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Lateral Leadership – Influencing across boundaries to make things happen

December 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Description:

To be an effective project manager today you have to do more than simply manage your projects efficiently. Recent research has shown that the best leaders in collaborative environments are adept at providing leadership across organizational boundaries and influencing peers, partners, and customers to move from ideas to reality. Yet many project managers feel that they lack the authority or skill set to effectively influence beyond their immediate project team. In this session, technology executive Andrew Kerr will discuss how different influence styles help leaders to understand their own unique influence style and appropriately match it to the situation for maximum effectiveness.

About Presenters:  Andrew Kerr

A technology executive with 10+ years of diverse experience, Andrew enjoys leading teams, delivering solutions, and helping individuals and organizations to grow and thrive. He is currently the CEO of Forty AU, LLC where he leads an agile team of software developers delivering custom software solutions for clients in the healthcare, higher education, sports and entertainment industries. Andrew previously served as the Assistance Vice President (AVP) for Parallon Technology Solutions where he directed the efforts of over 150+ consultants to deliver high-priority IT projects for many of the nation’s top healthcare companies. He has a passion for training and leadership development, annually teaching dozens of classes on diverse topics including change management, managing up, lateral leadership and the power of humility for leaders. His first book, The Humility Imperative, is targeted for release in early 2017.

Prior to his current role with Parallon, he served as HCA’s Director of Learning Solutions where his team developed a variety of solutions including virtual classes, online modules, and video-based solutions to service HCA’s 200,000 employees nationwide. Andrew is a Certified Facilitator from Development Dimensions International (DDI) and is certified to teach the Change Style Indicator (CSI) and Influence Style Indicator (ISI) assessment instruments developed by Discovery Learning, Inc. Andrew is also active in the community, where he serves on the board of Amputee Blade Runners.

Before working at HCA, Andrew worked at the Federal Investigative Services Division (FISD) within the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in Washington, DC. Andrew is a graduate of the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program, class of 2003. He holds a Master’s degree in Education (M. Ed.) from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College and a B.A. in Political Science and Anthropology from Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Sciences. While at Vanderbilt, Andrew was a four-year walk-on and two-year letterman on the varsity football team, earning academic All-SEC honors both his junior and senior year. Andrew and his wife Ashlie have three energetic children and currently reside in Franklin, TN.

PDU(s): 1 (Talent Triangle Category – Leadership)


  • Event Date: Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016
  • Registration: 5:30 pm -6:00 pm
  • Program: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm



4322 Harding Pike #417  Nashville, TN 37205

(615) 777-8514 (

Event Fees:

  • Early Registration PMI Nashville Chapter Members: $5
  • Early Registration Non-Chapter members: $10
  • Walk-in Registration at the door: $10

Registration Close Time: Dec 12, 2016 (Mon) @ midnight

Cancellation Policy: No refunds for this event.




December 13, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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4322 Harding Pike #417
Nashville, TN 37205 United States
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