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Ignite, Insight, Inspire

Ignite is a fun and fast-paced method to share the ideas you are passionate about.

The Melbourne KMLF is passionate about practising all that is new and effective in the world of Knowledge Management. Looking forward to this new year, we planned a number of refreshing topics, speakers and approaches, the first of which is an Ignite evening. So, what is Ignite?

Igniting an evening of knowledge sharing w/ Arthur Shelley
Imagine an environment where we want to get our idea across in 5 minutes. The message we want to share is captured in 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds, to create an energetic pace in which we present and facilitate conversation that inspires new thoughts and ideas.

Participating in this event will:

  • Introduce you to Ignite (in the Ignite format)
  • Why the method works and how you can make it work for you
  • Putting Ignite to work

Knowledge Sharing – much used but poorly defined and understood w/ Peter Chomley
Peter will ignite a conversation about knowledge sharing; offer some insights and, hopefully, inspire a more informed understanding of the common ground.

Participating in this event will:

  • Share current thinking on knowledge and knowledge sharing
  • Explore the continuum of what how sharing occurs
  • Propose an Insight and Ignite a continuing conversation

Our reality is also our virtual experience w/ Helen Mitchell
Social media has been a buzz word for some time now. The web is continuing to change the way we communicate and share knowledge both personally, and for business. Yet there are mixed feelings about this for some.

Participating in this event will:

  • Explore how we communicate together, virtually, more than ever before
  • Do some time-travelling of popular disruptive innovations of the past
  • Consider how we find the balance and embrace the change

The Art of Conversation w/ Keith De La Rue
Conversation doesn’t just reshuffle the cards: it creates new cards. – Theodore Zeldin

Do you feel good after having a good conversation? New research is demonstrating that talking with each other actually makes us smarter – both as a group and individually – and that good conversations leads to better ideas.

Participating in this event will:

  • Provide new insight into how we can use conversation to be more innovative
  • Give you an update on some of the latest thinking in the field
  • Explain why social media is giving us tools to better handle complexity

Agenda: January 19

6:00-6:30 Networking with other thinking collaborators (over drinks and nibbles).

6:30-6:40 Arthur Shelley – Igniting an evening of knowledge sharing.
Although a research microbiologist by formal education, Arthur has spent the last ten years working on international projects requiring cultural change, relationship building and influencing how people adapt their work. Through this experience, he became aware of the importance of recognising behavioural patterns and engaging people in order to influence them to achieve mutually acceptable outcomes. Arthur has authored two books; The Organizational Zoo (Aslan Publishing with illustrator John Szabo) and Being a Successful Knowledge Leader (published by Ark Group).
twitter: @metaphorage

6:45-6:55 Peter Chomley – Knowledge Sharing – much used but poorly defined and understood.
Peter Chomley is at RMIT researching the influence of culture on knowledge sharing in innovation process within a trans-national corporation. He is also the VP of an Indian/Australian company specialising in business intelligence and healthcare informatics . In these and past roles he has gained insight into cross cultural organisational performance challenges. Previously he was a senior consultant in IBM.
Peter assisted in editing the 2000 2nd edition of: Internet Commerce – Digital Models for Business, published by John Wiley. A second book, Technology of Internet Business was edited and published by Wiley in 4Q2001. He has also co-authored a number of academic papers.
twitter: chomp45

7:00-7:10 Helen Mitchell – Our reality is also our virtual experience.
Helen is a communications professional, passionate about the possibilities we have today to connect, share and learn together, for organisations and individuals. With a focus on strategy, innovation and change for communications and knowledge-sharing functions, her most recent role was at CPA Australia as General Manager Knowledge Networks, where she led the establishment of key initiatives designed to connect ‘people to knowledge’ and ‘people to people’, regardless of geographic location.
twitter: @helmitch

7:15-7:25 Keith De La Rue – The Art of Conversation.
Keith De La Rue is Principal Consultant at AcKnowledge Consulting, and is one of the organisers of KMLF. He has worked in Knowledge Management for ten years. He also works in social media, and is an author and public speaker on KM and communications. Keith is passionate about sharing ideas and inspiring people.
twitter: @kdelarue

7:30-8:00 Informal conversation amongst the group to explore the ideas and concepts.

Our MC for the evening will be Andy Shaw (twitter: andyaus)
Please tweet on the evenings content with the #KMLF hash tag.

Venue: Room 13.3.011, RMIT Graduate School of Business and Law,Emily McPherson Building.
Corner of Russell & Victoria Streets, Melbourne. This room is on level 3 of the Franklin St Annex, two levels up from the Franklin St entry – or enter via the main Russell St Reception, go straight ahead through the student lounge and turn right to get to the annex, then go up one level.

View Future KMLF Events and other Knowledge activities at AUS KM Events calendar:

RSVP: by email to melbournekmlf@gmail.com

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