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

Great news-the NSW KM Forum April event hosted by Arup will now be joined virtually by the Adelaide KM Group … let’s start a nation wide KM conversation!

If you haven’t already registered there are only a couple of places left so hurry or you’ll miss out.

Visit our Eventbrite page for all the details and to register.

NSW KM Forum proudly present the first Speaker in our International Series:

Based in the UK, Andrew Tricket is the Global Rail Knowledge and Information Manager for Arup. 

REGISTER NOW at our Eventbrite Page: 

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-international-series-andrew-trickett-from-the-uk-arup-rail-global-knowledge-and-tickets-24303332923

Date: Tuesday 26th April 2016

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

Where: Arup Site Visit – 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.

Please Note: NSW KM Forum will not be providing our usual nibblies during this site visit event and therefore we won’t be asking for our usual $5 donation!

As this is a site visit numbers are limited so register early to avoid disappointment!

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Topic:

“High Hopes –  Pink Floyd, Knowledge Management & Driving Innovation in a complex organisation”

Andrew’s talk will highlight some of the barriers in knowledge based organisations which affect effective knowledge sharing and innovation.

The talk will highlight the practices and tools that Arup utilise to capture and re-utilise knowledge and how this is a driver of innovation within Arup but also the lessons learnt.

He will set out what he sees as the problems in today’s knowledge based organisation that act as inhibitors not only to sharing knowledge but also to innovation.

The talk emphasises the importance of the Human dimension and why creativity is for everyone in an organisation.

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About the Speaker:

Andrew Trickett, Global Rail Knowledge & Information Manager  Arup

Andrew is Knowledge and Information Manager within Arup’s global rail team and has over 15 years’ experience in the field of KM

Recognised globally across Arup as a subject matter expert on Knowledge Management and Communities of Practice (COP), Andrew has designed and delivered numerous innovative and engaging workshops with employees from numerous disciplines up to executive level. Andrew is particularly interested in the use of COP’s and project reviews as a means of capturing tacit knowledge from people, delivering operational efficiencies and driving innovation within an organisation. He has delivered KM talks in this area in London, Hong Kong, Brisbane, Johannesburg and San Francisco and also provided support in the area of COPS to a major Asian transport concern on a visiting basis

Andrew holds an MBA from Aston University.

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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 site visit numbers are limited so register early to avoid disappointment!

REGISTER NOW at our Eventbrite Page: 

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-km-forum-international-series-andrew-trickett-from-the-uk-arup-rail-global-knowledge-and-tickets-24303332923

 

The NSW KM Forum is currently reconsidering how it services the Knowledge Management community.

Attendances at monthly networking meetings over the last couple of years have been good without being great, so we are reaching out to our members to understand our relevance for KM professionals in a fast-paced environment with many different sources of professional information and a sprawl of interconnected disciplines like collaboration, innovation, social enterprise, activity-based working, community management, digital workplace, etc.

Please take the 5-10 minutes required to let us know your honest opinions in order that we can determine how (or even if) the NSW KM Forum can remain important to your professional lives.

Your responses will form the basis of decisions we make regarding the continuation of the NSW KM Forum. It is a volunteer community and, like all such communities, requires the ongoing interest and participation of its members to keep it alive and active!

Please simply click here to go to the SurveyMonkey Survey to complete the survey and help us keep the NSW KM Forum relevant and healthy.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9739C6F

On behalf of the NSW KM Forum Committee, thank you in advance!