October Chapter Event feat. Lori Silverman

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 5:30pm - 8pm

Location: Harley Davidson of Madison, 6200 Millpond Rd, Madison, WI 53718

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Join us at the Harley Davidson of Madison on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 starting at 5:30 pm for our October Chapter Event, featuring Lori Silverman, strategist and the owner of Partners for Progress®.

Enjoy dinner, network with fellow Business Analysts, and listen to Lori present "Get Noticed and Be Heard: Using Business Storytelling to Enhance Your Work".


To attend, please register by October 21st so we can provide a count of registrants to our dinner caterer.

Event Agenda
5:30 - 6:15: Registration and Networking
5:45 - 6:30: Dinner
6:30- 6:45: Chapter Business
6:45 - 8:00: Presentation

Presentation Details
Need an effective way to relay complex ideas and business cases? To inspire people to make a change — and convince management to support it? Might there be a more effective way to elicit requirements than using questions? If you continue to do what you’ve always done, you won’t get different results. Choose instead to follow the lead of organizations like Proctor & Gamble, NASA, Levi Strauss, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, the American Legion Auxiliary, Hewlett-Packard and hundreds of others throughout the world, both large and small. They employ a variety of story techniques — evoking stories from others through prompts and triggers, listening to these stories in a unique fashion to uncover the meaning hidden in the narrative, and finding, crafting and telling compelling personal and organizational stories — to accomplish these outcomes. Learn how using these techniques can benefit you and your interactions with stakeholders throughout the organization.

At the end of the session, participants will learn:

1. How story differs from examples, descriptions, case studies, and anecdotes and what makes them more powerful than these other forms of narrative

2. How to effectively elicit stories from others that will get you the information you need to move forward in your work.

3. How to listen to stories to uncover the meaning hidden in them.

4. The traditional framework for constructing a story.

About the Speaker

In 2003, Lori Silverman found herself on radio and TV shows promoting the book, Stories Trainers Tell. Each time she was interviewed, the hosts kept asking the same question: “Can story be used for more than training?” That’s when she realized little research had been done in the field of business storytelling. This gap motivated her to spend the next three years writing Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over, a book that highlights 81 applications of storytelling in a myriad of business functions. But she didn’t stop there. When the Dummies series came calling in 2013, she once again put pen to paper and churned out her third bestseller on the subject with Karen Dietz.

When Lori’s not writing or speaking across North America and the UK, she helps firms navigate through large, messy, complex organizational changes and develop and implement long-range breakthrough strategies to catapult growth. Since 1991, she’s worked with organizations across 25 industries, including Chevron, Target, Bechtel, the Midwest Energy Association, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Valmet, Lucent, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of MN, American Family Insurance, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

Directions
Harley Davidson of Madison: 6200 Millpond Rd, Madison, WI 53718.

Dinner Information
Hot Italian Roast Beef Sandwich (tender sliced roast beef au jus piled high on a hoagie roll with sautéed green peppers, onions and sliced provolone with horseradish cream sauce)
Jojo potatoes & ketchup
Portabella Mushroom Sandwich marinated in balsamic & garlic. Served with garlic aioli.
Fresh Fruit Salad, Asst. Gourmet Cookies, Asst. Soda & Bottled Water

Executive Sponsors

V-Soft Consulting is a Madison, WI based Business Technology Consulting and Staffing company. Through our contract, contract-to-hire, and direct placement services we have amassed a reputation of being THE company of choice for best-in-class Business Analysts.
For more than 75 years, CUNA Mutual Group has worked tirelessly to deliver product and service solutions that meet the unique challenges and needs of credit unions and their members. Our vision is unwavering: to be a trusted business partner who delivers service excellence with customer-focused, best-in-class products and market-driven innovation.
Beacon Technologies, a premiere Madison-based, locally owned business and IT consulting firm, offers a unique combination of national caliber talent and business expertise. Our focus is providing cost effective solutions for our clients with stellar quality BAs and PMs.



Partner Sponsors

TEKsystems, a subsidiary of Allegis Group, the largest private talent management firm in the world. Our longstanding history and industry-leading position speak to our success in providing the IT staffing solutions, IT services and talent management insight required for you to actualize ROI and sustain a truly competitive advantage in a fast-changing market.



Wisconsin Business Analyst Development Day provides educational conferences serving business analysis professionals. The first WI BADD® event was held in October 2007, and was organized and hosted by the Wisconsin Chapters of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®).

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