Chapter Connections/ Communication from ARMA President & CEO
Chapter Leaders Town Hall with ARMA Leadership
On My 21, 2020, ARMA's Leadership held a town hall with chapter leaders. View the recording below. To access the slides/notes from the presentation, click here.
ARMA Chapter Leader Updates – InfoCon and More Member Savings
As we all continue adjusting to the challenges of COVID-19, ARMA commends the IM and IG community for its resilience and essential professionalism. This month, ARMA joined six international organizations in issuing just such a statement.
The Board has been focused on being responsive to members’ and chapters’ needs and assessing both the short- and long-term impact of COVID-19 on ARMA, our community, our organizations, and business in general. We hope you will join us for our Town Hall on May 21 (more below).
The board and staff leadership team continue to move forward with InfoCon 2020 planning — including virtual options. This past week we surveyed the ARMA community on that topic. Additionally, the low conference registration rates have been extended through May, and the board has approved a no-risk registration policy. In June, the board will decide how to proceed with InfoCon 2020.
We have extended our RIM Month discounts through May 31, to support members’ educational and certification CEU needs.
Due to testing center closings, the IGP board has extended the test window for all pending IGP candidates through September 30, 2020.
Finally, for ARMA members affected by job transitions, we have approved a dues waiver/renewal extension—to ensure they stay connected to ARMA resources and our community. Our job board currently has more than a 100 listings.
Together, we will get through these challenges by remaining nimble, resilient, and innovative. ARMA is here to help. Please contact either of us, or any board member, with questions.
Bill Bradford, President
Mona Buckley, MPA, CAE, Chief Executive Officer
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COVID-19 & ARMA Member Renewals—Grace Period Extension
We are in this together. While our April renewals remained high, we realize that some ARMA members have lost their jobs or have been furloughed but need to maintain access to their ARMA network and ARMA resources.
The Board of Directors has approved an extension of our current 60-day grace period. Our policy in response to COVID’s impact is now: Members who are unemployed or furloughed due to the COVID-19 crisis will be granted an additional two month membership-renewal grace period (from the current 60 days), upon written request via email.
Members will receive this extension information in their renewal notices and can update their records to a personal email address. For more information on this topic click here.