Just a quick note to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in this week’s KM Forum meeting – in particular I would like to thank Professor Ross Lehman and the team at the Central Queensland University’s Sydney International Campus for making us feel so welcome.

Some of the feedback so far on the meeting was that “It was a very interesting presentation and some really good Q&A at the end.”

To follow up the presentation, these links might also be of interest:

If you attended the forum and want to provide some feedback, ask further questions or share some observations just add a comment to the blog here! We would love to hear from you.

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Finding our new venue…

26 February, 2007

…is easy! Sai Lakkaraju who has coordinating our new venue for us explains:

“Get down at Town Hall station. Take the Kent street exit and walk towards Wynyard station. On your right hand side you will see Central Queensland University- Sydney International Campus (400, Kent Street) walk straight in and let the security know about your visit. Security will guide you from there.”

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow night (Tuesday 27th) at 5.30pm for a 6pm start. If you haven’t already RSVP’d, please drop us a line at nswkmforum <at> gmail.com

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is currently recruiting for a Knowledge Networks Coordinator.

“The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) has a 4 year history of professionals sharing their expertise through communities of practice. ASIC now wishes to extend this successful knowledge management (KM) initiative by focusing on key business processes or issues and implementing KM strategies that will support these processes or address business issues and provide a rich knowledge environment.

The position of Knowledge Networks Coordinator is a key role and will support ASIC’s communities and Directorates in their various KM efforts.

This is a full-time role reporting to the Director, Knowledge Networks.”

Applications close 8th March, 2007. You can find further details and apply online.

Thank you to those forum members who have already RSVP’d for our meeting next week. If you haven’t yet RSVP’d, a reminder of the details for our first NSW KM Forum meeting of the year:

Accounting for Knowledge: A Case Study on the Ageing Workforce at NSW Department of Lands (27 Feb 2007)

WHAT: This case study presentation explains how the ageing workforce
became the catalyst for the implementation of intellectual capital
(IC) practice at the NSW Department of Lands. In particular, it uses
Laughlin’s (1991) `colonizing’ model of organisational change to
frame the discussion of transforming the accounting of IC.

WHERE: Central Queensland University’s Sydney International Campus,
400 Kent Street (Town Hall), Sydney

WHEN: 5.30pm for 6pm Tuesday 27th February

HOW MUCH: Free!

WHAT NEXT? If you plan to attend, we really need you to RSVP by e-
mail to: nswkmforum <at> gmail.com (please include the date and/or
title of the event in the subject line)

Don’t forget to note the new location for this meeting!

Laurence Lock Lee, from Optimice (and also a long time supporter of the NSW KM Forum), asked me pass on to forum members that they will be running a one day workshop on organisational network analysis (ONA) or if you prefer, SNA in Sydney on March 20th.

He explained that they are couching ONA, which is clearly an analytical technique, within a change management framework (they are still negotiating with their partners on this…so I can’t reveal details as yet).

They will be reviewing a selection of the 20+ ONA projects they have undertaken in a “lessons learned” manner, so no hiding here! There will also be a bit of hands on, where you get to do the fun bits in ONA… like playing around with the maps.

As a bonus the first 15 registrants will also get a free copy of Rob Cross and Andrew Parker’s book on “The Hidden Power of Social Networks”.

WHAT

This case study presentation explains how the ageing workforce became the catalyst for the implementation of intellectual capital (IC) practice at the NSW Department of Lands. In particular, it uses Laughlin’s (1991) ‘colonizing’ model of organisational change to frame the discussion of transforming the accounting of IC.

This forum meeting presents an opportunity to talk to John and Julie about:

  • What a real organisation is doing about the issue of the ageing workforce;
  • How an issue like the ageing workforce becomes an entry point to talk about IC and KM; and
  • What happens when you start to address these issues.

The paper, on which this presentation is based, has just been accepted for publication in the next edition of the Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting.

WHO

Julie King is the Manager for Strategic Policy and Reporting at NSW Department of Lands. She has recently completed a Masters in Public Policy and Management at Monash University. Her paper Democracy in the information age received an award as part of the Sir George Murray Essay Competition in 2005 and was subsequently published in the Australian Journal of Public Administration. Over the last three years Julie has been involved with the development of a reporting process within the NSW Department of Lands which reflects the intangible value created by the organisation.

John Dumay has been working as an independent business consultant across a wide variety of industries since 1992. In that time John’s work has gravitated towards the management, measurement and reporting of intellectual capital and is the basis of his current PhD research program. John’s work had been accepted for publication in academic journals and he has presented at international conferences. John is also and accredited Cognitive Edge practitioner and as a result he has been involved in a number of Australian and international research projects with organisations that include, NSW Department of Lands, Westpac Bank, Yum Brands, Singapore Ministry of Education, and Hewitt & Associates. John is also currently the Deputy Chair of the NSW Knowledge Management Forum.

WHERE

  • Central Queensland University’s Sydney International Campus, 400 Kent Street (Town Hall), Sydney
  • Find us on Google Maps

WHEN: 5.30pm for 6pm Tuesday 27th February

HOW MUCH: Free!

WHAT NEXT? If you plan to attend, we really need you to RSVP by e-mail to: nswkmforum <at> gmail.com (please include the date and/or title of the event in the subject line)

The actKM Forum will hold its 8th annual conference in October 2007.

In response to suggestions from list members and conference participants, this years event will contain even more interactive activities, as well as papers and case studies to help you expand your knowledge of KM.

If you would like to present a paper or run an activity the call for papers has full details of the requirements.