Canberra Leveraging knowledge to make better decisions, actKM event for Information Awareness Month 2013
The world no longer cares about what you know; the world only cares about what you can do with what you know”. Where Knowledge management provides significant value for money is when providing advice or making key decisions. This presentation looks at building organisational capability to make better decisions
• Why people and organisations make poor decisions
• Rapid cognition decision making – pros and cons
• Decision support systems and methods
• What are the attributes of a good decision-maker
Date Tuesday 7 May 2013
Time : 5-6.00pm
National Library of Australia, Ferguson Room
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actkm Awards 2012
In 2012, actKM will once again judge and award prizes to organisations or individuals that have made significant achievements in organisational capability, performance or sustainability through the application of knowledge-based projects or activities.
actKM now calls for submissions for the 12th annual Knowledge Management Awards, to be announced at actKM 2012 dinner on 23 October 2012 in Canberra, Australia.
There is no cost to submit for the actKM Awards
All Australian-based public, private and not-for-profit organisations are invited to submit responses for consideration.
Awards are provided for cultural and technological initiatives - if a nomination meets both these criteria to a very high level it may be awarded a Platinum award.
Friday 12 October 2012
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actKM Forum 12th Annual Conference
Registration is now available for actKM Forum’s 12th Annual Conference
When: 23 - 24 October 2012
Where: The Inspire Centre, University of Canberra – Bruce Campus
How much: $790 (early bird and group discount $690)
The actKM knowledge Management Forum is excited to announce that it is holding its 2012 conference in newly opened Inspire Centre at the University of Canberra. Once again, the cost will be held at the very affordable price of $790 per person or $690 per person for early bird registration or a team of five.
We are looking for participants that are passionate about how organisations are managed. You should be prepared to enthusiastically engage with other KM/OD practitioners and professionals that are willing to share their experiences or views on our theme of 'Connecting Knowledge - building the knowledge-centric organisation’.
We have been fortunate to acquire access to the newly-opened Inspire Centre at the University of Canberra. This state of the art collaborative space is intended to spearhead innovation in the use of technology in education. We intend to use the facility to showcase our capability for innovation, build knowledge resources and share best practice over a two day conference.
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2012 actKM Conference Submissions
actKm 2012 Conference - Call for Papers
When: 16-17 October 2012
Where: Canberra, Australia
The actkm knowledge management forum is now calling for Papers and
Presentations for our 12th Annual Conference.
We are looking for presentations from KM/OD practitioners or similarly
interested professionals willing to share their experiences or views on our
theme of 'Connecting Knowledge - building the knowledge-centric
Your challenge is to bring your knowledge and experience to the table and
engage with a discerning and interactive audience to explore possibilities
for organisations in the current and future environments.
We are seeking submissions with a preference for interactive/experiential
activities or practical solutions/techniques that engage conference
participants in a learning or collaborative environment to foster
understanding and facilitate an effective knowledge transfer. Submissions
are requested by 30 June 2012.
Submission of abstracts: 30 June 2012
Author and Early Bird Registration: 30 July 2012
Full Submission: 2 September 2012
Conference: 16th and 17th October 2012
actkm 2012 Abstract Guidelines
Abstracts should only be a short document (150 - 500 words) that outlines
the activity or presentation. The abstract should have a title that reflects
the content and should be succinct. A good abstract will also outline the
message or the learning objective and will describe the process that the
presenter plans to use to engage the audience. A brief biography of the
presenter/facilitator should also be attached.
Authors may also elect to have their papers peer reviewed and included in
the actkm Journal of Knowledge Management. If so, they should note this in
Abstracts should be submitted to email@example.com
Network Numerology : Demystifying Numbers in Social Network Analysis
Information Awareness Month - actKM event - presentation by Graham Durant-Law of HyperEdge at the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery on the 15th of May 2012 - 4pm to 6 pm
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Connected - the film
actKM, KMRt, Special Libraries Association - Australia New Zealand Branch and HyperEdge is pleased to present:
Connected - the film
Have you ever faked a bathroom trip to check your email? Slept with your laptop? Or become so overwhelmed that you just unplugged from it all? In this funny, eye-opening, and inspiring film, director Tiffany Shlain takes audiences on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride to discover what it means to be connected in the 21st century. From founding The Webby Awards to being a passionate advocate for The National Day of Unplugging, Shlain’s love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for a thrilling exploration of modern life…and our interconnected future. Equal parts documentary and memoir, the film unfolds during a year in which technology and science literally become a matter of life and death for the director. As Shlain’s father battles brain cancer and she confronts a high-risk pregnancy, her very understanding of connection is challenged. Using a brilliant mix of animation, archival footage, and home movies, Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large. A personal film with universal relevance, Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead.
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Using social network analysis for organisation and personal improvement
By guest blogger Sarah Jansen
A Defence man from way back, Graham Durant-Law now works at Hyperedge and talked about the idea that each organisation is made up of a formal organisation and an informal organisation. He says that the formal organisation has its place but 90% of the work gets done inside the informal organisation.
Although Graham has worked in knowledge management since 2001 and built KM systems for Defence, he has some issues with the term and the industry. His main criticism is that KM professionals don’t know what exactly they’re talking about; it’s all a bit trial and error because we haven’t played with KM theory enough. His view is that more discussion of KM theory would get the industry to a shared understanding and common meaning.
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Parsons Brinckerhoff wins actKM's Gold Award
Last night Parsons Brinckerhoff Asia Pacific was awarded actKM’s Gold Award for excellence in knowledge management.
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Unknown unknowns: presentation and exercise
For presenter Sha Reilly of Origin Energy, talent and expertise management came to mind immediately as one of the things that keeps CEOs awake.
She said it’s an important topic for CEOs because:
- post-GFC growth is a priority
- they are concerned about skills shortages especially in growth industries like mining
- skills shortages lead to knowledge loss through poaching
- the retirement of baby boomers is also threatens knowledge loss
- they are concerned about the generational gap between baby boomers and new recruits and don’t think it will be resolved easily or quickly.
The first step is identifying expertise. This is very hard to do because we don’t know what expertise looks like half the time.
Sha took the group through an approach for finding experts within organisations, applying it to KM and helping people to figure out if it was an approach they could apply to their organisations.
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