Welcome to iMasters, our new virtual conference experience that is free to members where industry experts come together live to discuss industry topics and challenges facing our members and the industry.

    Participants can join in our ‘live’ iMasters sessions which occur every other month, or watch the ‘on-demand’ replays at your convenience.

    Upcoming iMasters session:

    Date/Time: May 17th, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Central Time

    Session Title: A Profession in Peril: Meeting the Challenges

    Session Description:

    The demographics don’t lie: A large percentage of current RIM professionals is on the cusp of retirement, leaving a gap of individuals qualified to take their place. At the same time, the profession is in the grip of change as potential employers are viewing the positions and needed skills differently.

    What can individual practitioners do to meet these challenges? Donald C. Force, assistant profession in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Chrissy Bagby, ARMA International Director of Membership and Events will lead a discussion, with these learning objectives:

    • Identify major threats to the RIM / IG profession
    • Describe possible career paths for information professionals
    • Gain an understanding of skills being sought by employers
    • Gain an understanding of how ARMA supports professional growth

    Previous iMasters sessions on-demand:

    Session 1:     Three Keys to Managing Change for RIM Programs

    Melissa G. Dederer and Aaron Swan bring their best practices in change management to you, wherever you may be. Whether you are at home, in your office, or even traveling, you can participate in this learning experience.

    Session 2:     Innovative Ways to Make IG Happen

    Susan L. Cisco and Sue Trombley, information governance experts with over 50 years of industry experience, discuss case studies where records and information management professionals recognized and seized opportunities occurring in their organization to positively impact their company’s bottom line.

    Session 3:     Transforming Information Management

    This biennial survey has traced the evolution of RIM into information management and information governance since its inception in 1999. This year’s survey provides up-to-date, authoritative benchmarking metrics on information lifecycle management means and methods, emphasizing electronically stored information (ESI).

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