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ARMA Live! Education


ARMA Live! is the education conference for those in the information management/information governance professions. Do you want to address your daily on-the-job challenges or are you looking for an opportunity to expand your knowledge base? Either way, you’re in luck! This year, we had the pleasure of working with our Conference Education Management Group co-chairs, Carol Stainbrook of Cohasset & Associates, LLC, and Teresa Drabenstedt of Cuna Mutual, to craft an innovative, diverse, and jam-packed education program!  

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We’re continuing the evolution of our conference education to create an experiential learning program that meets your unique needs. Choose from the following education session formats:

ARMA Flipped! Sessions

The ARMA Flipped! virtual conference consists of four practical web seminars with live text chat, SMEs, and a virtual exhibit hall with solution providers. Part one of the flipped sessions provides the content instruction in an online virtual conference Tuesday, September 25, which you can attend from your home or office. Part two of the flipped sessions provides hands-on application of the online instruction in a follow-up, face-to-face workshop at the ARMA Live! 2018 conference (requires annual conference registration). You must take part in the online virtual conference if you wish to participate in the ARMA Flipped! onsite workshops at the annual conference.

Anyone with a full conference registration is automatically registered for the ARMA Flipped! virtual conference! Click here for more information.

Buzz Sessions

Buzz Sessions consist of a moderator and up to three experts who discuss a variety of perspectives on a given topic.  Participants also contribute their ideas regarding how to address an issue or react to the information that has been shared in the session.

Learning Labs

These labs are designed to provide you in-depth learning and high interactivity where attendees can develop their skills while engaging with peers, all under the direction of experts. These sessions feature case studies and works in progress that introduce attendees to new, dynamic approaches, and the sessions must allow at least 50% of the time for attendee discussion and/or application.

Rapid Fire Sessions

These sessions cover a broad range of subjects and provide short bursts of “meaty” content to attendees.  

Pre-Conference Designation Academy Seminars

These are half-day, one-day, or two-day programs taking place in the days before the conference that provide a unique opportunity for in-depth study of the latest topics in specialized fields related to managing and governing information assets. This year we are offering the following courses:

•    Becoming a Certified Information Governance Professional (IGP)
•    Retention Program Development Certificate
•    Leveraging Technology to Optimize Your End User Training
•    Managing Information in Office 365*
•    Harnessing the Power of Data Analytics for Information Governance*
•    ICRM Exams Prep: Introduction and Parts 1-6
•    ICRM Exam Prep: Certified Records Manager (CRM) – An Overview and Parts 1-5
•    ICRM Exam Prep: Certified Records Manager (CRM) – Part 6: The Business Cases
•    ICRM Exam Prep: Certified Records Analyst (CRA) – An Overview and Parts 2-4

Learn more about each seminar by clicking here or Register today!


Your education at ARMA Live! can be tailored to your skill, experience, and interest level.

Choose from one of the following threads:

1. Professional Engagement
How effective are you as you manage your organization’s information programs? Join these sessions to explore this aspect of your role that manifests as communication; marketing; project and change management; goal-setting; accountability; and stakeholder education and training. Sharpen these critical competencies and heighten job satisfaction and personal confidence.
2. Info Management Foundation
Is your organization’s information management house in order? Join these sessions to solidify the basis for well-governed information. Explore the legal, regulatory, and operational requirements for retaining and managing information. Examine the lifecycle management of information from creation through disposition, and why to automate information lifecycle management activities.
3. Technology Enablers
When technology planning occurs, do you get a seat at the table as your organization’s information management expert? Join these sessions to inform enterprise-wide decisions on system development or migration; file shares; e-mail; electronic repositories; and a move to the cloud. Become the must-have participant when technology-related meetings convene.
4. Related IG Disciplines
Do the information disciplines at your organization collaborate to govern information? Join these sessions to gain in-depth knowledge within the privacy; security; risk and compliance; legal; IT; and business units segments. Leave ARMALive prepared to unify your organization around its information-related responsibilities.

5. IG.Genius Symposium

Explore the integration of information management and the IG segments. Similar to the Related IG Disciplines thread, the symposium will provide clarity on how IG is built on IM best practices. The IG.Genius Symposium, comprised of solicited sessions, is crafted for the more experienced professionals and those with established IM programs and established or developing IG programs.  
Then choose according to your competency level:
1. Foundational
Education for those who are new to the profession or are practitioners from other disciplines and domains, such as IT, legal, compliance, and risk. You will acquire core principles and expand upon foundational knowledge and skills of information management and information governance. (RIM Core Competency Levels 1 & 2)
2. Experienced
Education for seasoned practitioners and high-level experts who possess significant knowledge of information management practices and information governance concepts or possess extensive knowledge in other business domains. You will expand upon the application of information management and governance principles to your operations or discipline and be able to provide enterprise direction. (RIM Core Competency Levels 3 & 4 and IGP DACUM Level)
Finally, choose your Info Program Maturity:
1. Developing
Education for those whose information programs are new or in the foundational stages of development. The session content will help you grow your program to greater maturity. (Information Governance Maturity Model levels 1 & 2)
2. Established
Education for those whose information programs are already established or in the more advanced stages of maturity. The session content will help you advance your programs to forward-thinking levels of maturity. (Information Governance Maturity Model levels 3, 4, & 5)
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Again this year, you can get a taste of the conference education program before traveling to the conference! Get a "sneak peek" of some of the education sessions from short, 30-second YouTube videos. Simply “like” the YouTube video that most excites you. The "sneak peek" with the most "likes" on YouTube by October 5 wins!

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Schedule at a Glance

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Day 1 | October 22

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Day 1 | October 22

Coffee and Connect
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Day 1 | October 22

General Session
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Day 1 | October 22

Expo Education Sessions
10:45 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Day 1 | October 22

Education Sessions
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.