CoSA Webinar Series

2018 CoSA Member Webinar Series

Forward-thinking leadership combined with great management achieves the best results. Both are required to define a clear path, plan accordingly, and see the plan through to fulfillment. But can great leaders also be great managers and vice versa? We'll explore the fundamental strengths and differences between leadership and management, as well as tackle specific training and development issues in this series of member webinars.

Member webinars typically occur on the 4th Thursday of the month at 3 pm Eastern.

For a listing of electronic records webinars, please visit the SERI Webinars page.

What's on Tap for CoSA in 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 3:00 pm Eastern | View Recording

Presenters: CoSA Board and Committee Chairs

If it's January, it must be time for CoSA's first member webinar of the New Year! As we have done in previous years, this webinar takes a look at what will be engaging CoSA and many of its members in the coming year. Find out how you can be part of the conversation and get involved at the committee and task force levels.

SHRAB Town Hall

Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 3:00 pm Eastern | View Recording

Join staff from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to hear about program updates and highlights. Be sure to invite your SHRAB members, too!

Leadership and Management: How They Work Together

Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 3:00 pm Eastern | View Recording

Presenter: Chris Barth, The United States Military Academy at West Point

Advocacy for Archives

Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 3:00 pm Eastern | View Recording

Presenters: CoSA Advocacy Committee

This CoSA webinar, sponsored by Preservica, will feature members of CoSA’s Advocacy Committee discussing CoSA Advocacy initiatives and providing examples of successful advocacy efforts. The speakers are Jodie Foley, Montana State Archivist and CoSA Advocacy Committee Co-Chair; Jim Corridan, Indiana State Archivist and CoSA Advocacy Committee Co-chair; Sarah Koonts, North Carolina State Archivist; Jelain Chubb, Texas State Archivist; and David Cheever, Maine State Archivist. The speakers will discuss the federal budget and its impact on NARA and NHPRC; the mid-year board meeting and advocacy visits; planning for the “Archives on the Hill” event in August; and advocacy success stories from Texas and Maine.


CoSA acknowledges Preservica's generous sponsorship of the April Member Webinar. Be sure to join Preservica's Shop Talk webinar presentation later this year to learn more about their research, programs, and products.


Government Careers Webinar

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | 3:00 pm Eastern | View Recording

Matt Veatch (KS), Kris Stenson (OR), and Cathy Popovitch (IL) represented CoSA in presenting a webinar on government archives and records management careers to San Jose State University Master of Archives and Records Administration students. CoSA members were invited to join the live session and participate in the webinar. The webinar recording is now available on the from our YouTube channel playlist. Professor Pat Franks of San Jose State University moderated the session and has been instrumental in helping CoSA coordinate this webinar. CoSA offered this webinar as a follow-up to some of the recommendations in our white paper Attracting and Retaining Great Talent: Government Records Archives and Records Management as a Career, issued in December 2017.

Nexus LAB Layers of Leadership

Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 3:00 pm Eastern | Register Now

Presenters: Katherine Skinner, Executive Director, Educopia Institute and Anne Ackerson, CoSA

The Nexus "Leading Across Boundaries" (LAB) initiative, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and hosted by the Educopia Institute, is a federated, national effort involving a wide range of leadership training stakeholders from the archives, museum, and library communities, including CoSA. Together, the team documented existing practices and needed competencies, built cross-germination tools and strategies, and developed open, freely available curriculum and evaluation tools for use across these fields. One of the tools the project team developed was the Layers of Leadership, which can help professionals assess their leadership challenges and skills toolkits.

Project Management, Part 1

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 3:00 pm Eastern | Register Now

Presenter: Sharon Leon, Department of History, Michigan State University

Project Management, Part 2

Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 3:00 pm Eastern | Register Now

Presenter: Sharon Leon, Department of History, Michigan State University

Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 3:00 pm Eastern | Register Now

Presenters: CoSA Board and Committee Members

In case you missed the Annual Meeting in Washington, DC or simply want a refresher, this webinar will provide an overview of CoSA activities, from Work Session discussions to Awards presentations.

SHRAB Town Hall

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 3:00 pm Eastern | Register Now

Presenters: NHPRC staff and the 2018 SHRAB Award of Merit winner

Mentoring Future Leaders

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 3:00 pm Eastern | Register Now

The final member webinar of the year will feature CoSA-Ancestry Leadership Award recipients discussing how the professional development opportunities funded by the award have advanced their leadership skills.

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