Have you noticed the new look and feel of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) website (http://www.iiba.org)?
The first time you visit the website you have the option to take a guided tour that shows you the available options of the website. That tour ends with a notice that the current website is a “minimal viable product” and more content and options will be added in the near future. However, certainly with the current website, IIBA has brought their website into the 21st century.
This new website is due to a change in the Association Management System (AMS) by IIBA. The AMS is the main content management system (CMS) for IIBA. This new system will allow for greater sharing of information between IIBA and its chapters, including Bluegrass IIBA Chapter.
Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will be able to create events that will be shared on the IIBA website. This will not change the process that these events will be listed on the Bluegrass IIBA website (http://bluegrass.iiba.org) and shared on social media.
Although IIBA has always shared member and contact information with chapters, it has never been able to have chapter membership information from the chapters. This new AMS system not only makes this possible, but it will soon allow members to pay their international and local chapter membership dues in one transaction. At this point it will be important that your chapter affiliation is correct on the IIBA website.
To check, and update, your chapter affiliation log into the IIBA website at http://www.iiba.org. Once you are logged in, click the little person character next to your name in the top ribbon of the page. Then select Profile on the dropdown options menu.
From your personal Dashboard, click ‘My Profile’ in the top ribbon of the page.
Scroll down your profile, after your personal information is the ‘Chapter’ field. Change this to “USA_Kentucky_Bluegrass” if it doesn’t already say that.
Then scroll down to the bottom of the profile and click the ‘Save Profile Information’ button.
Bluegrass IIBA Chapter has members and participants in Indiana, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Idaho. Since Bluegrass IIBA Chapter broadcasts and records all its meetings and these people do not have an IIBA chapter near them, they are able to participate in our programs. We also have a person that was an original member in Lexington in 2013. He shortly thereafter moved to Florida. He is connected to a chapter there, but has also maintained his membership with Bluegrass IIBA Chapter as well.
By checking and updating your chapter affiliation on the IIBA website you can assure you get news and information about your preferred chapter; and when that ability to pay your international and local membership dues on one transaction becomes available, you will be paying the correct local dues. Take a couple of minutes and check it now!