ARMA Canada, the Canadian Region of ARMA International, was established in 1968. Today there are more than 1,800 ARMA Canada members in all Canadian provinces/territories. For more information about ARMA Canada, visit ARMA Canada.
This is the first Mountain Pacific Canada Region conference. It is intended to provide an opportunity for members and non-members from a variety of professional backgrounds/levels to expand their Records and Information Management (RIM) knowledge, meet with exhibitors, and network with their peers.
The Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) has approved this conference for 15.0 hours credit.
The Kelowna conference was one of the best I've attended. Great job to the whole conference team. - Bruce Schinkelwitz, MAS CRM
Thank you to Barb B and that Calgary chapter for posting all the photos on Picasa.
Thank you, once again, to our conference sponsors!
ARMA Mountain Pacific is pleased to announce Dr Mark Langemo, CRM and Christa Williams (First Nations Public Service) as the keynote speakers.
Dr Langemo is a prolific writer who has published over 60 magazine and journal articles. He is the author of the CD-ROM video training series "Establishing and Managing Successful Records Management Programs" published in 2003 and the book Winning Strategies for Successful Records Management Programs published in 2002 by Information Requirements Clearinghouse, Inc. (www.irch.com). Dr. Langemo has been the University of North Dakota's "Teacher of the Year", and he has received a national award for "excellence in continuing education seminars". He is a Certified Records Manager (CRM) who was inducted into ARMA International's "Company of Fellows" in 1991 - ARMA's highest award to an individual. In 1993, Mark Langemo was given the prestigious Emmett Leahy Award by the Institute of Certified Records Managers. The Leahy Award is the highest award internationally in the profession of Records Management. Dr. Langemo is a veteran records management seminar leader, consultant, and a dynamic speaker who presents content-filled, current-to-the-moment, media-illustrated, dynamic, and entertaining seminars.
Christa Williams is a member of the Nlaka'pamux Nation and has extensive experience in working for First Nations in BC. She is currently working for the First Nations Leaders developing a BC-wide First Nations Public Service Capacity Building Strategy to support people working in First Nations communities.
Christa is widely regarded as an expert in Aboriginal and First Nations education issues and administration. She has strong skills sets in community development, consultation management, strategic planning and project management.
Christa was the Executive Director of the First Nations Education Steering Committee for 14.5 years. Christa's long-standing commitment to improving First Nations education has led to significant achievements provincially and nationally. The First Nations Education Steering Committee is a non-profit, independent organization directed by a large board of First Nations community representatives. Under Christa's leadership, FNESC has grown to be an influential body supporting the development of high quality education for Aboriginal students from kindergarten through post-secondary and adult education.
Christa holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours from Queen's University and sits on various boards including the Board of Governors of Royal Roads University. In 2006 Christa was recognized by the Province of British Columbia and the First Nations Leadership Council for her contribution to BC Society in the area of Education.
This conference will be focusing on three educational tracks :
The things that everyone needs to know. What's a record? What are the elements of a Records Management Program? What is a Classification System and how do I use it? What are the RIM program standards and fundamental practices at the heart of programs? What are the laws and regulations that affect Canadian RIM programs?
How to understand, prepare for, implement, and manage electronic records, possibly including such topics as the ins and outs of Electronic Document and Records Management Systems (EDRMS) and drafting organizational policy to manage electronic records in an operational setting. What are the key issues RIM people need to know about electronic records?
Detailed looks at specific records management topics, issues, and groups, including sustainability (How green is your program? Does your program help your organization to meet it's sustainability targets?) and First Nations RIM programs and challenges.