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IIBA Announces New Global Board Members

OAKVILLE, Ontario, June 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Annual General Meeting and Board Election of the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) membership was held June 9, 2020. The theme of this year’s meeting was Together Towards Tomorrow with a focus on the role of the business analysis community in improving business results and working together to address business challenges at this next important stage of IIBA’s growth.

Members voted to adopt the following resolutions submitted for their approval:

  • To elect the slate of six candidates to fill six open positions on the Board of Directors.
  • To approve the reappointment of Grant Thornton as Auditor for fiscal year 2020.
  • To accept the Audited Financial Statements of IIBA for fiscal year 2019.

Joining the Board of Directors are newly elected members:

  • Cristina Paternoster, based in Italy, is a 25-year veteran of the business analysis, project management and business transformation field, and currently Engagement Manager and Energy & Utilities sector strategist in addition to being responsible for the Center of Excellence in Advanced Methodologies (BA, Agile & Design) of the European office of a global consulting practice.
  • Dr. Terry Roach, CEO, and founder of a software company in Australia and author of The CAPSICUM Framework for Strategically Aligned Business Architectures.
  • Matthew Leach, technology and business executive who began his career as a business analyst. Currently leading several consulting practices for a global systems integrator focused on project execution and business agility.

The Membership re-elected for their second term serving on the Board of Directors, the following returning members:

  • Barbara Carkenord, CBAP, co-founder of two successful US based training and consulting companies and author of Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis, first edition.
  • Heather Mylan-Mains, CBAP, Business Analyst Consultant and Past President of Central Iowa Chapter, Deputy VP Chapters IIBA and Volunteer VP Chapters, IIBA in the US.
  • David Polsky, fractional CIO working with manufacturing, logistics and marketing companies, and has over 25 years of experience with Fortune 1000 companies.

The Board also welcomes Alex Browning, former CFO of a $5 billion dollar retailer and educator at a Canadian University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies in the Bachelor of Commerce program, appointed effective April 29, 2020.

“The board is pleased to welcome our new directors. These directors bring to IIBA the right mix of new skills and continuity of existing Board members while expanding our international representation and deepening specific skills in customer experience and digital transformation,” said Keith Ellis, Board Chair. “Our membership is global and diverse, and I am delighted we have a similarly global and diverse board to represent our members.”

“The Board’s leadership in key areas such as digital transformation, governance, strategy, and engagement guides our response to market changes in these turbulent times, as we continue the path of expanding the digital experience we deliver, improving engagement for our members and stakeholders, and support our profession in delivering better business outcomes,” said Delvin Fletcher, President and CEO of IIBA.

At the meeting, Mr. Fletcher reported on IIBA’s 2019 performance including new digital experiences and the launch of specialized learning materials and certifications. Chief Marketing Officer, Jeff Roth, discussed enhancements IIBA has made to provide more agile and digitally enabled benefits for members to quickly access relevant content to advance their career development. Gail Cosman, Chief Administrative Financial Officer reviewed the Audited Financial Statement for fiscal year 2019 while also noting our high growth prior to COVID and financial stability in these trying times.

The voting results and the webcast of the Annual General Meeting are available on iiba.org/about-iiba/agm-information/

About International Institute of Business Analysis
International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) is a professional association dedicated to supporting business analysis professionals to deliver better business outcomes. IIBA connects almost 30,000 Members, over 100 Chapters, and more than 500 training, academic, and corporate partners around the world. As the global voice of the business analysis community, IIBA supports recognition of the profession, networking and community engagement, standards and resource development, and comprehensive certification programs. For more information visit iiba.org.

Ann Cain 
IIBA 
+1 905-867-4103 
Email us here

IIBA Announces New Global Board Members

OAKVILLE, Ontario, June 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Annual General Meeting and Board Election of the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) membership was held June 9, 2020. The theme of this year’s meeting was Together Towards Tomorrow with a focus on the role of the business analysis community in improving business results and working together to address business challenges at this next important stage of IIBA’s growth.

Members voted to adopt the following resolutions submitted for their approval:

  • To elect the slate of six candidates to fill six open positions on the Board of Directors.
  • To approve the reappointment of Grant Thornton as Auditor for fiscal year 2020.
  • To accept the Audited Financial Statements of IIBA for fiscal year 2019.

Joining the Board of Directors are newly elected members:

  • Cristina Paternoster, based in Italy, is a 25-year veteran of the business analysis, project management and business transformation field, and currently Engagement Manager and Energy & Utilities sector strategist in addition to being responsible for the Center of Excellence in Advanced Methodologies (BA, Agile & Design) of the European office of a global consulting practice.
  • Dr. Terry Roach, CEO, and founder of a software company in Australia and author of The CAPSICUM Framework for Strategically Aligned Business Architectures.
  • Matthew Leach, technology and business executive who began his career as a business analyst. Currently leading several consulting practices for a global systems integrator focused on project execution and business agility.

The Membership re-elected for their second term serving on the Board of Directors, the following returning members:

  • Barbara Carkenord, CBAP, co-founder of two successful US based training and consulting companies and author of Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis, first edition.
  • Heather Mylan-Mains, CBAP, Business Analyst Consultant and Past President of Central Iowa Chapter, Deputy VP Chapters IIBA and Volunteer VP Chapters, IIBA in the US.
  • David Polsky, fractional CIO working with manufacturing, logistics and marketing companies, and has over 25 years of experience with Fortune 1000 companies.

The Board also welcomes Alex Browning, former CFO of a $5 billion dollar retailer and educator at a Canadian University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies in the Bachelor of Commerce program, appointed effective April 29, 2020.

“The board is pleased to welcome our new directors. These directors bring to IIBA the right mix of new skills and continuity of existing Board members while expanding our international representation and deepening specific skills in customer experience and digital transformation,” said Keith Ellis, Board Chair. “Our membership is global and diverse, and I am delighted we have a similarly global and diverse board to represent our members.”

“The Board’s leadership in key areas such as digital transformation, governance, strategy, and engagement guides our response to market changes in these turbulent times, as we continue the path of expanding the digital experience we deliver, improving engagement for our members and stakeholders, and support our profession in delivering better business outcomes,” said Delvin Fletcher, President and CEO of IIBA.

At the meeting, Mr. Fletcher reported on IIBA’s 2019 performance including new digital experiences and the launch of specialized learning materials and certifications. Chief Marketing Officer, Jeff Roth, discussed enhancements IIBA has made to provide more agile and digitally enabled benefits for members to quickly access relevant content to advance their career development. Gail Cosman, Chief Administrative Financial Officer reviewed the Audited Financial Statement for fiscal year 2019 while also noting our high growth prior to COVID and financial stability in these trying times.

The voting results and the webcast of the Annual General Meeting are available on iiba.org/about-iiba/agm-information/

About International Institute of Business Analysis
International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) is a professional association dedicated to supporting business analysis professionals to deliver better business outcomes. IIBA connects almost 30,000 Members, over 100 Chapters, and more than 500 training, academic, and corporate partners around the world. As the global voice of the business analysis community, IIBA supports recognition of the profession, networking and community engagement, standards and resource development, and comprehensive certification programs. For more information visit iiba.org.

Ann Cain 
IIBA 
+1 905-867-4103 
Email us here

Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Boost Community Prepares Immunization Professionals to Lead During the COVID-19 Crisis

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Amid the evolving global challenges posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic, immunization professionals must now grapple with deploying routine immunization services in a daunting and ever-shifting landscape. In a recent survey of 800 immunization professionals conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) and other key partners, 64 percent of respondents reported significant disruptions to immunization in their country or community, with either zero or limited outreach activities taking place and fewer visits to vaccination posts. To strengthen immunization professionals’ ability to navigate the complex challenges of their work, Sabin launched the Boost Community (Boost), a global network dedicated to serving immunization professionals, supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Immunization professionals must be equipped with a mindset oriented toward problem-solving, steeped in professionalism and grounded in resilience. Boost supports this vision through trainings, peer-to-peer engagement and collaborative learning. Since the network launched in early 2020, its membership has swelled in number and diversity, attracting nearly 900 individual members from more than 100 countries.

For its first major training program, Boost has joined forces with The Geneva Learning Foundation and Adaptive Change Advisors to develop and teach a six-week digital Scholar Level 1 certification course in adaptive leadership for immunization. The course, which began on May 26 with more than 400 learners, draws on the Geneva Learning Foundation’s proven Scholar package of interventions used since 2016 by immunization teams in 95 countries and the ‘Adaptive Leadership’ approach developed at Harvard University.

The course will train immunization professionals to diagnose the system they are operating within; distinguish and define technical and adaptive problems; and lead consequential change within the immunizations systems they operate in today. During the era of COVID-19, these skills can protect human health by empowering immunization professionals to serve as key advocates for themselves and for routine immunization.

“Leveraging Boost to share this innovative leadership training course signals to the global health community that we want to invest in immunization professionals not just as workers, but as leaders who can drive progress in their communities,” said Dr. Bruce Gellin, Sabin’s president of global immunization. “The Sabin team looks forward to empowering immunization professionals in their critical, lifesaving work through this course and beyond.”

Adaptive leadership, the backbone of the course, is a set of strategies and techniques for mobilizing change in challenging and uncertain contexts. Isolation, burnout and limited resources are common challenges shared by immunization professionals. The era of COVID-19 introduces another layer of complexity; with reallocated program resources and decreased demand for routine immunization campaigns, immunization professionals must be nimble and develop new approaches to reach communities with critical, life-saving vaccines. Applicants to the course stressed the need for enhanced leadership and team-building skills during this time.

“As a frontline immunization worker in a developing country that is faced with challenges of no or inadequate access to essential primary care including immunization services; the adaptive leadership program on immunization especially in midst of COVID-19 pandemic crisis globally is very critical… and helpful,” noted Feisal Yarrow, a Boost member and sub-national Ministry of Health immunization professional from Kenya.

“The connections and learnings that the Boost community enables could transform the immunization landscape,” said Dr. Richard Mihigo, program area manager, immunization and vaccine development at the WHO Regional Office for Africa. “Immunization professionals who are better prepared to accelerate progress in their communities have the potential to reduce the numbers of unvaccinated or under-vaccinated people, and address longstanding disparities in immunization coverage.”

This new course is just one way that Boost fosters collaboration and learning among immunization professionals. The community also offers online events and discussion series, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Boost is launching a special learning group for supervisors to receive guidance and support from Boost and its partners as they make difficult decisions for their teams or countries.

“The ability to forge connections between experts and implementers across the world is a major advantage of the Boost platform,” said Dr. Ranjana Kumar, senior specialist, Leadership Management and Coordination at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi). “There is great appetite for professional development and learning among this group. Gavi applauds Sabin for recognizing the essential role that immunization professionals play in shaping robust health systems, and for finding new ways to support them in their work.”

Boost will serve as a forum to generate knowledge, enable connection with peers and empower immunization professionals by acknowledging the critical role that they play in shaping human health across the globe. Through this work, Sabin hopes to spur positive ripple effects from improved immunization program performance to a world where all people, everywhere receive the vaccines they need to thrive.

Boost is open to all professionals and partners working in the immunization field, especially those involved with managing or implementing immunization programs at the national and sub-national levels. Register on the Boost website to join the community today.

About the Sabin Vaccine Institute

The Sabin Vaccine Institute is a leading advocate for expanding vaccine access and uptake globally, advancing vaccine research and development, and amplifying vaccine knowledge and innovation. Unlocking the potential of vaccines through partnership, Sabin has built a robust ecosystem of funders, innovators, implementers, practitioners, policy makers and public stakeholders to advance its vision of a future free from preventable diseases. As a non-profit with more than two decades of experience, Sabin is committed to finding solutions that last and extending the full benefits of vaccines to all people, regardless of who they are or where they live. At Sabin, we believe in the power of vaccines to change the world. For more information, visit www.sabin.org and follow us on Twitter, @SabinVaccine.

About Adaptive Change Advisors

Adaptive Change Advisors (ACA) is the premier mission-based Adaptive Leadership organization worldwide. ACA’s mission is to ‘democratize leadership’, putting leadership tools that drive change into the hands of anyone who seeks meaningful outcomes. ACA is especially committed to developing the leadership required to tackle pressing adaptive challenges of our times, such as promoting health access and equity, transitioning to a low-carbon economy, and strengthening democracy. ACA’s work has touched people in 140+ countries through a combination of in-person and online leadership experiences.

About the Geneva Learning Foundation

The Geneva Learning Foundation is a Swiss non-profit with the mission to develop trial, and scale up new ways to lead change to tackle the challenges that threaten our societies. Since 2016, the Foundation has developed an immunization programme using a package of purely-digital interventions to support health workers, from the health facility to the capital, to lead the transformation of knowledge into action, results, and impact. For more information, visit www.learning.foundation and follow us on Twitter @DigitalScholarX

Media Contact
Samia Kemal
Senior Associate, Communications
Sabin Vaccine Institute
+1 (202) 621-1691
press@sabin.org

Government’s aid packages distributed to retired soldiers in Bekasi

Jakarta Social Affairs Minister Juliari Batubara disbursed the government’s aid packages to households of retired Indonesian soldiers that were deployed to defend East Timor in a bid to assuage their sufferings amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“A great nation has never forgotten its heroes and heroines,” Batubara told journalists shortly after handing out the government’s aid relief packages to retired soldiers at the Seroja housing complex in North Bekasi on Tuesday.

The objective behind distributing the aid packages containing basic necessities, including rice, cooking oil, canned fish and meat, and instant noodles was not only aimed at helping the affected households to ease their sufferings but also to deepen communal bonds.

“These aid packages from the Indonesian president are only part of our efforts to strengthen our ‘silaturrahim’ (communal bonds) to further strengthen our unity,” he remarked, adding that the government was keen to ensure that the state was present for the people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic that initially hit the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2019 and then spread throughout most of the world, including Indonesia, is a huge crisis in human history.

Taking into account its confounding impact on public health and socio-economic sectors, the Indonesian government has also encouraged companies, embassies, and community members to assist those reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.

To this end, the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, distributed relief packages containing staple food items, including rice, cooking oil, canned food, biscuits, and instant noodles, to Indonesians in April and May.

State-owned contractor PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA) has also allocated corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds totaling Rp3.14 billion to be disbursed to assist frontline medical workers at hospitals along with community members.

The CSR funds were channeled to provide crucial items, including hazmat suits, face masks, and medical equipment, to several hospitals in Jakarta to fight the novel coronavirus disease, WIKA corporate secretary Mahendra Vijaya stated.

Jakarta’s National Brain Center Hospital, Columbia Hospital in Pulomas, Pondok Kopi Islamic Hospital, and Fatmawati Public Hospital were among the recipients of the aid, Vijaya noted in a press statement received by ANTARA in Jakarta recently.

WIKA along with other state-owned enterprises helped fund the operations of a public kitchen in the Utan Kayu neighborhood of Matraman, East Jakarta, in providing daily meals to those in need, he pointed out.

The moves by WIKA and the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra resonate with calls for mutual cooperation, voiced earlier by President Joko Widodo.

 

 

 

Source: Antara News

 

Indonesia misses state revenue target by 37.7 percent in May

 

Jakarta Indonesia posted state revenue of Rp664.3 trillion in the 2020 state budget as of May 31, or 37.7 percent of targeted Rp1,760.9 trillion in Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 54 of 2020, the Finance Ministry stated.

“In comparison with May last year, state revenue contracted by nine percent,” Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati remarked here on Tuesday.

The contraction, as projected in the presidential regulation, was owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, as companies, individuals, and economic activities had been reeling from the pressure.

The state revenue comprised Rp526.2 trillion of tax revenue, or some 36 percent of the target, and contracted 7.9 percent from that of the previous year.

Non-tax state revenue (PNBP) during the period had reached Rp136.9 trillion, or plunged 13.6 percent from the previous year and was only 46 percent of the target set at Rp297.8 trillion.

Meanwhile, state expenditure as of May 31 has reached Rp843.9 trillion, or 32.3 percent of the allocation reaching Rp2,613.8 trillion in accordance with Perpres No. 54 of 2020.

The expenditure comprised Rp270.4 trillion of ministry/institution expenditure that contracted by 6.2 percent as compared to the corresponding period in 2019.

Non-ministry/institution expenditure rose by 10 percent to reach Rp267 trillion, while fund transfer to regional administrations had touched Rp306.6 trillion, or contracted 5.7 percent, as compared to the corresponding period last year.

As of May 2020, the budget deficit had reached Rp179.6 trillion, of the total deficit assumption at Rp852.9 trillion.

 

 

Source: Antara News