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Training: "Essential Records"

  • 03/24/2011
  • 8:00 AM - 3:59 PM
  • Camp Dodge, Johnston

Course Description: We talk a great deal about how important our records are; but we have done little to provide the tools to

  • Identify what constitutes an "essential record",
  • How to store and protect those records, and
  • What resources are available to aid in recovery if records are damaged.

The first, and selective participant offering, is an approach to addressing those questions and concerns. The course supports the fundamental component of Continuity of Operations (COOP): ensuring that governments, and their partners can access and use records - both paper and electronic - needed to restore essential services and functions after a disaster or emergency.

Course participants will:

  1. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to secure their most essential records and recover those damaged by natural or human-caused disasters;
  2. Learn to identify records that need protection because they have long-term legal, administrative or cultural value. These records include those that define people's rights, document government obligations, secure a community's economic well-being and provide community identity.

A working lunch and break items will be provided for participants.  

There is no cost.

The two instructors will guide you through materials and resources in this one-day interactive workshop. The information you gain and the materials you receive are yours to take with you.

The class is limited to 20 participants.

Registration: Please send your contact information to Beth Lewis at beth.lewis@iowa.gov.

CONTACT US: (515) 650-0424 | sip@safeguardiowa.org | 4400 East University Ave.,  Suite 101, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

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