DAMA International (DAMAI) is keenly aware of the continuing education efforts of its chapter members. It is a truism that our profession of data management in all its practice areas is a constantly evolving and expanding discipline.

DAMAI has developed a portfolio of offerings to support chapters and members in their efforts to keep informed. This includes our annual conference, conference and idea development support for chapters, speaker tour support and numerous Web site-based resources and pointers. A newly formed education committee, consisting of several chapter presidents and myself, is working through education principles around speaker tours and chapter support structures for them following a very successful pilot project tour last year.

For continuing education information, see the resources pages at our Web site http://www.dama.org/ where you will find resources for data, information and knowledge managers; data resource management: a selected bibliography; education and training in data, information and knowledge management; and forums and threaded discussion groups for IRM professionals.

DAMAI also publishes Guidelines to Implementing Data Resource Management (ISBN 0967667402), now in its third version. This book has chapters contributed by thought leaders in our profession and gives valuable advice on instituting functionality. It is a great tool for practitioners to use to enhance an existing data management shop including data quality and data warehouse projects, sample job descriptions and data architecture guidelines.

My goal as vice president of education and special projects is to not only make the Web site resources and publications an essential reference component for data management professionals in their pursuit of lifelong continuing education, but to bring into place new support pieces whenever possible. For example, a project is underway to enhance the education and training Web page to include more listings for degree, diploma and other certification offerings by colleges and universities.

DAMAI is also active in the development and support of certification criteria, such as the support of the DRM specialty exam which we sponsor in the ICCP's Certified Computing Professional Program. DAMAI holds an affiliate membership with the ICCP and has a cooperative philosophy with other organizations.

Please drop me a note at vp_education_services@dama.org if you have ideas for ways that I can make the continuing education efforts of DAMAI more accessible and useful to you in your work.

DAMA Chapter and Events Calendar
Austin/San Antonio Contact Neal Woods, stykman@texas.net. The chapter meets the last Monday of January-May and August-October at 7:00 p.m. in San Marcos.
Atlanta Contact Eileen Ponich, eponich@metlife.com, for meeting schedule.
Boston Email Kris Chatterjee, Kris_Chatterjee@gillette.com, for meeting schedule.
Brisbane, Australia Contact Paul Fendley, paul.fendley@dnr.gld.gov.au, for meeting schedule.
British Columbia, Canada Call Peter Kho, 604-666-3027, or e-mail khop@vcn.bc.ca.
Canberra, Australia E-mail Rob Smith- Roberts, rsmithrob@oosw.com.au, for meeting details.
Carolina E-mail Doug McCurry, Douglas_McCurry@belk.com, for meeting schedule.
Chicago E-mail Brett Champlin, bchamplin@concentric.net, for meeting schedule, or visit http://www.damachicago.org/.
Dallas/Fort Worth Call Rodney Cole, 972-693-1009, for meeting schedule.
(Rocky Mountain)
Contact Janet Schoen, 303-758-3030 for meeting schedule or visit www.dama- rmc.org. DAMA Day November 2, 2000.
Heart of Texas Contact Neal Woods, stykman@texas.net. The chapter meet the last Monday of January-May and August-October at 7:00 p.m. in San Marcos.
Houston Contact Sabrina York, 281-997-0613, for meeting schedule.
Italy Contact Paolo Cecchellero, ceck@comm2000.it or 3923 02 2533, for meeting schedule.
Kansas City Contact Kevin Phelps, Kevin_Phelps@americancentury.com for more information.
Kentucky Tri- State Contact Pat Lavigne, 502-774-7425, for more information.
London Chapter now forming! Contact Brett Champlin, bchamplin@concentric.net, for more information.
Los Angeles Contact Bill Harenburg, wharenburg@aol.com, for meeting schedule.
Melbourne, Australia Contact Daniel Moody, +61-3-9650-5100, or danielm@staff.dis.unimelb.edu.au or http://www.dama.org.au/ for details.
Minnesota Call Dawn Michels, 651-486-4626, for meeting schedule.
Nashville Contact Bryan Jones, 615-748-1421, for meeting schedule.
New Jersey Visit www.dama- nj.org for chapter information.
New York City Please see www.dama- ny.com or call 212-439-0063 for meeting details.
New York
(Northeast Region)
E-mail registration@damane.org or call 516- 221-5560 for meeting details.
North Florida Chapter now forming! Contact Susan E. Stelzmann, stelzman@mail.irm.state.fl.us, for more information.
Contact Mark Wysong, mwysong@kpmg.com, for meeting schedule.
Philadelphia/ Delaware Valley Chapter meets quarterly. Visit http://www.dama.org/chapters/philly.htmor call 610-690-1653 for more information.
Phoenix Contact Stephanie Dietzman, sldietzman@srpnet.com, for more information.
Portland Call Linda Kresl, lkresl@rocketmail.com or 360-212-1179.
Rochester/ Upstate New York Contact David P. James, dpjames@us.ibm.com, for meeting schedule.
Sacramento Valley Call Nabil Fares, 916-657-6083, nfares@dmv.ca.gov, for meeting schedule or visit www.dama.room.net P.O. Box 996, Sacramento, CA 95812-0996.
San Francisco Bay Area Call Rose Romero, 415-394-0900, for details or see www.sfdama.org. DI Seminar see www.icmsf.com/. DAMA Day December 13, 2000.
Scandinavia Contact Eskil Swende, +46-8-80-22-40, or eskil.swende@irm.se for meeting schedule.
Seattle (DRMA) Contact Corey Smith, csmith@kanbay.com, for meeting schedule or visit www.halcyon.com/drma/.
Spain Contact Jesus Luengo, jgluengo@at- systems.com, for more information.
St. Louis Please visit the DAMA-St. Louis Chapter Web site at www.damastlouis.org for information about upcoming meetings and events.
Sydney, Australia Contact Robert Arnold, damasydney@poboxes.com, or +61-2-9211-6200, for meeting and DAMA Australia 2000 Conference details.
Topeka Chapter now forming! Contact Dan Roehler, 785-291-3477, for more information.
Toronto, Canada
Please visit the Toronto IRMAC Web site at www.irmac.ca for information about upcoming meetings and events.
Washington, D.C.
(National Capitol Region)
Contact Jim Carpenter, carpenterj@bls.gov, or www.dama-ncr.org or call DAMA- NCR headquarters at 703-442-8780.
Wisconsin Contact Cathy Stacy, cstacy@wpsic.com, for meeting details.

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