“I chose EDHEC for its innovative and international aspects”
What is your background prior to EDHEC?
My academic and professional career began in the early 2000s in social work. I chose to accompany people in their personal and professional accomplishments. Quite quickly in my training, it became obvious to me that the individual was intimately linked to the structure in which they evolved. Whether it is within their immediate or wider environment, the dynamic relationship between the individual and the organization in which they evolved is crucial to consider. I found that the organisation of care had a direct impact on the quality of the services provided by the various stakeholders and, consequently, the quality of the support provided to people requiring these services. Although each individual's challenges are unique, certain organisational and social conditions have a major impact on their personal development.
Over time, my main interest has thus shifted towards the structuring of intervention projects and, more specifically, social innovation. Whether in coordination or in direct intervention with the population, I have always associated the arts and culture community with my projects. In 2019, following these observations, I began a master's degree in the Development of People and Organisations at Université Laval in Québec. Looking back on my experiences, the most rewarding aspect of my work has been to cultivate creativity, both in my workplace and in the mandates I accomplished.
Why did you choose EDHEC's MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation?
Today, my second master's degree at EDHEC seems to me to be a logical continuation of my journey. It is the innovative and international aspect of EDHEC that was decisive in my application. Combining the principles of management of cultural organisations with social innovation is an aspect missing from my general education.
The academic year began with a creativity seminar. What can you tell us about it?
My first experience in the programme was the creative seminar at the beginning of September. That seminar has an interesting approach to creativity. Creativity is not reserved for artists and is not an inner characteristic. Creativity, according to the trainers, is not limited to the creative act but is anchored in a context that allows it. This is why these three days varied between practical exercises, techniques, and moments of introspection. Whether creativity is artistic or simply in problem-solving, it accompanies the future entrepreneur or the innovative employee. Creative quality is also proportional to the ability to take risks, to get out of one's comfort zone, and renew one's way of perceiving our reality.