‘United by the spoken word’

Inaugural Elevate MB conference set for May 26


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St. Boniface


As the world continues to re-emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, one upcoming event will speak to the importance of re-igniting the passion of employees and re-establishing workplace culture.

The inaugural Elevate MB half-day conference will take place at The Leaf in Assiniboine Park (145 Locomotive Dr.) on Friday, May 26 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Organized by the Prairie Shield Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, the event is intended to help leaders explore solutions and strategies designed to shift post-pandemic paradigms, said Anders Boulanger, the chapter’s president and a key event organizer.

Boulanger, a professional speaker who lives in St. Boniface, said returning to the workplace after the pandemic has presented challenges for many organizations and their teams; whether it’s working from home, or making the transition back into the office, many businesses are struggling with employee engagement and poor workplace culture.

Anders Boulanger is the president of the Prairie Shield Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, which will hold its inaugural Elevate MB half-day conference on May 26.

“We wanted to put on an event to recognize that many people are still coming out of the pandemic slowly, and we wanted to bring together three speakers with different perspectives and experience,” he said.

The three keynote speakers scheduled to take part include Tim Gard, Darci Lang, and Michael Redhead Champagne.

Boulanger said he’s looking forward to bringing participants and attendees together under one roof for the event.

“I think it’s going to be a good environment to be in. I’m looking forward to the energy,” Boulanger said.

“It feels uniting and very connected, and we should all be excited about something. We’re all from different backgrounds and cultures, but we’re all united by the spoken word. And we’re having world-class speakers at the event, who all have perspectives that have well-received and who all elevate the profile of public speaking.”

“This half-day conference is a great opportunity for professionals in our city to learn from some of the most successful leaders in their fields and take both their mindsets and performance to the next level,” he added, noting the event is aimed at a cross-section of business-related attendees, whether it’s business owners, entrepreneurs, or managers and their teams.

Tickets for the conference will be available until May 25. Go online at CAPSPS.ca/elevate for more information, or to buy tickets.

Simon Fuller

Simon Fuller
Community Journalist

Simon Fuller is a reporter/photographer for the Free Press Community Review. Email him at simon.fuller@canstarnews.com or call him at 204-697-7111.

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