CALGARY CHAPTER NEWSLETTER
July 2020    
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 Upcoming Calgary Chapter Events Planned With You in Mind & Important Announcements!

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

Plan to attend PDD 2020 or join us for a BABOK Study Group!

  • July 2020       -  Calgary Chapter Membership - Special ZERO Fee
  • October 19    -  PDD 2020 'Technology in the World of Business Analysis'
  • TBD               -  Upcoming BABOK Study Group - Interest Sign Up List Available
Hoping to 'virtually' see you soon!

Sincerely,
Your Board Members & Volunteers
IIBA® Calgary Chapter

  'Technology in the World of Business Analysis' - Professional Development Day 2020 -  Monday, Oct 19, 2020 - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm MDT

 
    Virtual Online Forum - Earn 7 CDUs  
   

Early Bird On NOW! Ends August 31, 2020!

50% of All proceeds donated to local charities!

Further DETAILS & to REGISTER - Click link at right!

Note: for this Event 'Members' includes all Global Members

Discount code coming your way via email by midnight Jul 27!

Missing discount code? Email:  commadmin@calgary.iiba.org

 

View PDD Video Announcement Here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/13vBsNsT9rpZ7pqlUa1siOz46hd0YAzKV/view?usp=sharing

 

 

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


  Reg Cracknell

   Introducing Your Chapter Vice President:  Reg Cracknell

    

     What motivated you to volunteer with IIBA® Calgary Chapter?

  • I volunteered for the Calgary Chapter of IIBA to give back to my profession. I have appreciated every person that I have met at chapter meetings and functions. I believe that giving back in anyway that I can is a true benefit for the community in which I live and work.

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

  • As I am relatively new to the position, I am learning how to fulfill the role of Vice President. I am there to support the President and step in when he is not available. I also look forward to working with the Sponsorship Coordinator to build healthy long-lasting relationships with our sponsors

     What is your favorite vacation spot?

  • I have two favourite vacation spots, Kihei, Maui and Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. They each have their great points of paradise on earth. The snorkeling, sailing, whale watching and relaxing on the beach while enjoying shaved ice is just a short list of brings Kihei near and dear to my heart. While in the small tourist village an hour south of Cancun, the list goes on far to long to list here but maybe sometime when we are able to meet at a social, I can provide it in person.

     What book/podcast would you recommend to our members?

  • There are a number of podcasts about business analysis and project management that I follow. During this time of working at home, I miss my commute time for listening to these podcasts but I try to sneak it in when I can.

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

  • The advice I would give to my fellow business analysts for success is to remain humble and look for ways to ask the probing questions in different way so you may learn about people and their processes around you. I always try to create casual conversation seasoned with questions but not so many to make the person feel like they are being interrogated. .
 
   
  IIBA® Calgary Chapter Membership Announcement! Special Membership Discount for Remainder of 2020!

Calgary Chapter Member? or Interested in becoming a Chapter Member?

Your Chapter Board & Volunteers have decided to implement ZERO membership fees for the remainder of 2020 as we've all been impacted by covid-19!

Already paid your renewal for 2020? No worries - you can renew for an additional year for free!

Discount code will be sent via email by midnight July 27th!

Don't wait JOIN or RENEW now to take advantage of this special offer!

  IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • To Join our Chapter or Renew your membership, you must have PAID your annual dues for International (global) Membership!
  • Join Global:  http://www.iiba.org/Membership.aspx
  • Our membership fees are for a 1-year term and are subject to yearly renewals

 

     Have Questions about the membership process prior to paying for your membership - then read the Frequently Asked Questions document first:
     https://calgary.iiba.org/faq-0
     

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 Message from Your Chapter President - Mike Jones

Have you ever thought about the difference between Complexity and Complication? As Theodore Kinni states, "If you're a leader and you treat a    complex problem like a complicated problem, you are setting up yourself and your company for failure."   Read More - Click Link at Right >




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WANT TO RECEIVE COACHING ON BUSINESS ANALYSIS ISSUES?
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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: sponsorship@calgary.iiba.org  
     

Our Chapter & Professional Development Day Sponsors

                                 

 

   


Upcoming Events

Take a look at our Event Calendar on your Chapter website to keep on top of event and learning opportunities available to you.

Missing a discount code for an event?  Email:  communications@calgary.iiba.org
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