Greetings Listserv Members,

The Halifax  Chapter of ARMA International is pleased to be sponsoring a two day workshop:  "Planning and Managing Evaluations-An Introduction" with expert presenters Heather Perkins and Tracy Fiander Trask.  The workshop is being offered twice:  October 19-20, 2006 and December 7-8, 2006.  Register by October 6th for the October program, or November 23rd for the December program.  The information about the program is listed below.  Space is limited, so register early.  This workshop is of interest to anyone managing a records/information program in a library or information centre, within Nova Scotia, and also in the greater region that this listserv covers.

Contact Julie Morris, President of the Halifax Chapter of ARMA International at  [log in to unmask] for more information and to request a registration form.  Details about the location and times of the workshops will be sent to registrants, along with workshop materials.

In closing, I hope that you will plan to attend this very informative and cost-effective workshop. 

Janet Stacey, Immediate Past President

Halifax Chapter of ARMA International

Planning and Managing Evaluations- An Introduction

Workshop Sponsored by: Halifax Chapter of ARMA International

The Halifax Chapter of ARMA International  is pleased to sponsor this two-day event presented by program evaluation experts: Heather Perkins and Tracy Fiander Trask. Due to limited registration there will be two offerings of the workshop: October 19 - 20, 2006 (registration must be postmarked by 6 October), and December 7 - 8 (registration must be postmarked 23 November).

Method of payment by cheque: ARMA Members $150.00; Non-members $400.00

Send cheque and registration to:

ARMA International - Halifax Chapter
P.O. Box 2381
Halifax, NS B3J 3E4

e-mail: [log in to unmask]

For More Information: Please contact Julie Morris, President, Halifax Chapter of ARMA International,  [log in to unmask]


Purpose of the workshop:

To familiarize participants with the benefits and outcomes of using an evaluation framework to enhance RIM program performance and advancement.


- To develop a fundamental understanding of program evaluation concepts, principles, and tools used in evaluation.
- To be learn about the components of an evaluation framework and how they can be used in the development of RIM programs.
- To understand how program evaluation can be used to measure and enhance RIM programs.
- To become prepare participants for future specialized evaluation training (e.g., developing and using logic models, assessment methods).

Why have we chosen this file of study for training RIM professionals?

Halifax Chapter RIM community of practitioners would benefit from using evaluation knowledge and skills support and enhance the development and advancement of quality RIM programs. The goals of a successful RIM program is to support organizational accountability and to protect the rights and obligations of our stakeholders, program evaluation skills will provide tools and approaches which in turn assist us in achieving
these goals and provide leverage for organizations to develop and advance their RIM programs.

Since the establishment and publication of the ISO 15489, Information and Documentation - Records Management, program various tools based on program evaluation methods and models have been developed and used for measuring RIM programs. ARMA International have partnered the development of applications such as Risk Profiler Self-Assessment for Records and Information Management and eDiscovery based on the ISO standard. In addition, government of Nova Scotia used the same standard to develop a "Joint Program Assessment" tool to measure RM programs in provincial government departments and compliance with the government-wide Records Management Policy. The Federal government also developed an "Information Management Capacity" tool for assessing how the federal government departments manage records and information. Evaluation knowledge and skills gained through this workshop will support an evaluation culture and enhance the development of our RIM programs.