Posts Tagged ‘Knowledge sharing’

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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Topic:  User Adoption Strategies for Collaboration Technologies

What is the biggest complaint around the introduction of new collaboration technologies into a group or organization? The answer: No one uses them.

New tools are often rejected.  The very people who are supposed to use them don’t do so—they keep going with earlier ways of working.  Sometimes “culture” is blamed for this failure, but our speaker, Michael Sampson believes it is more accurate to point the finger at the lack of intentional effort on user adoption.

This discussion session provides an opportunity to learn about user adoption strategies, how other organizations around the world are tackling user adoption for collaboration technologies, and to share what strategies are working well in your organization.

Participating in this event will enable you to:

  • Learn about the current state of play with user adoption strategies
  • Develop your thinking about the user adoption strategy for collaboration technologies at your organization.

Agenda:  Monday February 15th

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

6:30-7:15      Michael Sampson – User Adoption Strategies

7:15-8:00      Informal conversation amongst the group to explore the ideas and concepts.

RMIT Graduate School of Business and Law, 300 Queen Street. Melbourne
Lecture room 158.1.2C (Ground level – just behind reception).

Ample metered street parking nearby in Queen Street (between La Trobe and Little Lonsdale).


RSVP: by email to melbournekmlf@gmail.com

About our Guest Speaker

Michael Sampson is a Collaboration Strategist. He helps end-user organizations in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Europe and other places around the world improve the performance of distributed teams.  Key themes are the effective use of collaboration technology to enhance distributed teams, using SharePoint for collaboration, and encouraging user adoption of collaboration technologies.  Michael has written two books on collaboration strategy, and is about to publish a third.  Michael is running a Masterclass on SharePoint Collaboration and Governance in Melbourne on Tuesday 16th, for details see:  http://www.sharepointroadmap.com/melbourne.html

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KMLF Event: April 22

Estates and Wines Aus & NZ

Level 1/49 Elizabeth St, Richmond

Right next to North Richmond station, ample of street parking nearby.


PLEASE NOTE:     This event is restricted to 40 members only.

To attend you must RSVP, so reply quickly!


6:00-6:30  Wine Tasting led by Matt Steel.

6:30-7:00  Matt Steel: The role of Communities of Practice in the winemaking community

7:00-7:20  Mat Janes: The combined business approach to creating and maintaining a knowledge base on key media figures and publications within the wine business

Drinks & nibbles afterwards. The wine tasting on the night will focus on 2 sparkling wines and 2 still wines from Domaine Chandon.


About our guest speakers:

Matt Steel Senior wine maker for Domaine Chandon.

Matt is responsible for all wine production at Domaine Chandon. He joined the wine-making team in 2004, and was appointed Senior Winemaker in 2008. His extensive experience in the Yarra Valley, and exposure to some of the best wineries around the world including vintages in Beaujolais and Alsace, along with Domaine Meo Camuzet in Vosne Romanee, have seen him make major contributions to the excellent quality of Chandon’s range of still and sparkling wines. Since joining the team Matt has extended the range of still wines produced at Chandon from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Shiraz to include Sauvignon Blanc and a vibrant Pinot Noir Rosé. Matt’s involvement in wine also extends to show judging.


Mat Janes Public Relations Executive, Estates and Wines ANZ

Mat who is responsible for marketing Domaine Chandon and Cape Mentelle originally worked in the hospitality industry for more than ten years. He owned and operated a cafe in Margaret River for five years before making the change to the wine industry. After three years working in a marketing role for the Cape Mentelle winery in Margaret River Mat took a Public Relations role in the Yarra Valley with Domaine Chandon in 2006. This role involves a broad range of marketing and public relations tasks across the Estates and Wines portfolio of wine businesses.


About our hosts

Estates & Wines Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, is owned by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, the world’s largest luxury goods producer. The group is made up of Domaine Chandon, Green Point, (VIC) Cape Mentelle (WA) & Cloudy Bay (NZ).

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Helen Mitchell, Director – Knowledge Networks for CPA Australia, will discuss the experiences at CPA and share stories about how her team is enabling ways for members to connect with, collaborate and exchange knowledge. Helen will discuss where they’re up to with this strategy, including what they doing, what they’ve learned, and how the future is shaping up.  They have experimented with a range of traditional tools as well as web 2 techniques, including the use of Second Life for knowledge sharing:  Try this UTube video as a warm up to some of the things Helen will share with us:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je5gnqkE_AE
CPA Australia, one of the the world’s largest accounting bodies, with a membership of more than 122,000 finance, accounting and business professionals across the globe, is bringing its members more opportunities to connect, collaborate and share knowledge through virtual mediums.  Along with connecting the membership with CPA Australia’s knowledge offer, a key driver of this strategy is to provide members with ready access to knowledge that enhances their career, and utilising innovative mediums for knowledge exchange with and between members.
Venue:  RMIT Graduate School of Business 300 Queen Street Ground Floor Lecture room
Drinks and Nibbles at 6 for a 6.30 Presentation followed by networking.


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