Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Program being blogged about

Guess what, the program is being blogged about around the world! It's very exciting that the Regional Knowledge Resource Kit and associated Regional Knowledge Strategy process are being noticed internationally.

Knowledge Futures blog by Luke Naismith describes the Regional Knowledge Resource Kit as 'an incredibly valuable KM [Knowledge Management] resource'. (Luke currently works for the Strategic Directions Unit of the Victorian Government’s Department of Justice).

A blogger in France picked up on Luke's post and included a link to the RKRK wiki page. Stan Garfield (from Hewlett Packard) also picked up Luke's post and included it in his blog post entitled: KM and Sports, Dave Pollard and Bruce Hoppe, Regional Knowledge Resource Kit, KM Toolkit, Managing Knowledge-Based Initiatives.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Training training training

Just a quick update on the Regional Knowledge Leaders training schedule for late March and April...

In March, we had 8 participants at the training session we ran in Adelaide. They came from a range of different regions in SA and Victoria including: Kangaroo Island, Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Alinytjara Wilurara, Mallee. There was also a representative from South Australia's AG NRM Facilitator team.

We had 9 people in Melbourne from North East CMA, West Gippsland CMA, Murray Darling Basin Commission, Glenelg Hopkings CMA and the Regional NRM Facilitator network.

In West Wyalong we had 12 people from Murrumbidgee CMA, Western CMA, Lachlan CMA, Hawkesbury-Nepean CMA, Lower Murray Darling CMA and the AG NRM Facilitator NSW and ACT teams.

The training continues and we are greatly enjoying taking so many enthusiastic people through the process. We are told often that the training is well-structured and participants are getting a lot out of it. It is great to hear that the resources we're providing at the training and on the RKRK are being received positively and with great eagerness.

Signing off until we reach the Northern Territory (14/15 May),
Melanie and Bruce

Monday, April 7, 2008

Connecting with WA regional bodies

Well it's been all hands on deck recently (& it's going to continue!).
The Western Australian NRM Conference went really well and I think I could fairly say that the team enjoyed the beautiful South-eastern region of WA.

We met many people and demonstrated our products (RKRK and NRM Toolbar) at the stall including staff from: the Ord Catchment Reference Group, the Northern Agricultural Catchment Council, Rangelands NRM Co-ordinating Group, Peel-Harvey Catchment Council.

Visitors to our stall were also very interested in the LWA products.

Since making contacts with people at the conference, we now have a few more attendees at our Regional Knowledge Leaders training sessions and a couple of regions have now signed up for the Evidence Base software.

Below: Nerida and Alison in front of the program's Land & Water Australia stand.

Below: Mat demonstrating the NRM Toolbar while others look on.