Northeast Ohio Chapter of PMI

2015 6th Annual Kerzner Award Dinner on 1/21/2015

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*Registrations and cancellations must be received before end of day on Saturday, January 17th.*

Topic: Recognize and celebrate the 2014 Project of the year as well as the 2014 Kerzner Award recipient for Project Management Excellence. Dr. Kerzner will present on How Project Management Enterprise Environmental Factors Affected the Globalization on Disney Theme Parks.

Presentation Summary:

For several years, the PMBOK Guide has discussed the importance of enterprise environmental factors. But how many of us really understand the enterprise environmental factors, their importance and what damage they may cause to a project if not properly monitored and controlled? Disney is certainly a well-managed company. But the growth of Disney and the establishment of theme parks on foreign soil came with significant challenges cause by the enterprise environmental factors related to the host country. The presentation will discuss the challenges and the results.

Speaker: Dr. Harold Kerzner

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm


  • 5:30 pm  - Welcome Table and sign-in opens; Network/Social event
  • 6:00 - Welcome address; dinner is served
  • 6:45 - Meeting announcements
  • 7:00 - Award presentation
  • 7:15 - Featured presentation
  • 8:25 - Closing meeting and Raffle

Location: Hilton Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd, Independence, OH 44131, Phone (216) 986-9900


  • $35 per member
  • $40 per non-member
  • Groups of 5 or more individuals will receive a 10% discount (i.e. $31.50/member or $36/non-member).  Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get your group registered.

Dinner: We request you enter your meal choice at the time of registration. See below for the menu.

Meal Choices:

  • Penne Pasta with Roasted Vegetables
  • Marsala Meatloaf with Wild Mushroom and Marsala Wine Demi-glaze
  • Pecan Crusted Chicken with Rum and Cinnamon Infused Cream Sauce
  • Tilapia Baked in Whole Grain Mustard and Tomato Fondue Sauce

Entrees served with:

  • Fresh Market Salad – Crisp iceberg lettuce and Spring Mix with Tomatoes and Cucumbers
  • Chef’s Choice of Vegetables and Starch
  • Rolls & Butter
  • Chocolate Raspberry Cake
  • Coffee, Tea, Decaf and Iced Tea
  • Assorted Soft Drinks

Registration: Registrations and cancellations must be received before end of day on Saturday, January 17th. **Be sure to log in to the website Member Login (SSO) before registering in order to use our registration self-cancellation feature**

Instructions to self-cancel registrations are available in our FAQ How do I cancel my registration? available here and on our website,, under the About Us tab > FAQ > How do I cancel my event registration?

We will not accept walk-ins for the event nor can accept payment at the door. If you are a PMI member, please enter your PMI member ID on the registration form. For individuals that are PMI members, have entered an accurate PMI member ID, and also have a PMI certification, we will upload your registration information to PMI to report your PDU's for you, saving you time.

PDUs: 1.5 -Click here for event PDU form.  *Please allow 3-5 business days after the event to process attendance confirmation and PDU claim information. *

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Harold Kerzner is Senior Executive Director for Project Management for the International Institute for Learning (IIL). He has a MS and Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Utah State University. He is a prior 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. He has published or presented numerous engineering and business papers, and has published more than 50 college textbooks on project management, including later editions. His three latest books are (1) Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling; (2) Project Management Metrics, KPIs and Dashboards, and (3) Project Recovery: Case Studies and Techniques for Overcoming Project Failure.
He travels around the world each year conducting project management lectures in Japan, China, Russia, Brazil, Singapore, South Africa, Germany, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, France, Italy, England and Switzerland.

His recognitions include:

The University of Illinois granted Dr. Kerzner a Distinguished Recent Alumni Award for his contributions to the field of project management

Utah State University provided Dr. Kerzner with the 1998 Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the field of project management

The Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Project Management Institute gives out the Kerzner Award once a year to one project manager in Northeast Ohio that has demonstrated excellence in project management

The Project Management Institute (National Organization) in cooperation with IIL has initiated the Kerzner International Project Manager of the Year Award given to one project manager yearly anywhere in the world

The Project Management Institute also gives out four scholarships each year in Dr. Kerzner's name for graduate studies in project management

Baldwin-Wallace University has instituted the Kerzner Distinguished Lecturer Series in project management

Facilitator: Todd Jones