The NSW KM Forum is pleased to share this invitation from David Gurteen with the local KM community:

WHAT

What will be the impact of Social Tools within Organizations? Social tools put a great deal of power in the hands of the individual. They alter the traditional flow of information and have the potential to alter the culture and effectiveness of an organization. What will be their impact and what are the opportunities and challenges that organizations face in making them available to people?

David Gurteen will start the evening by explaining the history of the cafes; their purpose; their benefits and the process by which they are run. He will then move on to run a knowledge cafe on the theme for the evening and David and Helen Paige (Helen is the regional director for the Gurteen Knowledge Community in Adelaide) will facilitate the session.

WHO

David Gurteen has over 30 years’ experience working in high technology industries and has worked as an independent consultant for the last decade. He is best described as a ‘knowledge networker’ who helps people in organizations, in all walks of life, to be more creative and innovative and to work more effectively with each other to make their collective knowledge productive.

David has run 100s of knowledge cafes over the last few years and they are really great learning and networking events. Everyone engages with the theme of the cafe and some tremendous insightful, energetic conversations take place. If you can make it – please do come along. You will not be disappointed. Better still the cafe format is one that you can take back with you and use in your own organizations to help create a more innovative culture.

MORE INFORMATION & RSVPs

The knowledge cafe is being hosted by AMP and is open to members of the Gurteen Knowledge Community, other KM networks and anyone else who is interested in participating.

Please visit David Gurteen’s Website for full details and to RSVP.

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Updated details for this coming week’s meeting:

WHAT

The Knowledge & Information Management team at Austrade has recently deployed Connect across the Austrade global network to improve the way people share, collaborate and connect with each other to deliver client outcomes.  Gail will provide insights into the Connect journey … its success and the challenges encountered on the way!

WHO

Gail McGuckin is the Business Engagement Manager for the Knowledge & Information Management team at Austrade.  Gail is responsible for partnering with the business to develop knowledge and information resources that build the capacity of groups within Austrade to deliver services to clients.  Gail’s focus is to drive the successful adoption of collaborative tools to support Austraders to share information and knowledge more effectively across the Austrade global network.

Prior to joining Austrade, Gail worked as a Knowledge Consultant with the client-focussed divisions of leading law firm Minter Ellison Lawyer to evolve new work practices that positively impacted productivity, quality, risk management and client intimacy.

Gail holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Organisational Communication and has recently completed the Graduate Diploma in Knowledge Management at University of Technology, Sydney.  The next step for Gail is the Masters!

WHERE: Ernst & Young, The Ernst & Young Centre, 680 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Download a map.

WHEN: 5.30pm for 6pm, Wednesday 26th September .

HOW MUCH: Gold coin donation.

WHAT NEXT? If you plan to attend we will have plenty of seats this time, but you must RSVP by e-mail to: rsvp<at>nsw-km-forum.org.au (hint: replace the <at> with a normal @ to complete the email address and please include the date and/or title of the event in the subject line).

WHO & WHAT…

Gail McGuckin, Project Specialist in information and knowledge management at Austrade, will be speaking to us at the next NSW KM Forum. Gail completed her Masters in Information and Knowledge Management at UTS and has been at Austrade for nearly 2 years.

More details will be provided very soon regarding Gail’s talk, but watch this space for what should be a fascinating insight into an expert’s hands-on look at information and knowledge management.

WHERE: Ernst & Young, The Ernst & Young Centre, 680 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Download a map.

WHEN: 5.30pm for 6pm, Wednesday 26th September .

HOW MUCH: Gold coin donation.

WHAT NEXT? If you plan to attend we will have plenty of seats this time, but you must RSVP by e-mail to: rsvp<at>nsw-km-forum.org.au (hint: replace the <at> with a normal @ to complete the email address and please include the date and/or title of the event in the subject line).