SPA Resources

Over the years, SPA has developed guidelines, manuals and other material to assist professional associations to manage and improve their administration and services provided to their members. Most of them are available in all three languages, English, French and Spanish. We hope you find the material useful, but please let us know if you are missing something or have ideas on new material we should develop (spa@ica.org).

 

Association Management 

Manual available in English, French and Spanish in the ICA Resources Centre

Guidelines for the Establishment of a Professional Association available in the Resources Centre

Conducting Elections - Guidelines for Associations available in the Resources Centre

Guidelines for Organising Conferences available in the Resources Centre

Guidelines for Organising Regional Meetings and Conferences available in the Resources Centre

Establishing a Records Management Program  for Professional Associations

Guidelines for Developing a Retention Schedule for Professional Associations, including a Model Retention Schedule

Organising Training Workshops and Seminars: Guidelines for Professional Associations

Developing an Association Awards Program

 

Advocacy

Lobbying and Public Campaigns for Professional Associations

SPA Advocacy brochure

Advocacy and Promotion Strategies for Professional Associations

Organising Training Workshops and Seminars: Guidelines for Professional Associations

Ideas for promoting the Universal Declaration on Archives, available in English, French and Spanish in the Resources Centre

 

Training and education

SPA Report on Competency Accreditation Certification, 2013, available in English and French in the Resources Center

Establishing a Mentoring Program - Guidelines for Professional Associations

 

Newsletter and Publications

List of Publications of ICA Category B Members (Professional Associations), Available in English and French

SPA Newsletter: SPA publishes a regular Newsletter to keep members up-to-date with news on Section activities and projects and to strengthen international cooperation and collaboration between professional records management and archival associations. See all SPA Newsletters in the Resources Centre