Innovation in a Changing Project Environment: Learning from Manitoba’s Experts


Research finds that at least 85% of organizations don’t know how to innovate!

Canada ranks a “C” when compared to other countries’ innovation efforts!

The PMI & ACMP Manitoba Chapters are pleased to present an Interactive and Informative Event featuring Manitoba’s Leaders in Innovation


Michael Legary, Certified Innovation Engineering Black Belt

Michael Legary is a Canadian serial entrepreneur with experience in a number of industries, whose focus is on corporate governance, innovation and enterprise risk management.

Michael has focused much of his career on information assurance, founding, leading and exiting several security, technology, and defence research companies over the past twenty-five years. He is the recipient of numerous business awards, including the CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 award, and an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his entrepreneurial endeavours within the Information Security space. He has had the honour of being the City of Winnipeg’s first Chief Innovation Officer, is a past Chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on public and private sector boards from a governance, risk management and innovation perspective.

Building Manitoba: Creating a culture of Never-Ending Innovation

How much is the long-term success of your organization reliant on innovation? How about the success of our province? If you don’t have an immediate answer, then you are not alone! 

Hear Michael share his experiences on growing businesses in Manitoba and internationally and learn about some of the critical elements in our community that must be fostered to improve our competitive stance in the global marketplace.


Al McLeod, Certified Innovation Engineering Blue Belt

Al Mcleod is an IT and business professional with experience across a wide variety of industries including Technology, Media, Agriculture, Finance, Insurance, Government and Telecommunications.   He has extensive expertise in many business and IT disciplines including Corporate Innovation, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, security, IT architecture and digital transformation. 
Al has focused on Digital Transformation and Corporate Innovation over the last 20 years of his career. 
He believes that Digital Transformation is not the only key for operational efficiency and improved customer experience, but is also a key enabler of Corporate Innovation.   Al has led many transformation initiatives across multiple industries and understands how difficult digital transformation is, but also how much value-successful transformation can unlock for a Company. 

Al is most passionate about helping Corporations become Innovation Rockstars.  He believes that although every Company is unique, all Companies can be great innovators if they have Executive commitment and the right partnerships.

Corporate Innovation for Fun and Profit!

Al will discuss issues with corporate innovation programs and provide a high-level view of corporate innovation systems, methods and processes.

Al will provide insights on: What is Innovation? Why all the fuss about it? What does innovation mean in the corporate context? How is it different than innovation for a Startup? What is important for a corporate innovation program to be successful? How do Project Management and Change Management relate to Corporate Innovation? What does it take to be an Innovator?


Sean Clarke, Certified Innovation Engineering Blue Belt

Over the past 20-plus years, Sean Clarke has accrued a deep and wide range of experiences that span from construction sites to the boardroom and beyond. From his career start in the days before “IT was called IT” as a communications and network specialist in the Canadian Forces, to his current role as a leader in the City of Winnipeg’s Innovation Strategy Program, Sean has helped his clients transform business strategy into benefits and value for their organizations through industry best practices, and the application of the best fit of processes and technology.

Today, in what he describes as “the most intriguing role of his career”, Sean infuses his technical, project management, change management, and business transformation experiences with his artistic and creative background as a performance artist, poet, and storyteller to coach City departments on how to create great ideas, transform them into reality and ultimately change the way services are delivered to the citizens of Winnipeg.

Idea Creation Workshop

Sean will lead this innovation workshop in which we will create a number of ideas using Innovation Engineering tools:

  • Describe in real terms what Innovation is and what it isn’t
  • Introduce the science and discipline of Innovation Engineering
  • Describe and demonstrate the Innovation Engineering tools we use to create ideas
  • Form a number of table workgroups and then take a real-world scenario and utilize Innovation Engineering tools to develop new and creative ideas

Event Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Location: Assiniboine Park Pavilion Atrium                                                                       


8:30 am                        Doors Open

8:30 – 9:00 am             Registration & Networking; Coffee/Tea will be served

9:00 - 9:50 am              Michael Legary presents

9:50 – 10:20 am            Buffet Breakfast

10:20 – 11:10 am          Al McLeod presents

11:10 -11:20 am            Break

11:20 – 12:35 pm          Workshop with Sean Clarke


  • $60 + GST Pre-Registered PMI Manitoba & ACMP Manitoba Members
  • $70 + GST     Pre-Registered Non-Members
  • $75 incl GST   Walk-ups (cash, cheque or credit card) 

Event Info:  

  • Registration is limited to 100 guests
  • Buffet style breakfast included
  • Registration closes Thursday February 20, 2020 @ 11:59 pm
  • Event attendance is worth four (4) Professional Development Unit (PDUs) – two (2) technical and two (2) strategic & business PDUs
  • No refunds.  Substitutions permitted providing the substitute is eligible for the same price.

Please email if you have any questions regarding:

Please remember that PMI Manitoba Chapter no longer issues invoices at a later date for the dinner events. Registration can be paid through Debit or Credit Cards. Walk-ups can be paid by cash or cheque, or credit card where available.

Event Properties

Event Date 02-22-2020 8:30 am
Event End Date 02-22-2020 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-18-2020
Cut off date 02-20-2020 11:55 pm
Individual Price Event Member Price: $60
Location The Assiniboine Park Pavilion Atrium
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
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