May 13, 2016

Webinar on KM competencies

Good evening everyone
Because we had a such an interesting response to the issue of KM competencies, we have decided to undertake a webinar on the topic.
Topic: KM competencies
acilitator: David Williams
Panellists: Matt Moore and Arthur Shelley
Organiser: Webinar facilities provided by Lange Consulting & Software
Date: Friday 20th May
Time: 6:00 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time
Cost: Free, therefore you can afford to relax after a big week, open a chardonnay or a soda and chat with your peers.

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August 17, 2014

actkm 2014

The early bird discounted price of $390 (including dinner) is still available for actKM14.
This year, the actKM Forum’s 14th Annual Conference is embedded within the IIM 2014 National Conference
When: 27 - 28 October 2014
Where: The Anne Harding Centre, University of Canberra
for more information. see our actkm14 page

May 29, 2014

ActKM June meeting - Innovation ACT & why the Nigerian bank scam succeeds

A busy session this evening with Vicki Lau, the Marketing Communications Administrator
from Innovation ANU telling us about the Innovation ACT activity this year and how you could get involved.

Why does the Nigerian banking scam continues to succeed? We take a brief foray into why this obvious scam is still raking in money and pulling the wool over people's eyes, and why an English economist advised terrorists in Britain how to avoid being detected by business analytics.

We will also get a briefing from David Williams following up on the formation of the Knowledge Management Global Network.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (AEST)
National Archives Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

A gold coin donation is welcome for nibbles.

You can register at our eventbrite site

May 01, 2014

KM IM CM RM: What’s in YOUR Toolkit?

ACTkm seminar, presented by Langtree IM
If you have ever built a house or managed a build project, you know the importance of planning and getting things right from the ground up. If the foundations aren’t solid, the whole thing can easily topple.And having the right trades at that right times so they work in together is pretty important too. Everyone working from the same plan and adding their specialist expertise using appropriate tools for the job means a better end result.It’s the same thing when it comes to managing information and records.

Using the Toolkit as the metaphor, this presentation looks at how we as KM IM CM and RM specialists can help our organisations best manage their corporate information and records. Event details: Tuesday 13 May 2014, 5.00pm-6.30pm, National Archives of Australia

To register, visit

For more information, email Karna O’Dea

April 27, 2013

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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May 11, 2012

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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December 28, 2011

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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May 02, 2011

Reverse Brainstorm “Eliminating collaboration in your organisation”

The May meeting for 2011 will be a Reverse brainstorming session to uncover how to introduce or improve collaboration in your organisaiton. Reverse Brainstorming helps solve problems by combining brainstorming and reversal techniques. Humans are better at being negative than positive and this technique goes negative in order to realise the positive. More theory and practice.

Facilitated by Nerida Hart and Siwan Lovett

When: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Tuesday 24 May 2011
Where: The Chocolate Olive Cafe, Colbee Crt Phillip Canberra
Skype in address: david_williams546
Cost: Gold $5 donation on the night to cover coffee etc

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January 07, 2011

actkm Knowledge Cafe Breakfast

Creative ways to run a Community of Practice
The February meeting for 2011 will be a breakfast meeting, just for something different. We hope to take advantage of the fact that our brains are fresh, uncluttered and ready for some creative thinking.

Bring along stories of your experiences or great ideas/plans about running a Community of Practice. We will also have a discussion about how actkm is run as a CoP and formulate some ideas for the future.
When: 7:30 am - 8:30 am Tuesday 8 February 2011
Where: The Chocolate Olive Cafe, Colbee Crt Phillip Canberra
Skype in address: david_williams546
Cost: Gold coin donation

RSVP to: Karna O'Dea 02 621 61626 Email: Karna.O'
More Information: David Williams 0412 237 695

July 05, 2010

actKM conference 2010

Call for Presentations
The Organising Committee is pleased to provide the opportunity for interested parties to submit proposals to present at the actKM 10 conference.
actKM 10 will be held on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th of October 2010 at University House, Australian National University (ANU) Canberra, Australia.
The theme for this year is ‘Getting Clever about Knowledge’, relating to the question of how can organisations improve the way in which they generate and manage new knowledge. It is estimated that 40 exabytes (4.0 x 1019 ) will be generated worldwide this year. That is more than the information generated in the previous 5,000 years.
“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” - Jack Welch
Most of our effort has traditionally been in managing the overwhelming volumes of information that flood organisations daily. Perhaps our efforts should be focused on generating new knowledge and seeking better ways to generate value from an organisation’s intellectual capital.
Your challenge, should you decide to accept it, is to bring your knowledge and experience to the table and engage with a discerning and interactive audience to explore possibilities to Get Clever about Knowledge for organisations in the current environment.
We are seeking submissions with a preference for interactive/experiential activities that engage conference participants in a learning or collaborative environment to foster understanding and facilitate an effective knowledge transfer. Submissions are requested by 01 June 2010.
One complimentary pass to the conference will be provided for each presentation.
Important Dates
Submissions: 01 June 2010
Extended to: 20 July 2010
Notification: 30 July 2010
Full Submission: 20 September 2010
Author and Early Bird Registration: 30 July 2010
Conference: 18th and 19th or 20th and 21st October 2010

May 05, 2010

Building blocks for intellectually capable organizations

Many organizations describe themselves as innovative, creative and exhibiting 'best practice'. They rely heavily on the available data, information, skills, knowledge and experience of their 'knowledge workers' to survive in the post-GFC environment.
From Frederick Taylor to Tom Peters, Peter Senge and Peter Drucker; procedures, guides and models exist to describe how organizations should be structured and operate to reach a high level of capability. But are these just building stovepipes, bureaucracy and inflexibility into organizations which then lead to the sort of failures we have seen with Enron and GM?
The ability to cope with complexity and rapid change is now more important than ever and you are invited to bring along your favourite (or least favourite) management model or opinion for an interactive and engaging debate as we explore what are the most important aspects of intellectually capable organizations in the 21st century.

Facilitated by: David Williams, Convenor actKM

David has a Diploma in engineering and post graduate degrees in public sector management and project management. He is a Certified Practicing Project Director and an accredited workplace trainer and assessor. As well as being the convenor of the ACT KM forum, he is active in the IIM and AIPM.

When: 5:30 – 7:00 PM 11 May 2010
Where: Barton Room, National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Barton ACT
Cost: $5 donation
RSVP: to Karna O'Dea 02 621 61626 Email: Karna.O'
More Information: David Williams 0412 237 695

February 03, 2010

Gov 2.0 and what it means for federal government departments

Topic: Gov 2.0 and what it means for federal government departments.
Location: AusAid 255 London Circuit, Ground Floor Meeting Room 5.
Date and Time: Friday 5 February 2010 2 to 4 pm.
RSVP Brad Hinton (The room only holds 20 people) so please respond if you intend to come along.
Cost: No cost, just the investment of 2 hours of your time

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