Week in Review | Friday 22 May

Thank you to all those members that have already renewed.

The RIMPA Membership Year runs from 1st July - 30 June so renewals are now due.

The RIMPA Team have worked hard over the past few months to continue to deliver membership benefits with the delivery of our Virtual RIMPA. We really appreciate all the positive feedback we have received off many of our members and we will be continuing to deliver these added benefits from here on in.
Other benefits of membership include:
  • Discounted rates to professional national and global networking opportunities including RIMPA Live convention, symposiums, events, workshops, seminars and webinars (save you money and advance your career)
  • Expert Directory Access: our business directory is our industry e-bay!
  • Free access to the RIMPA Community
  • Industry specific jobs board
  • Member Advice Helpline
  • Meaningful volunteer opportunities in branches
  • Professional mentoring programs
  • Workshop training
  • Professional Recognition (ARIM, MRIM, FRIM)
  • Discounted memberships with alliance partners Institute of Managers and Leaders
  • Annual ezine subscription to RIMPA iQ The RIMPA Quarterly Professional Magazine 
  • Monthly member e-news (now weekly during Covid-19)
  • Discounted Advertising Rates (includes Business Directory and Jobs Board and member mail outs)
  • Discounted Accommodation at selected Peppers, Mantra, BreakFree and Art Series properties throughout Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Bali via the Departure Lounge. The Departure Lounge | Mantra, Peppers, Breakfree and Art Series
Feel free to contact the admin team or call Tynelle on 1800 242 611 to discuss your existing membership or make changes. There are many membership options we have available and we are happy to help in any way possible.

Please Note: Please reference all renewal payments with your invoice number and if possible, send through remittance advice to
If you have made a payment via EFT and have not received a receipt, please contact accounts as your payment may not have been allocated.

Our first virtual Round Table Discussion was held yesterday!

Thank you to our lead Presenter Peta Sweeney who delivered a flawless and insightful look at 'Required Education and Training for new age records and information professionals in digital world." Peta Sweeney BA(LIS) BED MBA FRIM is an experienced industry professional who manages corporate information at the Queensland Parliamentary Service. She has held the professional status of Fellow since 2013 and currently sits on the Queensland Branch Council, the Governance Advisory Branch and the RIMPA Board.

Joining Peta was our other 6 panelists:
*Susannah Tindall (New Professional) | Records Officer | Monash University
*Chris Holmes | RIMPA RTO Manager
*Michelle Goodwin | Miktysh
*Kate Bunker | Director of Learning | ALIA
*Klaus Veil | President Australian Council Of Professions
*Kemal Hasandedic | Independent Information Services Professional

This webinar is part of our newly introduced Webinar Series and all these webinars are recorded and available only to Members. To access all the past recordings please head to the new RIMPA Community Page and join the RIMPA Member Webinars Community.

Once you are accepted into the community just scroll down to the bottom of the home page (RIMPA Member Webinars) and you will see the available webinars. Please allow a few days turn around for these recordings to be loaded. 
Have you joined in on the conversation yet?
We are now in our second week of our new community platform - RIMPA Community!
Want to learn more about the industry? Our open forum is ready and waiting for you to explore! Take a few minutes today to log in and look around - there are plenty of fellow industry colleagues already making new connections and having conversations!

Get involved and see if you can head to the top of the Most Active Users List!

Congratulations to the following members:
Bethany Sinclair-Giardini, Rainer Krause, Cheryl Pillai, Timothy Robertson and Stephen Bedford for topping the "Most Active Users List'. Gold stars for all of you!

If you have not yet created your profile or logged in head to the RIMPA Community Page for the full access instructions.

Keep the conversations going - your views are important to everyone!

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Upcoming Webinar: June 2nd

ELO EDRMS for Local Government

Join ELO’s webinar and find out why more and more Local Councils and Shires select ELO as their new records management system. This webinar will focus on benefits for Local Governments.

ELO has specifically developed a version of its EDRMS for small and medium Local Governments. 
ELO EDRMS is very user friendly, fast deployed, very cost effective and meets your compliance requirements. ELO will showcase in this short webinar, how users can stay compliant when working from home or at the office – all as s standard. 
A brief insight into Records Management administration will be followed by a Q&A session.

Join ELO's webinar and
register here

ELO is a RIMPA Gold Industry Partner 


Head to the above link 'Introduction and Overview of the New Content Manager Select" for a highly relevant change in the way Microfocus are offering our records management access.
3 June | An Introduction to Information Culture | Presented by: Gillian Oliver

10 June | Governance beyond the basics – other sources of obligations you should be considering in your sentencing and disposition planning | Presented by: Rachael Greaves

24 June | Teams, Culture and Leadership During Change | Presented by: Martine Harkin

8 July | Electronic signatures and records management | Presented by: Lydia Loriente

Head to our Virtual RIMPA Webinars for the full details and to register.

Online Training

As most of you may be aware, RIMPA has started to deliver training workshops delivered via videoconferencing. These sessions have been extremely popular so book in now as spots are filling!

Upcoming Sessions:

Creating and Managing a Digital Framework (2/06/20)
Developing a records management strategic plan (4/06/20)
Understanding and developing Information Management Governance (09/06/20)
Developing a risk management matrix in readiness for digitisation (11/06/20)
Implementing and upgrading your eDRMS (18/06/20)
Change Management for information management projects (25/06/20)

Head to our
Training Page for the full details and to register for the above sessions.

The member rate for each session is $150.00 (Ex GST). Each session is between 3.5 – 4 hours. The non-member rate is $250.00 (Ex GST) per session.

Platform Used: GoTo Meeting
All attendees receive an invite before the training begins.

Head here for a short YouTube Video to view instructions on using the Go To Meeting Platform

in partnership with 


The 2019/20 RIMPA Branch Excellence Awards will close on 31 May 2020.  This year’s award season has kicked off with the RIMPA Branch Excellence Awards and will culminate in the awarding of the Company Outstanding Achievement Awards in October 2020.

The Branch Excellence Awards honour RIMPA members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of our profession and who are leaders in the records and information management industry.  They recognise and celebrate organisations and individuals that implement initiatives and industry leading services that raise the visibility of records and information management across industries.
RIMPA branches will present the winners of the respective awards at their Information Awareness Month event throughout the months of July and August.

Nominations are open in the categories of:
  • New Professional
  • Outstanding Student
  • Outstanding Group
  • Outstanding Individual

Visit the Branch Excellence Awards page on the RIMPA website to view the criteria documents and to download the nomination form today to start working on your nomination.
Head to the RIMPA Newsfeed to find out more

We are in this together and together we are stronger. Stay Safe from the RIMPA Team.

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