Dr David Griffiths MSc (Edin), PhD.(Edin), CMgr FCMI, FCIEA

Senior Lecturer
Programme Director Part-Time DBA
Learning Design Advisor, Swansea Business School

Swansea

Tel: 01792 481732
E-mail: david.griffiths@uwtsd.ac.uk

David Griffiths

Learning Design Advisor (Swansea Business school); Senior Lecturer, MBA Human Resource Management; DBA supervisor; PhD supervisor

  • PhD University of Edinburgh - Organisational knowledge and learning
  • MSc University of Edinburgh - Management of Training and development
  • Chartered Manager fellow, Chartered Management Institute 
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Education Assessors
  • Managing Director K3-Cubed Ltd, a University of Edinburgh start-up company
  • Teaching Fellow, University of Edinburgh
  • Highly Commended Emerald Literati Network Award for research excellence (2012)
  • Recognised in a German report, “Visionary Knowledge Management: Trends and Strategies” (Frost, 2011) as one of four key worldwide influencers in the Knowledge Management field.
  • Mindtouch (2013), based social media analysis, listed me as one of the top 30 (ranked 29) Knowledge Management influencers in the world (“Top 100 names to know in KM”)
  • In 2014 my commercial learning design work won an award within the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) profession in the United States.
  • Named as one of the top 10 global influencers in the field of Knowledge/Learning Management by Atensa (USA) (2015)

Awards

  • Winner: Chartered Management Institute Management Article of the Year 2016
  • Winner: ASAE Power of 'A' 'Elite' Summit Award 2016 (USA)
  • Runner-up: SLA Academic Staff Member of the Year 2016
  • Learning design
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organisational Learning
  • Complexity and resilience
  • Learning Design
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organisational Learning
  • Complexity and resilience

David has delivered commercial services to organisations as diverse as a Middle East Government, Scottish Water, Scottish Government, E.ON (UK and Germany), Ubisoft (France), Bahrain Natural Gas, Indiana Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Society (US), CPA Executives Association, Georgia CPA Society (US), CPA Society Executives Association (US), Juran Institute (Holland),  Abbott Vascular (Ireland), Mars Chocolate Ltd (UK), Quintiles Pharmaceuticals (Singapore, India, China and UK), Middle East NGOs (Bahrain), Visa Europe (UK), the Water Research Centre (UK), BAe (UK), TallyFox Social technologies (Switzerland), DuPont (UK), The English Institute of Sport (UK), European Institute for Innovation and Technology (Hungary) and the European Training Foundation (Italy).

Published “CPA Excellence” (2014) via the American Institute of CPAs in the US, a “Top 10 read” (Accounting Today, 2015) to establishing a competency based approach within the US Certified Public Accounting profession, based on AICPA research into CPA Core Competencies. Reviews in the United States include, “David Griffiths delivers a powerful competency model that works. If you are responsible for the professional development of CPAs, this book is a must-read.” (Chief Learning Director, Illinois CPA Society)

David’s commercial work has received critical acclaim, for example: ‘The word game-changer gets thrown around more than the word dynamic at a Grant Thornton strategy meeting but this [competency based learning solution really is a game-changer’ (Gonzalez, 2014)

Conference Papers
Griffiths, D.A. and Morse, S.M. (2009) A paper on Knowledge Management,
University Forum for Human Resource Development, 10th International conference – June 09, Newcastle
Griffiths, D.A. and Morse, S.M. (2009) Knowledge Management: Towards overcoming dissatisfaction in the field, World Academy of Science Engineering and Technology – June 09, 54, 724-735
Griffiths, D.A. (2009) A model to challenge the Knowledge Management Field, 10th International Conference on KM, Hong Kong
Griffiths, D.A. and Evans, P.E. (2010) Scaling the fractal plain, University Forum for Human Resource Development, 11th International Conference – June 10, Pecs
Griffiths, D.A. and Koukpaki, S. (2010) The problem with Knowledge Management, University Forum for Human Resource Development, 11th International Conference – June 10, Pecs
Griffiths, D.A., Hughes, A. and Maraghi, F. (2011) Taking the lead: The role of Higher education in Societal KM, 10th OECD conference on the theme of Entrepreneurship and Society: “Creating Social, Economic, Cultural and Personal Value, January 2011

Academic Publications
Griffiths, D.A., Koukpaki, S. and Martin, B. (2010) The Knowledge Core: A new model to challenge the Knowledge Management field, Journal of Knowledge Systems Science, 1(1), 3-17
Griffiths, D.A., Koukpaki, S. (2010) Are we stuck with Knowledge Management: A case for Strategic Human resource Development, Journal of Knowledge Systems Science, 1 (4), 41-60
Griffiths, D.A and Evans. P.E. (2011) Scaling the fractal plain: Towards a general view of Knowledge Management, Journal of European Industrial Training, 35(8), 779-807
Griffiths, D.A. (2011) Knowledge and learning at the new frontier: A case study in an emerging market, Journal of KM Practice, 12(1), electronic journal
Griffiths, D. A., and Koukpaki, S. (2012) Societal HRD and Societal Competitive Advantage Advances in Developing Human Resources, 14(3) 318 –332

Professional Publications (Reports)
Griffiths, D. A (2011) Knowledge Management: New principles for better practice, London: Ark Publications

Professional Publications (Case Studies)
Griffiths, D. A (2011) The Unichem Case Study, CIPD Case Study Club

Professional Publications (Articles)
Griffiths, D.A. and Moffat, D. (2011) Protecting the value of what you know, Policing Today, online www.policingtoday.co.uk
Griffiths, D.A. (2011) I say tomato, Inside Knowledge, 14(7), 26-29
Griffiths, D.A. (2011) KM is dead! Long live knowledge!, Inside Knowledge, 14(9), 5-7Griffiths, D.A. (2011) KM Fairy Tales, Managing Partner, June/July, 60-63
Griffiths, D.A. (2011) Reaping growth through KM, Managing Partner, October, 60- 61
Griffiths, D.A. and Moon, B. (2011) The state of Knowledge Management, KM World, 20(10), 16-17 and 28
Griffiths, D.A. (2012) Building for a future: Creating KM strategies to take your organisation forward, InPerspective (CPA Magazine), winter, 30-31
Griffiths, D.A. (2012) Leadership, tomorrow belongs to knowledge, InPerspective (CPA Magazine), spring, 34-36

Books
Griffiths, D.A. (2014) CPA Excellence, New York: AICPA Press

Book Chapters
Griffiths, D.A., Koukpaki, S. and Martin, B. (2012) The Knowledge Core: A new model to challenge the Knowledge Management field, IN KLINGER, K (Ed.), Organisational learning and knowledge: Concepts, tools and applications, London: Information Science Reference 1-21
Griffiths, D.A., Koukpaki, S. (2012) Are we stuck with Knowledge Management: A case for Strategic Human resource Development, IN KLINGER, K (Ed.), Organisational learning and knowledge: Concepts, tools and applications, London: Information Science Reference 525-539

In Press
Griffiths, D. A. and Inman, M (2015) high performance workplaces: a practical approach to managing complexity and coping with change, CMI Article of the year 2015
Griffiths, D. A. and Inman, M (2015) The Rumsfeld conundrum: a dynamic framework to stimulate the self-organisation of learning in organisations (currently under review)
Griffiths, D. A. (2015) Should we take adult learning to task? (currently under review)
Griffiths, D.A. and Inman, M (2015) Reinventing Human Resource Management: a commentary on weak foundations, missing links and a proposition of the minimum (currently under review)

Journal of Knowledge Management - Review team [2012 - Present]
International Journal for Knowledge Systems Science - International editorial committee [2010 - Present]