Free     |     Online     |     Live or On-Demand     |     5 CRM Credits

Welcome to Records Management University, a series of online courses dedicated to serving Records Management professionals, soon to enter its eighth semester. Why should you register? Just ask any of over 6,000 RM & IG professionals, just like you, who have already joined us

  • Credits:  CRM: 5 credits
  • Instructor:  Mitch Farbstein, Dean of RMU
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Let RMU Dean of Records Management, Mitch Farbstein, lead you through this educational, informational, and fun webinar course. We will spotlight the latest news, innovations, theory and concepts, critical industry issues, best practices, tips and tricks, how-to’s, and new advances in technology in Records Management. This is for everyone, experts and novices alike. Each of the 5 classes will focus on a different critical topic and last an hour.

Attention Records Managers: Each RMU session is pre-approved for 1 CRM Certification Maintenance Credit (CMP) from the Institute of Certified Records Managers up to 5 CRM credits (one for each class).

Spring 2019 Semester

Like most things in the universe, the past influences the future since the future is dependent on the building blocks that got us to where we are today. Think computer technology, automobiles, bowling balls (not so much so).  You could not have started at the point we are today without the experiences of the past.

For Semester 9 of RMU, we have selected five classes from the various themed past semesters that we feel present significant value and insight into the continuing maturing of Records Management.  And, nostalgically, these five classes will be presented in their original themes and framework—with a little refresh.  We will take you through RMU’s evolution during the last four years and give you a glimpse of what you may have missed.  A few of you have been lucky enough to have participated in RMU since its birth in the Spring of 2015, and those dedicated participants now have knowledge of all things records management (and a ton of free continuing education credits—always worth the price of admission!).  So, if you haven’t participated in the past, or infrequently, let’s get you back on the golden path to enlightenment.

As in the past, your leader for this 9th semester of RMU will be the always energetic, insightful and unorthodox Dean Mitch.  And, as in the past, Dean Mitch will be accompanied by his trusty side-kick, Kris Pettie, RMU’s illustrious Dean of Admissions.

View the Fall 2018 class recordings here, or request your Certificate of Completion for the Fall 2018 semester here!

Class 1, Feb 12:  Avoiding the Records Management Road Hazards

In this class we’ll review past/present RM mistakes and things to avoid while heading toward the future.  We’ll consider three or four key areas such as implementation, technology, and the organization.

Taken from the 10-March-2015 class from the first semester, themed “Transportation and Travel.”

Class 2, Feb 26:  Perks & Pitfalls of Auto-categorization

This class will focus in on the various auto-categorization methods that are available and viable into today’s records management environment.

Taken from the 10-November-2015 class from the second semester, themed “Navigating the Universe.”

Class 3, Mar 12:  Finding Your RM Crew

For our 3rd class revisiting the past, we will explore how to muster up the resources to be successful in your records management role. 

Taken from the 12-March-2016 Ferdinand Magellan class from the third semester, themed “The Great Explorers.”

Class 4, Mar 26:  Secured and Unsecured Environments

Formalizing, fulfilling, tracking and auditing the physical and electronic records process and the protections that are absolute necessities given the growth of information technology trolls and bandits.

Taken from the 1-November-2016 Hedy Lamarr class from the fourth semester, themed “Famous Inventors.”

Class 5, Apr 9:  Embracing the Content Information LifeCycle and Records Management

This class takes us to the end of the 9th semester by addressing the holistic view of the content information lifecycle with a focus on records management as its foundation. 

Taken from the entire fifth semester, themed “Universal Historical Records.”