Critique: Design for Learning Workshop with SYPartners Strategy Director, Carina Cortese

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Getting feedback is the most powerful, yet, most under used tool that we have at our disposal in the business world. Actively seeking outside opinions on our work is a great way to advance a new idea, identify overlooked details, and engage important stakeholders.

Learn how designers develop new ideas and how business leaders make decision using critique and feedback. Critique is a powerful skill to test your ideas early and often to get to better ideas sooner. Join SYPartners and Rotman DesignWorks to learn methods to advance your thinking in your teams and on the job.

Open to all 2YR and 3YR students.

Carina Cortese, Strategy Director, and Natalie Silverstein, Director of Brand Development, from SYPartners, will lead the session. Learn more about SYPartners here.

When: Fri, Oct 23, 5-8pm (Registration starts at 4:45pm)
Where: LL1030
Cost: $15 (covers the cost of materials and a light meal)

R-World registration opens on Mon, Oct 12, 11am. Spots are limited!

The cancellation and refund deadline is 3 days prior to the event.

Questions? Contact Alpesh Mistry at


Carina Cortese, Strategy Director
Carina joined SYPartners in 2011, bringing a fusion of logic, creative thinking, and empathy honed in the worlds of arts and business. She has helped SYP teams set the vision and strategy for projects ranging from helping IBM redesign its customer experience and develop a model for scaling culture change, to kick starting a movement around aging for Kyu Collective, and reimagining the future of membership at American Express.

Natalie Silverstein, Director of Brand
Natalie oversees SYPartners’ global marketing and communications work, engaging networks and communities in the broader movement to bring more creativity and humanity to business. She has led learning experiences with leaders around the world—at venues including Stanford’s d.School, New Zealand’s Trade and Enterprise ministry, and dozens of conferences.

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SYPartners helps great leaders build great companies. They partner with CEOs and their leadership teams to define vision and strategy, build the cultures of purpose required to deliver, and design the brand experiences that truly engage their customers. Past projects include work with Coca-Cola, Gap, GE, Nike and the complete transformation of Starbucks.

The Rotman DesignWorks Sandbox Series is a collection of hands-on workshops, led by experienced practioners, which develop your core innovation skills and provide you with valuable learning experiences. Participation is added to your Professional Development transcript.

Rotman DesignWorks is the Business Design Studio at the Rotman School of Management. Our mission is to teach future business leaders the discipline of innovation through the practice of Business Design, a human-centred innovation methodology. Rotman DesignWorks offers educational opportunities to Rotman students in conjunction with the Business Design Club’s career preparation offerings.

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