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Collaborative Approach to Problem Solving

Change is a constant. Managers must always be on the hunt for ways to help employees and teams learn more effectively. In formal and informal work settings, people tend to act in ways that are detrimental to the team: making hasty decisions, being unreceptive to different viewpoints and failing to be objective about their actions. This type of conduct, often the result of reflexive behaviours, undermines a group’s ability to resolve complex problems together.

Research has shown that understanding your own learning style can go a long way toward increasing your capacity to adapt to the complex and unpredictable world we work and live in. If you recognize your customary approach to new situations and become aware of the other options open to you, you enhance not only your own adaptability but also that of others.

In this course, we invite you to explore your own learning style, put it to the test in small groups and discover other learning styles as well. We will use the co-development method, a compelling way of catalyzing group learning. While tackling an actual work problem, you will try out the four methods of learning in your search for solutions.


$1,695 + taxes


4 half-days - 9 a.m. to noon

Course given in French

Offered online
February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2022

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  • Find your learning style and learn how individuals differ in their approaches to new information or situations.
  • In workshop format, study the steps of a structured approach to co-development and the roles of the participants.
  • Acquire the competencies you need to learn more effectively and help others do the same.
  • Use the approach to tackle real-life problems that the participants hope to solve.
  • Identify key factors in encouraging collaboration within a team or organization.

Is this for you?

Professionals, managers, executives and leaders who want to acquire the skills they need to foster learning, interdependence and collaboration in their teams. Co-development is a useful approach for all sorts of projects, issues and concerns, including the following:

  • A major structural change is coming, and you would like to support your employees through the transition.
  • You are constantly overwhelmed by your workload and don’t know how to cope.
  • You manage a team but it’s a challenge to motivate your employees.
  • You have not agreed with any of your boss’s decisions in the past few months and are struggling to justify them to your team.
  • You have trouble accurately assessing your employees’ workload.
  • You are the head of customer service and would like to learn how to better handle difficult customers.
  • You are an engineer and are having a hard time implementing a new technological solution in your organization.

Special features

  • Discover your own learning style and that of others to be able to facilitate a working group.
  • Work with your peers to improve your work practices, embracing an approach dedicated to cooperation and collaboration.
  • Adapt the proposed approach to the needs of your team and organization in order to promote the development of a learning culture.
  • Become better at your job thanks to practical and thought-provoking exercises that encourage knowledge sharing and informed decision making.

Animé par :

Marie-Christine Albert
Marie-Christine Albert
B.A., MSc (management)
Full-time Lecturer at HEC Montréal, Learning and Talent Specialist - CAP formation-développement
Corinne Prost
Corinne Prost
B.A. (Economic), MSc (Human Resources)
Learning and talent Specialist - Founder of CAP formation-développement, Lecturer at HEC Montréal
  • The different learning styles.
  • Group learning – co-development?
  • Team composition and the co-development process.
  • Key intra- and interpersonal skills.
  • Co-development workshops.
  • Lectures.
  • Exercises to increase awareness and apply concepts learned.
  • Self-assessment questionnaire.
  • Co-development workshops to help participants fully understand the approach and explore issues in a respectful and confidential discussion space.

Participants in all of our seminars will receive a certificate of completion from Executive Education HEC Montréal.

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