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New IIBA Chapter Platform Enhances Community Connections

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IIBA digital certification and Member badges let your network, peers, and employers know about your ongoing professional development and highlight your commitment to your business analysis career.

In the world of business analysis, connectivity and collaboration among a global community are especially important.

The next phase of IIBA’s mission to harmonize membership and further unite the business analysis community is well underway with the launch of a new chapter platform. This upgrade promises to revolutionize the way professionals engage with the global community, offering a host of features designed to enhance user experience and foster stronger connections.

One of the standout features is its capability to seamlessly integrate the chapter with IIBA, allowing chapters to focus their attention on our members, while giving them an enriched member experience when registering and attending chapter events. Built-in email campaigns further enhance communication channels, ensuring that members stay informed about upcoming events, opportunities, and industry insights.

The platform also boasts support for multiple currencies and payment methods, catering to the diverse needs of IIBA's global community. This flexibility not only simplifies transactions but also facilitates greater inclusivity, enabling professionals from all corners of the world to participate in uniting the global business analysis community.

At the heart of this initiative lies a commitment to empower both current and aspiring business analysis professionals worldwide and enhance the value of IIBA membership. The new chapter platform testifies to this commitment, providing members with a streamlined and intuitive interface for managing membership, events, communications, and committees.

IIBA Chapters Are Key to Professional Development

For those looking to expand their professional network and deepen their knowledge, there are myriad benefits to joining an IIBA chapter.

From ongoing professional development opportunities to networking events and volunteer roles, chapters serve as invaluable hubs of collaboration and learning. By belonging to a chapter, you gain access to a supportive community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for business analysis and a commitment to delivering value.

What sets IIBA chapters apart is their ability to cater to the unique needs of local communities. With services, resources, and events tailored to specific regions and languages, chapters ensure that professionals have access to relevant and impactful learning experiences that speak to them directly.

Whether attending a virtual event or volunteering on a chapter board, members can engage with peers who understand the nuances of their local market and industry landscape. As IIBA Director of Chapters and Member Engagement Jared Gorai puts it, "The new chapter platform is about simplification and unification."

By investing in the infrastructure of its chapters worldwide, IIBA is not only strengthening its global network but also embracing the diversity of approaches to business analysis. This diversity makes the profession dynamic and versatile, driving the development of novel ideas and practices across industries.

Next Steps

The phased rollout of the new chapter platform is underway. With full migration expected to be completed by November 2024, members can anticipate a seamless transition to a more user-friendly and feature-rich digital experience.

Whether attending a chapter event or accessing resources online, business analysis professionals can now leverage the power of technology to connect, collaborate, and grow.

IIBA's new chapter platform is more than just a technological upgrade—it embodies a shared vision for the future of business analysis and celebrates the diversity of approaches to the practice. By fostering stronger connections and empowering professionals around the world, it paves the way for continued advancement and success within the field.

As the global business landscape diversifies, one thing remains clear: with IIBA leading the way, the future of business analysis looks brighter than ever.

IIBA chapters are your ticket to analysis everywhere. Build professional connections, get advice and support, share ideas and resources, and enhance your local visibility. Join one today.


About the Author
Jared Gorai, Director, Chapters & Membership Engagement, International Institute of Business Analysis™, IIBA®

Jared Gorai loves being a business analyst. He has held the title for over 15 years, with over 25 years of business leadership experience in both the retail and energy sectors. He is a strong advocate for IIBA, having served in various capacities with the IIBA Calgary Chapter 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 Chapters and Member Engagement with IIBA.  


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