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The AABC offers specialized workshops on a variety of archival and preservation topics and also arranges sponsored workshops on an ad hoc basis. The AABC can advise on options available for institutions planning staff training and is pleased to respond to workshop requests by interested non-member groups for online or in-person training.

If you would like to learn more about workshops, please contact the EAS Coordinator at

AABC Workshop Courses Available

  • Introduction to Archival Practice (1 or 2 days)
  • Managing Archival Photographs (1 or 2 days)
  • Introduction to Managing a Digitization Program (1 day)
  • Arrangement, Description and RAD (1 day)
  • Appraisal and Deaccessioning (1 day)
  • Introduction to Archival Preservation (2 days)
  • Emergency Planning for Archives (1 day)
  • Managing Archives (1 day)
  • Managing an Oral History Program (1 day)
  • Records Management 101 (1 day)
  • Archives 101: Archival Practice for Indigenous Organizations (1 or 2 days)

Workshop Schedule for 2024-2025

"Ready - Set - Go! Emergency Planning for Organizations"

We all know that it’s important to be prepared in the event of an emergency, but the reality of our daily “to do” list at work often sees this type of planning remain as a low priority on the bottom of the list. Join us for this 1-day virtual workshop where we will take a proactive approach to identify threats and challenges to your collection and larger building envelope. We will discuss the importance of identifying vital records within your collection and how to prioritize their safe care and preservation during an emergency.

In the second part of the workshop participants will work together in small groups to recognize and assess risks to their specific organization. We will also review the NEDCC Disaster Plan template and how to customize it to your organization so that participants come away with practical and useful steps towards meaningful emergency planning.

Additional details:

The workshop schedule includes morning, afternoon and lunch breaks.

Participants will be provided with a copy of the presentation slides and resource handouts before the workshop starts. Participants are asked to print and have the handouts ready so that they can be used during group review work.

Date: May 31, 2024

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm PST

Location: online via Zoom

Registration fee:

  • AABC members: $150.00 CAD
  • Non-members: $200.00
  • Student/Precariously Employed/Indigenous Community/Volunteer/Retired: $75.00

*If you are registering for this workshop as part of the 2024 AABC / ARMA VI conference, a separate bundled conference & workshop registration rate is available. Please visit the AABC website under "2024 Conference" for more information.

Registration closes: May 28, 2024 @5:00pm

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    Workshop Participant Registration Rates

    The following registration rates are effective as of April 1, 2022 and apply for most workshops, unless otherwise posted for a specific event. All prices are in Canadian (CAD) funds and are subject to change.

    AABC Member Rates:

    • 1/2 day workshop: $90.00

    • 1 day workshop: 


    • 2 day workshop: $350.00

    Non-Member Rates:

    • 1/2 day workshop: $135.00

    • 1 day workshop: 


    • 2 day workshop: $500.00

    AABC Registration Refund Notice

    Workshop Presentation Rates (as delivered by AABC EAS Coordinator)

    Are you an organization interested in an AABC workshop? Custom training is available (online or in-person) by the EAS Coordinator. Please contact for more information.

    • $1,300.00 for 1 day workshop
    • $2,500.00 for 2 day workshop
    • Plus related travel costs and workshop materials

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