Mark Diamond- Launching an Information Governance Program      

March 9, 2022

Effective Information Governance programs can be a tremendous boon for organizations, reducing risks and costs while increasing productivity. Yet launching and running an enterprise-wide program that pulls together multiple stakeholders, integrates policies and technologies and is actually followed by employees – all while avoiding getting stuck – can be hard. Some have compared launching a successful program akin to a moonshot, an endeavor fraught with hurdles and risks. Yet in the same way the Apollo space program succeeding in large part because of approach and attitude, so can Information Governance program also benefit from a similar “get it done” mindset. This presentation will review the most common hurdles and pitfalls and Information Governance, and how an effective approach can anticipate and overcome them. The Apollo space program demonstrated that while technology is important, ultimate success is driven by approach and attitude. Make your Information Governance moonshot.


Andrew Ysasi- Writing A Great IG Resume !      

November 21, 2021

Writing a resume can help you land one next significant role. Information Governance related positions are some of the most rewarding and competitive in the industry. So how does one distinguish themselves from other candidates? Do photos on resumes matter? How can one improve being found? Do colors matter?   Register for this event to find out!

Andrew has participated in’s Resume Makeover Series since 2016 and can help one understand how to position themselves for the next role.


Spring Seminar

Spring Seminar-Mania is a collaboration between 12 ARMA chapters to provide 12, free, virtual education sessions in April and May.  There is a vacation theme where you’re urged to travel the country safely by attending meetings.  Every time you attend a meeting you’ll get your ARMA passport stamped which puts your name into a drawing for some fantastic prizes at the end of the event.  The more meetings you attend, the greater  your chances of winning !

Click the following link to see April and May’s offerings:  Spring Seminar-Mania 2021 

Six events are in April and six are in May.  Registration links are embedded into the materials so, when you’re looking at a meeting for Twin Cities or for Northeast Ohio, the link to register will be right there for you. Registration for the Milwaukee meeting will be on this site as per usual. 

April 2021

April 15th Twin Cities- Eric Parish presents The Impact of Emoji in Workplace Communications





April 14th – Detroit –Ann K. Snyder presents, “Reducing the Costs & Mitigating the Risks of E-Discovery through Better IG” 






April 15th – Indiana – Twila Kaye presents, “Color Code: Secret to Communication, Collaboration and Cohesion Every Time”    



April 20th – Madison – Tom Moen presents, “M365 & Me – Microsoft Talks O365 and RIM” 





April 21st – Lexington – Samantha Lofton Moss presents, “IG: Post Pandemic Challenges & Opportunities” 





April 22nd – Louisville – Rae Lynn Haliday presents, “The ICRM Goes Virtual” 






May 2021

May 11th – Central Illinois – Sue Trombley presents, “Sustainability, the 9th Principle” 






May 12th – Kansas City – “Visions of the Future” panel discussion featuring Laurie Fischer, Nick Inglis and Tim McMahon 





May 13th – Northeast Ohio – Kurt Thies presents, “Demystifying RIM Digital Transformation” 






May 18th – Mid-Michigan – Jennifer Silveus presents, “Defensible Disposition: 






May 19th – Western Michigan – Chris Hockey presents, “Where is Everything? Building an IG Program, with Little to Start” 





May 20th – Milwaukee – Laurie Carpenter presents, “From Cartographer to CRM” 







A big THANK YOU to our Sponsors !





Deborah Robbins- Intentional RIM – Gaining Buy-in for your Records Management Program               

March 4, 2021

Soft skills is one of the most neglected areas in our profession. With Deborah’s background in teaching and coaching at a high level, she will provide a unique, practical approach with proven effectiveness. 

The goal for this session is to have attendees better understand how to get stakeholders involved in their processes and tools; gain an actual step-by-step method for improved compliance; and learn skills to develop IIM heroes in their organization. This story focuses on identifying and overcoming barriers to buy-in. Emphasis in on people, rather than the process and the tools.


John Spencer – No Reflection, No Growth               

January 20, 2020

Gaining wisdom from experience requires reflection. From collaborating effectively to growing as a leader, self-reflection is the path forward.

 While we all wish there was a fast lane, it truly takes time (and discipline, and mental and emotional willpower). Self-reflection and its reward of self-awareness cannot be thought of as a passive exercise. Learn how self-reflection is your path forward to collaborating successfully and to growing as a leader. And, while there is no fast lane, there is a lane and self-reflection is the fuel to get you headed in the right direction.


Andrew Ysasi – IG Skills for the 2020s               

December 10, 2020

The audience will explore some of the skills IG Professionals need to have and where to get these skills.  Topics such as data analytics, leadership, application development, privacy, and cybersecurity will be covered. 

John Spencer – Go from Good to Great, From Great to Exceptional! It’s All About The Soft Skills

September 22, 2020

Soft Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Self-awareness, Asking for Feedback, Relationship Building, Personal Branding, Being a Trusted Adviser


Tom Schulte – Effective Communication for the Introverted Records Manager              

June 24, 2020

Explore the challenges involved with every aspect of the communication process and learn tips and techniques to effectively overcome those challenges and become a skilled communicator in every situation.

Spring Seminar – Twila Kaye – Your Color Code and Why it Matters

May 22, 2020

Learn the 4 personality types, identify them and utilize them to communicate more effectively.

Spring Seminar – Laurie Fischer – Office365 and the Role of Teams

May 20, 2020

Laurie Fischer describes O365 components with focus on management of Microsoft Teams records.

Spring Seminar – Lewis Eisen – Improving Employee Buy-In to IM Policies              

May 19, 2020

Lewis Eisen will discuss how to draft policies, directives, and guidelines that are clear, concise, and respectful.

Spring Seminar – Twila Kaye – Transforming Customer Experience in the Digital Age             

May 18, 2020

Join Twila Kaye for implementation of new business approaches to leverage human intelligence and AI.

Beth Hynes and Brent Gatewood – Leveraging Remote Reality              

May 7, 2020

With most states still on lock-down, Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on our lives like nothing we have ever seen before.  While many professionals are adjusting to new work-from-home realities, others are being furloughed and it’s all happening against a backdrop of economic uncertainty.  Choosing how to react to this new remote-reality could be key to your future but, what kinds of things should you be thinking about?  What are those opportunities to be taken advantage of and where can you find them?  

Join the Managing Director of Vision Search, Beth Hynes, CRM, IGP and the Chief Technology Officer and Technologist for consultIG, Brent Gatewood, MBA, CRM, for a joint ARMA Milwaukee and AIIM Wisconsin sponsored event, as they discuss things you should be thinking about as well as ways to utilize the current environment to your advantage. Join us for a discussion about how to best utilize the remote digital environment to your advantage.

Anne Mills – Mars Needs Records Managers Too               

March 12, 2020

Presentation by Anne Mills, Records Manager and History Officer at the NASA Glenn Research Center. Anne serves as the Records Manager and History Officer at NASA and has 16 years of government service – 14 with NASA and 1 with the National Archives and Records Administration.  In 2012 she was profiled as part of the Women@NASA initiative and is a former board member of the National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators. 

In this session, Anne will discuss some of the unique records management challenges in a science and engineering environment and some of the creative ways they promote awareness.  There will be real life examples of how she is able to convince people that records management is not only in their best interest, but a fun group they’ll want to work with. This session will highlight the creative ways that records management impacts everyone.

Laurie Fischer – Data Mapping             

February 13, 2020

This meeting will cover data mapping as a means by which information is cross referenced between data sets and is used to locate and retrieve information. Join discussions as to why data mapping is an important tool for your organization and how it can be utilized when electronic information is housed in various repositories. Data mapping is a natural discussion progression from last month’s meeting and how to make your organization ready for CCPA compliance!

Sara Sargent – CCPA: California Consumer Privacy Act               

January 15, 2020


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