Kerzner Lecture 2019

Baldwin Wallace and PMINEO are pleased to present Rick Brenner, as this year's Kerzner Lecture/International Project Management Day speaker. Join us for a great discussion and celebrate International Project Management Day with us as Rick talks with us about "The Race to the SouthPole: Lessons Learned in Leadership."

On 14 December 1911, four men led by Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole. Thirty-five days later, Robert F. Scott and four others followed. Amundsen had won the race to the pole. Amundsen’s party returned to base on 26 January 1912. Scott’s party perished. As historical drama, why this happened is interesting enough. But to organizational leaders, the story is fascinating.We’ll use the history of this event to explore important lessons about leading complex efforts in modern organizations. From this story we can learn lessons valuable to anyone with leadership responsibilities, including lessons about planning, scope creep, risk management, improvisation, discipline, organizational politics, team dynamics, technology management, and simplicity.

Each of these principles is illustrated with a story from the Race to the South Pole, comparing the approaches used by the two teams. The result is a lively, interesting program that deals with these topics in a memorable way.

Rick Brenner is principal of Chaco Canyon Consulting. In his 30 years as a software developer manager, project manager, entrepreneur, consultant and coach, he has developed valuable insights into the interactions between people and the media in which they work. Mr. Brenner holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT. His is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), the Boston Software Process Improvement Network, and the Agile New England Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. He has served in various leadership roles ranging from board member to vice president to chair (president) in local chapters of these societies. He is a member of the Project Management Institute.

5:30 pm - Registration/Networking Reception
6:15 pm - Welcome/Opening Remarks
6:30 pm - Keynote Speaker Presentation
8:00 pm - Closing/Raffle 

The Kerzner Lecture is FREE and open to the public, however, space is limited so reservations are highly recommended...1.5 PDU's can be self-reported for this event. Enjoy an evening of insight, dialogue, networking, colleagues, and appetizers!

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