ARMA Calgary Presents 7 Habits of a RIM Program

In an effort to promote local ARMA chapters we’d like to share an event hosted by ARMA Calgary.

Dave Foley will be presenting at this full day workshop. Check out their event synopsis below or head over to their EventBrite site for registration details.

Proposed Synopsis – 7 Habits of a Highly Successful Program

Examine a strategic model for a sustainable Records and Information Management / Information Governance program. The 7-step model establishes components from program foundation, leading to business engagement and arriving at program maturity.

Following the strategic overview, essential program elements are discussed in greater detail, and included a practitioner’s perspective of using the strategy and program elements along with lessons learned.

  1. Strategic Overview – Examines the 7-step strategic model essential in a RIM program: from foundation, to business engagement and onto program maturity.  This session discusses the program’s strategy and how experience and instinct were used to build, measure and sustain the program.
  2. Driving Accountability – a framework formalizing RIM roles and responsibilities within a business unit.  The framework helps the business manage their information in a consistent and systematic way.   The discussion examines the framework’s structure and explores ways to implement and measure for use and effectiveness.
  3. Training and Communication – Schedules, policies and procedures have their place, yet they don’t entice people to learn and apply your RIM / IG program. We’ll look at effective ways to train and communicate the program, and later demonstrate easy and “out-of-the box” ways that create interest, enthusiasm and lasting awareness for your program.
  4. Measure for Improvement – Whether you began a records management program this year or have a long-running mature program, how do you ensure it remains relevant and sustainable?  Measuring use and effectiveness can drive program improvements and help an organization move towards compliance. From a practitioner’s vantage point, we’ll highlight resources and easy-to-use ways to measure a program holistically, as well as individual components.  We’ll close with a peek at how these measurements can help you gauge program compliance.

ARMA Education Foundation News


The Foundation is a leading organization that facilitates research, scholarship, and education for the information management profession.  Its mission is to provide current and relevant resources to information management professionals allowing them to advance in the profession.

This call for research topics invites Canadian information management professionals to suggest topics that could be developed into funded scholarly research projects.  The topics should relate to Canadian information management issues.

If you are interested in presenting a research topic for consideration, please submit your application by providing the following information.  

  1. Suggested research topic
  2. Brief description of the scope of the topic
  3. How/why is this topic important
  4. Your name
  5. Your email address
  6. Your phone number

Application process:

  • Applications should be submitted via email to by June 30, 2019.
  • You may be contacted by the Foundation to clarify details about the topic.
  • Applications for topics will be reviewed and evaluated by the Foundation.  The selected topic will be developed into a research project, and the research report published by June 2020.

The Foundation is a non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 tax exempt status in the US. For additional information, please visit: