Topic: Business Analyst as an Organizational Leader
It has been said ”by sheer definition of being a business analyst, you are a leader”. In some organizations that is true; in others, it is not. People follow Project Managers, Business Line Managers, Resource Managers, IT Directors because of their title; their authority is inherent to their job title. However, Business Analysts are largely seen as analysts…not leaders.
So how can a business analyst become a leader within the organization? With no inherent authority, will they have to rely on their wit and charm? Will they have to work 90 hour weeks to become the super hero of every change initiative in the organization in order for their co-workers to see their value?
If you don’t want to work 90 hour weeks to prove your value to your organization, and if you want to find ways to make yourself indispensable to your organization; then come learn what organizational leadership for the business analyst looks like. This facilitated discussion will explore the topics of leadership, influence and actions that the newest of business analysts can take to move to a leadership role within their organization.
Key learning objectives:
6:30 pm - 6:50 pm - Networking and Refreshments
6:50 pm - 7:00 pm - Chapter News
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Program
Presented by: Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP, Principal and Co-founder at Business Analysis Knowledge Academy
Aaron is an Enterprise Business Analysis and a leader in the Business Analysis Center of Excellence (BACoE) at Cincinnati Insurance Companies, where he is currently working with other business analysis leaders to develop Standards of practice and an internal education program for the business analyst community of 80 business analysts.
Aaron is also Co-Founder, COO and an Instructor at Business Analysis Knowledge Academy (BA Knowledge Academy), and the Founding President of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. He also serves as Regional Director of the Americas Eastern Region for IIBA®.
Aaron is a 2016 Inductee into the Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame. He is a champion for the IIBA®, business analysis as a profession and the recognition of its practitioners. He is an avid Business Analyst, Blogger, Mentor, Trainer and Presenter. Aaron is a frequent speaker at IIBA® and corporate meetings and conferences in the region. He has over 29 years of Business and IT experience including 16 years of Business Analysis and 15 years of consulting experience; and earned his Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) certification in 2008.
Aaron lives in Northern Kentucky and has four sons. In his family life, Aaron enjoys family time, and a good round of golf; we’ll see if he ever has one. You may connect with Aaron on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronwhittenberger or Twitter: @TheWittyBA.
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You are invited to explore leadership opportunities with the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. Come learn new leadership and collaboration skills, and learn how business decisions are made at the executive level of an organization.
The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter is hosting a Leadership Fair for those professionals that may be interested in volunteering time in a leadership position with the Chapter. The Chapter has elections every year in which half the Board of Director positions are up for election. Along with Board positions there are other individual and committee positions that together run the operations of the Chapter.
At this Leadership Fair participants will be able to explore the opportunities available to lead the growth and programs of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. Participants will be able to explore specific program areas of the Chapter, such as Executive/Strategic Planning, Administration/Finance, Marketing, Membership, Professional Development and Sponsorship, which are of interest to them. Anyone interested in taking a leadership role with the Chapter, now or in the future, or just exploring the options is invited to come and talk with the current Board of Directors and leaders of the Chapter to explore those opportunities.
You need not be present the entire time. Stay as long as you desire to explore the leadership opportunities in which you are interested.
Presented by: Bluegrass IIBA Chapter Leadership Team
This event is free.
Bluegrass IIBA - Small Business Speaker Series: Expanding the Definition of the BA Role II
Join us for our second series event featuring small businesses around the Bluegrass to discuss how the BA techniques mirror the tasks of running a business.
Highlighted Business: Sash And Bow
Save the Date - Details Soon!
Presented by: TBD
Winter Networking Social
Join us for the fifth annual Bluegrass IIBA Chapter Winter Networking Social with your fellow business analysts!!
This is the time for us to celebrate and rejoice in the accomplishments of our efforts here in Lexington and the Bluegrass region.
Everyone is welcome!
Come when you can, stay as long as you like!
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