Monday, March 22, 2010

Updates/Invitation - April Meeting - IIBA Columbus Chapter‏

Happy Spring!  After a great Q1 in 2010, we are pleased to invite you to our April meeting featuring Mary Kaufman from Muskingum College.  The topic is a hot topic across many industry leaders, "Problem Solving Skills".  Details of the meeting can be found below.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP at
The meeting continues to be free to all members.  As we discussed at our March meeting, we will be charging a $10 fee for all non-members.  You can join the IIBA, which provides you membership to the Columbus Chapter at
  • Joined TechLife Columbus - this is a great website to find out what events are happening in the Tech Community around Columbus
  • Established an IIBA Columbus Chapter LinkedIn account and Group to share information on the analysis industry, job opportunities, hot topics, etc.  If you have not already joined, you may do so at
  • Posted several new job opportunities on our website at
  • Included March Meeting presentation, "The Agile BA" and "Agile Tool Kit" at under "Most Popular" at the bottom of the page
Meeting Date and Time
Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 6:00 PM
Enjoy networking, food, and beverages until the topic start time of 6:30 PM
Meeting Location
Nationwide Insurance
5100 Rings Road
Dublin, OH 43017
The first building on the right - enter on the Franz Road side of the building. There is parking allocated for visitors and bank customers that may be used.
Meeting is open and free to IIBA® Members.
There is a $10.00 fee for Non-Members, payable on this page after you RSVP.
Topic: Problem Solving
Speaker: Mary Kaufmann from Muskingum University
“Critical Thinking and Problem Solving is the #1 skill needed in the 21st century.” ~Tony Wagner, Director of the Change Leadership Group at Harvard.
Mary Kaufmann from Muskingum University’s graduate program joins us to offer an approach to problem solving that can significantly increase your batting average for success. Learn how teams can solve problems with confidence and competence by applying “action learning” to the problem solving approach. MISST “action learning” is accomplished by working on problems that are authentic, ambiguous, and often multi-faceted – the kind of problems found in today’s workplace. This presentation will also help you understand how to harness your natural abilities to solve problems.
Speaker Bio
Mary Kaufmann serves as Assistant Professor of Informatics and program manager for the Master of Information Strategy, Systems and Technology. Mary brings over two decades of experience, leading teams, implementing new technology, leading management development, strategic design and implementation. She spent nine years with Ameritech (now AT&T) where she managed central office switching installations and was later the Director of Customer Service. She also served in strategic positions at the Longaberger Company.
She is a 1987 graduate of Muskingum University with a double major in Computer Science and Business. She completed an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College in 1990 and graduated in 2008 with a Master of Divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary. She also contributed to a book written in Association with the Sandberg Leadership Center called Leadership Character, which was published in 2002.


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