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- ARMA International Awards applications (various) – Due June 30
- Chapter Update Form: Annual Chapter Board of Director Information – July 1
U.S. Region Leadership Conferences: Don’t miss out on the 2018 Region Leadership Conferences! For more information, see below:
Mid-Atlantic & Northeast Regions: June 15-16, Princeton, NJ
Southeast & Southwest Regions: June 28-29, San Antonio, TX
Great Northwest & Pacific Regions: July 20-21, Newport Beach, CA
Great Lakes & Midwest Rocky Mountain Regions: July 27-28, Columbus, OH
Chapters at Work: See what fellow chapters are doing to make an impact throughout our community.
The Ottawa NCR Chapter provides comprehensive brokering of valuable information and records management content and networking in the National Capital Region. An energetic and dedicated team of nine volunteer board members works passionately to advocate for the advancement of the field of IM and to support the growth, development, and success of IM professionals.
The NCR chapter is in primarily a federal government town, which means there is a large audience of public servants and private industry that serve Canada and Canadians. We make significant efforts to be very cognizant of the needs of the audience that we reach, and we provide timely and relevant content. Our efforts appear to be appreciated by our audience: our monthly program meetings are regularly attended by 50 to 100 participants, our annual spring workshop is attended by 50 to 100 participants, and our annual fall IM Day attracts about 200 participants. The excellent attendance at the these last two “for-pay” events cover the cost to rent the room and provide coffee and tea for our monthly program meetings, which allows us to offer them free of charge.
The NCR Chapter uses the services of an event planner, Verney, to support our for-pay events. Verney takes care of the event logistics, including:
- Sending the call for proposals
- Working with the chapter to establish a steering committee that includes key representatives from the chapter and IM community
- Helping select proposals and setting the agenda;
- Researching, selecting, and arranging for the venue and catering
- Takes care of participant registration and collecting payment
- Overseeing the event day
- Collecting and reporting on participants’ feedback
Chapter representatives are also heavily involved in all these processes, but having Verney do a lot of the “heavy lifting” makes it easier to offer a very high quality, professional event that attracts a large audience year after year. Ultimately, even after profit sharing with Verney, the NCR Chapter collects a substantial profit that we return to the community by investing in excellent, free monthly programming and other valuable things, such as a renewed website and awards.
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