Happy New Year 2021!  For January there are many great educational opportunities detailed below that you can take advantage of at no cost or minimal cost.  Please register for the session or sessions of your choice via the links below.  We are actively continuing to work with other chapters to use our resources more efficiently and offer more programming options to our members while we are meeting virtually.   The Greater Cincinnati Chapter has great virtual programs lined up for February and March—so stay tuned for more details!

ARMA TRIANGLE CHAPTER E-MEETING – USING PLAIN O.L.D. LOGIC FOR DISPOSITION

January 7, 2021 – 1 P.M. – 2 P.M. EST – Cost: Free

​Wendy McLain, MLIS, CRM with 30+ years of experience in records and information governance in government, petrochemical, engineering, and healthcare will discuss “using plain o.l.d. logic” for disposition:  “an old Sedona publication was the inspiration to take a fresh look at using a risk-based approach to disposition. The result is a customized, flexible decision matrix.” .  https://www.armatriangle.org/2020-2021-programs.html

TWIN CITIES ARMA E-MEETING – LONG TERM RECORDS PRESERVATION AND OFFICE 365

January 12, 2021 – 1 P.M. – 2 P.M. EST – Cost: Free

Join Gareth Aitkin, Head of Market Strategy at Preservica.  Long-term records preservation is a requirement for many organizations in the world although most have yet to take effective action to address the challenges of protecting information through technology cycles. Most organizations that have implemented solutions have opted to move their content into a longterm repository leveraging standards established in Europe and North America. Office 365 is establishing a dominant position for the in-place governance of emails, documents and list items in the Microsoft cloud, often including long-term information by default. How should organizations reconcile the requirements of long-term records and information preservation and the in-place governance that Microsoft recommends? This session will explore how innovations in the Public Clouds are changing the rules and opportunities for long-term records preservation.  Register at:  https://twincitiesarma.org/our-program/monthly-registration/

ARMA PITTSBUGH E-MEETING – GOVERNING COLLABORATION PLATFORMS

January 13, 2021 – NOON – 1 P.M. EST – Cost: Free 

Join Elizabeth W. Adkins, CRM, CA Emeritus, IGP, Director, Information Governance at Grant Thornton, LLP.Microsoft Teams was introduced as a Slack competitor in 2017. The bulk of its user base comes through paid Office 365 subscriptions, and its use has skyrocketed since the pandemic resulted in the need to work remotely. It offers many desirable collaboration capabilities, and continues to grow in popularity. While it offers many security and compliance features, its complex design and constantly evolving functionality make it challenging to govern. This case study will share the good, the bad, and the ugly experiences of a cross-functional team at Grant Thornton LLP who have been trying to tame the Teams beast.  https://armapittsburgh.org/meetinginfo.php?id=37&ts=1608330599

ARMA NEW JERSEY E-MEETING – CAREER PATH – WHICH ROAD TO TAKE?

January 13, 2021 – 1 P.M. – 2 P.M. EST – Cost: Free to all ARMA International Members/$10-Non-ARMA Members

Join Melissa G. Dederer, a certified Information Governance Professional (IGP) and Certified Records Manager (CRM) with over 30 years in the information management and governance profession, as she discusses career paths. You are well on your way to moving your career forward.  What is your next step to keep it moving in that direction?  Do you pursue a certificate or go for a certification?  What is the difference?  In this session, you will get an overview of what certificates and certifications are available in the RIM and IG profession and what each one covers so that you can start mapping your career.  https://armannj.org/meetinginfo.php?id=105&ts=1603068544

ARMA DETROIT E-MEETING – HOW TO GET A SEAT AT THE IT TABLE

January 19, 2021 – Noon – 1P.M. EST – Cost: Free

Management of information is the core of what we do as RIM / IG professionals and being able to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the digital workspace is key to our success. Building a relationship with IT has never been more important, especially given the speed at which technology changes. Please join us for a roundtable discussion facilitated by ARMA Detroit Secretary Susan Marin, CIGO, CRM, PMP as we discuss the different steps taken to obtain a seat at the table with our information technology partners.

This meeting is FREE, but registration is required. Zoom conferencing link will be sent to all registrants in the meeting confirmation and again the morning of the meeting. Don’t delay…register today!

Register at:  https://armadetroit.org/meetinginfo.php?id=92&ts=1609783263

ARMA INTERNATIONAL E-MEETING – PHYSICAL DESTRUCTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE

January 19, 2021 – 2 P.M. – 3 P.M. EST – Cost: Free

In an age when much of our information is born digital, it can be easy to forget about physical destruction. The truth is that almost every business produces paper and improper handling can expose your business to risk. This webinar will cover the essentials of physical destruction, establishing best practices to reduce risks, program costs, and impact on the environment.

Join ARMA’s Manager of Content Development, Ann Snyder, and subject matter expert, Andrew Garner, Director of Secure Shredding, from our partner Access as we discuss topics, including:

Register at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3916081537167/WN_5efbBRGFSk2A7CtgAtCRqQ

ARMA GREATER COLUMBUS E-MEETING – ROADMAP TO THE PAPERLESS OFFICE

January 21, 2021 – 1 P.M. – 2 P.M. EST – Cost: Free

While the completely paperless office is years away, we want to explore the tools and concepts that will enable you to start that journey now. By going digital, you reduce workload, create a more secure record, and enable incredible efficiencies in workflow. Create a roadmap for your organization by realizing where you are now and what tools you will need to take those first steps while keeping in mind the long term goals.Bryan Fatka is a Laserfiche certified professional focused on helping move clients towards digitization and automation one step at a time. He’s currently employed as a Solutions Account Executive with General Code and focuses primarily on the government sector helping achieve document security with an emphasis on automating business processes. https://armacolumbus.org/arma-greater-columbus-january-2021-chapter-meeting/