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SIRC Webinar – Creative Thinking – Tools and techniques to better your brainstorms



Event Date(s) : June 17, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Contact Person : SIRC
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Event Location : Zoom Webinar

Webinar led by Jill Sadler, VP of Learning & Development, Blueprint North America

Wednesday June 17, 1-2 p.m. ET.

About the Webinar

Creative thinking and innovative problem solving are cited as two of the most important skills needed for employees to thrive in 2020 and beyond. Whether you are new to creative thinking or carry extra Post-It Notes on hand for impromptu brainstorm sessions, this interactive workshop will leave you more confident in your ability to solve problems creatively.

In this 60-minute session, we will: 

– Explore the cognitive underpinnings of creative thinking

– Discover three new tools for creative thinking that participants can immediately apply 

– Build creative muscle by practicing a tool on a current collective issue

About the speaker:

Jill Sadler conceived of her first business at the age of 12. It was a woodworking business and despite not knowing anything about woodworking nor owning any required equipment, her passion for generating ideas and building a plan was evident. Jill went on to lead Marketing, Sales and Operations teams in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors for over 20 years, including roles with Maple Leaf Foods, Atlantic Lottery, The National Arts Centre, and La-Z-Boy.

Jill is currently the VP of Learning & Development for Blueprint North America – an organization committed to building confidence in individuals, teams and organizations on both sides of the border. This means she spends half of her time studying and developing adult learning strategies and the other half of her time in large rooms with thousands of sticky notes. Whether it’s a negotiation workshop, a creative thinking webinar, or a strategic planning session, Jill is always looking to help individuals stretch beyond their perceived capabilities.  

Jill holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University (2000), a Master’s of Science in Business degree from Queen’s University (2007) and hopes to one day complete a PhD in Organizational Psychology.

When Jill doesn’t have her nose in a leadership book or a strategic plan, she can be found playing volleyball, swimming with her two kids, losing crib matches to her husband, having a glass of wine with friends or enjoying the performing arts in Ottawa. 

*Note: Presentation will be in English however, participants are invited to submit comments and questions in language of choice. French content will be available afterward.