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Join Us in Celebrating IIBA’s Global Chapters

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With Global Business Analysis Day fast approaching, it’s once again time to celebrate the diverse global business analysis community!

On November 1, 2023, we’re hosting a 24-hour free, virtual event featuring leading speakers, networking opportunities, recognition ceremonies, and more. It will begin in Asia Pacific, moving westward as we connect with chapters in India, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. 

You can register for it now.

As part of the event, IIBA’s annual awards ceremony will recognize contributions from leaders globally who have advanced business analysis in their communities. There are three main award categories: Chapter, Volunteer, and Corporate.

In anticipation of the big day, let’s look at how IIBA celebrates the world’s most remarkable chapters.

The Chapter Awards

With over 120 chapters worldwide, IIBA recognizes the dedication and success of their leaders through the annual Chapter Awards.

All IIBA chartered chapters worldwide are eligible for the Chapter Awards Program, administered by IIBA’s Global Chapter Council (GCC). The awards celebrate the achievements of our chapters and acknowledge leaders and innovators within their communities.
The Chapter Awards have eight subcategories (see below). To treat each chapter in an unbiased and transparent manner, IIBA implements specific criteria to determine the award’s Finalists and Winners.

They have aligned the awards with the Chapter Core Concept Model to highlight key areas that chapters should focus on to succeed. 

For a full list of the chapters that earned the award last year (as well as those who were nominated), please visit the Chapter Awards webpage. You can also watch last year’s virtual award ceremony for a taste of what’s to come this year.

The Finalists

  • Business Partner – Palmetto, Saudi Arabia, South Africa
  • Chapter Sustainability – Australia, Brasil, South Africa
  • Community Outreach & Engagement – Brasil, Research Triangle Park, South Africa
  • Delivering Membership Value – Brussels, Hartford, Orange County
  • Leadership Excellence – Palmetto, Research Triangle Park, UK
  • Marketing Excellence – Brasil, Brussels, Vancouver
  • Professional Development – Australia, Brasil, Kansas City
  • Chapter of the Year – Brasil, South Africa, Research Triangle Park

Global Business Analysis Day: Celebrating 20 Years of Business Analysis

Spanning five time zones, this 24-hour virtual event is a global celebration that commemorates 20 years of innovation, insights, and impact. From the first light of dawn to the twinkling stars of night, we'll travel the world together honouring the past, embracing the present, and envisioning a future brimming with possibilities.

Get ready to connect, learn, and be inspired by industry visionaries, thought leaders, and seasoned practitioners as we pave the way for the next era of business analysis success.

Register now.

(More details on speakers and the event agenda will follow. Watch this space!)

Be Part of the Festivities   

Global Business Analysis Day is a time to celebrate the amazing work that business analysts do every day. So don’t be afraid to join in!

If you’re unsure how to acknowledge your business analysis colleagues and friends, here are a few ideas:

  • Recognize a business analyst who inspires you in your role by sharing your story on social media and tagging IIBA.
  • Tag your colleagues and with a simple post on social media, "Happy Global Business Analysis Day #IIBA #GlobalBusinessAnalysisDay2023.”
  • Post a photo of your team or local chapter or re-post your favourites and include the hashtag #GlobalBusinessAnalysisDay2023.
  • Make a video explaining why you’re passionate about business analysis or how it led to a project’s success.
When posting on social media, don’t forget to tag @IIBA and add the hashtag #GlobalBusinessAnalysisDay2023.  

If you’re interested in local, community-based events on a variety of business analysis topics, there are hundreds to choose from. Chapters around the world host events all the time, in every time zone and in numerous languages. Explore IIBA’s Chapter Events Calendar to see the full list.


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

Jared loves being a Business Analyst and has done so in 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 Calgary IIBA 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 Membership Engagement of IIBA. 

He holds his Bachelor of Arts degree in French from the University of Calgary and the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) designation. He will take any chance possible to evangelize business analysis and will talk your ear off about the role and the profession should you allow him to do so. 


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