Take note of two upcoming events

November 1, 2012

By Bob Johnson, NAID CEO

Understandably, NAID members look to the association as a source of education. NAID takes this responsibility very seriously and member feedback tells us we’re doing a pretty good job so far. From the extreme intensity of Certified Secure Destruction Specialist (CSDS) training, the very successful free Summer School Webinar Series, the quarterly journal NAIDnews, and the bimonthly e-bulletin NAIDDirect, this educational content comes in many forms.

Of course, NAID is not the only source of quality education that is useful to its members. If fact, in today’s blog I want to bring your attention to two non-NAID events that have some very relevant and useful content.

First, I want to mention the upcoming Sales and Operations Workshop offered by Shred School in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov.14-16. Not only does this represent a golden opportunity to improve your business operations, it marks that last opportunity to attend a Shred School event under the leadership of Ray Barry. As readers may already know, Ray has accepted a position as Vice President of Sales in the Eastern Region at Access Information Management. Therefore, he will phase out his leadership of Shred School after this event. There is a reason Access hired Ray, and this is a great opportunity for you to see why. As it happens, I’ll be making the short trip to Las Vegas myself to visit with colleaguesas well as hear from Ray and Greg.

The second event I’d like to highlight is PRISM International’s upcoming workshop titled Commercial Information Services of the 21st Century – The Fundamentals. It will be held on Dec. 4-5, at the Arizona Biltmore here in Phoenix, Ariz. For any secure destruction service provider evaluating whether to diversify into records and information management (or that already had diversified), this conference is certainly worth the time and money. In fact, when you consider the combined experience of the presenters at this workshop, it’s a steal.

These are two quality events that are well worth your consideration.