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Member Resources: Free webinars, guides, and more at ARMA Learning

Did you know …

ARMA Chapter members have exclusive access to webinars, documents, and programs through ARMA’s Learning Management System?

These include over 200 free webinars, sessions from previous ARMA International conferences, and much more!

Access to these awesome resources is available to current ARMA members by logging in to your ARMA account (see steps below).

To access Chapter Resources:

  1. Log into your ARMA account.
  2. In the top blue bar in the ARMA Social Link site, select “Quick Links” and navigate to “ARMA Learning” (direct URL: This will take you to the Learning Management System.
  3. Click “Course Catalog” in the top grey bar.
    • On the left-hand side, you can refine your search to search by cost (including ‘FREE’ or $0.00 priced items), competency level, topic, etc.
  4. Select the “Buy Now” button next to the resource you want. This will place the item in your ARMA shopping cart.
  5. Continue to “check out” with your ARMA shopping cart.
  6. Complete your purchase information (even for free items).
  7. Go back to ARMA Learning, and in your “My Learning” area you will find the access to the items you just purchased.
  8. Keep learning!


Sneak Peek #3: Utchay Okorie – “Becoming a Human Firewall”

There’s still time to get early-bird registration pricing (ends April 30) or apply for a chapter scholarship (due May 1) for the Tri-Chapter Seminar in June.
If you need a nudge, here’s another sneak peek at one of the speakers …

Becoming a Human Firewall

Utchay Okorie, CISSP
Information Security Program Manager, Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company

We have all heard the saying: “Prevention is better than cure” and the saying applies in the world of cybersecurity.

Security professionals have become really good at preventing attacks using technology and organizational policies but the human element has largely been underserved. This is particularly disconcerting when you add in the fact that most hacks and/or breaches are initiated with some form of social engineering.

We are going to take a look at some prevailing social engineering techniques and how to defend against them.

Utchay Okorie, CISSP, CCNA Security is the Information Security Program Manager for Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance where he establishes the enterprise vision and strategy of the Security Program in order to protect the people, information assets and technologies of Mutual of Enumclaw. Mr. Okorie previously worked with the WA State Auditor’s Office as the Senior Information Security Analyst which entailed managing the WA State Auditor’s Office as well as auditing State Agencies against the security posture framework created by the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Mr. Okorie graduated from the University of Washington with a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity and Leadership and is an avid poker player.

Tri-Chapter Sneak Peek #1: Keynote Speaker Jason R. Baron

We are counting down the days to the Tri-Chapter Seminar, coming up on June 7 in Tukwila.

Did you know the Puget Sound Chapter has two scholarships for current members to attend this event? It’s true – learn more here. Scholarship applications are due May 1st

For the next 4 days we will be sharing details on each speaker presenting at the Tri-Chapter Seminar. Our first sneak peak is none other than the keynote speaker, Jason Baron.

My, How Records Come and Go Around Here!
Ephemeral and Self-Destructing Records in the Emerald City & Beyond

Jason R. Baron
Of Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Just when you thought you have finally figured out how to accomplish email archiving for the enterprise, dozens of new forms of electronic messaging applications are now widely available to end-users as a means of communication about official corporate and government business. These new apps are creating vexing recordkeeping, compliance and governance issues that need to be urgently addressed.

Let’s take a journey down the yellow brick road to discover a world of “shadow IT,” short-lived communications technologies, and what constitutes best practices in dealing with them from a records and information governance perspective.

Mr. Baron serves as Of Counsel in the Information Governance and eDiscovery Group at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Washington, D.C. Between 2000 and 2013, he served as the first appointed director of litigation at the US National Archives and Records Administration, and before that as a trial lawyer and senior counsel for a dozen years in the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. In those capacities, Mr. Baron played a leading role in the government’s adoption of electronic recordkeeping practices and acted as lead counsel in landmark cases involving the preservation of White House email. He is a former outside director on ARMA International’s Board of Directors, and a former member of ARMA’s IGP certification board. He also has been chair of the D.C. Bar E-discovery & Information Governance committee, and currently serves as a member of the advisory board of the Georgetown Advanced Ediscovery Institute and the Cardozo Data Law Initiative. He is the lead editor of the book, Perspectives on Predictive Coding, And Other Advanced Search Techniques for the Legal Practitioner (2016), has written over 90 published articles on subjects related to e-discovery and information governance, has been an editor-in-chief of three Sedona Conference commentaries, and has made over 500 presentations worldwide.

In addition to awards during his time in public service from the Department of Justice, the Archivist of the U.S., and the National Security Council, Mr. Baron was the 2013 recipient the Justice Tom C. Clark Outstanding Government Lawyer award, given by the Federal Bar Association, and the 2011 winner of the international Emmett Leahy Award for his career contributions in records and information management. He was prominently featured in the documentary The Decade of Discovery (2014), which tells the story of a government lawyer seeking a better way to search for White House email. The American Lawyer Magazine named him one of six “e-discovery trailblazers” in its 2013 issue devoted to “The Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Last 50 Years.”

In connection with electronic recordkeeping controversies, Mr. Baron has appeared on NBC News, Good Morning America, MSNBC, CNN, and NPR’s All Things Considered, and has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, TIME Magazine, and numerous other media outlets. He received his B.A., magna cum laude with honors, from Wesleyan University, and his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law.

Back to school… want to continue your education? Get that next degree? Become a CRM?

Summer is winding down… are you thinking about ‘back to school’?

If you’re interested in expanding your knowledge, boosting your resume, or just get back into the classroom, take a look at some degree programs, certifications, and educational resources below. (I’m sure there’s more out there… feel free to add more in the comments!)

Your local ARMA Chapter and the Great Northwest Region provide great trainings year-long. ARMA International Conference is packed with educational programs, too. And remember, groups like ARMA AIEF offer scholarships Continue reading Back to school… want to continue your education? Get that next degree? Become a CRM?

Can’t attend ARMA Conference this year? Anyone can take part in ARMA Flipped on Aug 29, 2017!

From ARMA International: If you cannot participate in ARMA Live! 2017 in Orlando, you can still take part in the ARMA Flipped sessions.

Attend the August 29 sessions or view them on-demand, and then use the handouts to facilitate a follow-up workshop with your ARMA chapter or your department to apply what you’ve learned. Invite a local expert to facilitate the face-to-face workshop, or lead it yourself!

These “flipped” sessions are four web seminars with live text chat, SMEs, and solution providers, occuring in a virtual exhibit hall. (Anyone with a full conference registration will be automatically registered for ARMA Flipped!)

Here’s a list of the August 29 sessions:

  • Setting Up Survival Tricks for Managing Shared Drives
  • Preparing for a Transparent Vital Records Project Plan for IG Professionals
  • Building an Offsite Record Request System in SharePoint – The Building Blocks
  • Originating the Role of Information Governance Officer

For more information and to register, click here.