University of Toronto’s iSchool Institute’s Fall 2011 schedule is now available:

Project Management for Information Managers Wed. 6 Jul 2011 – Fri. 8 Jul 2011 in Ottawa  —  Only 2 spots left!

3 days (18 hours) – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Instructor: Jane Neath

Fee: $625.00

Cert: IM or stand-alone

In the changing world of the information professional, the ability to effectively and efficiently manage projects is an essential skill. Project Management software can help, but knowledge of the fundamentals of the planning, estimating, monitoring and reporting tools, what they are and how to apply them, is essential.

In team-based project-oriented environments, more critical than knowing how to use tools, is knowing how to lead project teams over whom the project manager has no formal authority or control. Knowing one’s own management style, how to read others’ and adapt one’s behaviour to the needs of others in different stages of team development are valued yet often underdeveloped competencies for today’s information and technology professionals.

In this 3-day workshop, team leaders and managers apply proven project management techniques to an actual project. You leave the workshop with a project plan and pragmatic information that will be immediately, readily and easily applicable to your job.

“Jane is very knowledgeable which made her use of examples more relevant. Excellent job!”

“Gave me good ideas of adding IM requirements to new projects.”


July courses in TORONTO

Setting the Management Framework for Information Management

Fri. 22 Jul 2011 – Sat. 23 Jul 2011

2 days (12 hours) – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Instructor: Stuart Bailey

Fee: $450.00

Cert: IM

The course is designed to help with establishing governance in their organizations. It focuses on governance drivers and tools.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • do a high-level assessment of how well their organization is meeting its legal requirements for information management and of the risks it faces for non-compliance;
  • select the external standards and commonly-accepted guidelines appropriate to their organization;
  • identify where internal standards, policies and guidelines would improve operations and reduce risk; write internal policies and guidelines;
  • recommend appropriate models for governance and the allocation of roles and responsibilities for information management functions in their organization;
  • talk comfortably with specialists from disparate areas of IM about specific laws and standards; and locate organizations, experts and detailed resources for further information

“Fantastic instructor, really got the ideas across & focussed on our learning process.”

“Extremely knowledgeable in information management governance and structure.”


Introduction to Social Media for Organizations

Fri. 15 Jul 2011

1 day (6 hours) – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Instructors: Connie Crosby & Daniel Lee

Fee: $250.00


Bring your organization up to date by learning how to develop a social media plan, taking into account its larger strategies and objectives.

Learn about monitoring the web for mentions of your organization and conversations that are of interest, and joining in. Consider your organization’s key audiences or communities, where they are online and how to engage them. Learn about online community building, and measurement that is meaningful. This is a full day introductory overview session with a focus on strategy and methods rather than specific tools or tactics.

Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of blogs, wikis, Facebook and Twitter.

For more information and to register go to: or call (416) 978 7111