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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 (4+)

KMLF May: Nerisa Kamar - The Africa KM Transformative Caravan: July 2020 to now

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The Africa Knowledge Management Transformative Caravan: The African experience (July 2020 to-date)
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DAY FOR THIS EVENT - NOW TUESDAY 24 MAY
The session will be hosted online via Zoom unless anything otherwise annouced.

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Description:
Information Africa Organization (IAO) is a non-governmental organization registered in Kenya. It aims at Transforming Africa through Knowledge with capacity building programmes and activities tailored to support this motto. COVID- 19 impacted the rollout of capacity building initiatives in Kenya and across the globe; information and knowledge management capacity building programs were not left behind. It called for innovative ways of reaching out to knowledge management and information professionals to caution and share knowledge on the then “new norm”. The presentation is based on experiences (as a host and lead moderator) of monthly e-workshops on thematic knowledge management and knowledge sharing initiatives from across Africa that was initiated in July 2020 with 4 countries and by April 2022, 22 countries are in participation including Africans in the diaspora (Canada, Thailand). The discussion is based on main focus thematic areas: Indigenous knowledge Management systems; Intellectual Property Rights and legal/policy framework; health; environment; Community engagement and language policy.

Our Speaker:
Nerisa Kamar is the Project Coordinator at Information Africa Organization, Kenya. She oversees all projects including the successful monthly e-workshops “Africa Transformative Knowledge Caravan” that started in July 2020 with 4 countries in participation and is now at 22 countries.
She is the contact person for IAO to the Governing Body of the United Nations of Environment Programme (UN Environment) upon accreditation of IAO as an observer.
Prior to this role, she served for 4 years as the Assistant Librarian, UN Habitat (Nairobi); and early as a Research Librarian at Egerton University. She served and chaired internal committees at both institutions.
In the course of her career, she has acquired experience in developing, training and facilitating knowledge management, information management, library science, digital libraries and digital repositories.
Previously, Nerisa served as the interim Chapter President of the Special Library Association, Sub- Saharan Africa Chapter; 2 term Standing Committee member of Government Information and Official Publication Section of IFLA; and Member of the Kenya Library Association.
She has attended and presented papers at International, Regional and National Conferences and workshops. She has published articles and a book chapter.
Nerisa holds an MSc in Information Science from Kenyatta University and a BSc in Information Sciences from Moi University. In addition, she has undertaken certificate courses in Knowledge Management and related fields.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nerisakamar/

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

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:

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:

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:

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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