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NAGARA brings training closer to home with this one-day Regional Forum dedicated to improving the skills & talents of the government archives & records administration community.

When: January 31, 2020
Loosely based on ISO 15489 standard for records management, this webinar will provide attendees with the 4 step process to complete a RM assessment that captures the organization’s current state of being, and opportunities for improvements.

When: February 6, 2020
This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of security research performed for various Michigan-based organizations, which focused primarily on requirements and security controls that apply to record storage services for physical and electronic records, and the services provided by vendors and contractors for RMS.

When: February 11, 2020
In 2018 a group of county archivists and interested parties banded together to draft a bill that opens records exempt from the public records law after 75 years.  The bill very successfully moved through the state legislature and became law, without the help of paid lobbyists. Learn how this grassroots movement began and the journey that local archivists traveled to transform an idea into a law.

When: March 5, 2020
After this session, participants will understand the basics of emergency planning and know some of the major emergency preparedness resources.

When: April 2, 2020
ARM professionals are used to being "the expert" on many subjects, but with today's technology it's impossible to be all things to all people. This webinar will dive into why we are so hesitant to engage with technical partners when we feel out of our depth, and will focus on embracing our "perpetual learner" status.

When: April 14, 2020
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Electronic records are just as vulnerable to disaster as paper records. From natural disasters to man-made ones, participants will learn how to mitigate these risks and respond should disaster occur.

When: June 4, 2020
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Even miners (to use this year’s theme; historical and/or organizational miners, in our case) need to rest and have a full life.  This session will provide examples (good and bad) and strategies, particular in archival/records management work within government agencies.  It will offer an appeal to ditch the illusion that we can maintain a regular daily balance—and tips for engineering the balance that will last for all our days.

When: October 1, 2020