Value of Knowledge™ (VoK) Clinics

Your research/intelligence/knowledge services team has mastered the technical basics. How do you move them to the next level of providing value? TKA's Value of Knowledge™ (VoK) Clinics increase the relevance and ROI of knowledge professionals by challenging them to think like business people.
VoK Clinics were developed by veteran researcher, consultant, and teacher Tim Powell. They draw on Powell's Knowledge Value Chain® Handbook, materials from his many lectures and workshops, and TKA's consulting case files (with client identities fully protected, of course).


VoK Clinics have been produced on four continents since 1999 with sponsorship from companies, professional and trade associations, government agencies — even the European Union. Similar contents have been used by the author as graduate-level coursework at Columbia University and the Palmer School/LIU.


Each VoK Clinic is an immersive work team experience that goes deeper than mere information transfer. It combines elements of a master class, a strategy development workout, and a targeted consulting intervention.
Our unique "Points of Pain" approach combines practical, hands-on coaching with group problem-solving — and has an energizing, even transformative, effect on participants. The typical result is immediate improvement in day-to-day job performance for the individual knowledge/intelligence practitioner, and a significant uptick in the ROI of the overall knowledge/ intelligence team and its work process.
Each Clinic is focused to address the unique needs of your work team. Clinic benefits are designed to provide value that endures well beyond the event itself. You'll receive a post-action report that summarizes key findings and recommendations.
"Your Knowledge Value Chain® Clinic made the whole intelligence process clear — now I 'get it', and can immediately use it to improve my effectiveness." This comment from a recent participant is typical of many that we've received.



VoK Clinics do not replace classroom training. In fact, our clinics are more effective when your people already know and use basic tools and techniques.
Unlike public workshops and training, VoK Clinics are conducted at or near your work site. Because your people don't have to travel, the total cost is typically less than for centralized training. And because real-world problems affecting your organization can be discussed freely without compromising confidentiality, the benefits are tailored, relevant, and longer-lasting.