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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+)

From Veterinarian to Foresight Consultant – a Strange Journey

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Agenda:

Paul will describe his journey from a dairy practice veterinarian to his current role as a foresight consultant and venture philanthropist. A journey that seems strange on the surface but has an internal logic and has equipped him with a set of unique experiences and capabilities. A journey that wanders through the murky waters of agricultural and Labor party politics, returning to University at 39, and a short stint as the manager of an abattoir.

The format will be conversational with participants asked to interrupt and pose questions along the way.

  • How a rational scientific and rational background and training, allied with a Masters Degree that was more philosophical and social in nature has broadened Paul’s skills.
  • · How Paul applies scenario planning and Wardley mapping to strategic thinking.
  • · Why Paul thinks organisational design for strategy will become increasingly important as opposed to Top down strategic thinking and analysis.

Outcomes:
Participating in this event will enable you to:

  • Think differently about the future and strategy.

  • Get a basic understanding of applying Wardley maps and scenarios to strategic thinking.

Our Speaker:
Paul Higgins has been a dairy cattle vet and a pig vet. He was a pig farmer for 30 years and was a director of Auspork for 16 years. In 2000 went back to university and studied for a Masters Degree in Strategic Foresight. For the last 20 years he has worked as a futurist across a wide range of industries and organisations, helping people to think about the future, while maintaining a strong interest in food and agriculture. Paul is also a venture philanthropy partner and director at Social Ventures Partners Melbourne, investing in and advising innovative not for profit start-ups. He is also an Associate of the Melbourne University Business School and is currently a special advisor on strategy and foresight for Save the Children Australia.

Website: www.emergentfutures.com Twitter:@futuristpaul

Agenda:
6:00 - 6:30 virtual 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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