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Giving Back and Growing: The Rewarding Journey of IIBA Volunteering

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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.

Volunteering is a powerful avenue for personal and professional growth, offering opportunities to develop new skills, expand your network, and make a meaningful impact.

Through its global network of chapters and various initiatives aimed at advancing the practice and profession of business analysis, IIBA provides numerous volunteering opportunities that benefit both the community and individual development.  

Benefits of Volunteering for IIBA

Connect with professionals who share your passion for business analysis, leading to lasting professional relationships and collaborations.

  • Networking opportunities. Connect with professionals who share your passion for business analysis, leading to lasting professional relationships and collaborations.
  • Give back to the business analysis community. Contribute to the growth and development of the business analysis community by sharing your knowledge and expertise.
  • Develop leadership and communication skills. Hone your leadership and communication skills by taking on volunteer roles such as leading a chapter or organizing events.
  • Stay updated with industry trends. Stay informed about the latest developments in business analysis through active engagement and contribution.
  • Gain recognition and credibility. Enhance your professional credibility through recognized contributions to IIBA and the business analysis community.

Inspiring Stories

Many IIBA volunteers have experienced significant personal and professional growth through their involvement.

For example, Krishna Penumudi, the winner of the 2023 IIBA Volunteer of the Year award in the India Region, played a crucial role in building a strong community in Hyderabad and ensuring the success of the 2023 Business Analysis Impact conference.

His commitment to community development, professional growth, and exceptional event management has contributed to the development of a thriving and dynamic community across India.

Another 2023 Volunteer of the Year, Ebenezer Ajibade, has made significant contributions to the success of the New Brunswick chapter.

He played a key role in fostering inclusivity and mentoring the next generation of business analysis professionals. Ebenezer didn't just join the New Brunswick Chapter; he was its inaugural president, leading it from the very beginning.

His influence is evident in the thriving success of the chapter, with the monthly speaker series alone leading to a remarkable 40% growth.

These stories illustrate how volunteering with IIBA can lead to personal satisfaction and professional success. Just like Krishna and Ebenezer, you too can make a positive impact on the business analysis profession while enhancing your career.

Explore the available volunteer opportunities and get involved now.

Recognizing Outstanding Volunteers

The IIBA Volunteer Awards honour those who have made exceptional contributions to the business analysis community. They highlight the dedication and hard work of volunteers who have significantly impacted IIBA and its mission.

We encourage you to nominate deserving IIBA volunteers for the 2024 Volunteer Award. To submit a nomination, visit this webpage and follow the instructions provided.

The deadline for submissions is July 31. Submit your nomination(s) today!

Looking to volunteer with IIBA? There’s always an opportunity to give back to the business analysis community, whether by contributing content to our Analyst Catalyst blog or participating in chapter events and forums. Explore our many volunteer initiatives and sign up 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 & Member Engagement with IIBA.  


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