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Rotman School of Management

Advanced Business Design Facilitation Pilot

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Get creative instructional foundations and studio-teaching practice to stand out as an effective business design facilitator in your organization.

Establish your ability to deliver corporate and executive business design training in four days at Rotman. Designed by an award-winning teaching team and led by the world’s first practitioner-academic on business design, Angèle Beausoleil, this is the first program of its kind. Get the critical and creative instructional and learning foundations, combined with studio-teaching practices needed to train and facilitate design thinking in your organization.

We combine the best practices in higher education with design thinking for business content to help you confidently facilitate and train design thinkers in your organization.

This program is also suitable for executive education teachers and sessional lecturers.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Teacher-Trainer Toolbox: active learning and studio practice fundamentals
  • Business Design Pedagogy, Competencies and Curriculum Design
  • From classroom to boardroom: Mini-Lesson Plans, Design and Delivery
  • Develop and measure design competencies in corporate environments
  • Design Thinking Workshop Design
  • Online Program Design and Development
  • Practicum and Reflective Teaching-Training Strategies
  • You’ll also get a unique trainer guide with extensive templates.

Your schedule

DAY 1: Teaching-Training Best Practices

  • Teacher-Trainer Toolbox
  • Practice: Active Teaching and Learning

DAY 2: Teaching Design Competencies

  • Business Design Pedagogy, Competencies and Curriculum Design
  • Lesson/Workshop Plan and Design
  • Practice: Active Teaching

DAY 3: Studio Practice: Learn from the Experts

  • Studio Teaching and Learning
  • Curriculum Design for the boardroom
  • Live Case Teaching
  • Practice: Active Teaching

DAY 4: Workshop and Training Design

  • Assessments, Competencies, and Performance Measures
  • Curriculum Design for the boardroom
  • Practice: Active Teaching

Take your training programs to the next level.

The 4-day intensive program integrates the best practices of higher education’s intensive skills workshops with design thinking for business content. Angèle will be joined by a selection of award winning faculty from the disciplines of business design and teaching foundations.

Who should attend

This program is ideally suited for Service Design, Customer Experience, Design Thinking leaders and those involved in design thinking training and facilitating inside organizations and agencies.


Dr. Angèle Beausoleil is a 'pracademic' who teaches design methodologies for business innovation and leads field (action) research inside organizations on innovation process design, navigation and management. A former communications designer, senior strategist and innovation lab executive, she ap...
Susan LK Gorbet is a design strategist, educator, and facilitator who mentors organizations on integrating design and business thinking. Most recently, she has developed a transformative program to bring design thinking, futures thinking and facilitation to global salespeople. She holds a Master ...
Moura Quayle’s interests lie in rethinking, refining and rebuilding collaborative spaces at the intersections of academia, government, business and civil society. Her current focus is the Sauder at the University of British Columbia (UBC), a research and teaching studio that helps studen...


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