What we're about

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+)

Increasing diversity in KM: stories from a global community of practice

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Description
Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) is a community of practice with 5000+ members based in development organizations and educational institutions over the whole world. Recently, we have been developing an action plan to ‘decolonise’ knowledge with knowledge cafes in different time zones. At the same time, the community has been a young leaders programme, supporting and mentoring young KM practitioners.

Outcomes
Greater understanding of the ‘decolonization’ project from the KM perspective.
Reminder of the importance of mentoring younger colleagues.

Our Speakers
Sarah Cummings, PhD, is a researcher focusing on the private sector and knowledge in international development at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands. Her research falls into the fields of development studies, knowledge management for development and transdisciplinary research. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Knowledge Management for Development Journal.

Gladys Kemboi based in Nairobi, Kenya, is a seasoned knowledge manager and international knowledge broker with solid working experience in the international development sector, leading Law firms and academia and the East African region. She has won multiple awards: Most Influential Knowledge Management Ambassador in Kenya (2000) and Mama Africa Knowledge Management Guru.

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 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

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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