IEEE Ottawa Section Professional Development Seminar Series

IEEE Ottawa Section Professional Development Seminar Series
Exploring the Science of Personal Creativity

Thursday, 18 May, 2017
Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Ave
Police ‘P’ Building
Room P306
Nepean, Ontario

Registration: FREE (Limited Seating)

Description: Drawing from current scientific research and evidence emerging from several domains of study, this 1.5 hour interactive workshop explores the psychology of creativity, your beliefs about what creativity is, and how exploring your personal creative spark can have a positive impact on your personal and professional development. Come and meet your creative side!

Workshop takeaways focus on specific tips that will empower you to:
• Learn about the science of creativity
• Develop your awareness to enable greater creativity (personally and professionally)
• Build on different tools, skills, and knowledge to unleash your creative side

About the Facilitator: Inez Dekker is a believer in life-long learning, development, and self-discovery. After running a family business for several years, she started university at the age of 39, earning a BA (Psychology), and an MA (Organizational Psychology), and also took courses in the PhD Management program, all from Queen’s University in Kingston. She taught university courses for eight years at the Queen’s School of Business, Athabasca University, and the Sprott School of Business, including the Psychology of Personality, Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Culture, Leadership, and more. For the past 10 years, Inez has been engaged in personnel research for the Canadian military. To satisfy her own need to express herself through original art and craftwork, she has explored a variety of mediums, such as hand weaving, clothing design, art quilting, gardening, digital art, and photography. She writes and performs original poetry, has competed at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, and continues to be active in the Lanark County Live Poets’ Society (LiPS).

The IEEE Ottawa Section Professional Development Seminar Series (PDSS) is a program that helps engineers and other science-based professionals to develop their interpersonal skills for personal and professional growth.

The IEEE Algonquin College Student Branch (ACSB) is a co-organizer of this event.


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