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Your Chapter Newsletter - November 2022   Visit Us at:

President's Message - Call to Action – Become a Mentor

Do you want your leadership to matter? Do you desire to leave your mark on the world and build a legacy? Consider the benefits of mentoring, not just for the benefit of those who seek your guidance, but for your own self-worth and happiness.

Experts say mentorship helps us feel connected to others and the world, something that we all need after the past two and a half years of isolation. It provides satisfaction and value that is more powerful than money or possessions. Mentors, as they guide and teach, typically feel a sense of productivity and pride from making an impact in the world.

Here are five mentorship skills to develop personal growth and in turn your career:

  1. Wear many hats. As mentor, you are part counselor, coach, advisor, master, teacher, therapist, and listener all rolled into one. An effective mentor can seamlessly transition from one role to another based on a mentee’s needs at the time. Set your role as one that far transcends advice-giving.
  2. Tell bridging stories. When it comes to delivering advice, a story is usually better received than just a straightforward solution. Try to connect their problems with a narrative of a personal story; create parallels and let them come to their own conclusions.
  3. Clearly communicate what you know. It’s likely you’re regarded as an expert in your field or area of responsibility. But that doesn’t mean you should throw out the jargon, acronyms, and buzzwords. Be simple and clear when you communicate the lessons you’ve learned or offering guidance. It is essential that you speak in a way that makes sense and is easily absorbed by your mentee.
  4. Be an emotional intelligence role model. Demonstrating self-awareness, self-management, empathy, and relationship management competencies are the defining components of building a high emotional intelligence. Not only does research show emotional intelligence contributes to greater success in all professional roles, it will help build a stronger relationship with your mentee.
  5. Keep it confidential. The cornerstone of mentorship is trust. It’s important to make sure that nothing is ever shared without permission, even if you think it would be to your mentee’s benefit. Strive to be the kind of mentor that can always be relied upon.

Regarding mentoring, Benjamin Disraeli, a British statesman and novelist said, “the greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.” And perhaps this is the greatest good you can do for yourself in return by becoming a mentor.

Our chapter is partnering with the University of Calgary – Continuing Education and International Professional Programs. We are looking to provide mentorship to students in post-secondary studies focusing on Business Analysis. Please consider giving not only your time, but yourself. As a mentor, you gain continuing development units to use for your IIBA® recertification. Please consider becoming a mentor to a person studying in the field of Business Analysis.

Please contact if you are interested in participating.

Reg Cracknell,

Spotlight - Eno Eka!

We would like to recognize and celebrate Eno Eka, our chapter's Director of Education, who won Immigrant Services Calgary's Achievement under 35 Award.

The Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) are dedicated to the remarkable contributions immigrants and refugees have made to create a strong and prosperous Canada. The annual awards ceremony uses the power of storytelling to recognize how Calgary’s mosaic of ethnicities, languages, cultures, and talents enriches and positively shapes our communities.

Eno immigrated to Calgary four years ago and in a very short time has managed to accomplish a lot! After arriving here, she founded The Business Analysis School which has offered courses to over 10,000 immigrants. Eno is also a campaign ambassador for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Additionally, she is an active volunteer in several organizations, including volunteering with our chapter for the past two years.

We would like to thank her for her contribution to our organization and our community as a whole. Way to go Eno!

Spotlight Submissions

Please contact us if you or someone you know has an achievent that we can feature on our newsletter to share the recognition with our community. We'll be featuring the submission in the order in which they are received. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Save the Date - December 15th - Year End!

We would like to formally invite you to the Chapter Year End Wrap-up netwoking event on December 15th. We are still finalizing the details, but we will be in touch to let you know as soon as registration opens.

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November Event - Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the November event is cancelled. We would like to thank everyone who registered to attend and apologize for any inconvenience. All registrations fees will be reimbursed within the next 7 days.






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