This two hour workshop will allow the exploration of one’s creative potential and to become familiar with creative problem solution skills, supporting creative procedures within companies. The importance of creativity in project management will be addressed. There will be a seven step creative problem resolution procedure, as well as divergence and convergence techniques for each of these steps. The workshop will also focus on the development of favorable attitudes and the setting-up of a climate which encourages the emergence of creativity within a team.  


As an advisor at the Institute of Product Development since 2005, Nathalie Blouin is responsible for Advanced Networks and accompanies enterprises working in the domain of innovative ideas. She started the Sustainable Development initiative in product conception in 2005 and directed the research on the economic returns of Eco conception in 2008 and 2014. She has also been teaching in the Engineering Management Master’s program at l’Université de Sherbrooke since 2008.  Before joining the Institute, she spent fifteen years working for large manufacturing firms, including Bombardier Recreative Products, Schlumberger and MEGA Brands. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s in Engineering Management.