NAGARA Webinar Series

The NAGARA Webinar Series, a membership benefit introduced in November 2016, provides members of NAGARA free access to professional development opportunities from the comfort of their own home or office on a near-monthly basis. Below is a list of all webinars currently open for registration. Registration is FREE for members, and $19.00 for non-members.

If you are interested in submitting a topic or proposal to present as part of the NAGARA Webinar Series, please click here to fill out a brief proposal form. A representative from NAGARA will be in touch with you to discuss your proposal.

Members of NAGARA may also visit the NAGARA Webinar Archive to enjoy past webinars from the comfort of their own home or office at any time.

Upcoming NAGARA Webinars

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Cultural resources are found in government offices, archives, museums, libraries, historical societies, and other collecting institutions. When disaster strikes a community, recovery of these very institutions is crucial for continuity of government and for maintaining the community’s identity, resilience, and economic vitality.

When: September 19, 2019
This session will outline the creation of the committee, how it worked, how we approached various issues, lessons learned, and the results of the last five years of effort.

When: October 3, 2019
We aim to provide a broad overview of intellectual property rights, the technologies employed to protect them, and how both impact public recordkeeping now and into the future.

When: October 8, 2019
This webinar will review a major security breach at a government archival institution. Using security footage (primarily from the point of view of the saboteurs) presenters will review what went right and what went wrong, showing all how to better improve their own security.

When: November 7, 2019
This session explores what factors go into determining the legal retention requirements, such as state/federal laws/statutes/guidelines, statues of limitations, accrediting body requirements, duration of licensures and other legal factors.

When: December 5, 2019
This 201-level webinar will cover FERMI accomplishments since the last NAGARA webinar in May 2018. Courtney will share how organizations can use the FERMI products to improve their procurement process to acquire the services and solutions they need to manage their electronic records. Courtney will be joined by a Federal agency who will share their experiences with using FERMI resources for ERM services procurement.

When: December 10, 2019
This webinar will explore how to build a team of experts, establishing roles and responsibilities, working with Human Resources to establish a career ladder, revising job descriptions, building support with the organization, and maintaining the team over time, within existing budgets. These methods are adaptable to large or small governments and can help build justification to increase budgets for more staff and resources.

When: January 9, 2020
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Loosely based on ISO 15489 standard for records management, this session provides the 4 steps to the process of doing a RM assessment to capture the organization’s current state of being, and the opportunities for improvements that can arise from the results.

When: February 6, 2020
The Security Compliance session is an overview of security research performed for State of Michigan Records Management Services for the following regulations; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), Social Security Number Privacy Act, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI), IRS Publication 1075, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and State of Michigan Policies.

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