Monday, January 7, 2008

A new post for a new year!

Phew, seems ages since the last blog – well it WAS last year!! Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a fabulous holiday and to those of you still on holiday – don’t forget to come back, we miss you!

The main event of December (apart from all the seasonal festivities of course!) was the National Core Team training held in Melbourne from 10 – 13 December. Ahhh Melbourne – home of culture, cricket, shopping and damn fine coffee. (How did they get everyone to concentrate for 4 days – lock the doors on the conference venue?) The point of the whole thing was to give Knowledge Strategy training to the National Core Team – State and Australian government staff and non-governmental organisations involved in working with the regions. The training explained the knowledge strategy process and demonstrated techniques for taking the regional staff through the process. Regional Knowledge Leaders training will start in February, and places are available – if you are interested please see the information at

Now we would hate to raise anyone’s blood pressure after the lowering effects of a chilled Xmas on the beach, but the deadline is fast approaching for tenders for a trial provision of an independent advisory service to assist NRM bodies select decision-making approaches. Proposals must be received by email no later than 5pm AEDT on 18 January 2008 (ha! I remembered to put 08 not 07!), with one hard copy received by mail soon after. For more info see

Try to stay cool in the January heat everyone! More soon…cheers, Kathy