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International Project Management Day 2009

On November 5, 2009 project professionals all over the world celebrated the 6th Annual International Project Management Day (IPM Day).  IPM Day was established as a way of recognizing the extraordinary efforts made by project management professionals everywhere – across industries and geographies.  This year in celebration of the event, IIL hosted a live global webcast, where top industry experts weighed in on critical issues facing project managers and project teams today.

IIL's Webcast

As the global economy continues to shift and transform, project managers need to explore new ways to do our work in a socially and environmentally responsible way.  IIL focused in on this theme in this year's 3½ hour IPM Day webcast: Achieving Sustainability in a Shifting Global Economy.

Speakers and Presentations

November 5th Webcast Program

Frank P. Saladis, PMP - Founder, International Project Management Day™

Presenter of Kerzner International
Project Manager of the Year Award

E. LaVerne Johnson - Founder, President and CEO, International Institute for Learning, Inc.

Program Speakers

Value-Driven Project Management:
The Need for Change

Dr. Harold Kerzner - Senior Executive Director, IIL

How will value-driven project management change project management as we know it today?  In his presentation, Dr. Kerzner will explore the three major areas of change: (1) how we define project success, (2) how and when we measure the project's value and (3) how project leadership may change in the future.

Sustainability in a Challenging Economy Through Project Management
Gregory Balestrero - President and CEO, Project Management Institute

Whether we live in Berlin, New York, Santiago, or Beijing, we exist in a world with limited resources and a dependency on a changing population that will be the future caretakers. Project, program, and portfolio management practitioners alike must manage resources and activities in a socially, environmentally, and economically responsible manner.  Clarifying the driving forces that we must deal with, Greg will provide clear examples of organizations leading the way throughout the world.

Steven DelGrosso

Project Management - Achieving Excellence In Changing Times
Steven V. DelGrosso, PMP - Director of Project Management Center of Excellence, IBM

Through work with all geographies and business units, IBM's project-based initiatives and its widespread use of PM disciplines is integral to the company's market position, product and service delivery, and a strong, qualified resource pipeline.  In this presentation, Steven will review IBM's journey to project management excellence and its impact on the business, its employees and its clients.

Bonnie Nixon

Turning Green Into Gold: The Business Case for Sustainability
Bonnie Nixon - Environmental Sustainability Expert and former Director of Environmental Sustainabilty,Hewlett-Packard

For the last decade, Bonnie has managed Hewlett-Packard's Ethical Sourcing Program.  In this presentation, she will describe how she has led HP in the development of a long-term vision and strategy to help customers thrive in a low carbon digital economy. She will also discuss how HP delivers ROI and ROE (Return on Environment) simultaneously and will share some change management challenges associated with working in a $130B company with 320,000 employees operating in 178 countries.

David de Laire Standardizing Project Management for Maximum Value in a Global Economy
David de Laire, Chief Technical Officer, Eolfi (a Veolia company)
In an international company where project management is being utilized, it is vital that the methods are standardized across geographic and cultural borders.  Project Managers must be able to successfully realize projects in different countries and deliver them without cultural differences having a negative impact. In this presentation, David will discuss PM methodology and best practices in the renewable energies industry (specifically Wind and Solar) and how a focus on minimizing expense while maximizing ROI creates a new level of responsibility for PMs.


International Project Management Day
November 5, 2009

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For more information on the 2009 International Project Management Day webcasts, please contact your local IIL company. You can also e-mail or
call +1-212-758-0177.