RealKM Connect seminars and events

RealKM Connect offers bi-monthly half-day seminars and an annual conference. Tickets to individual seminars can be purchased through Eventbrite, and for details of other events please follow the links below.

Up-coming seminars/events

#KMELB2017 Creativity, Chaos and Collaboration, 13-14 November 2017

We are excited to announce KMELB2017, Creativity, Chaos and Collaboration, a 2-day knowledge management conference in the heart of Melbourne, Australia on 13-14 November 2017. You’re invited to a conference by the profession, for the profession.

Collaboration: using places and spaces to foster connection, 28 November 2017

Knowledge Management has traditionally focussed on People, Process and Technology – with the familiar Venn diagram of the key knowledge components connecting the three. Whilst the People component is key, we can often be guilty of neglecting the diversity of those within our organisation when it comes to executing our knowledge and collaboration strategies. Seldom do we consider whether our working environments; the places where we spend a considerable amount of our working lives, are really conducive to effective knowledge sharing and collaboration across the generations.

This interactive workshop aims to challenge our thinking on place and our user community. Knowledge and collaboration strategies will be explored through a different lens, seeking to inspire participants with what’s possible, as well contemplating the impact future trends may have in the context of the workplace and associated collaboration spaces.

Kim Sherwin is the Arup University Leader for Australasia. Kim’s role sees her leading Arup’s internal University, which is underpinned by learning and knowledge sharing and includes Arup’s Skills Networks, Research, Foresight and a Library team.  For further information and tickets, please visit Eventbrite.

Previous seminars/events

The Evolution of the Learning Organisation, L&D & KM, 21 September 2017

Learning & Development and Knowledge Management, specifically the coaction between the two in organisational settings, have been the subject of recent social media discussion. So, what does the future hold for these two practices?  Without these two, how will new starters learn the unwritten dynamics and know-how of their role and the organisation? How will they know the context, and history, behind an organisations operating model? When staff retire or resign, how will their critical job smarts be recorded and reinvested in the organisation? How will organisations learn from their mistakes, and improve processes and practices?

Learning creates new knowledge and applies existing knowledge. Knowledge is created and reused when channeled through focused learning. These two elements are fundamental to an organisation wanting to know how to adapt to changing contexts, innovating to improve or create new services/product, and more importantly to keep their staff engaged and giving their best to their work.  In this workshop, we will explore how L&D and KM can merge to evolve into something robust and fluid. Learning capability that is an irreplaceable part of all organisations.

Change hurts – Insights from brain science, Pathways to navigate transformation, 25 July 2017

Lena Ross is an experienced speaker and facilitator. She challenges audiences just enough to nudge them out of their comfort zone to enable break-through thinking and action. With a curious mind, she brings a future-forward view to her workshops, with an ability to bring concepts to life in an organisation. Her innovative approaches to embrace collaborative learning, disruptive communication channels, and human-centred co-creation of change have attracted industry recognition and awards.

KPIs: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, 31 May 2017

Kate Muir explored how to craft high-quality KPI’s using the balanced scorecard technique, and how to avoid pitfalls by examining examples of the ‘bad and the ugly’.  Kate has over 20 years of practical experience in delivering innovative Information Management, Knowledge Management and relevant Information Technology solutions to clients across government and the private sector.

Using social capital to build organisational capability, 31 March 2017

The March 2017 RealKM Connect seminar explored how organisations leverage the intellectual capital that resides externally to the organisation to achieve organisational objectives. What sort of resources are out there, how can you access and trust them. What are the risks involved? Most importantly, how can you keep them engaged?

The workshop included an activity, “Race to Mars”, as well as a knowledge café to explore practical ways to find and build social capital to support speculation as to the nature of organisations of the future, the transformation of the knowledge worker, and the formal and informal work relationships that will develop.

Results from the workshop were shared with the participants with strategies that can be implemented in the workplace.

Are you standard? Aligning knowledge processes with current ISO & AU Standards, 31 January 2017

The January 2017 RealKM Connect seminar explored the practical application of standards to knowledge processes. Guest presenter Arthur Shelley ran through the existing ISO and AU standards and guidelines, and an audit of knowledge processes using the Knowledge Ready Organization assessment criteria (aligned with the standards’ requirements).

Workshop participants then used the material to create a prioritised plan for application.

Introductory seminar, 25 November 2016

RealKM Connect presented a 2-hour introductory seminar on 25 November 2016, demonstrating the approach being taken by RealKM Connect in adopting a rigorous and evidence-based approach to knowledge management.

The seminar included a presentation by Stephen Bounds from KnowQuestion as well as an interactive workshop where participants discussed KM approaches to solving organisational problems.

Key points from Stephen’s presentation are being featured in a series of articles.