Personal Creativity – An Interactive Workshop

The IEEE Ottawa CS Chapter, IEEE Ottawa ComSoc/CESoc/BTS Joint Chapter, IEEE Ottawa TMC, PCS, and SSIT Joint Chapter, and IEEE Ottawa AICN are inviting all interested IEEE members and other engineers, technologists, and students to another Lunch and Learn in the heart of the Kanata Tech Hub.

SEMINAR: Personal Creativity – An Interactive Workshop
SPEAKER: Inez Dekker (University Lecturer, Researcher, and Public Speaker)

DATE: October 3rd, 2017
TIME: Refreshments, Lite Lunch, and Networking: 11:00 a.m.; Seminar: 12:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.
PLACE: The Marshes Golf Club, 320 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata
PARKING: Free parking available.
ADMISSION: Open to all, free of charge. Registration is required.

As Engineers and Scientists you have challenges that are both wide in scope and bound by critical limitations as well. Modern creativity research suggests that the flexibility and focus required for such complex challenges can be strengthened and toned through apparently unrelated creative activities. Drawing from current scientific research and evidence emerging from several domains of study, this 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. Workshop takeaways focus on specific tips that will empower you to 1) Learn about the science of creativity, 2) Develop your awareness to enable greater creativity (personally and professionally), and 3) Build on different tools, skills, and knowledge to unleash your creative side.

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. 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).

THANK YOU TO OUR PATRONS for making this event possible
March Networks (
Kanata North BIA (
Invest Ottawa (
you.i tv (
Smart & Biggar (
Carleton University, Faculty of Engineering and Design (
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Engineering (
The Marshes Golf Club (

Eric Karmouch, Ph.D., SMIEEE
Chair, IEEE Ottawa Computer Society (
Chair, IEEE Ottawa Lunch and Learn (

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