November 2019 Chapter Meeting - The Power of Collaboration: Lessons Learned from the 2019 POY Winner

Where does real collaboration come from?  How does it benefit your organization and your projects?  What are its limits?  How can it be fostered?

Celero Solutions was born from the collaboration culture of Canadian prairie credit unions.  This quality is at the heart of Celero’s many successful projects, including the 2019 Manitoba Project of the Year Award-winning ITSM project.  Join Lianne Huberdeau, Melissa Schraud and Cory Alexander as they present “The Power of Collaboration: Lessons Learned from the 2019 POY Winner”

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In this presentation, Celero will discuss the project as a case study to show how executive leadership, project management and team spirit cause projects to succeed despite challenges.  They’ll share their favourite lessons learned along the way to help you harness the power of collaboration. 

About the presenters


Lianne Huberdeau, PMP, ITIL is the Director of the Project Management Office at Celero. Since 2011, Lianne has held numerous roles at Celero including working in Sales, Professional Services and Bid Support. Lianne has experience working in both the public and private sectors as a consultant in both quality assurance and project management. Lianne leads a growing team of experienced project managers, bid support and pricing analysts at Celero. Her focus is on continuous improvement of PMO processes, encouraging employee development and innovation and applying a strategic mindset to the PMO.


Melissa Schraud, ITIL is Celero’s Manager of Technical Support and Communications.  She has worked in Financial Technology for over 20 years and is responsible for Celero’s Tier I and Tier II service desk teams, as well as major incident response.  On top of her management role, Melissa was a key member of Celero’s ITSM project team and was the solution owner for all outcomes related to the incident, change and problem management.  Now she is part of Celero’s ITSM Governance Committee, ensuring that all changes are improvements to the customer journey.


Cory Alexander, MBA, PMP, is a project and program management professional.  He was the PM for the multiple-award-winning ITSM project and has managed IT projects all over North America for 12+ years in the insurance, finance and human resource management industries.  Cory is a past member of PMI Manitoba’s board of directors and has spoken at PMI events in Winnipeg and Regina on the topics of virtual team building and goal alignment.  You can check out Cory’s profile or articles on LinkedIn.


Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019,

11:30 am Registration/Networking

11:30 am Lunch

12:00 pm Speaker presentation

Venue: Radisson Hotel, 288 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B8


  • $30 + GST Pre-Registered PMI Manitoba Members
  • $40 + GST     Pre-Registered Non-Members
  • $50 incl GST   Walk-ups (cash, cheque or credit card) 

Lunch Info:  

  • Registration is limited to 125 guests
  • Buffet style lunch included
  • Registration closes Monday, November 1, 2019 @ 11:59 pm
  • Event attendance is worth one (1) Strategic Professional Development Unit (PDU).
  • No refunds.  Substitutions permitted providing the substitute is eligible for the same price.

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Event Properties

Event Date 11-05-2019 11:30 am
Event End Date 11-05-2019 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 10-03-2019
Cut off date 11-01-2019 11:55 pm
Individual Price Member Price - $30
Location Radisson Hotel Downtown Winnipeg
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