Save The Date: Take your Business Design skills to the next level

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Rotman DesignWorks, in partnership with leading innovation and design firms, presents the Sandbox Series Skills workshops. This is your chance to build core innovation skills and develop your creative problem solving toolkit. Led by experienced practitioners, these 3-hour sessions are focused on embedding innovation into everyday practice.

Here’s a preview of our upcoming October workshops. Remember to mark these dates in your calendar.

Critique: Design for Learning Workshop with SYPartners VP, Natalie Silverstein
Fri, Oct 23, 5-8 pm
How do designers create such original pieces of work? How do great business leaders make great decisions? One-way is critique – a powerful skill to test your ideas early and often to get to better ideas sooner. Led by strategy innovation firm SYPartners, the methods taught here can advance your thinking in your teams and on the job.

People First: Empathy & Need Finding Workshop with P&G’s Holly O’Driscoll
Fri, Oct 23, 6-9 pm
Learn how to put customers at the heart of innovation. Discover simple ways to gain empathy for your customer and develop insights into what they need. Led by Holly O’Driscoll, North America Design Thinking Leader for Procter & Gamble, the methods taught here will help you identify new innovation opportunities.

Bridging the Gap: Ideas to Insights Workshop with Bridgeable CEO’s Chris Ferguson
Thu, Oct 29, 6-9 pm
Learn how to bridge the gap between customer insights and actionable designs. Discover a rigorous and systematic approach to designing value-generating products and services. Toronto based research and design firm, Bridgeable will lead this session.

Registration announcements will begin next Monday, October 12 on the GBC, Business Design Club, and Rotman Insider newsletters. Registration will take place on R-World.

Questions? Email Alpesh Mistry (

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 create a new generation of innovation ready business leaders. We teach Business Design, a human-centred innovation methodology. We offer courses, workshops and coaching to MBA students and industry partners.

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