Records and Information Managers’ responsibilities are rapidly changing as more regulations and new sources of information are introduced into the business environment.
They must manage all types of information: paper, electronic as well as digital assets. Information Governance is the guiding principle in narrowing the gap between collaborative communications and corporate records, as well as managing information throughout its lifecycle.
Understanding this growing challenge, Western Integrated Systems (WIS), in partnership with Fujitsu Corporation, recently hosted the first ever Information Governance Practitioner Certification Program for our clients.
“I believe education and training are important in strengthening our on-going partnership with our customers,” explained Ray Hughes, Director of Operations.
The program created by AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management), the global community for information professionals, defines Information Governance Standards and outlines requirements and necessary steps in creating an Information Governance program. The professional trained in Information Governance increases the efficiency and overall security of the organization’s information assets and mission-critical records.
Although tuition for Information Governance Certification is normally more than $1,000, the costs were underwritten by Fujitsu, a premier provider of scanners and related document capture hardware.
Pamela Doyle, Director of Training from Fujitsu, taught the day-long course. She provided a road map on creating an IG program. She showed students how to develop an Information Governance policy framework. Some of the steps include: understanding the requirements, defining the scope, securing executive commitment, and communicating the policies for successful program adoption.
Because of the complexity and cost of the program, attendance was limited. Upon successful completion of the online test, participants will earn an Information Governance Practitioner Certification.
This was the first Information Governance program offered by WIS and based on participants’ input, we will be offering it in other geographical areas to serve more of our clients.
If you are interested in more information on the Information Governance Practitioner Certifications, please contact Cheryl Young at (714) 997-3700 ext 31 or email Cheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org.