Throughout 2007, the CSFE Knowledge Management Directorate instituted innovative programs that directly benefited all of our communities of practice (CoPs) and training programs.
First, CSFE's KM Directorate established a strong communication program.
The tools support the CSFE command principles and are in alignment with the Chief of Naval Operations' goals to assist officers, Sailors and the civilian workforce by providing tools for continuous professional growth.
Since launching the program in June 2007, CSFE has had a greater than 250 percent increase in the number of hits on its main NKO page.
We use post deployment surveys to give the deckplate leadership of our nine active Naval Mobile Construction Battalions a means to assess the quality of training that their troops received from the CSFE Learning Sites.
For example, CSFE is developing a Construction Management Continuum course that will allow Seabees to attend one course that encompasses blueprint reading, planning and estimating, project planning, execution and construction management.
By taking the suggestions given via the surveys, CSFE will soon be able to provide Seabees with the desired knowledge in a single three-week course thus eliminating training redundancy and improving quality.
With assistance from CSFE's Training Directorate, we establish the topics, set the convening date and session duration, and act as the facilitator.
CSFE's Career Management Directorate's DVD, titled "Seabee Electronic Toolbox," is an alternative resource when NKO and the Internet are not available.
The CSFE KM Directorate proudly contributes to their success.
Ramon Flores is the CSFE director of knowledge management.
Chris Bissonnette is a retired master chief constructionman and is a knowledge management analyst at CSFE.