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Rotman School of Management

Integrative Thinking for Leaders

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Create better choices.

Make something new.

What do you do when you feel forced to choose between two options, and you wish you didn’t have to make the trade-off? Successful integrative thinkers resolve the tension between different ideas by leveraging their differences to create new options.

Based on over 10 years of research and application, this one-day workshop provides a methodology for creating great new answers to some of our toughest problems.

Real decision-making tools

By limiting yourself to either-or choices you leave value and opportunity on the table, unclaimed. Integrative Thinking is a set of tools and processes that help leaders

  • Identify new or missed opportunities
  • Highlight the true value of opposing ideas or proposals
  • Address tensions in their workplace
  • Drive innovation and integrative solutions

This one day workshop introduces you to the methodology of integrative thinking and allows you to apply it to existing business problems. By the end of the day you will have concrete tools for collaborative decision-making that can make a real difference in your organization.

Who should attend

Leaders at all levels, in any industry


Jennifer Riel is an Adjunct Professor, Facutly-at-large and Managing Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute’s Knowledge Infrastructure project, which includes oversight of Rotman I-Think (our elementary and secondary school integrative thinking and design thinking program). In her role, Jenn...


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