With the collaboration of the Centre for Legal Studies and Specialised Training, Grupo EDO launched the International EDO Conference (CIEDO) in 2010; the second was held in 2012 and a third, forth and fifth in 2014, 2016 and 2018, in which the Catalonia School of Public Administration School was also part of the organization, thus establishing CIEDO as one of the activities that has most significant international impact, related to the topics addressed.
Those 3 institutions will organise together the 2020 6th International EDO Conference "The new knowledge management" . Its purpose will be to discuss managers' rol in knowledge and talent management in the organisations, corporative social networks to promote social learning and action learning as a tool to facilite professional development.