Feb 10 Chapter Meeting & Educational Session

C-Suite – Communicating Successfully

It is 7:30 AM on Tuesday morning and you’ve just exited the elevator on your floor. Your cell phone dings notifying you that at 9 AM, in 1.5 hours, the meeting you’ve been wanting with your organization’s COO and CLO has been scheduled. You have been summoned to the COO’s office and are being provided 30 minutes to present your case. As you cover the distance between the elevator lobby and your office, what thoughts run through your head?

  • 30 minutes
  • Am I dressed okay
  • What is most important
  • How should I begin my conversation
  • What should I take with me
  • What do they really want to know
  • What do they really need to know
  • I wonder if they really like me
  • Do I really like them
  • Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc…

During this meeting, Bill Millican will facilitate as the moderator: The Interviewer. Each of our guests – Kate Mortensen, Robert Rippentrop, and Peter Sloan – will join us for about 15 minutes each and will answer the same very frank question asked by Mr. Millican.

This is a MUST ATTEND meeting. Between these three, there is close to 100 years of executive leadership experience. For decades, they have been engaged with the type of discussion you are going to have at 9 AM on Tuesday morning.

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Kate Mortensen is the Chief Legal Officer at Xact Data Discovery, a leading provider of eDiscovery services based in Merriam, Kansas.

Robert Rippentrop is the COO at Tak Points and also the COO and Partner at B2G data, LLC. He is the former President and Partner at Media Services and Shred Time.

Peter Sloan is the Managing Member at Information Governance Group, LLC and a former Partner with the Kansas City law firm of Husch Blackwell.

Jan 13 Chapter Meeting & Educational Session

Information Governance & eDiscovery

As the RIM and IG leader in your organization, are you leading the charge to leverage the science and strategies of eDiscovery? If you are not, you could be placing you and your organization at unnecessary risk.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Mr. Bill Tolson will be leading a one hour discovery presentation and discussion. We are going to more clearly define why today’s IG professional must know what eDiscovery does, the process it follows and why that is critical to the success of Information Governance.

If what you do lands anywhere close to the management and governance of records and information you must attend this meeting. This is an ideal way to take value from 2020 and launch 2021 with new, vibrant and critical pieces of knowledge that could make a real difference in your career.

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Bill Tolson is the Vice President of Global Compliance & eDiscovery, Storage, Cloud Archiving, Information Management and eDiscovery at Archive360, Inc. He is a corporate subject matter expert on all global regulatory compliance and eDiscovery matters. His focused responsibilities include working with the Archive360 sales team, the professional services group, and with our customers to ensure all aspects of their regulatory requirements are addressed successfully. Bill’s work requires strong collaboration skills, the ability to convey new opinion and ideas through publishing thought leadership articles, and the ability to form partnerships and working relationships throughout both the Archive360 organization as well as within the customers with whom he is working.

Dec 9 Chapter Meeting & Educational Session

To bring 2020 to a close, we’ll be Going Beneath The Surface to discuss “Above or Below – this is the Question?”.

Shall we store our physical records and electronic media above or below the surface? Not everyone has this option close at hand, so for them this may be a moot point, maybe. Even if an organization is not physically located near underground storage opportunities, this doesn’t mean they should “not” consider it. There are a lot of questions that need to be asked and answered.

Join Lisa Gehrke, of Underground Vaults & Storage and GKC ARMA Chapter member, and Bill Millican, GKC ARMA Director of Education, as they guide us through a look at the underground storage world and a discussion over some of the more popular questions that are asked. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn, or to refresh upon what you might already know, about the vast underground storage world.

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Nov 11 Chapter Meeting & Educational Session

November is going to be another great session! Tara Combs will be presenting her ARMA InfoCon session: Top Trends in Information Governance for 2021.

This meeting will cover top trends in Information Governance, the impact of those trends, and how you can use them to benefit your organization. Highlights include: automated Records Management and a demonstration of how AI services can auto-classify and automate the records declaration and filing process.

Tara Combs was formerly the Senior Information Governance Specialist for Alfresco. Prior to joining Alfresco, Tara worked extensively in the Enterprise Content Management/Records Management market space as a Solutions Consultant for government and corporate organizations. Tara has served as a government integrator at the Department of Justice and she helped the Joint Chiefs of Staff implement their first electronic records management system. Tara started her career managing computer networks and systems for law firms in Washington, DC.

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Oct 14 Chapter Meeting & Educational Session

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! Marc Vasquez, Security Awareness Program Manager at UMB Financial Corporation, will be joining us to present Social Engineering: The Human Element of Cyber Security. Prepare to be scared, but also empowered to mitigate cyber security risks and understand how Records and Information Management supports cyber security efforts.

Marc Vasquez, APR, is an assistant vice president and the security awareness program manager for UMB Financial Corporation. He possesses more than 20 years of combined security awareness, public relations, marketing and social media experience. He is also a past-president for the International Association of Security Awareness Professionals, an independent 501(c)6 non-profit association dedicated to enriching security awareness programs around the world.

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Sept 23 Chapter Kickoff & Educational Session

Join us for the first Chapter Meeting of the 2020-2021 season!

The M&A Project: Bill Millican and Bill Ainsworth, will be presenting Working Blindfolded: The Remotely Virtual Work Environment.

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June 26 End of Season Celebration

Wrap Up and Celebration of 2019-2020 GKC ARMA Season

We’ve had a fantastic season! We’ve learned how to sustain our education, reviewed the best practices for data forensics, and not only learned about the soft skilled side of Information Governance but went in-depth into the science of Information Governance. And all of this amidst COVID-19!

So it’s time to celebrate with a virtual happy hour on June 26. We’ll discuss the upcoming 2020-2021 season, network, chat, and play games!

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May 20 Chapter Meeting and Virtual Spring Seminar

Information Governance – The Super Discipline That Can Change Your Organization

GKC ARMA is excited to host a virtual Spring Seminar! Our speaker, Andrew Ysasi of Vital Records Control, will present three sessions that will help you better understand what is Information Governance, how it provides value, and what skills, resources, and leadership you need to launch or improve your Information Governance program.

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COVID-19 & Cancellation of Spring Seminar

For the health and safety of our members and attendees and in light of the COVID-19 developments, our Spring Seminar for April 8th has been cancelled as well as all in-person meetings.

We still want to provide our members with opportunities to continue their education, so we’re going to replace the Spring Seminar with a virtual Chapter meeting. John Spencer will present his Emotional Intelligence and Soft Skills session. Please be on the look-out for the registration.

In the same manner, with the public libraries being closed the Study Group has been cancelled until further notice.

We understand these are uncertain times and everyone is dealing with the situation as best they can. We deeply care about the physical and emotional health of our members and if there is anything at all we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Stay healthy and safe.

Cancelled – April 8 Spring Seminar

The Soft Skilled Side of Information Governance

Most interactions require some level of soft skills. You might be negotiating to win a contract, presenting ideas to a colleague, networking for a new job, and so on. We use soft skills every day at work and developing these skills will contribute significantly to your success – and their absence may even make you less effective. With Information Governance’s enterprise-wide scope, RIM professionals must have finely-tuned soft skills to collaborate, develop relationships, and forge partnerships with each stakeholder. During this half-day seminar, John Spencer, RIM Service Delivery Manager for Ernst & Young LLP, will offer simple and practical guidance to help you develop and sustain the skills needed to continue pushing your career to the next level. You won’t want to miss the seminar that was voted ‘Best Presentation’ two years running at ARMA’s InfoCon!

Registration is only $50 which includes lunch, networking, and both sessions!

Sessions 1 and 2 will also be streamed online and a streaming-only registration is only $25!

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