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The Melbourne Knowledge Management Leadership Forum (KMLF) is a knowledge, education and networking forum, run by Volunteer KM practitioners for KM practitioners.

Meetings are usually held on the 4th Wednesday of each month in the central business district in Melbourne, Australia. During COVID restrictions, Zoom video events are being hosted online. Membership is free, and attendance at meetings usually requires a small donation to cover drinks and nibbles.

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At KMLF meetings, members can participate in addressing and discussing issues regarding knowledge management and related topics. The aim of this participation is to set the foundation for a casual network of interested practitioners and scholars to discuss knowledge management and its impact on both business and government organisations.

The regular attendance at forum meetings is between 20-40 people. These represent executives and knowledge management practitioners from government and a range of corporations and SMEs. Academia, consultancies and vendors are also represented. Industries represented include legal, defence, manufacturing, C&IT and banking & finance. Our committee includes senior consultants, managers and executives from government and commercial enterprises and KM practitioners.

Meetings usually start at around 6 pm. The formal session usually wraps up by 7:30 pm, with networking and refreshments afterwards. After that, anyone interested can then adjourn for further discussions over dinner at a restaurant nearby.

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The Organising Team

Upcoming events (5)

KM From Scratch

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Felicity McNish and Sue Stewart from Aurecon will share their 2-year journey conceptualizing and implementing a future-focused knowledge ecosystem to unearth and leverage the rich critical knowledge across the engineering & consulting business. This session is based on a recent presentation they made to KM World, it will be an interactive discussion and step through of their journey.

Knowing that past knowledge efforts had failed, yet pockets of ideas and appetite existed within the business, the duo walked into the challenge with their eyes and ears open, and sleeves rolled up. They share the steps they took to create the knowledge ecosystem, including designing dedicated knowledge environments, connecting processes and platforms, and considering future AI, including Syntex and Viva Topics currently being trialled on their knowledge platform.

They will also provide tips on managing the behavioral change required to embed knowledge into the organizational culture. Change is not one size fits all; it’s dependent and interdependent on the environment, the market, the organization, the strategy, the culture and the individuals involved to be prescribed in a cast-iron process. Compounding the change challenge are the constraints of time, resources, budget, client commitments, motivation, leadership expectations, and, in some cases, pandemics. Irrespective, there are constants—people need a clear purpose for change, the motivation to support, the knowledge to understand, the tools to act, and the reinforcement to sustain. And the change approach needs to be adaptive and responsive to the needs of both the people and the organization.

Our Speakers:

Felicity McNish is the Global Knowledge Management Leader at Aurecon (a global design & engineering company) where she is co-delivers the global knowledge transformation project. Previously, Felicity was responsible for the global knowledge management and research activities at global architecture and design firm Woods Bagot. She also led the implementation a knowledge strategy and new intranet at APA Group, an Australian engineering gas infrastructure business and before that undertook an Asia Pacific knowledge management role for Ernst & Young and Cap Gemini.
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/felicitymcnish/

Sue Stewart is the Knowledge Culture Leader co-leading the knowledge strategy at engineering and advisory firm, Aurecon. Sue is a strategy, business transformation and change management specialist having championed major projects in multinational professional services, government and private organisations, including global design firms Woods Bagot and Unispace and big four firm, EY. Sue is an accomplished and confident leader, driving the implementation of a range of projects across America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, which have included: global strategic planning, new international market expansion, mergers and acquisitions, cultural transformation, knowledge management strategy, business development strategy, technology system implementations and organisational restructures.
Sue has a Masters of Arts, is Prosci and MBTI accredited and is an experienced public speaker. university lecturer and author on change, communications and culture.
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stewartsue/

Agenda:
6:00 - 6:30 networking over drinks and nibbles
6:30 - 7:45 exploration of the topic
7:45 - 8:00 wrap up and informal conversations
8:00 Dinner for interested parties

KMLF monthly meeting

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Details to be provided closer to the event. Please check here - including confirmed location - before attending.

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Agenda Template:
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Description:
(One paragraph describing the session topic with a bit of background.)

This session will be conducted as a facilitated conversation, where the speaker will start the conversation then will pose and answer questions to and from the audience.

- Relevance in specific projects?
- How did this in practice?
- How does this relate to KM? To culture change? To strategy?
- How have others survived their journeys?

Outcomes:
Participating in this event will enable you to:
- xxx
- xxx

Our Speaker:
Brief bio.
Contact details as preferred.

Agenda:
6:00 - 6:30 networking over drinks and nibbles
6:30 - 7:45 exploration of the topic
7:45 - 8:00 wrap up and informal conversations
8:00 Dinner for interested parties

The Door to Knowledge: Opening up with Humility

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We live in an entangled world where the social nature of people and knowledge flows through a wave-rich ocean of change. Within this Knowledge cannot be contained; even when it is bounded in a product, it is not long before something new and different emerges. Just as a sailboat in the wind, opening to, engaging, and becoming one with the energies surrounding us provides a richness, a depth, that cannot occur in isolation.

In the expansion of our mental capabilities, we seem to have forgotten the nobler parts of humanism, individually and collectively seeking the potential value and goodness of humanity through rational thought. Accelerated mental development was demanded for survival in an ever-changing, uncertain and complex world. And ego—and arrogance—burst through in a highly competitive, live-or-die market, with decision-makers and organizations tightly grasping and secreting their new ideas in an attempt to be first to market and hold onto any competitive advantage presenting itself.

Humility is a human choice. To successfully co-evolve, we first must have an accurate view of ourselves, not too high or too low, which is the individual focus of humility. And acting at the interpersonal level requires moving beyond a self-focus to an “other” orientation, which is the interpersonal focus of humility. This would include development of empathy, knowing the needs and wants of others and taking those into consideration in our decisions and actions. Each of us walks a unique path in what we call life; hence, there is always something to learn from each other. Let us explore this further with humility. In this presentation followed by a dialogue, all thoughts are welcome.

Outcomes:
• Deeper understanding of the value of humility.
• Ability to apply the human learning tool of humility.

Our Speaker:
Dr. Alex Bennet is Professor, Knowledge and Innovation Management, at Bangkok University and Co-Founder/Director of the Mountain Quest Institute. Located in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, the Institute is focused on achieving growth and understanding through quests for knowledge, consciousness and meaning. Alex, recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award, is the former Chief Knowledge Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer for Enterprise Integration of the U.S. Department of the Navy, simultaneously serving as internal KM consultant for the U.S. government. She has authored hundreds of papers and co-authored thirteen books with her partner Dr. David Bennet, including a new theory of the firm based on the Intelligent Complex Adaptive System model for organizations. More recently, the Bennets spearheaded development of the Intelligent Social Change Journey (ISCJ) model, supported by a five-book series entitled The Profundity and Bifurcation of Change. The ISCJ is a developmental journey of the body, mind and heart, moving from the heaviness of cause-and-effect linear extrapolations, to the fluidity of co-evolving with our environment, to the lightness of breathing our thought and feelings into reality. In further support of this journey, 22 Conscious Look Books—conversational books for the graduate of life experience—are available in the Possibilities that are YOU! series. Alex believes in the multidimensionality and interconnectedness of humanity as we move out of infancy into full consciousness. Alex may be reached at [masked].

Agenda:
6:00 - 6:30 networking over drinks and nibbles
6:30 - 7:45 exploration of the topic
7:45 - 8:00 wrap up and informal conversations
8:00 Dinner for interested parties

KMLF monthly meeting

Location visible to members

Details to be provided closer to the event. Please check here - including confirmed location - before attending.

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Agenda Template:
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Description:
(One paragraph describing the session topic with a bit of background.)

This session will be conducted as a facilitated conversation, where the speaker will start the conversation then will pose and answer questions to and from the audience.

- Relevance in specific projects?
- How did this in practice?
- How does this relate to KM? To culture change? To strategy?
- How have others survived their journeys?

Outcomes:
Participating in this event will enable you to:
- xxx
- xxx

Our Speaker:
Brief bio.
Contact details as preferred.

Agenda:
6:00 - 6:30 networking over drinks and nibbles
6:30 - 7:45 exploration of the topic
7:45 - 8:00 wrap up and informal conversations
8:00 Dinner for interested parties

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