IPM Day Logo 2023 120px

International Project
Management Day 2023

The Key to Project Management Leadership Success: Engaging Your Team Members

Dr. Harold Kerzner

Sr. Executive Director
International Institute for Learning (IIL)
Dr. kerzner

About the Presentation

There has been a significant growth in project management with a much greater focus on interpersonal skills. This is the result of new methodologies entering the project management community of practice such as Agile, Scrum and hybrid methodologies. The challenge is finding the correct leadership style that successfully engages team members in project team activities for the duration of the project, rather than just during staffing. There are also engagement challenges that must be overcome. 

Key Takeaways

  • Understand effective engagement practices. 
  • Understanding how diversity, personalities, new methodologies, new metrics, and new cultures affect engagement practices. 
  • Understanding the growth in social project management leadership. 

About Dr. Harold Kerzner

Dr. Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. is Senior Executive Director at the International Institute for Learning (IIL). He is a globally recognized expert on project management and strategic planning, and the author of many best-selling textbooks including Innovation Project Management: Methods, Case Studies, and Tools for Managing Innovation Projects (Wiley, 2019) and Project Management Next Generation: The Pillars for Organizational Excellence (Wiley, 2022).   

For 50 years, Dr. Kerzner has shared vital guidance for making project management a strategic tool for competitive advantage and helping companies around the world build a powerful foundation for company improvement and excellence.   

Dr. Kerzner has an MS and Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Utah State University. He is a former Air Force Officer and spent several years at Morton-Thiokol in project management. He taught engineering at the University of Illinois and business administration at Utah State University and for 37 years taught project management at Baldwin-Wallace University.