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Announcing Chapter Sponsors

 
We are thrilled to announce Watermark Learning as our first corporate sponsor. With this sponsorship comes great benefit to our chapter members. Watermark has offered a 10% discount for all public virtual training and a 20% discount off public in-person training.
Please visit Watermark Learning today to see what they have to offer and use your discount today!

Membership

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Please see our membership page.

To become a chapter member, you must be an International member. If your IIBA membership is due for renewal, please go to: http://www.theiiba.org/ and select membership to renew.

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IIBA® Seattle June Chapter Event: It's Not a Coincidence that BA Stands for Business Analyst & Business Assertiveness on June 24, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

The Business Analyst world is like a coin that has two sides.  One side is the BA perspective which is fairly clear and detailed about what is within their scope, the relevant information needed and the timeline in which to provide it.  The other side of the coin is the employer and this side is not as clear because they want the BA to do what is not relevant, tasks that are not for the BA and within unrealistic and unachievable time lines.  The need to educate, clarify or negotiate so the two sides of the coin are understood and agreeable can be a difficult task for BA’s.  It is not easy to manage people from the bottom up and advise them of parameters, restrictions and relevance.  A skill that can be helpful in these difficult situations is business assertiveness.  

In this session, you will leave with:

  •  understanding assertiveness
  • strategies to manage confrontation
  • ideas on how to communicate assertively

For information on our last month's event please visit the events page.

Presenter Bio

Pam Paquet is a workforce productivity specialist. Her expertise is getting workplaces and employees to “stop doing what does not work”. She has been referred to as the “Dr. Phil of the Workplace” who changes culture through understanding people and modifying behaviours. She has an aptitude to align people, teams and organizational change. Her specialties include communication, conflict, assertiveness, leadership, change management and retirement transition.

Pam’s credentials include a MEd and BA in Psychology with a specialization in mediation.

She is a master level facilitator registered as a Canadian Speaking Professional and has spoken internationally. Pam is certified with the Canadian Counselling Association and maintains a successful private practice where she provides psychological services.

Membership Policy

As previously announced, our membership policy has changed and meetings will no longer be free for non-Chapter members:

1)  If you are already a Seattle IIBA Chapter member then you're set.  You have free access to all Chapter meetings while your Chapter membership is active.

2) If you are an International IIBA member but NOT a Seattle Chapter member OR if special affiliation has been established, e.g. currently a student, member of an affiliated organization such as DAMA,etc. but NOT a Chapter member, a $10 Visiting Member Meeting Fee, payable in advance, will be required.  

3)  If you are neither an International IIBA member nor a Chapter member, a $25 Non-Member Meeting Fee, payable in advance, will be required. Currently, the only payment options are PayPal from the IIBA Seattle Chapter Membership Page or a check mailed to the Chapter post office box.  Payments cannot be accepted at the meeting location.  Details are available on our IIBA Seattle Chapter Membership Page. Look for the payment options at the bottom of the page.