IIL and NYU-SCPS to Host First Global Summit on Leadership and Strategic Project Management

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Global Summit will bring together seven leading authorities for a one-day event on September 12, 2012 at NYU’s Kimmel Center.

International Institute for Learning (IIL) and the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), Division of Programs in Business announced today the first Global Summit on Leadership and Strategic Project Management will be held on September 12, 2012. The one-day Summit is sponsored by IIL, NYU-SCPS, the New York City Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), and PIEMatrix. The Summit will take place at NYU’s Kimmel Center located at 60 Washington Square South in between Thompson Street and LaGuardia Place.

The Summit features presentations by seven leading authorities who will discuss a variety of topics including Grateful Leadership, Business Analysis, Strategic Project Management, and Trust and Its Impact on Relationships. Keynote addresses will be given by Dr. Harold Kerzner, a best-selling, globally recognized author of over 50 books about project management, as well as Greg Balestrero, Strategic Advisor and former President and CEO of PMI. Other event speakers include: Judith W. Umlas, Author, Trainer and Senior Vice President at IIL; Frank Ryle of PM Pulse; Business Analyst Steven Blais; IIL Director of Project, Program, and Portfolio Management Carl Belack; and IIL Senior Consultant and Trainer Frank Saladis.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with the NYU-SCPS Division of Programs in Business to present the first Global Summit on Leadership and Strategic Project Management in New York City,” said E. LaVerne Johnson, President and CEO of IIL. “We have been working with NYU-SCPS for more than a decade to co-offer the best possible project management and leadership classes.”

“The first Global Summit on Leadership and Strategic Project Management co-presented with IIL is a unique opportunity for attendees to discuss the issues facing project managers and leaders today,” said Debbie Saccoccio, Associate Director, NYU-SCPS Division of Programs in Business. “This will be a great learning experience for all involved.”
If you are interested in registering for the Global Summit on Leadership and Strategic Project Management or would like to view a detailed agenda please visit: http://www.iil.com/global-summit-2012/default.asp.

About International Institute for Learning, Inc.

With a wholly-owned network of operating companies all over the world and clients in more than 150 countries, IIL is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and mentoring, as well as customized course development. Our core competencies include: Project, Program and Portfolio Management; Business Analysis; Microsoft® Project and Project Server; Lean Six Sigma; PRINCE2®; ITIL®; Agile Project Management; and Interpersonal Skills.

About NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Established in 1934, NYU-SCPS (scps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of NYU-SCPS arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education programs in fields such as Real Estate and Construction Management; Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management; Global Affairs; Philanthropy and Fundraising; Graphic Communications Media, Publishing, and Digital Arts; Human Capital Management, Marketing, and Public Relations; with complementary strengths in the Liberal and Allied Arts; Translation and Interpreting; Management and Information Technology; and Finance and Taxation. More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty and lecturers to create vibrant professional and academic networks that attract nearly 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent continuing higher education needs of local and professional communities, as evidenced by 55,000 annual enrollments in individual courses, specialized certificate programs, conferences, workshops, seminars, and public events. The School’s community is enriched by more than 25,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members.

Vanessa Innes
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Members of the press who are interested in covering the Summit must be registered in advance. Please contact Vanessa Innes in order to register.

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