Information Management Training

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At ALGIM we've been involved in information management for decades. We know how complex it can be, so we've worked closely with Kerri Siatiras, an independent consultant and IM expert, to develop three great courses for local government IM professionals.

  1. Archives management for local authorities
  2. IM and record keeping
  3. IM strategy programme - a training, coaching and mentoring course

What others have said about the training


Archives management for local authorities

ALGIM runs this online course, delivered by Kerri Siatiras.

The course complements the material provided in the ALGIM IM Toolkit Module B6, Local Authority Archives Management Guidelines.

This includes seven sessions of 90 minutes each, with a workbook sent out to participants beforehand. 

The course covers the following:

  • defining IM and recordkeeping
  • legislation and standards covering Public Records Act and LGOIMA
  • disaster recovery
  • storage and handling
  • creation and control of information and records
  • physical file management
  • metadata
  • email
  • databases
  • shared drives
  • electronic document and records management systems
  • digitisation
  • managing non-current records
  • disposal of information
  • local authority archives.

What you need to know

  • Sessions run from 10.00am to 11.30am.
  • We will use GoTo Meeting as the platform.
  • You will need a microphone and a webcam.
  • You will need a quiet space so there are no distractions for the other participants.
  • The maximum number of attendees will be eight.
  • You will receive an email with a link to each session.
Time: 7 x 90 minute sessions

Cost: $450 plus GST per person


Online IM and record keeping 

We now deliver our popular two-day, in-person training course Introduction to IM and record keeping online delivered by Kerri Siatiras.

This includes seven sessions of 90 minutes each, with a workbook sent out to participants beforehand. 

The course covers the following:

  • defining IM and recordkeeping
  • legislation and standards - covering Public Records Act and LGOIMA
  • disaster recovery
  • storage and handling
  • creation and control of information and records
  • physical file management
  • metadata
  • email
  • databases
  • shared drives
  • electronic document and records management systems
  • digitisation
  • managing non-current records
  • disposal of information
  • local authority archives.

What you need to know

  • Sessions run from 10.00am to 11.30am.
  • We will use GoTo Meeting as the platform.
  • You will need a microphone and a webcam.
  • You will need a quiet space so there are no distractions for the other participants.
  • The maximum number of attendees will be eight.
  • You will receive an email with a link to each session.
Time: 7 x 90 minute sessions

Cost: $450 plus GST per person

Information management strategy – a training, coaching and mentoring course

An Information management (IM) strategy is an essential tool for council as it prioritises planning for managing information, linking IM initiatives to overall business strategies and plans. 

At ALGIM we are excited to be able to offer this unique IM Strategy programme. It is more than just an online course. As well as scheduled online class sessions, it includes coaching and one-on-one mentoring to support attendees in the development of an IM Strategy for their council.

There is a minimum number of eight attendees to run this programme.  

Time: 7 x 90 minute sessions plus 2 x 90 minute one-on-one mentoring with Kerri

Cost: $1200 plus GST per person


Outline of the IM strategy programme

Week one – three online sessions:

  • Module one – setting the scene, understanding why your organisation needs an IM strategy and overview of the development process
  • Module two – looking at the big picture and context for IM
  • Module three – understanding the development process and IM principles.

Weeks two and three - outside of class exercise  

  • Planning and preparation for development of your strategy.

Week four – three online sessions:

  • Module four – exploring current IM challenges
  • Module five – developing skill sets to meet IM challenges
  • Module six – turning strategy into action.

    Weeks five and six - outside of class exercise 

    • Developing a 90-day action plan and making a start on developing your IM strategy.

    Week seven – one online session

    • Module seven - understanding realistic goals, measuring improvements, reflection and next steps.

    Follow-up sessions:

    Follow-up one-on-one session – one month later

    • A one hour online discussion with you and Kerri about what you have achieved, any barriers to achieving the goals identified for the first 30 days and working through options to address those barriers.

    Follow-up one on-one-session - scheduled when draft IM Strategy completed 

    • A one-hour online discussion between attendee and Kerri about their draft IM Strategy.

    What did people say about the training Courses?

    "The breadth of topics covered was over the entire span of records and gave me some good ideas to follow up within our organisation as both an archivist and member of digital transformation steering group. Kerri's experience of both records and archives, as well as working with large institutions, was of great help when asking targeted questions."

    "I have to say that I really enjoyed the opportunity to get to know the basics of what good IM and record keeping is all about. There was a lot that I did not already know, which will help to provide a new lens in the way we look at IM here at GWRC. Thanks again Kerri!"

    "Kerri is very knowledgeable and presents the information in a structured way that also gives you space to think and discuss, Kerri is a great presenter."

      "Thoroughly enjoyed the course as an IM newbie in the field. The course runs through the progression of IM from archives to the digital age. Very interesting and informative course. Many thanks to Kerri and ALGIM for organising the workshops."

      "The pace of the local authorities archives management course was excellent and having a session every couple of days encouraged me to complete my homework promptly, so it was not able to fall off my radar."

      "All aspects of the workshop were valuable, however I particularly found the classification structures, metadata and the discussion about key legislations and standards most valuable."

      "I really enjoyed learning about all the layers/aspects of records management, some of which I had not known of before but made sense and added depth. Thank you!"

      "Really enjoyed the course and learnt some very valuable information."

      "The workbooks were and will continue to be a valuable reference source."


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