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I can’t believe how quickly the annual actKM conference has come around again.  This is always my favourite conference every year in the knowledge management field.  I love the combination of a couple of speaking heads (not too many – just enough so the more conventional managers can see the traditional value of the conference) and the interactive sessions where you get to do and learn.  Over the years I have learnt so much from this conference that I use in my own workshops and presentations.  I love the challenging facts and figures as well as the new techniques and ideas.

It is also such good value with a price tag of $690.00 per person which includes 2 days of brilliant conference and the conference dinner – which this year will be held at Teatro Vivaldi on the ANU Campus.

The program is once again stimulating and different – for full details go to the conference website.  We  have also been fortunate enough to have David Gurteen back with us this year presenting on  Positive Deviance and KM.

After the conference on Wednesday the 20th of October, the Australian River Restoration Centre consultants (Siwan Lovett, myself and Matt Moore) will be conducting a 1 day workshop on Connecting Through Conversation : Narrative Techniques for Organisational Knowledge Sharing.  This one day workshop is designed to introduce participants to some knowledge sharing techniques which won’t break the bank and are simple to implement in your organisation. This one day workshop will only cost you $395.00 – can you afford to miss it?

We would love to see you there – or we can design the course for your location as well.


I thought it was time I completed this posting – after all I started it in August 2009…

What is HartKnowledge or ‘heart knowledge’?

Head knowledge is good, but heart knowledge is indispensable. The training of the hands and feet must be added to make a rounded education. We must all learn these days to become spiritual pioneers if we would save the world from chaos”. E.V Hammond

I first heard of the concept as a native American philosophy which referred to the heart as the main driver for our existence and the most important aspect of our knowledge. I read about this through the Lifelong Learning Online – the Lewis & Clark Rediscovery Project which gives the most wonderful description of heart knowledge.

Since then I have made some interesting cross cultural discoveries. Read the rest of this entry »

Well I have finally done it – after years of my friends encouraging me (or was that pushing me) I have started blogging.
If you want to know more about me – my name is Nerida Hart and I am a recovering librarian. I work in the government sector and I am located in Australia.

I am rather obsessive about knowledge management and building capacity in organisations to use that knowledge for better outcomes.
Now I need to go away and think of something really clever to blog about – here comes a writer’s block for certain

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