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 (5)

Complexity, Systems & Organisation Design.

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Systems Thinking or Thinking in Systems can mean different things to different people… the discipline of Systems Thinking is more than just a collection of models, tools and methods, it is a cognitive framework and / or mental model. Systems thinking both consciously and unconsciously can aid to expand our ranges of choices for creative ‘problem solving’ and avoid unintentional consequences through making better sense of the VUCA environment that we all operate within. Designing in Systems helps our organisations and Leadership to create, build and ultimately Design sustainable businesses for the future
We'll explore the following connectors:
* The dilemma of complexity…
* What is Systems Thinking?
* How can KM help us to overcome our varying states of complexity?
* Organisation Design. The missing piece of the transformational jigsaw.

Outcomes:
Participating in this event will enable you to:
* Learn to work better with complexity
* Better understanding of the benefits of working with and within
Systems.
* The role of KM within Organisation Design

Our Speaker: Gareth Evans
Gareth is a Global Performance Leader who specialises in Organisation Design and Development, Business Transformation, Systemic Leadership & People Development. With over 15 years under his belt helping organisations to transform into ‘a better version of themselves’ through creative engagement, authentic curiosity and professional creditability.

Gareth works ‘hand in glove’ with business and specialist leaders to make sense of their current environment, exploit what they know and uncover what they don’t through facilitating effective conversations and dialogue with business influencers and decision-makers… Gareth strives to help people, managers and leaders to think, feel, act and behave positively different, placing people at the heart of their system and working hand in glove to unlock their true performance, talent and potentiality.

linkedin.com/in/gareth-evans-msc-2141a325
www.wicked-people.com

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

Insights for Australian KM from knowledge initiatives in Africa and Europe.

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Join us for an action packed inclusive session on how the principles of KM can assist Strategic Development, hosting keynote speaker Dr. Andreas Brandner based in Vienna, Austria.

This session will be conducted on Zoom as a facilitated conversation. The activities will revolve around what KM projects would be beneficial to implement in Australia to deliver on some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as follows:

Agenda:

• 6:00 to 6:30 pm - Networking over virtual drinks and nibbles.
• 6:30 to 6:40 pm - Introduction to SDGs, and what is being done elsewhere (10 mins).
• 6:40 to 6:50 pm - Open a conversation about possible SDGs to focus on (10 mins).
• 6:50 to 7:00 pm - Breakout into groups by SDG (to build ideas using CoCreated Projects Doing approach -- 5 minutes to introduce this).
• 7:00 to 7:20 pm - Breakout groups to generate sets of ideas for the selected goals (20 minutes).
• 7:20 to 7:40 - Groups come back to main room and do a three minute pitch of their ideas, and to provide recommendations on what could be done in Australia.

Andreas Brandner is based in Vienna, Austria and is the Managing Director of the Knowledge for Development Partnership (www.k4dp.org); the KM Associates (www.km-a.net); and is CEO of Knowledge City (knowledge.city). He is one of the initiators of the Agenda Knowledge for Development and is chairman of the Board of Directors.

Andreas will introduce the concept of SDGs, provide an overview of K4DP and its achievements, and also provide pre-reads leading to the session. Seza Iskenderian, independent KM Consultant based in Melbourne, will support the facilitated session.

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

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

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