Advancing Professionally: Roundtable on Certifications

February 15, 2017 @ 10:30 pm – February 16, 2017 @ 12:00 am
The Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre
One Oxford Centre
301 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
$35 Members, Free to Guests and Non-Chapter Members (CAP 7)
Deb Karafinski

ARMA Pittsburgh Chapter’s seminar for February is

Advancing Professionally: Roundtable on Certifications

To certify or not to certify? See just some of the many certifications you may pursue below.
ARMA Professional Development Certifications

That’s always a question for information governance professionals. Lately, changes are flying. AIIM recently resurrected its CIP due to popular demand, while ICRM added a new certification. Our panelists will briefly address a digestible chunk of these professional designations, e.g., IGP, CRM, CISSP, PMP. After they give a high-level summary of certifications, roadmap to getting them, the benefits of having them, and how to get them, then we will open it up to a roundtable discussion.

Can you get certified, too? How do you prepare for them? Once you have them, how sustainable is it to keep them? Do they improve your career prospects? How do they advance your game professionally? This is a unique opportunity to see how to right-you’re your professional development plan. Plan on attending because the timing could not be better as PMI Pittsburgh’s 2017 PMP Prep classes begin the Saturday following this panel.

Panelists’ biographies:

Pete Casey, IGP, CRM
Senior Records Analyst at Comcast, ARMA Liberty Bell Chapter, Philadelphia, PA. A records management professional with 20 years of experience in the financial services and telecommunications industries, Pete has led many CRM study groups for more than a decade and recently received the new IGP certification and has assisted others in obtaining the IGP. Pete is the Immediate Past President of ARMA Liberty Bell Chapter in Philadelphia. He co-presented on an engaging panel “CRM: Next Step or Misstep?” for our Pittsburgh chapter 5 years ago and we are excited to have him join us again.

Anne Monroe, PMP, CSM
Senior Project Manager at Highmark, Inc. and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Mechanical Engineer who drives product development projects from concept to production. Anne has experience delivering complex, multimillion-dollar projects in domestic and international markets. Her project management experience spans the healthcare, automotive and rail industries. She is a positive leader who builds and directs cross-functional teams to meet project deliverables. She delivers successful project outcomes using project management and Agile methodologies while managing risks, schedule and budgets. She also volunteers as Pittsburgh PMI Chapter, Director of Outreach to Professional Organizations.

Doug Salah, CISSP, CISM
Manager of Information Security and Networking at Wabtec Corporation, Doug strategically design, develop, and review information technology security policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines in order to protect the corporate data and systems, and assure their confidentiality, integrity, and availability. He is responsible for managing information security risk to acceptable levels and providing security guidance to development, architecture and systems support staff according to pertinent policies and standards.

RSVP no later than Friday, February 10, at 12:00 p.m. to You can select dinner entree menu options in RSVP or payment option below.

Chapter Member Cost: $35
Guest and Non-Chapter Member Cost: FREE to first 7!
Cash bar available

NOTE: You will be billed for the full dinner cost for cancellations received within 48 hours of the event.

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