Call for Papers 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 humor 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 programmes 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/solutions.

All proposals are reviewed with the following criteria:

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

 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 governing information
  • Innovative and new approaches to current and emerging issues
  • Offer/include performance improvement tools or job aids
  • Relevance to the programme topics 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
  • Facilitators with 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.  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.

About ARMA International

ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the preeminent global authority on managing records and information – paper and electronic.  Since its establishment in 1956, the association has grown to more than 27,000+ members including records and information managers, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, IT managers, consultants, and educators, all of whom work in a wide variety of industries, including government, legal, healthcare, financial services, and petroleum in more than 50 countries.