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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.

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.

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Upcoming events (5)

KMLF Change Management- To move an elephant

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The session will be handled as a discussion, transferring knowledge as how to better succeed in change management activities in organizations, while engaging the audience to speak, suggest ideas and challenge the speaker.
Key items include:
• The challenge
• Initiating a change
• Managing the process
• Closures
• Down to earth: preparing a change management work plan

Outcomes
There is no good recipe for change management, however there are good ideas that can help managing this journey successfully. The session will provide an outline for such.

Our Speaker
Moria Levy, Ph.D., serves as CEO and owner of ROM Knowledgeware, a leading KM solutions firm in Israel (40 employees). Levy has 35 years of experience, among them over 20 years in Knowledge Management.
Levy is the chairman of the global expert committee of ISO (TC260/WG6), and led the team of worldwide experts, in writing the global Knowledge Management ISO standard (30401). Levy initiated Knowledge Management studies, taught already 5 years in high schools in Israel, as part of an official program of the Ministry of Education of Israel, for digital, knowledge and information. This is the first program of its kind in the world.
Levy serves as the deputy chair of KMGN (KM Global Network) and leads the KMGN taskforce: Bringing the KM future.
Levy is the known to be the most active researcher of KM in Israel. Her research “WEB2.0 implications on Knowledge Management” has been cited over 600 times and was recognized as a KM “classic research” and indexed Thomson Reuters "Journal Impact Factor" as to her achievements. Levy is the chairman of the Israeli Knowledge Management Forum, which unites all KM parties in Israel.

Agenda:
6:00 - 6:15 Welcome and brief conversation
6:15 - 7:30 Exploration of the topic
7:30 - 8:00 Networking, wrap up and informal conversations

The Door to Knowledge: Opening up with Humility

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We live in an entangled world where the social nature of people and knowledge flows through a wave-rich ocean of change. Within this Knowledge cannot be contained; even when it is bounded in a product, it is not long before something new and different emerges. Just as a sailboat in the wind, opening to, engaging, and becoming one with the energies surrounding us provides a richness, a depth, that cannot occur in isolation.

In the expansion of our mental capabilities, we seem to have forgotten the nobler parts of humanism, individually and collectively seeking the potential value and goodness of humanity through rational thought. Accelerated mental development was demanded for survival in an ever-changing, uncertain and complex world. And ego—and arrogance—burst through in a highly competitive, live-or-die market, with decision-makers and organizations tightly grasping and secreting their new ideas in an attempt to be first to market and hold onto any competitive advantage presenting itself.

Humility is a human choice. To successfully co-evolve, we first must have an accurate view of ourselves, not too high or too low, which is the individual focus of humility. And acting at the interpersonal level requires moving beyond a self-focus to an “other” orientation, which is the interpersonal focus of humility. This would include development of empathy, knowing the needs and wants of others and taking those into consideration in our decisions and actions. Each of us walks a unique path in what we call life; hence, there is always something to learn from each other. Let us explore this further with humility. In this presentation followed by a dialogue, all thoughts are welcome.

Outcomes:
• Deeper understanding of the value of humility.
• Ability to apply the human learning tool of humility.
• Including examples of professional humility providing value through better knowledge management.

Our Speaker:
Dr. Alex Bennet is Professor, Knowledge and Innovation Management, at Bangkok University and Co-Founder/Director of the Mountain Quest Institute. Located in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, the Institute is focused on achieving growth and understanding through quests for knowledge, consciousness and meaning. Alex, recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award, is the former Chief Knowledge Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer for Enterprise Integration of the U.S. Department of the Navy, simultaneously serving as internal KM consultant for the U.S. government. She has authored hundreds of papers and co-authored thirteen books with her partner Dr. David Bennet, including a new theory of the firm based on the Intelligent Complex Adaptive System model for organizations. More recently, the Bennets spearheaded development of the Intelligent Social Change Journey (ISCJ) model, supported by a five-book series entitled The Profundity and Bifurcation of Change. The ISCJ is a developmental journey of the body, mind and heart, moving from the heaviness of cause-and-effect linear extrapolations, to the fluidity of co-evolving with our environment, to the lightness of breathing our thought and feelings into reality. In further support of this journey, 22 Conscious Look Books—conversational books for the graduate of life experience—are available in the Possibilities that are YOU! series. Alex believes in the multidimensionality and interconnectedness of humanity as we move out of infancy into full consciousness. Alex may be reached at [masked].

Agenda:
10:00 - 10:30 networking over drinks and nibbles
10:30 - 11:45 exploration of the topic
11:45 - 12:00 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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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

Deonie Botha - Associate Director KM, Deloitte South Africa

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Deonie is the Associate Director responsible for Knowledge management at Deloitte Africa. In addition to her involvement in KM from an academic perspective, she has more than fifteen years of experience in proactively connecting KM systems to business processes and resources. She is proficient in the design, development, and implementation of KM strategies across businesses and geographies. Her experience in managing KM capabilities is supported by a distinguished academic career. Deonie participates in South African and global initiatives aimed at creating eminence around KM and specifically the digitalisation of knowledge work.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deonie-botha-a18b664/

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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.

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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