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IIBA.org Professional Development Knowledge Centre Celebrating Our Volunteers
NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK
April 23-29 was National Volunteer week in North America. This wa a perfect opportunity for IIBA® to pay tribute to the 1,000+ volunteers around the world who work so hard to elevate the Business Analysis profession in 2016. 
 
EXTRAORDINARY EFFORTS
Chapters
As an example of outstanding passion and dedication, our Chapter Leaders from around the world have collectively contributed over 93,000 hours of their time last year. 
 
Additionally, we want to recognize volunteers from our Chapters who provide their expertise and dedicate hours of work to provide Study Groups, Personal Development Programs and many other events all aimed at uniting a community of professionals to create better business outcomes.
 
Thank you, Chapter Leaders and volunteers, for your amazing efforts as global ambassadors for IIBA.  
 
Member Volunteer
In 2016 IIBA canvassed Members from around the globe who hold their CCBA® or CBAP® designations, to elicit volunteers in the development of the new Certification program to align with BABOK® Guide v3.  We engaged 155 volunteers for 178 Certification volunteer opportunities representing 2,000 hours from 31 countries.  
 
Developed with input from this group of global business analysis volunteers, IIBA launched the new multi-level, competency-based Certification Program.  This new certification is based on testing for real competency and not just knowledge of the BABOK® Guide.  
 
These efforts have allowed IIBA to expand the range of certification to assist BA professionals in evolving over the course of their careers - from entry level, through to recognition as a senior professional, advanced or recognized expert.   
 
We feel strongly that our certification program raises the bar for BA professionals and is on a path to grow even stronger in the future to reflect the needs of a changing marketplace.
 
It's been my pleasure to be involved in what I see as an important step in the future of Business Analysis. ~ Ainsley Haslett, New Zealand
 
Please join us in recognizing the efforts of IIBA Members who contributed to the work on the enhanced certification program in 2016.