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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.

Get to this MeetUp site quickly at http://melbournekmlf.org/ !

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.

Best regards,

The Organising Team

Upcoming events (4+)

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Lyn (Murnane)

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Lyn Murnane is the Knowledge Manager of the COVID-19 Response at the Victorian Department of Health.

Lyn loves sharing the things she learns. So when opportunities arise to help develop knowledge-sharing capabilities, she jumps in headfirst. This often reveals opportunities and challenges she hadn’t considered before.

In a COVID world (as we all know) all plans must adapt and change.

In this session Lyn will give us a quick view of working in a call centre environment during a modern and unprecedented crisis, dealing with old issues in a remote working way.

Bring a drink of your choice and hand sanitiser, this will be an engaging session.

Agenda:
6:00 - 6:30 networking over drinks and nibbles in breakout rooms
6:30 - 7:45 exploration of the topic
7:45 - 8:00 wrap up and informal conversations

The Idea and the Reality: On the Knowledge Management Frontline

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This session will be conducted with some reflections on the experience of working as a knowledge manager, to prompt discussions in breakout rooms on the interaction between a knowledge manager and the organisation for which they work, including useful attributes for a knowledge manager and developing the good management of knowledge within an organisation.

The presentation will consider:
● Working as a sole knowledge manager in an organisation – one person’s experience
● Discovering and discussing an organisation’s goals for a knowledge manager
● Resilience as a knowledge manager – what traits does it take to succeed in knowledge management?
● Tactics for promoting and improving knowledge management in an organisation

Outcomes:
Participating in this event will enable you to:
● Consider how the particular context of an organisation might impact on your role as a knowledge manager
● Help you define the particular traits, skills, value and experiences you can bring to working as a knowledge manager, for yourself and your organisation.

Our Speaker:
Alison Jones is Knowledge Manager with Geoscape Australia, a government owned locational data company. In this role, she works with her colleagues to ensure that what they know is shared with the wider organisation, through conversation, the creation of innovative online spaces enabling the sharing of information and the linkage of different types of information across the organisation. Achieving this requires recognising where knowledge management can help address organisational issues and initiating conversations for change. Her professional librarian skills and knowledge underpins her work at Geoscape.

Prior to joining Geoscape Australia, Alison was inaugural Library Manager with Meyer Vandenberg, a mid-tier Canberra based law firm. She created the firm’s library service including a reference service, current awareness service and knowledge base. Promotion to Knowledge Manager saw Alison joined by a library technician to work together on automating the firm’s legal templates. Alison also oversaw the creation of a new SharePoint Intranet and a custom library space.

Alison can be found on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/alisonejones/ and on Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/members/300537756/

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

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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