January 2021 Newsletter Print

Board Positions

Do you feel like you have something to offer the Chapter? Well, then we want YOU on the Board of Directors to help steer the Chapter into the future. We have a few open positions and committees! Contact any board member for more information.

Current Open positions are:

President Elect


Education Director

Programs Director

Member at large

New leaders can help rejuvenate the chapter with innovative ideas and fresh perspectives. Working as part of a team to achieve positive outcomes and motivating others to achieve their full potential are invaluable leadership traits that are highly sought after in today’s workplace. All of these are important skills which will help the member to become more valuable employees for the organization in which they work and the communities in which they live.  

Serving on the Mile-High Denver Chapter of ARMA Board of Directors and related committees can help with your personal leadership development and networking. It can also help increase your confidence and improve your communication skills.

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Spring Seminar Committee

The Spring Seminar Committee is seeking volunteers for the upcoming Spring Seminar. Lend a helping hand and get to know some of your professional peers a little bit better. There are many opportunities to join in on the fun and see what happens behind the scenes. Sign up today!

Contact Jennie Gift at [email protected] for more information.

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Call for Speakers

Mile-High Denver Chapter of ARMA still has a few speaker and presenter spots open. If you or someone you know has an interesting and relevant topic, the Board of Directors would love to hear from you!

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Calendar of Events

Board of Directors meeting

Join us for our monthly Board Meeting on January 5, 2021 at 3 p.m. Click here to register.

January Educational Meeting

Our first meeting of 2021 brings Maria Martinez-Carey to the screen. On January 12, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m. Maria will discuss Applying Risk Management to an Information Governance Program. 

Information Professionals must consider the organization’s risk culture as a key foundation in developing and implementing an Information Governance Program. As an Information Professional, it is important to understand the values of the organizational risk culture for benchmarking, effective audience engagement and continuous information management improvements. Information Professionals lead and guide the program foundations, including its information risk awareness.

What You’ll Learn from this Session:

  • Analyzing techniques and assessing the organizational risk culture
  • How to gain strong partnership and business relationships, to increase awareness
  • Establish the organizational information risk culture asset and awareness plans
  • Develop change management and training plans in different mediums


Register today!

Join your Board of Directors for a moment of relaxing and fun for a Zoom Happy Hour on January 21, 2021 starting at 5 p.m. We start when your workday ends. Swing by, play some Bing and win a prize! 


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Business Partner News and Info

Hello Business Partners and Sponsors! We are looking for you! Put on a workshop, sponsor a meeting, or add your listing in our newsletter. We have new options for business partners to promote their services and communicate with our members. Please visit https://armadenver.org/2020_2021_Business_Partner_Registration or email [email protected] 

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News and events from ARMA International

Mentorship Program Deadline Approaching!

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 https://www.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 https://www.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 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.  https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/5963290/Chapter Survey closes 12/31.

What's Happening Around ARMA?

With many of our chapter events now being remote, this new section will highlight chapter events going on around ARMA. Make sure to submit your event here to be featured!

January 12, 2021 - CREATE A RIM CAREER PATH https://www.arma.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1454578&group= presented by the Madison chapter

January 19, 2021 - LINKEDIN - WHY IT MATTERS https://www.arma.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1421618&group= presented by the Palm Beach Treasure Coast chapter

January 20, 2021 - FBI RANSOMWARE https://www.arma.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1424747&group= presented by the Nebraska chapter

January 20, 2021 - GOVERNING COLLABORATION PLATFORMS https://www.arma.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1435665&group= presented by the Pittsburgh chapter

January 20, 2021 - ALA AND ST. LOUIS ARMA CHAPTER: NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE-PLAN NOW https://www.arma.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1451571&group= presented by the St. Louis chapter

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