For our October event we are giving our new venue another go (this time with working microphone & amp)!  Join us to hear our Guest Speaker, network with colleagues old and new from the Knowledge Management world and socialise your learning over a drink at the end of the presentation if you so wish!

Register via Eventbrite :  http://nswkmforumoct2012.eventbrite.com/

To help cover costs we ask for a $5 donation at the door.

Date:  Tuesday 30th October 2012

Time:  5.30pm for a 6.00pm start (finish at 7.30pm)

Venue:  Upstairs Room at The Royal Exhibition Hotel, 86-88 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW, 2010 (Cnr Devonshire St-opposite Central Railway Station)

Instructions:  If you have any trouble finding the venue please call Marie on 0404 090 110

(Food and drinks can be purchased downstairs at the bar/bistro.)

 

Topic: Moderating Knowledge Sharing

Speaker:  Evonne McCabe, SKM

Evonne will be talking about the importance of facilitating or moderating Communities of Practice. Many organizations are complex and house a number of communities of practice (or similar groups). For any number of reasons these CoPs can result in silos of specialised information, often missing opportunities to transfer knowledge outside their community.

A role focused on moderating the communities and guiding them to more effective collaboration, both within the group and in an organization, is how we can achieve more from the investment in CoPs.

Evonne will outline some of the things they do at SKM to leverage collaboration tools to maximize the effectiveness of CoPs and why CoP facilitation/moderation is needed to achieve this. She’ll also talk about the tendency for coordinators to focus on tools instead of spending time to facilitate the communities, and how her role plays a crucial part in addressing this issue. She’ll talk about her role in general and how it has evolved with time and as the value of CoPs is increasingly recognised in the organisation.

About our Speaker:

Evonne McCabe has worked specifically in the Knowledge Management arena for around 6 years with SKM. It seemed like a natural progression after working in community engagement and internal communication roles for around 20 years prior. Her passion lies around knowledge capture and access, and this has driven her strategies in the workplace, particularly concerning Communities of Practice.
Sinclair Knight Merz is a leading projects firm, with global capability in strategic consulting, engineering and project delivery. It operates across Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, deploying some 7,000 people from more than 40 offices.

So come along and join us at to hear our Guest Speaker, network with colleagues old and new from the Knowledge Management world and socialise your learning over a drink at the end of the presentation if you so wish!

To help cover costs we ask for a $5 donation at the door.

Register via Eventbrite :  http://nswkmforumoct2012.eventbrite.com/

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Just a reminder of where you can find videos and blogs relating to Alison Bickford’s August NSW KM Forum Presentation.  All who were there will agree that it was very enlightening and eminently practical!

Alison has 3 videos on Blended Learning which may be of value those interested in exploring blended learning in more detail. You can see them in 1 place herehttp://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1437706E2EA36973&feature=plcp

Alison has also written a blog on how she develops her YouTube videos, which may be of value to the group, which can be found herehttp://www.elearningacademy.com.au/blog/2012/08/how-i-make-my-video-podcasts/

Enjoy!