CALGARY CHAPTER NEWSLETTER
December 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?

Join Us at an Event, Lead or Attend a Study Group, or Volunteer

  • Nov 30          -  Chapter Board Elections Announcement
  • Dec 16          -  SPECIAL Social Event hosted by IIBA DC Metro Chapter
  • Jan 2021       -  BABOK Study Group Winter 2021 Interest List
Hoping to 'virtually' see you soon!

Sincerely,
Your Board Members & Volunteers
IIBA® Calgary Chapter

Social Event with Special Speaker Presentation - Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm MST

Dec 16 Event

IIBA® DC Metro Chapter has kindly invited us to join their upcoming Event on Wed, Dec 16th

We'll also be joined by IIBA® Hawaii Chapter for a Social Networking Time, (Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest & Happy Hour)

followed by a Special Speaker:  Vincent Mirabelli

Free to IIBA Calgary Chapter Members - see email for Discount Code

Non Chapter Members: $5.00

Don't Miss Out! Click on link at Right to Register NOW!

 

 

 

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President's Message

At the end of the 17th century, Sir Isaac Newton was born on Christmas Day in Lincolnshire, England.

Most of us have heard the story of how Newton was inspired to define gravity by watching apples fall to the ground on his family farm. But Newton also made significant advances in understanding the properties of light.

One of his discoveries, illustrated by Newton's Rings, (see picture at left), is wave interference. Wave interference can be used as a loose analogy of team dynamics.

There are 2 types of interference. Constructive interference occurs when waves reinforce each other, building a wave of even more amplitude. When waves oppose each other, the wave is reduced and is referred to as Destructive interference.

The waves of diversity in a team, just like Newton's observation, can be constructive. We don't have to be the same, we all bring our unique experiences and viewpoints. By embracing differences and aligning our efforts, we can see constructive interference at work in our interactions when we actually reinforce each other:  building, growing and encouraging innovative thinking.

  Consider your role in creating constructive waves of influence in your teams.

   Mike Jones, CBAP, IIBA®-AAC


  IIBA® Calgary Chapter ELECTIONS 2020

The following Board positions were elected via acclamation:

  • Treasurer:  Corey Hyndman
  • Director of Education:  Eno Eka
  • Director of Member Services:  Deepika Dalal

 Please note that we are still seeking someone to volunteer for the 'Director of Events' position.


  BABOK Study Group Winter 2021 Interest List

 

 

 

 

 

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