Public Records Act Workshop

Managing Government and Local Authority information and records

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Intro to PRA workshop

Cost: $795 + gst
(includes workbook & lunch, morning & afternoon tea)

Why attend?


You work with public records, and want to achieve better outcomes for your organisation.


This one day foundation course aims to provide an engaging experience for all learning styles

One day workshop objectives

• Understand the provisions for information and records governance

• Learn how to influence users and stakeholders in your organisation

• Gain a clear understanding of what public records are

• Identify public records in your organisation

• Understand the purpose of the Public Records Act

• Understand the framework for Public Records Act compliance

• Gain familiarity with the key provisions of the Act

• Know how to evaluate your records management against the standard

Workshop outline

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Public records

What public records are and how to identify them

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Creation and maintenance

What it means to create and maintain records

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When and why

When you should create a public record

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Common issues

Common issues in creating and maintaining records

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Make work better

The benefits of good recordkeeping and how to explain these to others

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Paper, digital, and more

How the PRA applies to different formats

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Contracting out

How the PRA applies to records created through contracting out or the use of consultants

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Old files

What to do with historic hard copy records

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Other Acts

The relationship between the PRA and the Official Information and Privacy Acts

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Key provisions

Understanding specific provisions of the PRA: What they mean, and why they are important

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Your action plan

Models and support for creating your own action plan

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The new standard

New Records and Information Management Standard for the Public Sector

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Questions and answers

Chat with Information Leadership’s experienced experts

ICYMI: PRA compliance whitepaper just published by Microsoft

 This whitepaper, published Jan 2021, documents an assessment by Information Leadership of the capability of Microsoft 365 to support organisations in meeting their obligations under the New Zealand Public Records Act 2005 (PRA).


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Sarah Heal

Director and Operations Manager


A co-founder of Information Leadership, Sarah is an enthusiastic advocate for the power of information. She has a deep recordkeeping, change management and information management background that sets Information Leadership apart.

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"Sarah makes it easy to understand, fun and interesting!"