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Special Event - Leadership Development Day

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
8:00am to 4:30pm
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IIBA Leadership Series Coming to Phoenix!  Don't miss this very special event.  There is limited space so register NOW!
There will be 2 parts to the work shop.  Leadership and Business Modelling: 


Leadership Topics Immediate Value
Leadership Fundamentals Increase the Value of Your Service
Challenges Leaders Face Boost Your Leadership Performance
Leading from the Middle Earn Continuing Development Units
Leading Up Learn Key Concepts and New Ideas
Leading Across Take-Away Practical Techniques
Leading Down Participate in Hands-On Interactive Workshops
Unleashing Leaders Network with Peers

Leadership Development for the Business Analysis Practitioner: 

Business analysis professionals that are at the top of their game see the bigger picture, have the tools and techniques to deal with complexity and bring influence and leadership to an organization to get desired business outcomes. Leadership is a competency that can be found anywhere in an organization, and is not necessarily associated with folks with “leader” or “manager” in their job title. Leadership is really what brings about change and drives an agenda. It is what gets results in an organization. IIBA® is very much about making sure BAs are seen as leaders, and in helping create business analysis professionals to grow personally and professionally. This has lead to the IIBA Business Analysis Leadership Series.

Business Modelling Workshop – Business Model Canvas: Marlene Barker and Jared Gorai

Corporations today are seeking powerful ways to add greater strategic value to their organizations that lead to breakthrough thinking and high impact results. In this session, participants will gain greater knowledge of business modeling and how it applies to the work of a strategic business analyst and organizational leaders. Following a brief introduction to the business model canvas, you will apply your critical thinking skills to a real case study. From this hands-on interactive workshop, you will take away many practical tips on some of the best ways to pinpoint and address what is important to thriving organizations today from a facilitator who has extensive experience working senior leaders and managers applying this framework.

About the Speakers:
Marlene Barker - is an ambassador for the business analysis discipline and global BA community. She has a passion for improving business performance that support the organization’s strategic goals and objectives across the corporation. Marlene is Practice Lead and Senior Consultant at Veris Inc., a value and results-based consulting firm. Marlene sits on the IIBA® Global Chapter Council and is the current IIBA® Regional Director, Americas West. Marlene is a long time member and volunteer at IIBA® serving as Chapter president, vice president and has held various other roles including being a BA instructor and sitting on a university BA Advisory Committee. She holds the Prosci Change Management Certification.  Marlene loves to travel and enjoys international home exchanges.

Jared Gorai - Jared Gorai loves being a Business Analyst and has done so in title for over 15 years with over 25 years of business and leadership experience in both the retail and energy sectors. He is a strong advocate for IIBA, having served in various capacities at the Chapter level as well as chairing the Volunteer Chapter Network. He brings his passion for business analysis and experience as a Chapter Leader to the role of Director of Regions and Chapters of IIBA. He holds his Bachelor of Arts degree in French from the University of Calgary and the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) designation. He will take any chance possible to evangelize business analysis and will talk your ear off about the role and the profession should you allow him to do so.
Tips for a Successful Learning Conference

  • Bring your business cards
  • Network and exchange cards with other participants
  • Enter your business card for free draws
  • Engage in the workshops; contribute when you can
  • Use active listening to learn; request clarification from facilitators and fellow participants
  • Turn cell devices to mute; respect others by sending and replying to messages during breaks
  • Be prompt returning to session after the breaks
  • Fill out evaluation sheets after each session; hand in these sheets at the end of the conference
Event Details: 
Learn Leadership techniques to boost your career. Practice these techniques with leaders in your field. Have fun getting to know BA's in your community that are not just making a difference they are making it happen. Breakfast and Lunch are provided. All Proceeds go towards speaker travel and event fees.
Event Location: 
Ports America Hosting - DownTown Chandler An Escort will greet you. 55 N Arizona Pl, Suite 400, Chandler, AZ
Marlene Barker and Jared Gorai
Location Name: 
Ports America - Host
Event Type: 
Special Event - PDM