January 31, 2016

Activity: Walking desk, 2.4 mph pace, 8.0% incline, 1:02, 2.5 miles.

January 29, 2016

Activity: Walking desk, 2.5 mph pace, 8.0% incline, 1:16, 3.12 miles.

January 28, 2016

Activity: Walking desk, 2.5 mph pace, 7.0% incline, 1:40, 4.17 miles.

Grace Period for Lapsed CIPs

If you received the CIP but didn't complete your CEUs and pay the recertification fee within 3 years, you're lapsed and technically no longer allowed to call yourself a CIP. However, because of all the confusion around the cancellation of the CIP program and its reinstatement, we've decided to offer lapsed CIPs the chance to remain CIPs. This is a one-time grace period.

The way it works is as follows. You need to document 45 continuing education hours on topics relating to the CIP. These hours can come from AIIM events, other related groups' events like ARMA or PMI, or even vendor events as long as the content is educational and related. So vendor cocktail receptions don't count; neither did that ARMA chapter meeting on "Dressing for Success". But that webinar on privacy did, and so did the AIIM conference, and so did the demo of that new SharePoint-based solution.

You can document your hours using this form: http://www.aiim.org/~/media/Files/Training/Info-Cert/CIP-Maintenance-Form.ashx. Email the form to training@aiim.org. You can also mail it to:

Attn: CIP Recertification
1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Make sure you include your payment information. The recertification form and payment must be received by April 26, 2016.

If you are lapsed, and do not complete these requirements by April 26, 2016, you will be decertified and no longer allowed to use the CIP designation or logo. In addition, in order to recertify after that date, you will have to take the updated CIP exam in accordance with the new procedures and pricing in effect at that time.

Questions? Email me or ping me on Twitter at @jessewilkins.

January 27, 2016

Activity: Walking desk, 2.4 mph pace, 7.0% incline, 1:20, 3.18 miles.
Systemware: ECM Strategy Step #1: Knowing What You Already Have. There is a link at the bottom of the page that requires registration (ugh) but the content of the post itself stands alone too.

January 26, 2016

Activity: Walking desk, 2.3 mph pace, 7.0% incline, 1:34, 3.61 miles.

January 22, 2016

Activity: Walking desk, 2.2 mph pace, 7.0% incline, 1:01, 2.27 miles.
Joe Shepley: SharePoint Records Management Revisited 


January 7, 2016

Elucidat: How to Write Great Multiple-Choice Questions for Your E-Learning. Good points throughout; I especially appreciate the author's note that a single good exam question can take 30 minutes or more to write. This has been my experience as well; a good question should be one that doesn't reward guessing. That is, while there is one right answer (or more for multiple-answer questions), all the wrong answers are plausible as well such that the student really needs to know the topic or content in order to get it right.

January 6, 2016

InfoGovCon16 Opens Call for Speakers

InfoGovCon has opened a call for speakers for the Information Governance Conference 2016, scheduled for Oct 10-11, 2016 in Providence, Rhode Island. Submissions are due by 2/19. More details available on the conference website.

Degreed: Leveraging the New Learning Ecosystem: Webinar Recap

ARMA Europe Opens Call for Speakers

ARMA Europe has announced its call for speakers for the ARMA Europe 2016 conference, scheduled for June 21-22, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. Deadline to submit is January 18, 2016. More details available on the conference website.

January 4, 2016

TD Magazine: Interact and Engage. Use these strategies to elicit engagement during live online training events.

Chris Walker: #5Thoughts - CIP Nouveau

The CIP in 2016 Part 2: Supporting the CIP

In my last post, I reviewed what will be happening with the CIP in 2016 as we revise it. In this post I want to focus on how CIPs can help to ensure the success of the CIP over time.

At last count more than 1,000 people had earned the CIP in just over 4 years time. This is a significant growth rate for a new certification. But those CIPs who took the exam in 2011, or 2012, are already 3 years out of date on current trends in the industry. Like most certifications, we built in a continuing education requirement to ensure that CIPs do remain current on industry and technology developments.

Recertification. The first thing you can do as a CIP to help ensure its growth and success is to stay a CIP - by submitting your CEUs (form can be found here) and the required fee. I recognize that this has been challenging given the uncertain nature of the CIP in recent weeks, but now that we know CIP will continue to move forward, it's important to help build that momentum. The right number of CIPs, after all, is not how many took the exam and passed, but how many are currently sporting the letters and the lapel pin.

Wait - you don't have a lapel pin? Send an email to certification@aiim.org with a mailing address and we'll get one out to you. Wear it to your AIIM chapter events, your ARMA events - wear it to work!

CIP Continuing Education Credits. And we'd like to both raise the visibility of CIP and make it easier to recertify. One way you can help is to get your events preapproved for CIP credits. We award 1.0 credit for each contact hour of educational content, so for the typical AIIM/ARMA chapter meeting, we'd award 1.0-2.0 credits, while an ARMA Spring Seminar might be as much as 6-7 credits per day of the seminar.

Note that these events do not have to be AIIM events, and can even be vendor events provided that the content is a) educational and b) is related to the topical areas of the CIP. But we can't possibly know about all of your events, so send an email to me or to certification@aiim.org and I'll follow up directly.

Job descriptions. One of the more significant metrics for a certification is its inclusion in job postings. If you help to develop such postings, either for information management professionals or those who are significantly impacted by IM issues, please consider adding the CIP to the list of required/preferred qualifications. This helps your organization to understand the value of *your* CIP as well.

Visibility. Of course if all CIPs sported the lapel pin, changed their names on Twitter and LinkedIn to include ", CIP", and put the CIP logo on their business cards, blogs, and websites, that would be awesome, too. :) I know many of you won't or can't, but for those of you who have, thank you!

Have other ideas as to how you are supporting CIP? Let me know with a comment and I'll resocialize them as well.