For those of you seeking  KM qualifications we recommend the following course.

Are you looking for a course that is specifically designed for people who want to develop knowledge-enabled organisations? That allows you to develop your existing skills and organisational experience into the dimension of managing knowledge? That crosses theory and practice? That is designed for busy people? Look no further than the Executive Certificate in Knowledge Management at the University of Technology Sydney – offered in two units over 6 full days. There is also the option to register for the introductory Unit 1 only, which runs for 3 days.

 The Executive Certificate in Knowledge Management is recommended for:

  •  Managers and leaders in organisations who want to be challenged in their thinking about organisations:
  • Those working in organisations wishing to recognise and maximise knowledge assets
  • Executives and business professionals, including information professionals, and
  • Communications alumni from UTS wanting to up/cross skill.

The Executive Certificate in Knowledge Management will be led by Sue Halbwirth, Adjunct Professor of Knowledge Management and former Senior Lecturer in Information and Knowledge Management at the University of Technology, Sydney. Sue was also past Chair of the Standards Australia Knowledge Management Committee and is a respected knowledge management practitioner and consultant both in Australia and overseas. Industry professionals will also be involved throughout the course – both as guest presenters and workshop leaders.

 Visit the UTS website for more information and to access earlybird registration – available until August 31 only:


6 July, 2010

2 news items

1. Special July meeting – Thursday 22 July

2. Special offers and giveaways from Ark Group

1. Special July meeting – Thursday 22 July

The July NSW KM Forum will be held at the venue of the ‘KM and Collaboration Australia 2010′ conference, immediately following the close of the conference. The Ark Group has kindly agreed to open up the last 2 sessions of the conference to NSW KM Forum members, after which we will adjourn to the lounge/bar for drinks and discussion.

These are the last 2 sessions of the Conference

3.30 Practitioner case study: Connecting people with knowledge: how CPA Australia uses social media for learning, communities and collaboration – Tony Gleeson, Executive General Manager, Member Knowledge; Helen Mitchell, General Manager, Knowledge Networks, CPA Australia

• Ensuring high-level organisational support: aligning social media with business goals, strategies and plans • Developing a knowledge centred social media strategy

• The role of communities of practice and social media

• Engaging your audience and creating the right environment for collaboration

• Business impact: cost frameworks to enable Web 2.0 tools and collaboration

• Getting the most benefit out of social media tools

4.15 Interactive session: Culture Archetype cards activity

Facilitated by: Michelle Lambert, Convenor, Knowledge Management Roundtable (KMRt); Cory Banks, Knowledge Manager, Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia

During this session, participants will use the content developed during the day one Anecdote Circles-session together with the Culture Archetype cards to work in more detail around specific challenges identified around collaboration within their organisations. You will engage in key strategy and planning activities to brainstorm collaboration possibilities and identify training needs within your organisation.


Crystal Palace, Luna Park


Arrive at promptly at 3:15pm to gain access to the event

Please note that there is a maximum of 20 participants for this event and registration closes at 5pm on Friday 16 July or when maximum number reached. So it is advisable to book early.

If you plan to attend please Register here before 5pm Friday 16 July 2010

2. Special discount and Special giveaways from the Ark Group


All NSW KM Forum subscriber members are eligible for a $250 discount on this conference. Any NSW KM Forum member can take advantage of this discount when registering on the site.


Also on the ‘KM and Collaboration Australia 2010′ web site are details of an ONLINE SURVEY the Ark Group is running titled the ‘KM Collaboration Survey 2010′. The survey was first run in 2004, then 2007. You now have an opportunity to contribute to the 2010 survey and build our collective knowledge of what the patterns in collaboration are. This is a significant research tool and we urge all members to participate.

All (repeat, all) contributors to this survey receive a free copy of the KM Ark Group Report ‘Implementing a Successful KM Programme’, which normally sells for $395 + GST.

We encourage you to participate in these offers. Thanks to Ark Group for continuing to provide our membership with significantly discounted prices to their events.