February 2019    
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 Upcoming Calgary Chapter Events Planned With You in Mind!

 Looking to network with other Business Analysts or are you interested in furthering your professional growth?

Then why not join us at one of these upcoming events?

  • Feb 19  -  EXLUSIVE! Members ONLY! Annual General Meeting & Social
  • Mar 13  -  Quarterly Networking Breakfast
  • Mar 19  -  Top 5 New Year's Resolutions Every BA Should Have on their Radar - In Person Webinar
  • Apr 16  -   Special Speaker - Topic to be Announced Soon!
Hoping to see you soon!

Your Board Members & Volunteers

IIBA® Calgary Chapter 


Quarterly Networking Breakfast - Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 @ 7:00 am


Come out and network with your Business Analysis community over a full breakfast or just a cup of cofffe and toast.

Don't forget your business cards!

Breakfast is totally on you, but we ask that you please register so that we can ensure adequate space in the facility. Click on the link at right!







   Professional Development Opportunity - Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

     Top 5 New Year's Resolutions Every BA Should Have on Their Radar - IIBA® Webinar featuring Laura Brandenburg



Please join us to view an IIBA® Webinar IN Person followed by a discussion time!

Learn:  Top 5 New Year's Resolutions Every BA Should Have on Their Rader by Laura Brandenburg

Pizza will be provided! Members: See Discount Code in Your Email (by Fri, Feb 15)

Register now to attend!

​Members: $5.00; Non Members: $10.00 





    Social & Annual General Meeting - Tuesday, February 18, 2019 - 5:30 - 7:30 pm


     EXCLUSIVE! Members ONLY - Social & Annual General Meeting


    Members Only! - See our Website for Further Details! Discount Code To Your Mailbox by Feb 15th!

     Free Event for our Calgary Chapter Members only! Includes Appetizers & 1 Free Drink
     Reminder! in order to be a Chapter Member you must pay your annual dues to both IIBA® Global
and your Calgary Chapter!!



      5 Minutes with...Your IIBA® Calgary Chapter Board Member


   Introducing Your Chapter Director of Events:  Suzan Darwish

     What motivated you to volunteer with IIBA® Calgary Chapter?

  • I just recently received my CBAP®, and was super motivated to get more involved in the BA Community. While talking to a past co-worker, he mentioned that there was an opening for a volunteer position for the IIBA® Calgary Chapter, without hesitation I put my name forward and the rest is history!

     What value does your Board position/portfolio provide to our Chapter members?

  • As a Business Analyst, it's important to stay on top of what new tools, techniques, and tricks are out there to help BAs help their stakeholders meet their needs. Organizing webinars, conferences, and socials brings Business Analysts together to share their knowledge and experiences with other fellow BAs.

     What is your favorite vacation spot?

  • In 2017, I went to Morocco with a few friends, and it was the best experience and vacation that I have ever had. The culture, the weather, the beaches, the food, and the people were all around great! I try not to visit the same place twice, but Morocco, there i just so much to see and experience, I will for sure go there again!

     What book/podcast would you recommend to our members?

  • I recommend that everyone watch Amy Cuddy's Ted Talk, "Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are". This talk helped me prepare for interviews, large workshops, and even day to day interactions with stakeholders. This talk makes you aware of your own body language and non verbal queues so that you come across more confident, approachable, and trust worthy. All characteristics of a great Business Analyst!

     What tip, trick, or advice can you suggest that will help your fellow BAs succeed?

  • Plan, plan, plan and document! Plan for every meeting you have, whether small or large. Know what you want to get out of your meeting, and know how you are going to get it. Then document everything, it can be as simple as an email, or full on formal document! A successful Business Analyst is always prepared, organized, and ready to answer any questions that may come up regarding the work they are involved in.
 News - Did You Know? University of Calgary Continuing Education offers a part-time Certificate in Business Analysis
For more information and to access the 2018-19 class schedule, click the link:
 Professional Development - Mentorship Program

Apply now to become a 'Protégé' and receive valuable coaching on BA issues as well as 'how to steps' to becoming a Business Analyst from industry recognized CBAP® coaches. See your Calgary Chapter website for more information and to apply. 


  Chapter Sponsorship
      We're pleased to say thank you to our current sponsors! We'd also like to remind you that we are always open to hearing from companies that might want to  sponsor an event or undertake a more significant sponsorship role in the Chapter. Please contact us at:  

Chapter Sponsor         




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