FREE 2015 Annual General Meeting - Feat. David Barrett

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 5:30pm - 8pm

Location: American Family Insurance, Building A 6000 American Parkway, Madison, WI

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Join us at American Family Insurance on January 27th, 2015 starting at 5:30 pm for our Annual General Meeting (AGM).

At the AGM, enjoy a great dinner, speak directly with and learn more about our sponsors, listen to
 David Barrett present "What is in Your Communications Engine," and receive wonderful door prizes from our sponsors.

Also, the board has been working on revising the current Chapter bylaws to improve Chapter flexibility , as well as readability. There a few reasons we have identified that lead to these revisions. First, some of the bylaws were too restrictive with duties and specific dates. For example, the current bylaws state the AGM must be held in January, which leaves the board no room to move the event due to weather or scheduling conflicts. Second, some areas were ambiguous with wording, while others were too detailed. We sought to update the sections to be informative but still readable by our Chapter members. Lastly, some bylaws had to be updated for improvements with technology such as membership sign up, voting, and nominations. The document has been reduced to a few pages while still maintaining the spirit and intent of each section, and still aligning with the International bylaws and goals.

We will be voting on these updated bylaws during the AGM event. Any paid Chapter members from 2014 or 2015 may vote at the event. To view the current bylaws, click here. To view the proposed new bylaws, click here. Please let the Chapter know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the updates. We can be reached at

To get a great idea of what's in store from David Barrett, check out the YouTube video below!

Please RSVP by January 20th, 2015 by clicking on the "Register Now" button to the right so we can get an accurate count of attendees for ordering food.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you to sign-up for an annual chapter membership for $25.00. The chapter membership term runs from January 1st through
 December 31st of this year, and you must be a member of the International IIBA.  Membership can be paid at the event or on our website.

To learn about the benefits of membership and how to join the IIBA Greater Madison Chapter, please visit our Membership Page

Event Agenda
5:30 - 6:20: Registration, Networking, Sponsors and Light Dinner
6:20 - 6:30: Proceed to the Auditorium for Presentation
6:30 - 6:45: President’s Address
6:45 - 7:45: Speaker Presentation
7:45 - 8:00: Board Election Results, Door Prizes and Closing

Parking Information
To view instructions for parking at American Family Insurance, click here

Presentation Details
All of the work we do relies on a steady flow of well-timed, accurate and manageable information.  We have tools, technology, techniques and a lot of people around us to make this information available to ourselves and others. But are we using them properly?  Are we using the right tools at the right time in the right place?  Are we using our technology the way the work and hand requires?  Are the techniques we employ doing the job?  And are the people around us helping or hindering the process?

Our Communications Engine is the sum of all the parts that contribute to the flow of information in our lives. This session will allow us to think about some of the components of a well-oiled, smooth Communications Engine.

About David Barrett
I am a professional speaker specializing in inspiring leaders at all levels in all industries. My key area of focus is the art and science of getting work done: execution leadership, project leadership and personal leadership.

I am also the National Program Director for the Centres of Excellence in Project Management and Business Analysis at Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto and in partnership with 8 other Universities across Canada.

I have been speaking in front of large audiences informally for many years and have recently turned this experience into a full-time role as a professional speaker.

Previously, I was the Group Conference Director at Diversified Business Communications where I ran project management and business analysis events (ProjectWorld Canada, ProjectSummit and BusinessAnalystWorld) and l was the Executive Editor of and

In my spare time, my wife and I run and I am the co-author of one book and co-compiler of another with a third on the way.

David Barrett
David's LinkedIn Profile


Premier Chapter Sponsors

Safe Bridge Solutions 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.

AGM Sponsors

Wisconsin Business Analyst Development Day (WI BADD®; pronounced “we bad”) provides educational conferences serving business analysis professionals.

The 8th annual WI BADD conference will be held on May 5th, 2015.
Omni Resources is a Wisconsin-based employee-owned IT  solutions company with locations in Appleton, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis. Founded in 1984, we’re an established  firm that continues to evolve and grow with the ever-changing technology world.
At Skyline Technologies, we’re in the business of building your business. We do it by developing technology that meets your challenges, solves your problems and supports your goals. We do it with focus, discipline and a simple formula: Listen first, plan second, build last. The end result? Real, transformative solutions tailored to the unique needs of your organization. That’s what has made us one of Wisconsin’s most respected technology firms – and, we hope, what will make us your technology partner.
Kforce Inc. is a professional staffing services firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Kforce has been matching job seekers and employers since 1962. Today, Kforce provides staffing services and innovative solutions through more than 60 offices located throughout the United States and one in the Philippines. With a commitment to “Great People = Great Results”, Kforce is dedicated to being the Firm most respected by those we serve.
UW-Milwaukee is much more than buildings and books. We're a community inspired by history, motivated by vision. Our leadership, collaboration, passion and vision will propel you toward greater heights in research, student achievement and community engagement. We offer a uniquely relevant learning experience, educating more Wisconsin residents than any university in the world and recruiting a growing population of international students and faculty. As the most diverse institution in the University of Wisconsin System, we're a learning destination for nearly 28,000 students.
TEKsystems is 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.
Smart Solutions knows technology. And we know business analysis too. Our management team can help you resolve the most complex business problems by matching you with the right technology—and the best consultants for you.

Event Sponsor

For more than 80 years, American Family Insurance has given its customers peace of mind by making their insurance experience easy and convenient. Our caring agents strive hard to meet customers' unique needs by offering just the right mix of American Family's auto, home, life*, umbrella, business, health, and farm & ranch insurance, as well as retirement* products.
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