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!

Head over to the Events page to sign-up!

March 11 Member Meeting & Educational Session

AI & Analytics in Information Governance

Continuing our Data Forensics conversation from February, the Director of Analytics for Xact Data Discovery, Chris Chapman, will be joining us. We will be examining how AI & analytics influence information governance and how they can be used to better understand data – how it was created, by whom, why, and how it should be managed.

This educational session will be available via the Zoom live stream only and will be completely FREE.

Head over to the Events page to sign-up!

February 12 Member Meeting & Educational Session

Best Practices in Data Forensic Investigations

This session, a webinar presented by Xact Data Discovery, will provide a Data Forensic Investigator’s view of how data is best stored, protected and then provided according to the rules of Civil Procedure. The Information Governance professional will get an inside look at how a data forensic scientist conducts their work, thus providing an excellent lesson from a very different view.

Head over to the Events page to sign-up!

January 8 Member Meeting & Educational Session

Sustaining Education: Two Meanings or Questions

Where do we go – what resources do we require and trust?

How do we develop and sustain a regime or discipline?

Bill Millican will be leading a discussion with Richard Head to answer these questions. Richard Head is the former Director of Education for ARMA International and is the founder of Learning Wisdom, LLC.

Head over to the Events page to sign-up!

December 11 Member Meeting & Educational Session

Reflection & Celebration – As the year winds down, we want to take some time to celebrate you and have some fun! During this month’s meeting, we’ll have lunch, play some games, and reflect on 2019’s opportunities and challenges and how to continue “Getting Better” in 2020

Head over to the Events page to sign-up for the festivities!

November 13 Member Meeting & Educational Session

In continuation of our focused panel discussions regarding Information Governance, November’s session will discuss The Science of Information Governance.

Today’s business environment has elevated the need for Records & Information Management & Governance professionals to understand the role that science and technology plays in our industry.

Bill Millican will be moderating this discussion between Deborah Juhnke, Christine Adcock, Robin Woolen, and Tim McMahon.

Head over to the Events page to sign-up for the session!

October 9 Member Meeting & Educational Session

In continuation of our focused panel discussions regarding Information Governance, October’s session will discuss Knowledge, Passion, & Curiosity.

For most folks, it has always been a real struggle to keep the fires of passion burning. So much of what takes place in our world can douse those flames – leaving a smoldering mess. What can we do to keep those flames burning brightly with passion, enthusiasm, and curiosity?  While also infusing them with the knowledge and ability needed to stay ahead of the game?

Bill Millican will be moderating this discussion between Robin Woolen, Kevin Joerling, and Bob Featherston.

Head over to the Events page to sign-up for the session!

September Newsletter

ARMA Magazine Articles to Note:

  • Concerns over FaceApp Remind Us That Users May Not Fathom the Permissions They Grant
  • A Pair of Foundational Concepts (Words Matter)
  • Big Bucket Retention: Objectives, Issues, Outcomes
  • Delaware Court Affirms emails and text constitute corporate books and records
  • Judge’s Ruling May Provide Clues to the Outcome of Employee’s “Dropbox” Privacy Suit
  • Mapping Document Management Processes (Leveraging an Information Lifecycle)
  • Mind Tools for Managers: A Crash Course in Effective Management Skills
  • And much more!


ARMA Conference:

October 21-23 in Nashville TN!!! Hope to see you there!!!

Keynote speaker, Kathryn Rattigan, will speak on the risks, practices, and policies of genetic data sharing


Resources & Courses:

Professional Members – Be sure to check the Learn tab on ARMA Intl. website for a list of FREE resources from A-Z!

Three Tips on How to Deal with Change:

  1. Be flexible and learn to embrace change. Change is an important aspect of life.
  2. Face your fears. We all experience fear when it comes to change. Try to reflect on a past time when you overcame change and know you can do it again.
  3. Focus on what you can Change happens whether we want it or not. Remember you can control your attitude and your actions.


Next GKC ARMA Chapter & Educational Meeting:

October 9, 2019 at National Archives!


Do you have questions about the Board? Learn more about our GKC ARMA Board positions on our About Us page.

September 12 Kick-Off Meeting

It can be challenging to explain Information Governance. Why is it called Information Governance? Who decided that what was once called File Management was changed to Records Management was changed to Information Management and now is called Information Governance? What is the difference? How does Information Governance help a company in ways that a Records Management program does not?

The Greater Kansas City ARMA Chapter is launching a series of monthly educational sessions focused on answering these questions. Each session will feature a panel of industry experts discussing that month’s featured topic as well as answering audience questions.

The kick-off session will be focused on the topic “The Future of Records Information Management & Governance – What Role Will You Play?”. The panel will discuss the types of skills and critical knowledge elements needed by today’s practitioners.

Do you have questions about the Board? Learn more about our GKC ARMA Board positions on our About Us page.