The Information Governance Initiative’s (IGI) inaugural IGI Boot Camp at the Information Governance Conference (InfoGovCon) on September 9, 2014 was met with both enthusiastic participation and great feedback from attendees. The over 30 participants covered a very diverse range of backgrounds, showing that information governance (IG) as a multi-stakeholder effort is catching on. IG practitioners came from a variety of perspectives, with titles such as: Director of Risk, VP of eDiscovery, Director of IT, CEO, Chief Technology Officer, Director of Business Development, and Director of RIM.
The IGI Executive team—Barclay T. Blair, Bennett B. Borden, Jason R. Baron, and Jay Brudz—led discussions and guided participants through a series of working sessions designed to provide participants with a practical, hands-on approach to IG. During the boot camp, participants learned about setting the stage for IG at their organizations, the various “facets” of IG, how to form a steering committee, getting started on their first IG project, and much more. During the working sessions, participants had an opportunity to roll up their sleeves and work with peers to explore the various facets of IG, their interests, and potential conflicts and synergies. They also saw an IG steering committee in action, had an opportunity to identify potential dysfunctions, and brainstormed with the group about solutions. Finally, they had a chance to begin building a plan for an IG project. The learning will continue as our boot camp participants are now part of a group in our online community where they will continue working collaboratively.
We could not have asked for a better group of participants for our inaugural IGI Boot Camp. Their enthusiasm and thoughtful contributions to the exercises and discussions made the day the success it was. Our team had a great time working with everyone. Thank you!
Here is what some of the participants had to say:
“Finally, a real-world, hands-on experience. The ‘play-acting’ scenarios were exactly what I’ve experienced and the discussions afterwards provided clear, sound suggestions for handling the situations for a win-win outcome. I highly recommend this event and look forward to another one next year!”—Melissa G. Dederer, MBA, CRM, IGP
“This session was a ‘must’. Wish more sessions were available through InfoGov14. Real experience, tangible insight, and concrete takeaways.”—Rebecca Gallei, CRM Administrator
“Getting our hands dirty matching facets to ‘what they care about’ was more thought provoking than just reading or listening to a lecture of the facets of IG. Thank you!”—John Schaffer
“Great collaboration in an environment that was not limited to one industry and all viewpoints were represented at a level to encompass Information Governance at a global viewpoint.”—Sharon K. Keck, Director of Risk & Records Information Mgmt.
The IGI’s next Boot Camp will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in Chicago at kCura’s Relativity Fest. Relativity Fest, kCura’s annual conference for Relativity users, is a three-day, educational event including panels and a lab session. There are two options for attending: 1) One-day pass: Access to the one-day boot camp, where you will learn about and workshop the core facets of information governance. 2) Full conference pass: Access to the boot camp, plus three days of Relativity Fest content, including a federal judges’ panel on eDiscovery and a complete schedule of engaging educational sessions and hands-on labs. To register for the workshop or the full show, please click here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. If you want to attend future boot camps be sure to join the community so we can send you details about these and other events.
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