October 2015

Topic: Using Capability Mapping to Drive Learning Roadmaps

Date: Monday, October 12, 2015


6:00 – 6:30 pm: Networking

6:30 – 8:00 pm: Business Meeting / Program


Business Architecture offers many advantages and strong value for Learning Professionals; the practices and outcomes enabled with business architecture provide Learning Professionals with unique insights into the requirements, strengths, and needs of organizations and individuals. Business modeling sets the foundation for understanding, strategy mapping further articulates organizational intent, and capabilities mapping illuminates the path for Learning Professionals to design and deliver the programs that will advance the organization. In this session, we’ll touch on key fundamentals of business architecture and focus on the specific roadmapping value delivered via understanding the capabilities of the organization.


Linda Finley, Principle Architect and Owner,Leadership Advantage, LLC

Linda is a senior consultant and coach working in all functional aspects of organizations, with specific expertise in strategy formation, leader assessment and development, and business architecture. Linda is a popular and active proponent of business architecture in her local professional community and globally over the last few years, launching the successful Twin Cities Business Architecture Forum in 2010 and continuing to serve as the Board Chair and leader of this thriving community of professionals. Linda is a member of the Advisory Board and former director for the Business Architecture Guild, an international Business Architecture professional association, and a primary author of the BIZBOK, a Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge. She serves on the Competency Modeling and Certification work groups and as the Collaboration Chair for the Business Architecture Guild. In addition to leading the Business Architecture curriculum and teaching six courses for the Business Architecture Institute, Linda is an instructor with the Institute for Professional Development at Metropolitan State University, teaching an 8-week certificate course she created focused on business architecture.


University of St. Thomas

2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 55105

McNeely Hall (MCH), Room 117

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