International Institute for Learning Now Accepting Nominations for Kerzner International Project Manager of the Year Award

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Call for Applications from Outstanding Project Management Professionals

International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) has opened the application process for the 2009 Kerzner International Project Manager of the Year™ Award. A global leader in professional training in Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, Business Analysis, Microsoft® Office Project and Project Server, PRINCE2®, and Lean Six Sigma, IIL established this prestigious international award in 2006 to recognize project management professionals who demonstrate superior performance, outstanding skills, and innovative project management techniques, as well as those who make significant contributions in business, industry, government, community, or not-for-profit environments.

The Award bears the name of Dr. Harold Kerzner, Ph.D, M.S., and M.B.A., Senior Executive Director of IIL. Considered by many to be "the father of modern project management," he is an expert in the areas of project, program, and portfolio management and is the author of a number of best-selling project management textbooks, including Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, which is now in its tenth edition. His most recent textbook, Value-Driven Project Management (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) will be released in September of this year.

"Dr. Harold Kerzner is a true visionary in the field of project management and it is with great pride that we pay tribute to his contributions through the Kerzner International Project Manager of the Year™ Award," said E. LaVerne Johnson, Founder, President, and CEO of IIL. "IIL is delighted to reward outstanding professionals for their dedication to the pursuit of project management excellence."

Previous winners of the award have seen tremendous growth in their professional endeavors as a result of the honor. "Following my selection as International Project Manager of the Year, I have been very satisfied to see my career make a 'quantum leap', my network expand, and my credibility grow. The honor has elevated my status in the field, resulting in a new career opportunity that has profoundly changed my life and the lives of my family," said Scot Hanley, PMP, MCP, 2008 Kerzner International Project Manager of the Year. "I have also been asked to contribute to Dr. Kerzner's latest book and have been invited to lecture regularly on project management at the University of Alabama."

To be eligible, candidates must possess the PMI® PMP® credential or equivalent. Candidates from around the world are encouraged to apply. They may be associated with any industry or sector.

The winner receives an all expenses paid trip to New York City, where they will be recognized at IIL's International Project Management Day Awards Reception following the live global webcasts on November 4th and 5th, 2009. The winner will also have the opportunity to present during the webcast to thousands of participants around the world.

For additional information or to nominate yourself or a colleague, visit The winner will be notified on or about October 20, 2009.

IIL's mission is to embody its three key values - Intelligence, Integrity and Innovation - in empowering individuals and organizations to advance their skills and abilities, increase collective knowledge and capabilities, and operate more efficiently and effectively. For information regarding IIL's products, services, curriculum, and free webinars, visit

About International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL)
International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) is a global leader in professional training and comprehensive consulting services in the areas of Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, PRINCE2®, Business Analysis, Microsoft® Office Project and Project Server, and Lean Six Sigma. In addition to its many course offerings, productivity tools, and professional certification pathways, IIL leads the way in customized course development. Its Many Methods of Learning™ enable IIL companies in more than 18 major countries around the world to deliver innovative, effective, and consistent training solutions via a variety of learning platforms (traditional classroom, virtual classroom and on-demand training). IIL is a Charter Global Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute, a member of the PMI® Corporate Council, a PMI® Silver Alliance Circle member, an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider, and an Accredited Training Organization (ATO) for the delivery of PRINCE2® courses and programs. For more information and free webinars, visit or call 800-325-1533. Visit the IIL Knowledge Portal at


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