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Chapter Connections December 2020

Mentorship Program Deadline Approaching!

Chapters we need your help in making sure our community knows that the next round for the mentorship program is coming up. Please help us to reach all members who want to participate. Information below was in last week’s InfoPro Newsletter.

Become a Mentor/Mentee!

The time commitment’s small, but the outcome can change an entire career! Don’t miss this opportunity to make connections, offer professional guidance, share knowledge and experiences, and build a stronger community.

 

In the program, seasoned ARMA members are matched with those who are newer to the field and are seeking professional guidance. Click here for additional information on the program and how to sign up. Applications are open for the next term!

 

Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

Term Begins: February 1, 2021

Term Concludes: July 31, 2021

 

Expanded Industry Group Information

We are needing your help to spread the word about our expanded group offerings for ARMA members. This member only area is a new place for members to join industry groups to gather, ask questions of colleagues, and have discussions. Information on how to join one of the groups is below:

Join other ARMA Members for ongoing industry specific discussions!

As an ARMA Member you have access to specific Industry Groups to seek ideas from colleagues, network, share ideas, and get feedback. These industry specific groups are available through the members-only area of arma.org. Log in to participate in group discussions, sharing ideas and resources, support, and networking.

How to Get Started:

1. Log into your ARMA Account at arma.org

2. Click Groups and under Available Groups click View All

3. Filter by Type: Industry Groups (or use the Search criteria)

Click +Join Group to get started!

ARMA International Board of Directors

Shortly after the first of the year, members will begin receiving information on how to vote for the Board of Directors. Please help amplify this information to your chapter members who hold a professional membership.

Election Update

Nominations for the current election cycle have closed. Candidates for each position will be announced the week of January 4, 2021, and voting will run from January 18 - February 15, 2021. Election results will be announced on March 1, 2021.

 

For this election cycle, the Election Management Task Force will be filling the following two positions beginning July 1, 2021:

  • President: serves a one-year term as president-elect that begins on July 1, 2021, moves to president for a one-year term that begins on July 1, 2022, and serves the final one-year term as immediate past president/chair of the board that begins on July 1, 2023. The position concludes on June 30, 2024.
  • Director: serves a three-year term, from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2024.

Please Participate in and Share the ARMA IG Maturity Index Survey

The IG Maturity Index Survey aligns with ARMA’s IG Implementation Model (IGIM) and is designed to measure IG program maturity overall and across the seven key areas of the model. This year, we are collecting our first year-over-year comparison data. Help us build a useful benchmarking resource for your organization and the IG profession by completing the survey yourself and sharing it with your colleagues. The survey results will be reported in the first quarter of 2021 and will include infographics of the results, which you can use in internal presentations to show how your IG program compares and support steps to close existing gaps. Take the survey, today. Survey closes 12/31.

 

Region and Chapter leaders, we need your help. As IG professionals, you understand that value of this data to our profession. But to be useful resources, we need good data. That’s where we need your help.

Our ask:

  1. If you haven’t taken the survey, please do so, today. We ask all Region and Chapter leadership to participate in this important research.
  2. Please share the link with your colleagues.
  3. Please also share with your members. An ask from you, emphasizing the importance of the is work, will go a long way to increase participation.