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Bluegrass IIBA - 7 Core Power Skill Required in the Face of Rapid Change with David Mantica

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Local and Virtual attendance options


  • For all that wish to attend this topic in-person in Lexington.
  • For all that wish to attend this topic in-person in Louisville.
  • For all that wish to attend this topic in-person in Louisville.


Topic: 7 Core Power Skill Required in the Face of Rapid Change

Business Analysts and SDLC professionals work in complicated and complex environments. You have critical work to complete but do not have the positional powerbase to “drive” your solutions and ideas forward as well as to “compel” people to engage you. This requires strong “power skills” that enable you to work successfully in a matrix environment and drive your work / solutions forward.

The power skills we will cover:

  • Systems Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Presents
  • Utilizing Silence
  • Value Analysis
  • Radical Candor
  • Unlearning

We will dig into each power skills and discuss simple tools and techniques to build up these skills. These are not practices or templates that you can learn and just do. These are hard skills that take practice and require you to “stretch” and become comfortable when you make mistakes.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance and value of power skills
  • Leverage them for success
  • Techniques that will strengthen them

Attendance options: We would love for you to join us in Lexington, Louisville or Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati if you can.  All our events have a remote attendance option for those who can't get to one of our locations. Refreshments will be available for those who do attend in-person. TO REGISTER TO ATTEND REMOTELY, PLEASE USE THE REMOTE BUTTON BELOW.

How do you wish to attend? 


We are working to secure a location to hold this meeting.



The 700 Room

700 N. Hurstbourne Parkway

Louisville, KY  40222

Northern Kentucky

We are working to secure a location to hold this meeting.

From wherever you may be at 6pm this Wednesday evening


Target Audience:

  • Agile Team Members
  • Project Business Analysts
  • Enterprise Business Analysts
  • Business Systems Analysts
  • Requirements Engineers
  • Business and Solution Architects
  • Business Relationship Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Managers of Business Analysts
  • IT Managers
  • BACoE and PMO Directors


  • Novice
  • Intermediate 
  • Experienced
  • Business Analyst Manager     


      6:00 pm - 6:25 pm - Networking and Refreshments (Refreshments available at our locations)

      6:25 pm - 6:30 pm - Chapter News

      6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Program       

Presented by: David Mantica, VP and General Manager, SoftEd USA

David Mantica is the VP and General Manager for SoftEd US. Fueled by his passion for developing empowered knowledge workers through training and coaching, he helps companies develop their teams with the critical skills to stay effective in the face of VUCA. 

Drawing from his experience having successfully building and selling his B2B training firm (growing it from $0 to $13M in seven years), David speaks on the impact of technology on leadership and management, helping organizations cope with the ever-changing demands and complexities of modern business. 

With over 27 years of experience and more than 700 speaking engagements, he has inspired better work practices in marketing, product management, project management, software development, executive management, and other key areas of technology and business operations.

David resides in Raleigh-Durham, NC, where he provides consulting to business owners. Driven by his love for helping people grow while maintaining their mental health, he also mentors several rising executive leaders, providing pro bono career coaching services that utilize his Career Insurance methodology.

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Based in Lexington, Kentucky and serving all interested Kentucky Business Analysts    

Mailing address:  Bluegrass IIBA Chapter | 1588 Leestown Road, Suite 130-111 | Lexington, KY  40511



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