December 2019 IIBA Minneapolis | St. Paul Chapter Newsletter Print

Monthly Chapter Meeting


Gail Toussaint Presents


Understanding Digital Accessibility  

Plan to join us on December 12th when Gail Toussaint, a long-time Chapter Member, will deliver a collaborative discussion on Digital Accessibility.  Understanding Digital Accessibility and what it takes to enable Digital Accessibility within an organization is cutting edge knowledge that every Business Analyst needs to have.  How does enabling and supporting Digital Accessibility impact the Business Analyst workspace on projects?  What does this mean for the BABOK’s Knowledge Areas?

  • Requirements Management Planning and Monitoring 
  • Requirements Lifecycle Management
  • Strategy Analysis


Join us to amp up your BA toolkit.  Come prepared to engage in a collaborative discussion and share how Digital Accessibility is enabled in your organization. 

Learning points:

  • You will leave this meeting with a better understanding of the role of the BA in enabling and supporting Digital Accessibility.
  • What you can do on your projects to optimally position your role as a BA with respect to Digital Accessibility.
  • What other organizations and BAs are doing for Digital Accessibility.  


About Gail … Gail Toussaint, CBAP®, CSM®, has a wealth of experience as a Business Analyst over many years in both the public and private sector.  Gail attained IIBA® Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP®) certification in 2008.  She has previously served four years on the IIBA® Board of Directors for the Minneapolis | St. Paul Chapter.          

Register Today!

New location!  (across from the Mall of America)  Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport 7901 34th Ave South, Bloomington, MN 55425

Note:  Live Streaming is unavailable for this meeting.  All registrations end at 12 PM the day before the meeting. 

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Open 2020 IIBA MSP Board of Director Positions

Interested in making a difference in your profession and IIBA community?

If you are interested in an opportunity to support your Chapter, leverage your leadership skills, and expand your network with the business analysis community, consider a position on the Chapter Board of Directors.  IIBA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. These members run the day to day operations of all phases of the Minnesota IIBA Chapter. 

The following Board positions are open for 2020:

  • Vice President of Technology
  • Vice President of Events
  • Vice President of Communication
  • Vice President of Professional Development


You must be a member in good standing at both the International and IIBA® Minneapolis | St. Paul Chapter levels to be considered for any of these Board positions.

Learn about being a part of our award-winning Board of Directors.  

Contact us at [email protected]

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2019 Chapter and Volunteer of the Year Award Winners

Congratulations to our Chapter for winning the 2019 IIBA® Chapter of the Year Award!  We could not have achieved this honor without the support of our members.  Also, congratulations to our past Chapter President, Kim Schilling, for winning the 2019 IIBA® Volunteer of the Year Award. We are proud to be among such amazing Chapters as an IIBA® Award winner.  Congratulations to All the Chapter and Volunteer Award Winners!


2018 & 2019 IIBA® Chapter of the Year Award Winner!


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2020 IIBA MSP Professional Development Day

11th Annual Business Analysis Professional Development Day (PDD) 

Keynote Speaker – “The BA Martial Artist”, Paula Bell

paula bell pdd

Thursday, April 9, 2020

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CDT

DoubleTree-Bloomington-Minneapolis South Hotel, Minneapolis, MN 55439 

Save the date for our Internationally renowned professional development day!  We are especially excited to have the opportunity to bring you Paula Bell as your Keynote Speaker.  This is a day which will provide you with many opportunities to grow in your professional development.  You will receive 8 professional learning credits, a light breakfast, snacks, lunch, free parking, and an opportunity to network with peers and learn from experts. 

Event Ticket Rates 

$249.00 Member Rate SUPER EARLY BIRD Rate through December 31, 2019

$279.00 Non-Member SUPER EARLY BIRD Rate through December 31, 2019

$249.00 Group Rate at Company or State of MN per person (5 or more persons) SUPER EARLY BIRD Rate through December 31, 2019

(Email [email protected] if invoice is needed.) 

Register Today!

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Call for Study Group & Event Leaders

We need Volunteers to lead our study groups and run our chapter events!  YOU can earn IIBA® Certification and Recertification credits by helping to lead or co-lead an ECBA or CBAP® study group.  Volunteer today! 

Email [email protected]

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Check Out Upcoming Events & Registration

We have a lot of great events!

Click HERE to find an event near You!

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