Information Governance Boot Camps

Building a World-Class Information Governance Program

What is an IGI Boot Camp?

Our Boot Camps are led by IGI founders Barclay T. Blair and Bennett B. Borden, and incorporate an incredible revolving faculty of industry experts on the Boot Camp topic and in its unique facilitation format.

At our Boot Camps, the focus is less on talking and more on doing. Less on problems and more on solutions. Less on presentations and more on practical tools, tips, and techniques. While we teach you new ways to think about your information problems, we focus on teaching you to take action.

Our goal? That the next day you will go back to your office and immediately use something you learned at our Boot Camp.

The format is a series of four sessions that begin with a short training presentation and continue with facilitated group exercises that get you on your feet and working with your table on real-world IG problems. Along the way we teach you a battle-tested methodology for moving from confusion and complexity to achievable, incremental, projects that provide short-term value while intelligently supporting your long-term, comprehensive IG strategy.


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Our Boot Camps are based on years of practice helping hundreds of organizations build IG programs; the ongoing insights of our large and growing community, and the hard data that we generate from our research programs.

While we strongly believe in the value of our content and format, we have also found that the highest value may come from what you learn from the people around your table – people just like you who generously share their stories, insights, and techniques.

So, please come prepared to work, share, and learn.

Who Comes to Our Boot Camps?

Boot Camp participants are IG professionals come from an incredibly diverse set of background including business, IT, law, e-discovery, data analytics, cybersecurity, privacy, compliance, and records management.

Here are some of the titles of past Boot Camp participants, who come from public and private organizations and a wide range of industries.

  • Associate General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer
  • Director, Business Ethics & Compliance
  • Principal Enterprise Solution Architect – CTO
  • Associate Director of Information Governance
  • Chief Privacy Officer and Health Information Management Director
  • General Counsel
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Global Privacy & Data Protection Officer
  • Director, Information Security & Governance
  • Director Global Operations – Law, Compliance and Government Affairs
  • Director of Records Management
  • Head of Enterprise Architecture

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

How Do I Attend a Boot Camp?

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, Knowledge Management

Registration typically opens a few months before each Boot Camp.

A list of Boot Camps for which we are accepting registrations can be found below.

The standard registration rate for our Boot Camps is $899. Due to the generosity of our sponsors we are typically able to offer significant early registration discounts and special rates for government participants and small groups.

Registration is available to all corporate and government professionals who have an interest in IG. In order to ensure that participants receive the benefit of hearing from other professionals like them, seats available to technology and service providers are extremely limited and only permitted on a case-by-case basis.

Your registration fee includes:

  • One participant seat for our Special Edition Boot Camp.
  • Continental breakfast; lunch; coffee breaks.
  • The IGI Boot Camp workbook.
  • Complimentary access to a special section of our online community for Boot Camp Alumni.

Boot Camp Agenda

Although our Boot Camp agenda does change from event to event the essential format is the same.

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Quick Take: Introduction to the Boot Camp format
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM Foundations: Critical IG Concepts and Trends
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM Session 1: The First Step: How Do You Build Support for IG at Your Organization?
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Energy Break
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM Session 2: Using Our Battle-Tested Methodology for IG Project Planning and Execution
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM LUNCH
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM Session 3: Steering Committee Role Playing Exercise
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Energy Break
3:15 PM – 4:15PM Session 4: Putting IG Tools and Techniques to Work
4:15 PM – 4:30PM Wrap Up and Reflection

Special Edition Boot Camps

IGI Boot Camp participants learn to take advantage of the latest developments in law, technology, and best practices to build world-class information governance programs.

Our Special Edition IG Boot Camps are designed to help IG practitioners quickly get up to speed on critical developments in IG. For example, we have delivered Special Edition Boot Camps on the 2016 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Customized, onsite Boot Camps at your organization are also possible. Please contact us at 866-626-2917 for more information.

What Participants Say About Our IG Boot Camps?

“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.”

—Melissa G. Dederer, MBA

“This session was a ‘must’. Real experience, tangible insight, and concrete takeaways.”

—Rebecca Gallei, Enterprise Risk Management

“We received great feedback on the IGI Boot Camp held at our user conference, Relativity Fest, in October, so are planning a mini boot camp on data remediation for LegalTech New York this February. Our customers get a lot out of it, and we love that we can offer a hands-on environment for practitioners to dive into information governance alongside their peers.”

—Nick Robertson, Vice President of Product & Marketing at kCura

“IG is no small feat and requires strategic coordination and buy-in from company leadership/sponsors. The interactive exercises at the boot camp allowed for the sharing of experiences and suggestions around a framework for achieving incremental results.”

—Bob Krantz, CEO at Mindseye

Boot Camp Supporters

The following IGI Supporters have provided support for our Boot Camps.

IGI Boot Camp kCura Relativity

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