Message from E. LaVerne Johnson
Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer
International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL)
The cat’s out of the bag…we have come to grips with the fact that life will not return to how it was pre-COVID. Innovation has accelerated nearly at the speed of light with the rapid changes we’ve experienced globally over the past several years.
I am writing to personally thank you for the trust and confidence you have had in IIL as a valued learning partner – whether it is for the last 30 days as a brand-new client, the last 32 years, or anywhere in between. We re-confirm our strong commitment to your success: to provide innovative and excellent services that meet your changing needs during 2023 and beyond.
Over many years we have seen tremendous changes in the “way we best learn” and IIL has often pioneered deploying these innovative changes with our clients globally. For example, we took Virtual Classes to the marketplace in 2001; Virtual Conferences in 2008; and today we are bringing our Virtual Class participants into a learning environment where they feel as if they are in the actual classroom with their instructor. They are thrilled!
We continue to schedule and deliver course topics for our clients all over the world, whether your need is off-the-shelf, fully customized, or built-for-need. Our core topics include Project, Program, Portfolio Management, Agile and Scrum, Lean Six Sigma, Business Relationship Management, Leadership and Power Skills, Business Analysis, Sustainability, Microsoft Project, and IT Management. We often also include assessments, coaching, and/or mentoring. We have prepared over 700,000 individuals for the most sought-after professional certifications in the field of project management, agile/scrum and lean six sigma.
Today we are excited to share a snapshot of some of our newest products and services – several of these are launching in 2023:
- New! IIL Consulting
- New! IIL PMP Prep LinkedIn Coaching Group
- New! IIL’s weConnect Hybrid Learning Center
- New! Mastering Hybrid Approaches for Projects (MHAP)
- New! Three-day PMX Course for New Project Practitioners
- Coming Soon! – Cyber Security Curriculum and Certification
- Coming Soon! IIL’s Learning in Minutes (LIM)
- Continue Growth! IIL’s Thought Leadership Newsletter (TLN)
- Artificial Intelligence for Project Management
- IIL Media
- New! IIL’s Amazon Bookstore
- Continue Growth! Chapter Advantage Program
- IIL Digital Printing
- Full roll-out of our new Learning Management System (LMS)
- Continued Success with IIL/PMI Educational Foundation
New! IIL Consulting
This month we are launching IIL Consulting, a new business division of International Institute for Learning, led by Leon Herszon PhD, PMP, DASSM, CSM, CSPO and Executive Vice President. IIL Consulting is ready to work with you to identify, develop, and deliver solutions to address your biggest challenges. Learn more at IILConsulting.com or email our team at [email protected].
New! IIL PMP Prep LinkedIn Coaching Group
Effective April 15, we are launching our new IIL PMP® LinkedIn Coaching Group exclusively for professionals who attend IIL’s PMI® Authorized PMP® Exam Prep Course. This service, along with the special pre-course OnDemand sessions and our ProjectManagmentIQ® online question bank, will get you prepared to take the PMP EXAM. We will hold weekly coaching sessions led by our IIL PMP Training/Coaching experts. The Project Management Institute (PMI®) expects 22 million new project management job openings through 2027. In the United States alone we expect to see a huge demand for certified project managers as the government rolls out its U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. IIL stands ready to help you with preparing your PMs for this valuable certification.
New! IIL’s weConnect Hybrid Learning Center
Our state-of-the-art Hybrid Learning Center has been completed and launched with great success. IIL has partnered with Barco NV, a Belgian technology company that specializes in digital projection and imaging technology to jointly create this classroom in our New York Headquarters at 485 Madison Avenue. We look forward to delivering courses from our Learning Center to your teams around the world. Ask for a tour by emailing [email protected] and we’ll be happy to “show off” the wonders of this classroom and its futuristic technology.
New! Mastering Hybrid Approaches for Projects (MHAP)
New! Three-day PMX Course for New Project Practitioners
Coming Soon! Cyber Security Curriculum and Certification
IIL will soon be launching a new Cyber Security curriculum and corresponding certifications. The curriculum will include critical learning for everyone in your organization. You will be able to choose self-paced eLearning or instructor led deliveries. Email [email protected] and join our waiting list.
Coming Soon! IIL’s Learning in Minutes (LIM)
We understand that you want an effective way to update knowledge and learn new information in quick bursts. LIM is IIL’s microlearning solution that will bring concise knowledge to meet a specific need. LIM sessions will be anywhere from 10 minutes to 45 minutes. We will be delivering a broad range of LIM sessions beginning in June 2023. Email [email protected] and join our waiting list.
Continue Growth! IIL’s Thought Leadership Newsletter (TLN)
Launched in mid-2022 and now reaching around 165,000 professionals each week, access IIL’s LinkedIn Newsletter site here. We are proud to be able to share informative and educational articles with insights and tips from established, world-renown authors and thinkers from around the globe, and across professions. Please feel free to share our TLN link with all your team members so they can stay abreast of the latest news in our industry. Contact our TLN editor [email protected] for information on submitting articles from your organization.
Artificial Intelligence for Project Management
Dr. Harold Kerzner, Senior Executive Director of IIL, and globally recognized expert on PPPM, innovation, and strategic planning, will be leading the way in researching and maturing the framework, methodologies, and best practices around Artificial Intelligence for Project Management. He will be partnering with Dr. Elissa Farrow, Futurist and Transformation Strategist and Adviser, and other IIL experts.
Great Read! How Project Management Will Benefit from Using Artificial Intelligence
In 2022 IIL Media (a division of International Institute for Learning, Inc.) celebrated its 10th anniversary and is now located in the building that CBS had its very first television broadcasting studio in, at 485 Madison Avenue. A decade later with over 4,000 videos produced, IIL Media has become a unique, trend-setting brand in the world of corporate video production services, delivering training videos, online virtual conferences, and business documentary profiles. The innovative division is always pushing traditional boundaries and turning the ordinary into extraordinary. With an upgraded state-of-the-art digital studio and edit rooms, our award-winning IIL Media production team produces in-studio and on location productions, as well as streams programming to and from any location worldwide. Visit www.iilmedia.com or email our team at [email protected].
New! IIL Amazon Bookstore
We’re excited to soft launch our IIL/Amazon.com web store here. Learners can now easily and quickly find works by some of their favorite subject matter experts, simply by following direct links from the Learning Center or from related courses featured in our LMS. This functionality will enable a broader audience to access and benefit from the book resources of IIL’s global thought leaders and trainers, including all of Dr. Harold Kerzner’s well-known publications.
Continue Growth! Chapter Advantage Program
IIL’s Chapter Advantage Program, launched in January 2021, has seen strong interest and growth with PMI Chapters across the globe. Our mission – to help the Chapters grow and retain their local memberships and assist with exciting learning opportunities for their local Chapter members. We are pleased to have added PMI Ukraine to our Program. Check if your local Chapter is part of the IIL Advantage Program.
IIL Digital Printing
Full roll-out of our new Learning Management System (LMS)
We are pleased to have chosen Thought Industries as our LMS partner. It brings together all our learning content and course delivery into a single dashboard for you, giving increased convenience and flexibility, Many of you have already experienced the new Learner Dashboard with our Online Conferences and Live Virtual Courses. We will soon be launching several LMS special services for our Corporate Clients, in order to make partnering with us even more exciting. See a sample Client Custom Page here.
Continued Success with IIL/PMI Educational Foundation
International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) and Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) are proud to announce the 2022 recipients of IIL’s Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarships go to Kerzner Scholarship Award Recipients 2022. In 2008 IIL created a permanently endowed fund to support the scholarship program of PMIEF®, which led to the launch of the endowed scholarships in the name IIL’s Senior Executive Director, Dr. Harold Kerzner, for the purpose of supporting project management education and excellence. The scholarship is awarded annually to students around the world who are pursuing graduate or undergraduate degrees in project management or related fields of study. To learn more about applying for this prestigious Scholarship go to PMI Scholarships and Grants.
Please connect with your local relationship manager or email [email protected], to learn more about any of our new services listed above, or to discuss how we can best help with your organization’s current learning and/or consulting needs.
In closing, I wish you and your organization much success in 2023 and encourage you to contact me directly at [email protected] with questions, ideas, and feedback.
With my appreciation,