For all people interested in KM in Sydney on the evening of 8th June – this is a Knowledge event not to be missed!

“Innovative Knowledge Series: Unlearning”

Date:  Thursday 8th June 2017
When:  5.30pm for a 6.00pm start – app 7.30pm finish

Where:  Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, Level 1 (Carmichael & Dowling Rooms), 280 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Ticket Price: $15   
(As this is a voluntary community, your $15 entry fee will cover our speaker gift, venue hire, wine and nibbles to enjoy while networking prior to and during the presentation.)

Our Meeting Point: Please take lift to Level 1 – access to Level 1 will open at 5.15pm.  If you have any difficulties gaining access please call 0404 090 110. 
 

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NSW KM Forum proudly presents our next Speaker in our Innovative Knowledge Series: “Unlearning”

“Alvin Toffler once stated: The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” 
 
In this session Rob Wilkins, Leader of Information Management Systems for the NSW Department of Education joins us to discuss how unlearning is a deliberate purposive action just like learning and that knowledge is not an accumulative  construct but rather, knowledge continuously grows and becomes obsolete as we deliberately unlearn that which cannot be supported by our reality.  We will explore the challenges of technology and the digital literacy required to actively unlearn and relearn and confront why we need to unlearn that which is no longer helpful or accurate.  He will also talk to why deep machine learning and artificial intelligence present an amazing vehicle for unlearning and relearning based on facts and little or no opinion.
 

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About the Speaker:  
Rob Wilkins

A business professional with extensive experience in Digital Learning, Learning and Human Performance and Knowledge/Information Management, Rob Wilkins brings his unique perspective as a practitioner, a learner and researcher in corporate learning and knowledge management.  His experience has been gained over the last 25 years and he has worked in Government, Financial Services and Professional Services industries in that time. His professional ethos has been built on a strong practitioner focus and contemporary leadership approach with an active involvement in the “doing”, to inform his learning landscape.
 
With graduate qualifications in adult learning, information management and design, e-learning, Business management and a Masters in knowledge management and information management, Rob’s personal learning Journey has been one of intrigue and specialty.  
 
Author of his own Blog “Ruminations of a Learning Professional” and a prolific micro blogger of learning and knowledge news,  Rob’s writings have been featured in Workplace Learning Blogs, ASTDs Learning Circuits and he has also written for Australian training magazine.  His thought leadership has seen him sought out to guest lecturer at a number of universities as well as speak for the likes of ASTD, AHRI, AB&F, AITD, ILP, Learn X, AIIM, ACT KM and KM Australia and he brings his experience and insights to the NSW KM Forum this evening.
 

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So come and join us for networking drinks, nibbles and some stimulating discussion around Rob’s presentation! We look forward to seeing you there.

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Numbers are limited so register early to avoid disappointment!

Topic: What’s up with the International Knowledge Management Standard?

Overview: Dr Arthur Shelley will be discussing the latest news regarding the ISO KM standard and its implications for us as practitioners. He will also bring insights from his latest book on projects, knowledge, innovation and change.

Presenter: Arthur Shelley is Standard Australia’s representative on the ISO working group for the new international Knowledge Management standard. He facilitates KM courses in RMIT University’s Executive MBA and the Masters of Project Management. Arthur has just completed his third book, “KNOWledge SUCCESSion” as a follow up to “Being A Successful Knowledge Leader” (2009) and “The Organizational Zoo” (2007). He was the Global Knowledge Director for Cadbury Schweppes until 2007.

Date: Monday 3 April 2017               Time: 6pm

Location:
Room CB11.B3.101
Building 11
University of Technology Sydney
81 Broadway, NSW 2007

Map herehttp://maps.uts.edu.au/
This event is free thanks to Arthur and UTS.

NSW KM Forum proudly presents the next topic in our “Innovative Knowledge” Series:

3rd Era KM – Leveraging Analytical Knowledge: Why Structured Conversations are a key to future success and how to structure them

Date:  Tuesday 28th March 2017

Time:  5.30pm for a 5.45pm start – app 7.15pm finish

Where:  Level 1 (Carmichael & Dowling Rooms), Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Instructions:  Please take lift to Level 1.  If you have any difficulties gaining access please call 0404 090 110.

Note: Please arrive for the earlier start time of 5.45pm, and register early to avoid disappointment!

Please Note: a $5 donation will be asked for at the door to cover nibbles and incidentals

REGISTER AT OUR EVENTBRITE SITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-3rd-era-km-leveraging-analytical-knowledge-why-structured-conversations-are-a-key-to-tickets-32073529791

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Topic:

3rd Era KM – Leveraging Analytical Knowledge: Why Structured Conversations are a key to future success and how to structure them

We will use Nancy Dixon’s “3 Eras of KM” framework to focus on the next phase of Knowledge Management maturity.  What is the difference between collaboration and “leveraging the analytical kowledge of your organisation”?  Is it key to delivering sustainable results in a world of complexity?

The event will be an interactive (conversation based!) session where we will be leveraging the knowledge of the KM enthusiasts and practitioners in the room to address the “what”, “how” and “why”.

Firstly we will run through an overview of “what” leveraging analytical knowledge within the context of Nancy Dixon’s “3 Eras of KM” Framework is all about.

Then we will be demonstrating a sample of structured conversation techniques (the “how”) to invite attendees to consider, discuss and comment on what this might look like in your organisations and how it is different to “collaboration” in light of addressing the more complex issues facing organisations today (ie we’ll be leveraging the analytical knowledge of the group!). Instructions/guidelines for these techniques will be provided for use in your own organisations.

From this we will invite participants to comment on “why” leveraging the analytical knowledge of an organisation is a key to future success …. or not, depending on the outcomes of the structured conversations!

This event will be facilitated by the NSW KM Forum Committee and guests.

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So come along and spend some time with like-minded knowledge professionals to listen, participate, collaborate, co-create and learn. We look forward to seeing you there and at networking drinks following.

Note: Please arrive for the earlier start time of 5.45pm, and register early to avoid disappointment!

Please Note: a $5 donation will be asked for at the door to cover nibbles and incidentals

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REGISTER AT OUR EVENTBRITE SITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-3rd-era-km-leveraging-analytical-knowledge-why-structured-conversations-are-a-key-to-tickets-32073529791

Christmas Networking Drinks: A Knowledge Sharing Networking Event!

For our December meetup we are are adapting our meeting format, swapping venue and inviting you all to Christmas Networking Drinks with a twist to faciltate conversation, knowledge sharing and individual learning.

Join us to network with colleagues old and new from the Knowledge world, engage in stimulating conversation around all things “Knowledge”, and socialise your learning over a Christmas drink or two while we’re there!

REGISTER NOW AT OUR EVENTBRITE SITE:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-christmas-meetup-a-knowledge-sharing-networking-event-tickets-29215100151

Date:  Thursday 8th December 2016

Time:  6.00pm for an approx. official 8.00pm finish (or until whatever time you decide to stay)

Where:  The Palace Hotel (Back Bar), 730 – 742 George Street, Haymarket (Cnr George & Hay Streets)

Instructions:  If you can’t find us when you get there please call Marie on 0404 090 110

Please Note: The venue has been selected for it’s informal atmosphere and variety of food and drink options. So, as we invite you all to buy whatever food or drink at whatever time you wish to on the night there will be no request for our usual donations!

The Knowledge Sharing Networking Exercise will be facilitated by the NSW KM Forum Committee

To make the most of the collective wisdom of the Kowledge Community with whom you will be socialising at this event, we will facilitate a (very informal) KM exercise.  We therefore ask that as well as bringing along your good humour, please have in mind:

  • one thing (knowledge related) that you would be happy to share  (This can be absolutely anything, an anecdote, a story, a piece of data, an observation, a methodology, a tool, a technique … anything that you can share with others verbally.)

  • one thing (knowledge related) that you would like to learn.

So come along and join us to build your network with colleagues old and new from the Knowledge Management world and socialise your learning over a drink if you so wish!

(Please RSVP so we can keep our eye out for you on the night!)

REGISTER NOW AT OUR EVENTBRITE SITE:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-christmas-meetup-a-knowledge-sharing-networking-event-tickets-29215100151

Thank you once again to Alexandra Lederer our fabulous Guest Speaker at last night’s NSW KM Forum meetup hosted by the wonderful Kim Sherwin at Arup!

The topic “Social Technology”: The new organisational structures of Holacracy & Dual Organisation: What are they and how might they work?” was fascinating and controversial (always a good combination!); the group discussions stimulating; and Alexandra’s case study on implementing “Circles” was incredibly enlightening and practical – as always!

Here is the link to Alexandra’s presentation on Slideshare for those who were there, and those who were unable to make it. Enjoy!

NSW KM Forum proudly presents the first Speaker in our “Innovative Knowledge” Series:

“Social Technology”: The new organisational structures of Holacracy and Dual Organisation: what are they and how might they work in practice? 

Date:  Monday 31st October 2016

Time:  5.30pm for a 6.00pm start – app 7.30pm finish

Where:  Arup – Level 10, 201 Kent Street, Sydney

Instructions:  Please arrive before 6.00pm – if arriving after 6.00pm please call 0403 873 983 as the main entrance to the building will be locked.

As this is a hosted event numbers are limited so register early to avoid disappointment!

Register Now at our Eventbrite Site:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/social-technology-the-new-organisational-structures-of-holacracy-dual-organisation-what-are-they-tickets-28415475452

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Topic:

“Social Technology”: The new organisational structures of Holacracy and Dual Organisation: what are they and how might they work in practice?

Tonight we will provide an overview of (and an opportunity to discuss) both of these new organisational structure trends, what “Circles” are, and how they help organisations be more agile and responsive. We will then hear a case study from Knowledge Management and Learning & Development Specialist Alexandra Lederer who has implemented her own form of Circles to engage her organisation in building capability and a culture for future success in this new world of learning.

Some definitions:

Holacracy:

“Holacracy is a complete, packaged system for self-management in organizations. Holacracy replaces the traditional management hierarchy with a new peer-to-peer “operating system” that increases transparency, accountability, and organizational agility.  Through a transparent rule set and a tested meeting process, Holacracy allows businesses to distribute authority, empowering all employees to take a leadership role and make meaningful decisions.”

Source: holacrcy.org

 

Dual Organisation:

In his latest book, Dr. (John) Kotter explains how traditional organizational hierarchies evolved to meet the daily demands of running an enterprise. For most companies, the hierarchy is the singular operating system at the heart of the firm. But the reality is, this system simply is not built for an environment where change has become the norm. Kotter advocates a new system—a second, more agile, network-like structure that operates in concert with the hierarchy to create what he calls a “dual operating system”—one that allows companies to capitalize on rapid-fire strategic challenges and still make their numbers.

Source: http://www.kotterinternational.com

 

Guest Speaker Case Study: Alexandra Lederer, Knowledge Management & Organisation Development Manager

Alexandra Lederer (ex Genea, now at Siteminder) is a well known speaker at Knowledge Management Conferences in Australia, sharing various KM related initiatives she has implemented over the years both here and in her native France.  Her latest case study will share with us her approach of implementing “Circles” as part of an employee value proposition strategy to engage her organisation in building a culture of learning and boosting employee engagement.

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About the Speaker:

Alexandra has 15 years experience in organizational transformation, L&D and knowledge management across various industries.

She was part of the first Knowledge Management (KM) practitioners at the emergence of this practice in the early 2000s in France and worked within Amadeus to pioneer a strategic approach for corporate knowledge management, capturing and transferring critical knowledge, bringing uniformity and leverage of worldwide practices.

As Learning & Organisational Development Manager at Genea, Alexandra enjoyed leading a broad range of initiatives to increase employee acquisition, engagement and retention, develop organisational culture and capabilities to assist Genea in delivering its business strategies.

Currently Organisational Development Consultant at Siteminder, she is responsible for providing recommendations to the HR Director on the design & creation of a leadership & change management capabilities framework and career development programs for Sales and Customer Service staff.

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So come along and spend some time with like-minded knowledge professionals to listen, participate, collaborate and learn. We look forward to seeing you there and at networking drinks following.

As this is a hosted event numbers are limited so register early to avoid disappointment!

Register Now at our Eventbrite Site:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/social-technology-the-new-organisational-structures-of-holacracy-dual-organisation-what-are-they-tickets-28415475452

A call for new Committee Members – Meetup for interested KMers

Date:  Thursday 8th September

Time:     5.30pm for a 6.00pm meeting kick off, with the aim of a 7.00pm finish.

Venue:       Back Section of The Palace Hotel, Cnr George and Hay Streets, Haymarket

Instructions:  If you don’t know us by sight, look for the NSW KM Forum Logo on the table.

Please Register for this event via Eventbrite if you are interested in meeting with other professionals who want to take an active part in the future of NSW KM Forum.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/a-call-for-new-committee-members-meetup-for-interested-kmers-tickets-27363477899

Note:  If you want to be involved but cannot make the meetup on Thursday 8th please call me to arrange alternative input / briefing – we’d still love you to participate! (Marie: 0404 090 110)

 

Background:

The NSW KM Forum has been around for over 15 years.  I think it’s fair to say that we can now call it a KM institution!

All events and activities of the Forum have been initiated, organised and facilitated by the Committee, which is purely voluntary.

One of the reasons the NSW KM Forum has been going so long is that the Committee seems to be an organic being that evolves with Committee Members joining and leaving as their capacity and interests change.

While committee members never really drop off the Committee email list, over the past couple of years its numbers have reduced to only 2 or 3 active members – which realistically makes it quite difficult to keep up momentum and variety in events. And while we’ve managed over the past 3 or 4 years to have fairly regular monthly guest speakers, you may have noticed that there have not been any NSW KM Forum Events over the past few months.

Current Situation:

While only a couple of people have been active in organising guest speakers and events, a recent feedback survey sent out to our KM Community along with ad hoc inquiries about future events from KM Practitioners we’ve been chatting to recently lead us to believe that there is still a lot of interest in NSW KM Forum events.

So we’re putting out a call for people to join a newly invigorated and expanded Committee to canvass new ideas and new connections to build momentum and help take the NSW KM Forum and its community to the next level – perhaps (through the use of the many tools now at our disposal) nationally or even internationally!

The Proposed Meetup:

While we will be facilitating and actioning the outcomes, we are keeping our first meeting of prospective new Committee Members informal and social. (As most valuable KM interactions are!)  The venue will be where the NSW KM Forum community has been retiring for post event drinks over the past few years – the back section of The Palace Hotel in Haymarket.

So we are now calling for people interested in all things KM, Innovation, Information, (and anything related) to join the Committee.

 

Please Register for this event via Eventbrite if you are interested in meeting with other professionals who want to take an active part in the future of NSW KM Forum.  Our first meeting will discuss and scope out future direction/events and how the new Committee can contribute. Attendance at this initial meeting is not necessarily a commitment to continue, but an opportunity to see if you would like to.

Date:  Thursday 8th September

Time:     5.30pm for a 6.00pm meeting kick off, with the aim of a 7.00pm finish.

Venue:       Back Section of The Palace Hotel, Cnr George and Hay Streets, Haymarket

Instructions:  If you don’t know us by sight, look for the NSW KM Forum Logo on the table.

Note:  If you want to be involved but cannot make the meetup on Thursday 8th please call me to arrange alternative input / briefing – we’d still love you to participate! (Marie: 0404 090 110)

Please Register for this event via Eventbrite if you are interested in meeting with other professionals who want to take an active part in the future of NSW KM Forum.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/a-call-for-new-committee-members-meetup-for-interested-kmers-tickets-27363477899

We look forward to a stimulating and productive gathering of a newly expanded and reinvigorated NSW KM Forum Committee – and hope you will be one of those who help take this institution to the next level!

See you there!

The Committee