Monday, February 09, 2009

New Information Management Certificate at University of Toronto's PLC

As someone who teaches at the Professional Learning Centre at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, I help to spread the word about their various excellent programs. Their new Information Management Certificate has me even more excited than most! A lot of the work I do touches on either information management or knowledgement management (and I am sure there are plenty of overlaps between these areas). So I am looking forward to starting this program next week to learn as much as I can. Check out the line-up of courses (click through for full descriptions including instructor and dates)~


Information Management Fundamentals

Overview of ECM Technologies

Practitioner's Toolkit:

Information Management Analyses

Classification, Taxonomy and Metadata – Basic

Classification, Taxonomy and Metadata – Advanced (Elective)

Information Architecture – Basic

Information Architecture – Advanced (Elective)

Manager's Toolkit:

Strategic and Business Planning for Information Management

Setting the Management Framework for Information Management

Getting Commitment for Information Management in Your Organization

The whole thing starts up next week. I was speaking last week with Eva Piorkowski (who I know better as Eva Kupidura but alas will have to re-learn her name!), and she was telling me they are committed to running the courses at least twice each year over the next two years minimum. So, if you start now there is plenty of time to work your way through the program.

Or, if just one or two courses grabs you, you can always take the individual courses without following the full certificate.

All the courses look outstanding, but what really grabbed my attention is the last course listed above which will be taught by Peter de Jager, who I have seen speak a few times now on change management. I expect that course will be a real highlight.

As an instructor and someone who helps to get the word out, I have to be honest and let you know I am receiving some free time in the program. But I was all planned to pay the whole thing out of pocket personally, I am that jazzed about it. And I'm looking forward to working through what I learn, and expect the results will show up in some of the writing I do including here on the blog. I'm hoping to see others out and learn from you, as well.



Unknown said...

If only this was offered via web, or if only I lived in TO. The course looks great Connie. Thanks for the heads up.

Connie Crosby said...

Yes, those of us in the Toronto area are very fortunate to have the Professional Learning Centre as a resource. They do some of their courses online, but unfortunately this isn't one of them. I'll at least try to share some of what I learn here.