April 21 – Chapter Meeting & Virtual Spring Seminar

The Information Governance Professional and the Future

Andrew Ysasi, VP of Advocacy at Vital Records Control, returns for another FREE Virtual Spring Seminar! This year’s Spring Seminar will feature four sessions all focused on “making us better” as Information Governance Professionals.

Session 1 will begin at 9:30am and will cover Crossing Over From RIM to IG: RIM has been around for decades and has a vital role in IG programs.  However, as IG becomes more known, we have to take on responsibilities that were previously unknown or not part of RIM.  During this presentation, the audience will learn about the differences between RIM and IG and explore some of the skills and tasks IG professionals should have on their radar, such as data analytics, presentation technology, blockchain, artificial intelligence, infonomics, leadership, application development, privacy, and cybersecurity.

Session 2 will begin at 10:45am and will cover IG Policy and Program Considerations: According to ARMA’s 2020 IG survey, many organizations have an IG program. However, maturing an IG program is not easy due to emerging technology, expanding privacy regulations, continuous security threats, and the recent pandemic.  Andrew will use ARMA’s Information Governance Implementation Model (IGIM), ARMA’s IGBOK (IG Body of Knowledge), popular IG publications, and news articles to inspire possible changes and updates to one’s IG program.

We will have an independent lunch break from 12:00pm-12:45pm.

Session 3 will begin at 12:45pm and will cover IG and Privacy Management: Information privacy is a critical part of an IG program.  As privacy regulations continue to emerge, organizations need to have an organized and intentional approach to address privacy matters.  Andrew will cover privacy program management strategy, setting up a program, and operating a privacy program.  That audience will also learn about how to incorporate privacy program management into their IG program.

Session 4 will begin at 1:45pm and will cover IG Education and Leadership: How do you prepare ones staff for IG?  What about your educational needs?  This presentation will explore academic programs and certification opportunities for IG professionals.  Further, a sample of resources will be reviewed, along with an introduction to other IG/RIM and leadership resources that can be used to improve and evolve ones IG program and career.

We’ll wrap up the day at 2:30pm with questions and takeaways.

Our Virtual Spring Seminar is completely free. We’d love to have you for all four sessions, but please feel free to jump on and off as your schedule allows! We do ask that you pre-register, but will also send out the meeting link to all members on the morning of April 21.

Andrew Ysasi (EE-SA-SEE), MS, FIP, FIIM, CIPM, CIPP, CISM, PMP, CRM, IGP, CIP has worked in information management since 2007.  As Vice President of Advocacy for VRC, Andrew is tasked with mentoring, educating, volunteering, and advocating for all matters related to information governance (IG).  Andrew is the President of IG GURU®, an IG news organization and a resume expert with Admovio®, where his work is published on   Andrew is a frequent guest on the Inside the Records Room podcast, a contributor to ARMA’s IGBOK, a contributor to Wiley’s Information Governance 2nd Edition, a former Regent for the ICRM, a former board member for i-SIGMA, and a former adjunct professor at Davenport University.  Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in information technology and holds a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.

You will not want to miss this Virtual Spring Seminar!


Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm

Registration Deadline: The Zoom meeting link will be sent out to all members the morning of April 21, but we do ask that you register in advance

Location: Zoom – The Virtual Spring Seminar will be available via streaming only


  • 9:30 – Crossing Over From RIM to IG
  • 10:45 – IG Policy and Program Considerations
  • 12:00 – Independent Lunch
  • 12:45 – IG and Privacy Management
  • 1:45 – IG Education and Leadership
  • 2:30 – Questions and Takeaways

Cost: Free

Register: ZOOM




GKC ARMA Cancellation Policy –

Cancellations must be received no later than noon on the MONDAY before the meeting. If you cancel prior to that time, you will be issued a credit to attend a future luncheon meeting.

No shows and cancellations received after the 12 noon deadline noted above will be invoiced the full registration amount. The Chapter incurs a cost from the restaurant for the number of reservations made and will pass this expense on to the member.

A GKC ARMA member may transfer their meeting registration to another individual. If that person is a non-member, the non-member would need to pay the difference between a member registration and the non-member fee.

Thank you for your cooperation.

GKC ARMA Prepaid Reservation Policy 

Want to make your accounting easier- lessen the number of expense reports you file?

GKC ARMA now offers a prepay option. As a member of GKC ARMA you have the opportunity to prepay for the 8 regular monthly meetings in advance ($25 monthly meeting fee x 8 meetings = $200 total to prepay).  Does not include final member event/meeting.   

If you are not able to attend and have prepaid, send someone in your place and as always, an RSVP is required after receiving the invitation letting us know who will be joining us for lunch.  You may also make payments for each meeting you attend if that is more convenient as well.