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June Virtual Chapter Event - The Art of Leadership

Power Skills

Having a C-level title does not make you a leader and you don’t need a title to lead. The key to  being an effective and successful Project Manager is Leadership. This leader is not defined by title, rank, or power, but by building meaningful relationships with stakeholders. The meaningful relationships inspire, influence, energize and move key stakeholders towards greater purpose for themselves as individuals, the team and the project goals and objectives.

“The Art of Leadership “ is about the importance of investing in People, knowing they are the most important resource for your project. Fasten your seatbelt as Educator, Speaker, PM mentor and  long standing PMI member/volunteer, Juanita DeSouza-Huletey  shares her take on "the art of leadership" with her own personal stories, experiences, challenges and barriers over the last 25+ years in different leadership roles and 30+ years’ experience in the IT industry in Winnipeg.

Learning Objectives

Participants will

  1. Understand the most important capabilities of being a good leader.
  2. Be aware of the barriers and challenges to become a great leader and how to overcome them.
  3. Acquire knowledge, tips, and tools to become an impactful leader based on Juanita’s signature leadership style.

Join Juanita DeSouza-Huletey, as she presents “The Art of Leadership”.


Juanita De-Souza-Huletey is a trailblazer. Since her arrival in Canada 30+ years ago, Juanita has touched the lives of many. She wears many hats: as industry and community leader, speaker, educator, mentor, life coach, and patron. She was also a finalist in the  2021 Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards.

Juanita came to Canada as an intern with IBM Canada Ltd, after graduating  from the University of Ghana. She is an educator and seasonal instructor at both the University of Winnipeg and Red River college. Juanita is currently a member of the Board of Governors at the  University of Manitoba, Entrepreneur,  Board Advisor to Scientudio Inc. and EmPower.Mom, and Manager, Application Services – Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB).  Prior to that, she was the divisional head of the IT Division at Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) and a member of the WPS Executive Management Team. She also held two other managerial positions at the City of Winnipeg.

Juanita obtained her master’s degree from the University of Manitoba and successfully completed her course work as a PHD Candidate. Juanita also holds several professional designations and certificates. She has published a few papers in international journals and presented papers/reports at international conferences.

Juanita dedicates her time as a knowledge philanthropist on a number of boards at the executive/advisory levels including founding member  of Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Western Canada, Patron of Ghana Mission Queen Girls Up (UN Foundation), St. Paul High School Board of Directors, and Red River College Polytechnic industry advisor for the IT Strategic Council and Chair of both Project Management and BIT Advisory Committees.

Juanita has been a phenomenal pillar of the African community. She has a passion for volunteering and was instrumental in leading a number of initiatives including Folklorama, Africa Fest Business Networking, ACOMI website, and fundraising activities.

Juanita’s passion is to empower immigrants, women and girls in STEM, to break biases and reclaim our own spaces for a better tomorrow … Juanita’s goal and purpose is to influence those around her to succeed and be the best version of themselves.

She is married and has three adult sons.

We look forward to seeing you at our virtual event on June 7th   

Event Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Location: Online (link to be emailed to attendees prior to the event)


  • 12:00 pm    Speaker presentation
  • 1:00 pm      End of session


  • $10 + GST Pre-Registered PMI Manitoba Members
  • $15 + GST Pre-Registered Non-Members

Event Info:  

  • Registration closes Monday, June 06, 2022, at 12:00 pm 
  • Event attendance is worth one (1) Leadership Professional Development Unit (PDU) 
  • No refunds. Substitutions permitted providing the substitute is eligible for the same price.

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Type of category: Monthly Meetings

Type of activity: Leadership

Date: June 7th, 2022

Hour: 12:00PM to 1:00PM

# of PDUs: 1


Members: $10.00

Non members and Guests: $15.00