Gurteen Knowledge http://www.gurteen.com Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:55:39 +0100 This feed lists the pages on the Gurteen Knowledge website that have recently been created or updated. dgurteen@yahoo.co.uk (David Gurteen) dgurteen@yahoo.co.uk (David Gurteen) Gurteen Knowledge http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/(Images)/GURTEEN-LOGO-170X60/$File/gurteen170x60.gif http://www.gurteen.com en-us Custom Lotus Notes Agent Job: Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning Expert http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01580207/?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01580207/?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br><br>A key aim for the European Union is to encourage development and provide assistance to other countries. DG DEVCO is responsible for formulating European Union development policy in order to reduce poverty in the world, to ensure sustainable economic, social and environmental development and to promote democracy, the rule of law, good governance and the respect of human rights, notably through external aid.<br> <br> In order to share experience between countries, NGO&#039;s and other key stakeholders DG DEVCO is implementing a Knowledge Management strategy. To support them in this Charles Oakes & Co is looking for a Knowledge Management Expert to join the team working with DG DEVCO to analyse, set-up, structure and manage DEVCO Knowledge Management and Knowledge Sharing practices.<br> <br> Deadline for applications: 4 September 2017. 80F9659CE44B5C8C8025817900399A9B Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:55:26 +0100 David Gurteen Event: Online KM Practitioners and Practicum Course, 04 Sep 2017 - 09 Feb 2018, Quezon City, Philippines http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01580071/?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01580071/?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br>Date: 04 Sep 2017 - 09 Feb 2018<br>Organizer: CCLFI<br>Location: Quezon City, Philippines<br><br>Popular online KM Course that brings you the foundations of KM but moreover the lessons can be applied that fits your organization needs or workplace. 7A24489CFDB1E74E802581770023B025 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:50:17 +0100 David Gurteen Event: How is service transformation possible, and what would it mean?, Thu 21 Sep 2017, London, United Kingdom http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/lkc-redquadrant?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/lkc-redquadrant?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br>Date: Thu 21 Sep 2017<br>Organizer: Gurteen Knowledge<br>Location: London, United Kingdom<br><br><div style="text-align:center;"> <button name ='register' style="width:190; height:80; font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;" type='button' onclick= 'javascript:Booking("RedQuadrant+Knowledge+Cafe+21+Sept+2017","_blank",600,400,"resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,toolbar=yes,menubar=yes,status=yes,location=yes,directories=yes"); ' style='font-family: Arial;font-size: 10px;' >Register for a place on this event or cancel an existing booking</button> </div> <br> <b>Date </b>Thursday 21 September 2017, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. This is a <b>free</b> event. Please arrive at 6:00pm or shortly after, which will give you time to settle in and meet other people. There will be some light refreshments available. The cafe itself will start prompt at 6:30pm. <br><br> <b>Overview of Topic</b> <br><br> 'Transformation' is a very over-used word in organisational life. Service transformation seems to offer the possibility of rethinking service provision radically, especially in public services. Yet so much in our organisational lives seems to suggest it is impossible. Benjamin Taylor, who has been thinking about this for twenty years, will give some reasons why it never, really, happens - and some possibilities for how it might. <br><br> <b>The Question</b> <br><br> How is service transformation possible, and what would it mean? <br><br> <b>Speaker</b> Benjamin Taylor, Chief Executive, Public Service Transformation Academy & Managing Partner, RedQuadrant <br><br> Benjamin is the chief executive of the Public Service Transformation Academy, a not-for-profit social enterprise which has been awarded the Cabinet Office Commissioning Academy concession, and a founder and managing partner at RedQuadrant. He studied philosophy, politics, and economics at Oxford University before becoming co-ordinator of a youth development charity. He has worked in public service transformation since 1998, with seven years at the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham as Adviser to Leader, eGovernment Manager, and procuring a strategic partner. At PwC and Sector, his work included customer strategy for Birmingham City Council and advice to the Government of Armenia. Benjamin speaks at the commissioning academy and is a leading thinker on system leadership, service design, service transformation, and the ‘commons&#039;. He holds a lean six sigma black belt and is an accredited power+systems trainer. He is a visiting lecturer in applied systems thinking at Cass Business School, City University, and has lectured at Nottingham Business School and Oxford Said/HEC Paris. <br><br> RedQuadrant is a network consultancy working to change public services ‘from within&#039; by giving them the skills and capacity to transform. <br><br> <b>Sponsor: </b> Benjamin Taylor, Managing Partner, RedQuadrant <br><br> <b>Venue:</b> <br> RedQuadrant <br> above the British Interplanetary Society <br> 27-29 South Lambeth Road <br> London, SW8 1SZ <br><br> <b>Directions & Map: </b> <a href="http://www.redquadrant.com/media/60968/RedQuadrant-vauxhall-office-directions.pdf" target="_blank">Click here</a>. <br><br> <div style="text-align:center;"> <button name ='register' style="width:190; height:80; font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;" type='button' onclick= 'javascript:Booking("RedQuadrant+Knowledge+Cafe+21+Sept+2017","_blank",600,400,"resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,toolbar=yes,menubar=yes,status=yes,location=yes,directories=yes"); ' style='font-family: Arial;font-size: 10px;' >Register for a place on this event or cancel an existing booking</button> </div> 31B4761E093248BE8025816500383AC1 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:48:26 +0100 David Gurteen Event: Henley Forum Conference 2018, 07 - 08 Mar 2018, Henley on Thames, United Kingdom http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/henley-forum-conference-2018?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/henley-forum-conference-2018?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br>Date: 07 - 08 Mar 2018<br>Organizer: Henley Forum for Organisational Learning and Knowledge Strategies<br>Location: Henley on Thames, United Kingdom<br><br>In today&#039;s world, no organisation can afford to stand still. Those that fail to adapt are likely to fail. Some will find themselves swiftly irrelevant. There is an alternative. Organisations that learn how to build dynamic capabilities are better equipped to respond to new challenges in a rapidly changing world. 007E95C54108B1778025817100321F4A Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:30:04 +0100 David Gurteen Event: Advancing your OD practice, 23 - 24 Jan 2018, Henley on Thames, United Kingdom http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01579733/?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01579733/?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br>Date: 23 - 24 Jan 2018<br>Organizer: Henley Forum for Organisational Learning and Knowledge Strategies<br>Location: Henley on Thames, United Kingdom<br><br>This two-day course at the Henley Business School is designed to help you to advance your Organisation Development (OD) practice. We will encourage and support participants to extend their OD range. We will build upon what you bring and advance your practice to help you deal with your most pressing organisational issues. We expect you to leave with new insights, skills and strategies that you can immediately apply to your workplace. 6D5B18CA62D3A5588025817100328556 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:29:10 +0100 David Gurteen Event: GfWM KnowledgeCamp 2017, 14 - 15 Sep 2017, Potsdam, Germany http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/gkc17?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/gkc17?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br>Date: 14 - 15 Sep 2017<br>Organizer: Gesellschaft fuer Wissensmanagement e. V.<br>Location: Potsdam, Germany<br><br><p>The 8th KnowledgeCamp, organized by the Gesellschaft fuer Wissensmanagement e. V. (Society of Knowledge Management) will take place at the Fachhochschule Potsdam - University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the Faculty of Information Sciences (Patron: <strong>Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Heisig</strong>, Professor for Information and Knowledge Management).</p> <p><strong>Date</strong>: Thursday, Sept 14 2017 &amp; Friday, Sept 15 2017<br /> <strong>Location</strong>: Fachhochschule Potsdam - University of Applied Sciences, Kiepenheuerallee 5, 14469 Potsdam, Germany</p> <p>This year's leading theme "<strong>Digitalisation and Knowledge Work</strong>" questions the relevance of knowledge management in the digital age. In a working environment that is shaped by digital transformation the percentage of knowledge work has increased continuously. At the same time enhanced information and communication technologies have initiated changes with new developments such as industry 4.0, big data, machine learning, etc., which aftermath extend far into the personal organisation of work.</p> <p><strong>Digitalisation and Knowledge Work &ndash; What the Digital Workplace and Knowledge Management can learn from each other</strong></p> <p>The leading theme thereby focuses on topics which concern individual knowledge workers, whether as private individuals, solopreneurs or as employees in companies and organisations such as personal information and knowledge management. How can insights from knowledge management and information sciences be utilized for the digital workplace? What can professionals learn from each other coming from such different approaches as information and knowledge management, digital workplace or learning &amp; development.</p> <p><strong>Target group and format</strong>: Entrepreneurs and employees, knowledge managers, organisation &amp; human resources development, corporate learning professionals, digital workplace &amp; collaboration, experts and beginners - all can actively participate due to&nbsp;the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BarCamp">barcamp</a> format. There will be keynotes on the topical focus in addition to the barcamp part (Day 1: Horizon Speech "<strong>Managing Knowledge in the Age of Digitalisation</strong>", <strong>Prof. Eric Tsui</strong>, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Day 2: Keynote "<strong>Digital Workplace Starts With Your Mind</strong>" in German, <strong>Dr. Peter Geissler</strong>, Head of Digital Workplace, Communardo GmbH).</p> <p>The event will be held in German and English. Sessions can be held in German or English, depending on session owner. <strong>Tickets</strong> for the KnowledgeCamp 2017 can be obtained via XING Events (no XING account necessary): <a href="https://www.xing-events.com/gkc17.html">https://www.xing-events.com/gkc17.html</a></p> BD598F93620C158A80258175004F194D Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:28:00 +0100 David Gurteen Event: Courageous Conversation, Tue 10 Oct 2017, Reading, United Kingdom http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01579639/?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01579639/?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br>Date: Tue 10 Oct 2017<br>Organizer: Association for Project Management<br>Location: Reading, United Kingdom<br><br> 30809638A6DC771D8025816F003269A3 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:26:50 +0100 David Gurteen Job: Tax KM Director http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01579466/?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/T01579466/?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br><br>Grant Thornton is looking to hire a Director of KM to lead the knowledge sharing and collaboration efforts for our U.S. Tax professional services practice. This is a senior role that will report to the CKO. Candidates must have 10-15 years of professional experience, including 5-8 years of knowledge management in a global professional services organization, prior external Tax consulting experience with a recognized professional services firm, and experience managing an offshore team. This is a US-only based role. 79FA0769EBF9EA0E8025816C000D3D1E Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:59:35 +0100 David Gurteen Knowledge-Letter: Gurteen Knowledge Letter: Issue 205 - July 2017 http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/newsletter205?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/newsletter205?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br><br><b><font size=+1><a name='top' href=http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/newsletter205 target=_blank>Gurteen Knowledge Letter: Issue 205 - July 2017</a></font></b><br><br> <b><font size="+1">Contents</font></b><br><br> <ol><li> <a href=#L006688>Introduction to the July 2017 Knowledge Letter</a> <li> <a href=#L006700>Benjamin Franklin's Junto Club led to the birth of the first US Public Library in 1731</a> <li> <a href=#L006670>Promoting Knowledge Management activities through my website</a> <li> <a href=#L006706>Conversational Spaces</a> <li> <a href=#L006701>Is everything well, even though it is a mess?</a> <li> <a href=#L006696>Two Recent Podcast Interviews with me</a> <li> <a href=#L006703>Zooming around</a> <li> <a href=#L006698>Embedding Change: delivering value from knowledge and learning</a> <li> <a href=#L006648>Upcoming Knowledge Events</a> <li> <a href=#L006699>Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: July 2017</a> <li> <a href=#L003106>Subscribing and Unsubscribing</a> <li> <a href=#L003105>The Gurteen Knowledge Letter</a> </ol><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006688"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/intro205">Introduction to the July 2017 Knowledge Letter</a></a></font></b><br><br> The <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1539" target="_blank">Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on LinkedIn</a> has now grown to over 5,500 and is one of the more active of all the KM LinkedIn groups. <br><br> You can <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/start/join" target="_blank"> join LinkedIn here</a> and <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=1539" target="_blank"> join the forum here</a>. <br><br> Unlike many of the other forums, I try to limit the number of blog posts, articles or ads posted and try to focus on the purpose of a forum and that is discussion.<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006700"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/junto-club">Benjamin Franklin's Junto Club led to the birth of the first US Public Library in 1731</a></a></font></b><br><br> <div style="float: left;padding: 5px;margin: 5px; border: black 2px solid;"><IMG SRC="http://conversational-leadership.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Junto-Club.jpeg" width="300" height="156"></div> I was driving into town recently and switched on the car radio and caught the last few minutes of <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qxrc" target="_blank">BBC Radio 4 programme called Making History</a> and was gobsmacked at my serendipitous discovery of a so-called "Conversation Society" founded in 1727! <br><br> I have downloaded the audio and clipped out the key passage and <a href="https://youtu.be/Ijn-STnYwtA " target="_blank">uploaded to YouTube</a> - it is only two minutes long. (I am sure the BBC won't mind.) <br><br> I googled around to find more information on the Conversation Society that is mentioned. It was called the Junto Club. More information <a href="http://www.benjamin-franklin-history.org/junto-club/" target="_blank">here on the Benjamin Franklin History website</a> and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junto_(club)" target="_blank">here on Wikipedia</a> <br><br> So Benjamin Franklin was convening a <a href="http://conversational-leadership.net/reading-cafe/" target="_blank">Book Discussion Caf&eacute;</a> (well not really but it's a nice fantasy) back in 1727 that morphed into the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_Company_of_Philadelphia " target="_blank">Library Company of Philadelphia</a> - the first public library in the US in 1731. <br><br> I love the thought that they bought books to inspire their conversations and that this book collection was the <a href="http://www.benjamin-franklin-history.org/lending-library/" target="_blank">foundation of the public library</a>. <br><br> An absolutely amazing story! <br><br> Why not start your own <a href="https://medium.com/an-idea-for-you/24-questions-you-had-to-answer-to-hang-out-with-benjamin-franklin-60a7bddbf223" target="_blank">Junto Club</a>. It has some very KM like features. All you need to do is update Benjamin Franklin's 24 questions into modern day English and a business environment - and you have it! <div style="clear: left;"> <br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006670"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/promoting-km-activities">Promoting Knowledge Management activities through my website</a></a></font></b><br><br> I am always looking to help promote activities in the KM field. To this end you can: <br> <ul> <li> <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/post-event"> post events on my site</a> <li> <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/post-job">post jobs on my site</a> <li> <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/post-book">post books or reports on my site</a> <li> <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/post-news">post news items on my site</a> </ul> <br> In each case, the submission is held in a queue until I have checked it out and categorised it. This normally only takes a day or two. If the item is off topic or I feel it is inappropriate for any other reason I reserve the right to delete it. The service is free.<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006706"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/conversational-spaces-blook">Conversational Spaces</a></a></font></b><br><br> <div style="float: left;padding: 5px;margin: 5px; border: black 2px solid;"><IMG SRC="http://conversational-leadership.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/first-london-coffeehouse.jpg" width="310" height="223"></div> My <a href="http://conversational-leadership.net/" target="_blank">blook on Conversational Leadership</a> continues to grow and take shape. <br><br> Content tagged with a "*" is freely readable but if you wish to access the blook in its entirety please <a href="http://conversational-leadership.net/registration/" target="_blank">request access</a> and I will I will grant it, <br><br> If you wish to take a look at just the latest material visit the <a href="http://conversational-leadership.net/recent-changes/" target="_blank">Recent Updates</a> page. <br><br> One recent addition - is a new chapter on <a href="http://conversational-leadership.net/category/conversational-space/" target="_blank">Conversational Space</a>. It is still rather bare but includes a substantial post on the Enlightenment Coffeehouses of 17th and 18th century London, and more rudimentary posts on Stammtisch Tables, the Dewaniya, the Salons of France, the Viennese coffee houses and of course the Junto Club. I have more conversational spaces to add and much more to write about them - both the specific spaces themselves and more generally what makes a good conversation space, their purpose and benefits. <br><br> If you have any conversation spaces specific to your culture such as the Kuwaiti Dewaniya - I would love to hear about them, <div style="clear: left;"> <br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006701"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/all-is-well">Is everything well, even though it is a mess?</a></a></font></b><br><br> A book that has had a huge influnce on me is <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/awareness-de-mello" target="_blank">Awareness by Anthony de Mello</a>. <br><br> Here is a quote from the opening chapter. <br> <blockquote id="nomargins"> You know, all mystics - Catholic, Christian, non-Christian, no matter what their theology, no matter what their religion - are unanimous on one thing: that all is well, all is well. Though everything is a mess, all is well. Strange paradox, to be sure. But, tragically, most people never get to see that all is well because they are asleep. They are having a nightmare. <br><br> <div align=left><b>Credit: </b> <a href="http://www.demellospirituality.com/awareness/37.html" target="_blank">Anthony de Mello</a></div> </blockquote> <div style="float: left;padding: 5px;margin: 5px; border: black 2px solid;"><IMG SRC="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/L000476/$File/0385249373.jpg" width="" height=""></div> So what do you make of the idea that "all is well?" <br><br> When I reflect on the reality of the world in an everyday way then it is hard to see that "all is well" but deep down I understand what de Mello means. <br><br> Somewhere else in his book "Awareness" he says that "problems only exist in the human mind". If we look at the universe in its totality and from a perspective of its evolutionary history then its hard to see that it could be any different. <br><br> So maybe in a strange sort of way "all is well". That thought though should not stop us from striving to make it a better place! <br><br> But I think I know what Tony would have said "Don't try to change it - it will change of its own accord". <br><br> Quite a paradox indeed! <div style="clear: left;"><br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006696"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/two-podcasts">Two Recent Podcast Interviews with me</a></a></font></b><br><br> It's not very often I get interviewed for a podcast but here are two recent ones that may interest you. <br><br> <ul> <li> The <a href="http://buff.ly/2uhnHKt" target="_blank">first by Paul Sloane</a> of <a href="http://www.destination-innovation.com/" target="_blank">Destination Innovation</a> <br><br> <li> The <a href="https://soundcloud.com/edwin-k-morris/pks-because-you-need-to-know-with-david-gurteen-recorded-on-february-17th-2016" target="_blank">second by Edwin Morris</a> of <a href="https://pioneer-ks.org/" target="_blank">Pioneer Knowledge Services</a>. </ul> <br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006703"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/zoom-cafes3">Zooming around</a></a></font></b><br><br> <div style="float: left;padding: 5px;margin: 5px; border: black 2px solid;"><IMG SRC="http://conversational-leadership.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/9cfa0943-49a7-4855-a0c3-b77f97dd985d-original.png" width="300" height="200"></div> I ran another <a href="http://knowledge.cafe/zoom-virtual-cafes/" target="_blank"> Zoom virtual Knowledge Caf&eacute;</a> a few days ago. Yet again it went exceptionally well and I had some great feedback. <br><br> I also joined a <a href="http://www.kminstitute.org/" target="_blank">KMI KM workshop</a> in Washington DC with John Hovell and give a short talk/conversation on <a href="http://conversational-leadership.net/" target="_blank">Conversational Leadership</a> via the Zoom platform and it worked a treat! It is the second one John and I have done together and I think John may have cracked how to do the Q&A session by passing an iPhone around the room also with Zoom loaded. <br><br> If you would like to be the first to hear about my Zoom events, please <a href="http://knowledge.cafe/zoom-virtual-cafes/" target="_blank">sign-up</a> to my Virtual Caf&eacute; mailing list. <div style="clear: left;"><br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006698"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/henley-forum-embedding-change">Embedding Change: delivering value from knowledge and learning</a></a></font></b><br><br> <div style="float: left;padding: 5px;margin: 5px; border: black 2px solid;"><IMG SRC="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/L000103/$File/henley-management-college.gif" width="" height=""></div> The Henley Forum for Organisational Learning and Knowledge Strategies (known as the <a href="http://www.henley.ac.uk/research/research-centres/the-henley-forum-for-organisational-learning-and-knowledge-strategies" target="_blank">Henley Forum</a>) is a members-only forum but some of its events are open to the public. <br><br> They have a 1 day event coming up on 27th September at their Henley Campus - <a href="http://buff.ly/2uAOOi8" target="_blank">Embedding Change: delivering value from knowledge and learning</a> and have a limited number of guest places available at &#163;175+VAT. Contact <a href ='mailto:henleyforum@henley.ac.uk'>henleyforum@henley.ac.uk</a> for further details if you are interested. <br><br> I will be there as a participant. Do come along if you are based in the UK. It should be an engaging day. It is a reasonable cost. It's a great campus. And you get to experience the Henley Forum too. <div style="clear: left;"> <br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006648"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/kl-events">Upcoming Knowledge Events</a></a></font></b><br><br> <div style="float: left;padding: 5px;margin: 5px; border: black 2px solid;"><IMG SRC="http://conversational-leadership.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/DSC0113-300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200"></div> <br> Here are some of the <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/annual-conferences" target="_blank">major KM events</a> taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. You will find a <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/events" target="_blank">full list</a> on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/rss-feeds" target="_blank">RSS feeds</a> which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. <br><br> <!-- List starts below here --> <a href="http://www.kmaustralia.com" target=_blank>KM Australia 2017</a><br> 01 - 03 Aug 2017, Sydney, Australia <br><br> <a href="http://www.kmoconference.com" target=_blank>KMO 2017: the Twelfth International Conference on Knowledge Management in Organizations</a><br> 21 - 24 Aug 2017, Beijing, China <br><br> <a href="http://sakmsummit.net" target=_blank>2017 Southern African Knowledge Management Summit</a><br> 29 - 31 Aug 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa <br><br> <a href="http://reflections.coachingourselves.com" target=_blank>Reflections 2017 Global Conference</a><br> 06 - 09 Sep 2017, Montreal, Canada <br><br> <a href="http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/eckm/" target=_blank>18th European Conference on Knowledge Management</a><br> 07 - 08 Sep 2017, Barcelona, Spain <br><br> <a href="http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/ecie/" target=_blank>12th European Conference On Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2017</a><br> 21 - 22 Sep 2017, Paris, France <br><br> <a href="http://www.kmasia.com/" target=_blank>KM Asia 2017</a><br> 15 - 16 Nov 2017, Hong Kong, China <br><br> <a href="http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/icie/" target=_blank>6th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2018</a><br> 05 - 06 Mar 2018, Washington DC, United States<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L006699"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/tweets-july-2017">Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: July 2017</a></a></font></b><br><br> Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. <br><br> <ul> <li> IFLA KM @IFLA_KM Newsletter June 2017 <a href="http://buff.ly/2uwiKw9" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2uwiKw9</a> #KM #KMers #IFLAKM #KnowledgeManagement <br><br> <li> 8 Ways to Get a Difficult Conversation Back on Track <a href="http://buff.ly/2uzsWXi" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2uzsWXi</a> <br><br> <li> Donald Clark Plan B: New evidence that ‘gamification&#039; does NOT work <a href="http://buff.ly/2t7l37f" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2t7l37f</a> <br><br> <li> There are no such things as best practices. There are only practices that are good within a certain context. #KM #KMers <br><br> <li> Conversational competence might be the single most overlooked skill we fail to teach <a href="http://buff.ly/2vjKIu8" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2vjKIu8</a> <br><br> <li> Paul Sloane @paulsloane lists twelve Jobs that Robots cannot do - Destination Innovation <a href="http://buff.ly/2vgrntx" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2vgrntx</a> <br><br> <li> Agile strategy is a verb not a noun - Meeting Magic @MeetingMagicLtd <a href="http://buff.ly/2t38gqh" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2t38gqh</a> <br><br> <li> The Naturalistic Decision Making Approach by Gary Klein <a href="http://buff.ly/2udsw98" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2udsw98</a> <br><br> <li> The Hidden Knowledge Problem in Organizations <a href="http://buff.ly/2ucX7Ug" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2ucX7Ug</a> #KM #KMers <br><br> <li> Introduction to Zoom Video Conferencing as a platform for virtual Knowledge Caf&eacute;s <a href="http://buff.ly/2tkzwzm" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2tkzwzm</a> <br><br> <li> Jordan Peterson's rousing call for people to SPEAK UP because silence is WORSE <a href="http://buff.ly/2slOHFc" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2slOHFc</a> /Oh boy I love this man! <br><br> <li> (Un)Conferencing for knowledge mobilisers <a href="http://buff.ly/2tg8gSX" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2tg8gSX</a> </ul> <br> If you like the Tweets then <a href="http://twitter.com/DavidGurteen" target="_blank">subscribe to my Tweet stream</a>.<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L003106"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/L003106/">Subscribing and Unsubscribing</a></a></font></b><br><br> You may <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/gkc" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to this newsletter on my website. Or if you no longer wish to receive this newsletter or if you wish to modify your e-mail address or make other changes to your membership profile then please go <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/update" target="_blank">to this page on my website</a>.<br><br> <b><font size=+1><a name= "L003105"><a href = "http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/L003105/">The Gurteen Knowledge Letter</a></a></font></b><br><br> The Gurteen Knowledge-Letter is a free monthly e-mail based KM newsletter for knowledge workers. Its purpose is to help you better manage your knowledge and to stimulate thought and interest in such subjects as Knowledge Management, Learning, Creativity and the effective use of Internet technology. <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/knowledge-letter">Archive copies</a> are held on-line where you can <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/knowledge-letter">register</a> to receive the newsletter. <br><br> It is sponsored by the <a href="http://www.henley.ac.uk/research/research-centres/the-henley-forum-for-organisational-learning-and-knowledge-strategies" target="_blank">Henley Forum</a> of the Henley Business School, Oxfordshire, England. <br><br> You may copy, reprint or forward all or part of this newsletter to friends, colleagues or customers, so long as any use is not for resale or profit and I am attributed. And if you have any queries please <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/contact" target="_blank">contact me</a>. <br><br> David GURTEEN <img src="http://bit.ly/o6Q87K"><br> Gurteen Knowledge <br> Fleet, United Kingdom<br><br> 508CDC4C1B7068DF8025815B002E46C4 Sat, 29 Jul 2017 20:53:21 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Conversational Spaces http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/conversational-spaces-blook?open By David Gurteen<br><br><div style="float: left;padding: 5px;margin: 5px; border: black 2px solid;"><IMG SRC="http://conversational-leadership.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/first-london-coffeehouse.jpg" width="310" height="223"></div> My <a href="http://conversational-leadership.net/" target="_blank">blook on Conversational Leadership</a> continues to grow and take shape. <br><br> Content tagged with a "*" is freely readable but if you wish to access the blook in its entirety please <a href="http://conversational-leadership.net/registration/" target="_blank">request access</a> and I will I will grant it, <br><br> If you wish to take a look at just the latest material visit the <a href="http://conversational-leadership.net/recent-changes/" target="_blank">Recent Updates</a> page. <br><br> One recent addition - is a new chapter on <a href="http://conversational-leadership.net/category/conversational-space/" target="_blank">Conversational Space</a>. It is still rather bare but includes a substantial post on the Enlightenment Coffeehouses of 17th and 18th century London, and more rudimentary posts on Stammtisch Tables, the Dewaniya, the Salons of France, the Viennese coffee houses and of course the Junto Club. I have more conversational spaces to add and much more to write about them - both the specific spaces themselves and more generally what makes a good conversation space, their purpose and benefits. <br><br> If you have any conversation spaces specific to your culture such as the Kuwaiti Dewaniya - I would love to hear about them, <div style="clear: left;"> FB580E33565A4CB98025816C00451589 Sat, 29 Jul 2017 14:22:31 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Zooming around http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/zoom-cafes3?open By David Gurteen<br><br><div style="float: left;padding: 5px;margin: 5px; border: black 2px solid;"><IMG SRC="http://conversational-leadership.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/9cfa0943-49a7-4855-a0c3-b77f97dd985d-original.png" width="300" height="200"></div> I ran another <a href="http://knowledge.cafe/zoom-virtual-cafes/" target="_blank"> Zoom virtual Knowledge Caf&eacute;</a> a few days ago. Yet again it went exceptionally well and I had some great feedback. <br><br> I also joined a <a href="http://www.kminstitute.org/" target="_blank">KMI KM workshop</a> in Washington DC with John Hovell and give a short talk/conversation on <a href="http://conversational-leadership.net/" target="_blank">Conversational Leadership</a> via the Zoom platform and it worked a treat! It is the second one John and I have done together and I think John may have cracked how to do the Q&A session by passing an iPhone around the room also with Zoom loaded. <br><br> If you would like to be the first to hear about my Zoom events, please <a href="http://knowledge.cafe/zoom-virtual-cafes/" target="_blank">sign-up</a> to my Virtual Caf&eacute; mailing list. <div style="clear: left;"> 2C3B0E7BF86723518025816A005B2AAC Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:58:36 +0100 David Gurteen Event: KM Asia 2017, 15 - 16 Nov 2017, Hong Kong, China http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/km-asia-2017?open Link: <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/km-asia-2017?open">Gurteen Knowledge</a><br>Date: 15 - 16 Nov 2017<br>Organizer: ARK Group<br>Location: Hong Kong, China<br><br><b>Why attend KM Asia 2017?</b> Returning to Hong Kong in November 2017, KM Asia is a knowledge management (KM) conference uniting leaders and practitioners working in change management, collaboration, technology, innovation and research and development to provide you with the very latest best-practice guidance in knowledge management. <br><br> Now in its 17th year, KM Asia helps professionals discover new ways to collaborate, implement change, and share knowledge more effectively for the benefit of organisations across a range of industries. <br><br> Whatever your challenges are regarding people, process or technology, KM Asia 2017 will provide you with new ideas and new ways of working to take back to your organisation. A6F243C98C0086838025816A005A7BEC Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:31:19 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Is everything well, even though it is a mess? http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/all-is-well?open By David Gurteen<br><br> A book that has had a huge influnce on me is <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/awareness-de-mello" target="_blank">Awareness by Anthony de Mello</a>. <br><br> Here is a quote from the opening chapter. <br> <blockquote id="nomargins"> You know, all mystics - Catholic, Christian, non-Christian, no matter what their theology, no matter what their religion - are unanimous on one thing: that all is well, all is well. Though everything is a mess, all is well. Strange paradox, to be sure. But, tragically, most people never get to see that all is well because they are asleep. They are having a nightmare. <br><br> <div align=left><b>Credit: </b> <a href="http://www.demellospirituality.com/awareness/37.html" target="_blank">Anthony de Mello</a></div> </blockquote> <div style="float: left;padding: 5px;margin: 5px; border: black 2px solid;"><IMG SRC="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/L000476/$File/0385249373.jpg" width="" height=""></div> So what do you make of the idea that "all is well?" <br><br> When I reflect on the reality of the world in an everyday way then it is hard to see that "all is well" but deep down I understand what de Mello means. <br><br> Somewhere else in his book "Awareness" he says that "problems only exist in the human mind". If we look at the universe in its totality and from a perspective of its evolutionary history then its hard to see that it could be any different. <br><br> So maybe in a strange sort of way "all is well". That thought though should not stop us from striving to make it a better place! <br><br> But I think I know what Tony would have said "Don't try to change it - it will change of its own accord". <br><br> Quite a paradox indeed! <div style="clear: left;"> C4B9DAAA95A234A78025816A0056E632 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:08:44 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Benjamin Franklin's Junto Club led to the birth of the first US Public Library in 1731 http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/junto-club?open By David Gurteen<br><br><div style="float: left;padding: 5px;margin: 5px; border: black 2px solid;"><IMG SRC="http://conversational-leadership.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Junto-Club.jpeg" width="300" height="156"></div> I was driving into town recently and switched on the car radio and caught the last few minutes of <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qxrc" target="_blank">BBC Radio 4 programme called Making History</a> and was gobsmacked at my serendipitous discovery of a so-called "Conversation Society" founded in 1727! <br><br> I have downloaded the audio and clipped out the key passage and <a href="https://youtu.be/Ijn-STnYwtA " target="_blank">uploaded to YouTube</a> - it is only two minutes long. (I am sure the BBC won't mind.) <br><br> I googled around to find more information on the Conversation Society that is mentioned. It was called the Junto Club. More information <a href="http://www.benjamin-franklin-history.org/junto-club/" target="_blank">here on the Benjamin Franklin History website</a> and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junto_(club)" target="_blank">here on Wikipedia</a> <br><br> So Benjamin Franklin was convening a <a href="http://conversational-leadership.net/reading-cafe/" target="_blank">Book Discussion Caf&eacute;</a> (well not really but it's a nice fantasy) back in 1727 that morphed into the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_Company_of_Philadelphia " target="_blank">Library Company of Philadelphia</a> - the first public library in the US in 1731. <br><br> I love the thought that they bought books to inspire their conversations and that this book collection was the <a href="http://www.benjamin-franklin-history.org/lending-library/" target="_blank">foundation of the public library</a>. <br><br> An absolutely amazing story! <br><br> Why not start your own <a href="https://medium.com/an-idea-for-you/24-questions-you-had-to-answer-to-hang-out-with-benjamin-franklin-60a7bddbf223" target="_blank">Junto Club</a>. It has some very KM like features. All you need to do is update Benjamin Franklin's 24 questions into modern day English and a business environment - and you have it! <div style="clear: left;"> 986C3BE27387FFAB80258169005B06F5 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:37:20 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Embedding Change: delivering value from knowledge and learning http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/henley-forum-embedding-change?open By David Gurteen<br><br><div style="float: left;padding: 5px;margin: 5px; border: black 2px solid;"><IMG SRC="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/L000103/$File/henley-management-college.gif" width="" height=""></div> The Henley Forum for Organisational Learning and Knowledge Strategies (known as the <a href="http://www.henley.ac.uk/research/research-centres/the-henley-forum-for-organisational-learning-and-knowledge-strategies" target="_blank">Henley Forum</a>) is a members-only forum but some of its events are open to the public. <br><br> They have a 1 day event coming up on 27th September at their Henley Campus - <a href="http://buff.ly/2uAOOi8" target="_blank">Embedding Change: delivering value from knowledge and learning</a> and have a limited number of guest places available at &#163;175+VAT. Contact <a href ='mailto:henleyforum@henley.ac.uk'>henleyforum@henley.ac.uk</a> for further details if you are interested. <br><br> I will be there as a participant. Do come along if you are based in the UK. It should be an engaging day. It is a reasonable cost. It's a great campus. And you get to experience the Henley Forum too. <div style="clear: left;"> E4BFEC21ACF523648025816900394B91 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:48:46 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Promoting Knowledge Management activities through my website http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/promoting-km-activities?open By David Gurteen<br><br>I am always looking to help promote activities in the KM field. To this end you can: <br> <ul> <li> <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/post-event"> post events on my site</a> <li> <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/post-job">post jobs on my site</a> <li> <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/post-book">post books or reports on my site</a> <li> <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/post-news">post news items on my site</a> </ul> <br> In each case, the submission is held in a queue until I have checked it out and categorised it. This normally only takes a day or two. If the item is off topic or I feel it is inappropriate for any other reason I reserve the right to delete it. The service is free. 8D6FFF6B8C9004228025814D00272222 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:10:04 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Two Recent Podcast Interviews with me http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/two-podcasts?open By David Gurteen<br><br>It's not very often I get interviewed for a podcast but here are two recent ones that may interest you. <br><br> <ul> <li> The <a href="http://buff.ly/2uhnHKt" target="_blank">first by Paul Sloane</a> of <a href="http://www.destination-innovation.com/" target="_blank">Destination Innovation</a> <br><br> <li> The <a href="https://soundcloud.com/edwin-k-morris/pks-because-you-need-to-know-with-david-gurteen-recorded-on-february-17th-2016" target="_blank">second by Edwin Morris</a> of <a href="https://pioneer-ks.org/" target="_blank">Pioneer Knowledge Services</a>. </ul> 471062A1D2B1CCD28025815D002C6EFE Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:17:58 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: July 2017 http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/tweets-july-2017?open By David Gurteen<br><br>Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. <br><br> <ul> <li> IFLA KM @IFLA_KM Newsletter June 2017 <a href="http://buff.ly/2uwiKw9" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2uwiKw9</a> #KM #KMers #IFLAKM #KnowledgeManagement <br><br> <li> 8 Ways to Get a Difficult Conversation Back on Track <a href="http://buff.ly/2uzsWXi" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2uzsWXi</a> <br><br> <li> Donald Clark Plan B: New evidence that ‘gamification&#039; does NOT work <a href="http://buff.ly/2t7l37f" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2t7l37f</a> <br><br> <li> There are no such things as best practices. There are only practices that are good within a certain context. #KM #KMers <br><br> <li> Conversational competence might be the single most overlooked skill we fail to teach <a href="http://buff.ly/2vjKIu8" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2vjKIu8</a> <br><br> <li> Paul Sloane @paulsloane lists twelve Jobs that Robots cannot do - Destination Innovation <a href="http://buff.ly/2vgrntx" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2vgrntx</a> <br><br> <li> Agile strategy is a verb not a noun - Meeting Magic @MeetingMagicLtd <a href="http://buff.ly/2t38gqh" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2t38gqh</a> <br><br> <li> The Naturalistic Decision Making Approach by Gary Klein <a href="http://buff.ly/2udsw98" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2udsw98</a> <br><br> <li> The Hidden Knowledge Problem in Organizations <a href="http://buff.ly/2ucX7Ug" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2ucX7Ug</a> #KM #KMers <br><br> <li> Introduction to Zoom Video Conferencing as a platform for virtual Knowledge Caf&eacute;s <a href="http://buff.ly/2tkzwzm" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2tkzwzm</a> <br><br> <li> Jordan Peterson's rousing call for people to SPEAK UP because silence is WORSE <a href="http://buff.ly/2slOHFc" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2slOHFc</a> /Oh boy I love this man! <br><br> <li> (Un)Conferencing for knowledge mobilisers <a href="http://buff.ly/2tg8gSX" target="_blank">http://buff.ly/2tg8gSX</a> </ul> <br> If you like the Tweets then <a href="http://twitter.com/DavidGurteen" target="_blank">subscribe to my Tweet stream</a>. 60930150EF43F4EC80258169004F988C Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:44:14 +0100 David Gurteen Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/kl-events?open By David Gurteen<br><br><div style="float: left;padding: 5px;margin: 5px; border: black 2px solid;"><IMG SRC="http://conversational-leadership.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/DSC0113-300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200"></div> <br> Here are some of the <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/annual-conferences" target="_blank">major KM events</a> taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. You will find a <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/events" target="_blank">full list</a> on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and <a href="http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/rss-feeds" target="_blank">RSS feeds</a> which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. <br><br> <!-- List starts below here --> <a href="http://www.kmaustralia.com" target=_blank>KM Australia 2017</a><br> 01 - 03 Aug 2017, Sydney, Australia <br><br> <a href="http://www.kmoconference.com" target=_blank>KMO 2017: the Twelfth International Conference on Knowledge Management in Organizations</a><br> 21 - 24 Aug 2017, Beijing, China <br><br> <a href="http://sakmsummit.net" target=_blank>2017 Southern African Knowledge Management Summit</a><br> 29 - 31 Aug 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa <br><br> <a href="http://reflections.coachingourselves.com" target=_blank>Reflections 2017 Global Conference</a><br> 06 - 09 Sep 2017, Montreal, Canada <br><br> <a href="http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/eckm/" target=_blank>18th European Conference on Knowledge Management</a><br> 07 - 08 Sep 2017, Barcelona, Spain <br><br> <a href="http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/ecie/" target=_blank>12th European Conference On Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2017</a><br> 21 - 22 Sep 2017, Paris, France <br><br> <a href="http://www.kmasia.com/" target=_blank>KM Asia 2017</a><br> 15 - 16 Nov 2017, Hong Kong, China <br><br> <a href="http://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/icie/" target=_blank>6th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2018</a><br> 05 - 06 Mar 2018, Washington DC, United States 9A6311282D0D770A802572F2005EC153 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:56:44 +0100 David Gurteen