Courses Include Certificate Programs in Advanced Information Governance and Electronic Records Management
St. Paul, Minnesota – Feb 10, 2016 – EDRM, the leading standards organization for the e-discovery market, announced today a new education series in information governance(IG) and electronic records management (ERM), to be available to EDRM members under a partnership with the Institute for IG and IMERGE Consulting.
The purpose of the partnership is to offer education for e-discovery professionals who are seeking to build practical skills in IG and ERM. Participants will earn a certificate in Advanced IG or ERM. Live instructor-led sessions will be held March 22-24, 2016, at the University of San Diego, Kroc Center. Online sessions and on demand HD video content are also available. EDRM members are eligible for special discounts. Course details and registration can be found on the EDRM website at http://www.edrm.net/iig.
“EDRM introduced the Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM) to help promote collaboration among the various stakeholders – business users, IT departments and legal, risk and regulatory departments, all of whom have interests and obligations in effective information governance,” said George Socha, co-founder of EDRM. “As the industry continues to mature, professional education that integrates the principles of effective information governance with the legal and risk management interests in e-discovery and regulatory compliance is more important than ever. The courses offered by the Institute for IG provide EDRM members a valuable opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in the areas of IG and ERM.”
About the Instructors
Robert Smallwood, the world’s leading IG author, blogger and trainer, is the primary instructor for the IG classes. Charmaine Brooks, CRM, a renowned records management expert, is the primary instructor for the ERM classes. George Socha will serve as an advisor and guest instructor.
Leading global organizations including Tyson Foods, Verizon Wireless, the Bank for International Settlements, Warner Music Group, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Pacific Gas & Electric, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Sidley Austin LLP, Kirkland & Ellis, Polsinelli and others rely on the Institute for IG for professional education in IG.
EDRM creates practical resources to improve e-discovery and information governance. Launched in May 2005, EDRM was established to address the lack of standards and guidelines in the e-discovery market. In January 2006, EDRM published the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, followed by additional resources such as IGRM, CARRM, PSRRM, Metrics and the Talent Task Matrix. Since its launch, EDRM has comprised 401 organizations, including 196 service and software providers, 88 corporations, 76 law firms, 24 governmental entities, 12 educational institutions and 5 industry groups involved with e-discovery and information governance.