Records Management University
FREE Online CRM Credit Courses

Records Management University

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

Course Information

  • When: Every other Tuesday, starting September 26th. 2PM EST
  • Where: Online
  • Cost: FREE
  • Credits: CRM: 5 credits
  • Instructor: Mitch Farbstein, Dean of RMU


What Is RMU?

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

Mitch_F_RMU_LibraryLet 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).


Fall 2017 Semester

The Changing Climate in Records Management: Preparing for the Future!

The sixth semester of RMU will explore records management in the future based on what we know today and our current perceptions of records management. The theme for the Fall 2017 semester will be based on the clairvoyant visions of famous futurists. The interesting thing about futurists is that at the time of their predictions their opinions are as good as anyone else’s. Their predictions encourage debate and open the door for dialog. So, this Dean of RMU will take a crack at being a seer of records management and get the conversation started.

If the past foretells the future at RMU, attendees will have a unique records management experience. As a reminder, don’t forget to bring your own crystal ball for adding your own predictions. The future is now, or at least around the corner.

Each 1 to 1 1/4 hour class will be divided into several segments:

  • A famous futurist
  • Exploration of current views on ten popular, but ill-conceived RM ideas
  • What the future has in store for record managers and their organizations
  • Real time surveys and results


1. Is the records management climate really changing?

Tue, Sep 26 – The Nostradamus Class (France, 1503-1566)
In this first class of the semester we will establish the curriculum for the first semester by presenting the top ten misconceptions (skeletons in the closet) about records management. We will explore how the proliferation of information is altering where we need to be in the future. We will discuss the record managers role in effecting the cultural changes for adapting to the new sources of information and how our view of categorization must change.

2. Here, there and everywhere: Is the future beyond our grasp?

Tue, Oct 10 – The David Goodman Croly (US 1829-1889)
During this second class, we will begin to explore RM enabling technology tools for gaining success in the future. Even with these advanced tools and concepts, will record managers have the practical experience and knowledge to effectively address these future challenges.

3. Can I afford a Tesla, or am I stuck with my old Pinto?

Tue, Oct 24 – The Nikola Tesla Class (Austria, 1856-1943)
During the third class, we will review the financial impact of data proliferation, security and threat management. Do I repair the Pinto or invest in the technology of the future?

4. Is the culture disciplined enough to breed RM success?

Tue, Nov 7 – The J.B.S. Haldane Class (UK 1892-1964)
The fourth class will present the strategic role of workflow in controlling the capture, labeling and disposition of records and why certain goals may be unobtainable.

5. The future records management game: Internal and external chess players

Tue, Nov 21 – The John Desmond Bernal Class (Ireland 1901-1971)
In this final wrap up class we will review the impact of regulations and organizational “buy-in” to your future vision for RM in your organization.


The content of each session is subject to change.


Register now! Click Here!