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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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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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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

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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