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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

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)

We are thrilled to be offering our newest program specifically built for PMPs who earned their certification prior to January 1, 2021. This 3-day highly interactive, hands-on program (delivered recently from IIL’s NYC weConnect Hybrid Learning Center), provides opportunities to merge predictive and adaptive methods to help you “tailor your ways of working” to fit the needs of the project and the environment. The program will be a great way to upskill PMPs to the world of Agile/Hybrid working and much more. We will begin to roll this program out in April worldwide. We hope this program will soon become part of your corporate learning portfolio. Learn more and request details.

New! Three-day PMX Course for New Project Practitioners

IIL has conducted research with our clients and understand there is a need for project management classes that focus on value delivery, whether it be through traditional waterfall approaches, Agile, or a hybrid mix of the two. We are excited to bring you this new course with a fresh approach to learning that utilizes collaborative technology, videos, polls, and rigorous case studies. PMX teaches participants how to tailor their project approach to deliver intended business outcomes. Learn more here.

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

IIL Media

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

We continue to grow IIL Digital Printing (a division of International Institute for Learning, Inc.). IIL Printing is known for printing high-quality, soft-bound learning materials and supplemental products, including optional warehousing and shipping globally – all with 24/7 top-notch customer service – Visit www.iilprinting.com or email our team at [email protected].

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,

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E. LaVerne Johnson
Founder, President and CEO

International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL)
485 Madison Avenue 13th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.iil.com

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