Developing an Information Management Strategy


Workshop delivery options include:

  • Skype

  • In-house

2020 Workshop Dates & Venues:

  • Wellington Fri 6th March 2020

  • Melbourne Friday 20 March 2020

  • Canberra Tues 31 March 2020

Cost: $750 plus GST (includes course materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea)

Facilitator:      Matt O’Mara

Workshop Overview:

An Information Management Strategy is critical in providing a strategic framework for your records, archives, library and information management programmes of work. It ensures your efforts will be aligned to organisational outcomes and will be recognised as adding substantial value.

This is a pragmatic workshop that will take participants through the steps required to develop a robust information management strategy (IMS) and a typical programme of work to deliver on organisational outcomes. The workshop provides a number of tangible examples where information management has been used successfully to transform business processes and deliver significant efficiencies while effectively achieving business outcomes.

The workshop will be focused on what a strategy is and why it is critical in ensuring you achieve outcomes. It will step participants through the typical stages of development and content. It will also cover obtaining and ensuring buy-in from senior management, peers and general staff and powerful methods of communicating the importance of the IMS and programme of work.

Learning outcomes include:

  • The strategic value and benefits an IMS provides

  • Understanding the steps in developing an IMS

  • Understanding the structure and content of a typical IMS

  • Typical work streams outlined in an IMS

  • Information Governance and assessing where your organisation is at in terms of effective information governance

  • How to prioritise and manage work streams

  • Communication tools to utilise to ensure buy-in

  • Benefits derived from having an IMS

  • Critical success factors and how to obtain quick wins

  • The importance of taking an approach to information management based on business process transformation and cost drivers

  • Measures and metrics

  • The relationship between records, information and knowledge

  • Strategic models

  • The workshop will also cover 20 critical tools which you can immediately put to use to instantly add value and manage your programme of work

  • Knowledge sharing café (providing an opportunity to discuss contemporary issues, challenges and solutions)

Participants are encouraged to bring examples of current challenges and goals to explore and address within the workshop. 

Facilitator Details and Intended Audience

The course is developed and facilitated by Matt O’Mara who has over 30 years experience in information management. Matt is passionate about the challenges faced by information management professionals, having worked both at the coalface in records management through to senior strategic roles. Matt has experience in local and central government, education, health, audit, and defence. In 2010 he was the recipient of the J. Eddis Linton Information Proficiency Outstanding Individual Award from the RMAA.

This course is suitable for staff new to information management through to seasoned professionals. Consultants, business analysts, IT managers, CIOs, archivists, librarians, records managers and records officers through to senior management will find this course invaluable in understanding and developing an information management strategy.

To Book:

Please email with your name, position, organisation and contact details and we will confirm your place on the workshop or complete the online form.

Our participants say:

'“Our information management direction was changing and we needed some ideas on how to manage the journey. Matt’s workshop on developing an information strategy helped us get a better picture of what our information journey might look like and provided us with the tools to undertake a meaningful discourse with other stakeholders and senior players”

Luke Burns
Edith Cowan University
Perth, Western Australia

“Matt’s Information Management Strategy workshop with our Executive Leaders helped achieve precisely what we were looking for; for the first time, it got those at the top thinking about the implications of effectively managing information. Matt’s style and delivery inspired our leaders, leaving them enthused and wanting to know more about Information Management!”

Mark Ilic
Upper Hutt City Council

Thanks for an invaluable workshop. It was great timing with the work I am doing!

Thanks so much, it was a hugely valuable workshop

Was awesome.  Really excited to get stuck in it now.  Many thanks

Really enjoyed broke it down to tangible things you can do and covered a wide range of aspects

Practical tools + tips, looking at information in terms of business issues

Good pacing and the right level of participant engagement etc.  Great notes to take away.  Thank you!

Matt's extensive knowledge