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      Event Announcement: Registration for Records Management University Is Now Open | FREE 6-Session Online Course | Every Other Tuesday, March 8 - May 17 or On-Demand | 6 CRM Credits

      Feb 23, 2016

      Event Announcement: Registration for Records Management University Is Now Open | FREE 6-Session Online Course | Every Other Tuesday, March 8 - May 17 or On-Demand | 6 CRM Credits

      Records Management University, a FREE online continuing-education course which meets every other Tuesday 3/8 - 5/17 (or on-demand), is dedicated to serving RM, RIM, and IG professionals of all levels. 6 CRM credits available.

      FEBRUARY 23, 2016  /  FORT WASHINGTON PA: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  |  The Records Management University Free Online Course announced today that registration is now open for its Spring Semester. This six-session web course - now in icrm its third semester and already serving nearly 4,000 attendees - will be held every other Tuesday from March 8 through May 17 at 2pm ET / 11am PT (or anytime on-demand). The courses are approved for 6 CRM maintenance credits from the ICRM. Free registration is available here:

      See below for details and registration information.

      RECORDS MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY Free Online CRM-Accredited Course

        •  Every Other Tuesday, March 8 - May 17, 2pm ET / 11am PT (or anytime on-demand)

        •  FREE   |   6 Online Sessions   |   Approved for up to 6 CRM Credits

        •  Register for free here:


        •  When: Every Other Tuesday from March 8 through May 17, at 2pm ET / 11am PT (and on-demand)

        •  Where: Online

        •  Cost: FREE

        •  Schedule: (or see below)

        •  Credits: Approved for 6 ICRM Certification Maintenance Credits (CMP)

        •  Questions: Contact us at

        •  Registration:

      WHAT IS RM-U?

      icrmWelcome to Records Management University, a unique and wildly-popular continuing-education online course dedicated to serving Records Management professionals of all levels, now it its third semester. Free registration is now open for the Spring 2016 semester. Why should you register? Just ask any of nearly 4,000 RM & IG professionals just like you who have already joined us, and they’ll tell you RM-U shouldn’t be missed!

      RM-U Dean of Records Management Mitch Farbstein lead you through this educational, informational, and fun continuing-expertise, webinar-based course, which will spotlight the latest news, innovations, theory and concepts, critical industry issues, best practices, tips and tricks, how-to’s, and new advances in technology in Records Management, Information Governance, and Information Lifecycle Management for everyone, experts and novices alike. Each of the 6 classes will focus on a different critical Records Management topic and last about an hour.

      As these sessions are interactive and have opportunities for questions and comments, we encourage everyone to attend live. However, we know not everyone can. As long as you register for the course, recorded versions of any session will be available for on-demand viewing after the class is over. You do not have to have attended any previous class to attend any future class, so join us for one, a few, or all classes… even if the semester has already started!

      Attention Records Managers: Each RM-U session is pre-approved for 1 CRM Certification Maintenance Credit (CMP) from the Institute of Certified Records Managers! Earn up to 6 CRM credits, one for each class, available by attending live or viewing the session on-demand.


      michael feithThis semester, RM-U will take a journey across the Records Management implementation seas, and we’ll enlist the help of the world’s greatest ocean-faring explorers to help explain the processes in making your Records Management assessment, purchase, installation, implementation, update, or upgrade successful in “The Vast and Uncharted Seas of Records Management”!

      Let us – and brave explorers throughout history – give you a guide to navigating your way through the maze of planning, projects, approvals, and milestones you need to prepare yourself for before you evaluate, implement, upgrade, or consider changing the Records Management system, policy, or procedure in your organization.

      RM-U provides discussion on Records Management challenges in a variety of industries including Government, Legal, Pharmaceutical & Health, Insurance, Manufacturing, Financial, Energy, Education, and More.

       ✔ See below for the full class schedule, topics, and syllabus.


      • Records Managers
      • Records Management Department Personnel
      • Information Governance, Information Lifecycle, and RIM Professionals
      • Clerks, Archivists, Librarians, Analysts, Legal Officers, and Document Managers
      • Executives and Supervisors who Administer RM Departments
      • Purchasing Managers
      • Anyone who works with their Organization’s RM Department
      • Anyone who submits Records to their Organization’s RM Department
      • Anyone who thinks Records Management is interesting and cool (because it is!)
      • You!


      Each of the six classes is worth one CRM Certification Maintenance Point (CMP) Credit-Hour from the Institute for Certified Records Managers (ICRM). Credits will be distributed at the end of the entire semester.

      If you’re interested in getting credit for a class you’ve missed from the current semester (beginning March 8), all you need to do is register for the course, and request recordings of the past sessions by sending an email us with this link (from the email address with which you registered). Viewing the on-demand recorded sessions at any time qualifies you for credit – even if the semester is already under way – so register for future sessions right now and get up to six CRM Credits!

      Along with learning about important issues in Records Management and discovering new technologies and best practices through our course, we’d also like to offer you a graduation present: If you attend all six classes in the course, we’ll issue you a Records Management University diploma. If you require official documentation for attending our classes, we’re happy to provide that as well. 


      Your registration will sign you up for the full course, but you can join us for one, a few, or all classes… even if the semester has already started.

      Missed a class? Can’t attend live? Register for the rest of the course, and then email us with this link to request recordings of any sessions you have missed (from the email address with which you registered) from the current semester (beginning March 8). You do not need to have attended any past class to attend upcoming classes. You must register for the course before you can be granted access to the library.

        •  Class 1  |  Financing Your Records Management Trip: How To Justify Your Budget and How Much Should Be In Your Treasure Chest (The Leif Erikson Class)  |  Tuesday March 8, 2p ET

      As you embark on your Records Management journey at sea, we’ll examine how to establish your budget, beginning with how to tackle your initial “sanity check” step of obtaining preliminary vendor quotes. We’ll discuss a variety of hidden costs you may not expect, your long term cost of ownership, and how to evaluate alternative pricing models for acquisition. Bon voyage!.

        •  Class 2  |  Finding Your Records Management Crew: How To Muster Up the Resources To Make Your Project Successful (The Ferdinand Magellan Class)  |  Tuesday March 22, 2p ET

      The ability to surround yourself with the right (and available) personnel resources to plan the Records Management voyage is critical to success in exploring uncharted territory. Pirates and crewmates abound: Who are your advocates, who are your adversaries, and who is remaining neutral? It is with that information that you will have to consider with whom to establish alliances, and who might try to plunder your treasure. Plus we’ll uncover the external resources that may not be obvious on the surface, but can assist you in your efforts to discovery new Records Management land..

        •  Class 3  |  Understand The Commandments of the Records Management Sea: What Are the Governing Rules You Must Consider (The Christopher Columbus Class)  |  Tuesday April 5, 2p ET

      Your real understanding of the governing rules for Records Management – and identifying who ultimately is the responsible party for establishing and policing the policies – insulates and legitimizes the Records Manager’s position in the organization. As you set off for the New World, we’ll discuss the critical difference between job security and job exposure when things go right and when things go wrong. Because, after all, Columbus never found the East Indies. .

        •  Class 4  |  Building Your Records Management Ship: Putting Your Technology Together (The Zheng He Class)  |  Tuesday April 19, 2p ET

      As you continue on your transoceanic journey across the Seven Seas, you’re not going to get very far without a sturdy ship. Gathering up the right nuts, bolts, and other critical structural materials for building a sea-worthy Records Management vessel is critical to the success of your mission. Records Management is a long voyage and a long term commitment, for you, your financial backers, and for your crew. The ship has to be solid and upfront preparation is essential. And if a leak is ultimately discovered, a greater understanding of recovery methods won’t force the Captain – you – to go down with the ship..

        •  Class 5  |  Navigating Your Records Management Journey: Avoiding Potential Turbulent Seas (The Vasco de Gama Class)  |  Tuesday May 3, 2p ET

      Even the greatest amount of a good Captain’s preparation only gets you out off the Records Management dock. Once you’ve left port, now you’re faced with the real voyage into uncharted seas. Unpredictable weather, marauding pirates, deadly sea serpents, a poorly-designed sexton, and all things unimaginable (like falling off the edge of the Earth) are waiting for you on your expedition. The more knowledge you have of potential obstacles – and the more experience you can glean from explorers who have made the quest themselves before – the more likely you will reach your port-of-call safely, successfully, and under budget..

        •  Class 6  |  Returning To Your Records Management Home: Next Steps In Successfully Sustaining Your Solution (The Roald Amundsen Class)  |  Tuesday May 17, 2p ET

      Congratulations, Admiral! Your maiden Records Management voyage has been wildly successful, navigating the most beneficial route, staying on budget, and keeping your treasure chest of Records safe, all accomplished. Returning to all aboard back to safe harbor demonstrates your elementary navigation capabilities in previously-explored Records Management seas. But what’s next? What sirens, challenges, and uncharted quadrants of the briny deep are now calling your name, El Capitán? Let’s discuss where your next venture will – and should – take you next in the expansive seas of Records Management. The Sea Gods are watching you and hopefully on your side!

      For questions or media requests, please contact directly.

      Michael Hochman

      Records Management University at Feith


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