Call for Proposals – Criteria for Acceptance


ARMA International Education Policies and Procedures

ARMA International education programmes are non-commercial. Individuals should refrain from using brand names and endorsing specific products. Under no circumstance should an association podium be used as a place for direct promotion of a facilitator’s product, service, or monetary self-interest. Facilitators also must refrain from overt statements, harsh language, or pointed humour that disparages the rightful dignity and social equity of any individual or group.


Selection Criteria

The selection process follows a rigorous review of every proposal submitted. Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed.


Education programs should demonstrate measurable impact and results. Your emphasis should be on the application of the concept or solution presented, using simulations, exercises, and tools that enhance the learning experience. Participants want real-world examples of what works and practical take-away tools and solutions.


Proposals of a commercial nature, those that promote or market particular products and services, will not be considered


All proposals are reviewed with the following criteria:

Quality of Content

  • Completeness, responsiveness, and appearance of the proposal (incomplete proposals will not be reviewed)
  • Well-defined, results-oriented learning objectives that can be met in the time allotted
  • Content that is challenging, in-depth, practical, or cutting-edge and oriented towards management of records and the governing of information
  • Innovative and new approaches to current and emerging issues
  • Offer or include performance improvement tools or job aids
  • Relevance to the programme topics that we’ve requested


Facilitator Qualifications

  • Professional experience and background of the facilitator(s) as evidenced by time in the profession, current position, and contributions to the industry
  • Expertise in topic areas and demonstrated interactive teaching skills as evidenced by evaluations and recommendations


Limit for Number of Facilitators

Programmes are limited to two facilitators, and panels are limited to three panellists plus one moderator for a total of four facilitators.  Exceptions to these limits must be approved by ARMA International.  Facilitators are limited to delivering two education programmes. Facilitators may serve on a panel in addition to delivering two education programmes.