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EllenLehnertPic.pngEllen Lehnert, PMP, MCT, MCITP has over 20 years of corporate training experience, and is a specialist in Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server. She is a contributor to many reference books, writes a monthly help column for the MPUG (Microsoft Project User Group) newsletter, is Vice President of the Chicago MPUG organization and past president, frequent meeting speaker and holds multiple MS Project certifications. Ms. Lehnert also holds a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute as well as a MCP, MCTS and MCITP certifications from Microsoft. Ellen brings a unique combination of licensed teacher and programming background to the classes she teaches as well as process development, installations and consulting. Ellen received a special MCLA - Microsoft Community Leader Award at the Microsoft Project Conference 2009 for the MCLA Author Award. This award recognizes community leaders and experts who have contributed to the body of knowledge represented in MPUG publications.

Title: Trainer/Consultant

Specializing in MS Project and MS Project Server

Consulting/Training/Installations – MS Project & Project Server

Project Management Training classes, Process Development

Years of experience: Over 20 years working in the computer industry including over 20 years in corporate training.


  • PMP Certification, PMI (Project Management Institute) Member
  • MCT – Microsoft Certified Trainer – MS Project & Project Server
  • MCP-MCITP – Microsoft Certified IT professional- MSP & Server Microsoft Partner
  • MPUG (MS Project Users Group) Chicago Board – VP + President – (9 years)
  • Author: MPUG “Ask the Teacher” monthly column – 5 years
  • MS Project Association Chicago Chapter Excellence Award -
  • MPUG - Speaker’s Bureau – frequent meeting speaker
  • Contributor: Dynamic Scheduling using MS Project 2002 & 2003
    Tech Editor Dynamic Scheduling using MS Project 2007
  • MOS (Microsoft) Project 2000 and 2002 Certified (teach)
  • MSP Blue Belt certified in MS Project 2000, 2002, 2003 –teach
  • B. S. in Business Education, Southern Illinois University
  • Illinois Teaching Certificate
  • Post-Graduate courses – 20+ hours

Training classes: Microsoft Project (versions 4.0-2007) and Project Server from the Project Management point of view.

Project Management classes (PMI). Custom classes as required.

Project Server: Analysis, process, configuration, development of training materials and training delivery for all users.

Process Development: Develop processes, document, and train

Independent consultant: Project management, COBOL programming, systems analysis, hot-line support, sales support, system installations, technical training, quality assurance, system upgrades – large and small mainframes. Lines of business experience includes Commercial, Banking, Manufacturing, and Gov’t/Ed. Supported over 75 accounts.

Unisys Corporation, Lombard, IL. 3 years customer education, 6 years technical staff: Taught 30 unique classes (accounting applications), developed training materials, and above activities.

Experience on the following applications: (as author, installer, support or trainer)

MS Project levels 4.0 – 2007, MS Project 2003 & 2007 Web Access/Enterprise, MSOffice 5-2003 series – all applications, Cobol, Rbase, WordPerfect, G/L, A/R, A/P, I/C, I/M, Payroll (10 versions), Rotating Inventory, Order Entry, Fixed Assets Mgmt, Personnel, Shop floor data collection, Budgetary Accounting, School attendance, Grade reporting, Bakery Production, Teller data collection, Medical Group Practice, Direct Mail, Production control, Contractor accounting, data communications (NDL), system software. Operating systems: CMS, BTOS/CTOS, NATIVE, MARK, DOS, Win 95, Win 3.1, Win 98, Win ME, Win XP, Win 2000, 2003 and 2007 Server.