OCAD U CO - Executive Education

We help leaders use creative problem solving to drive innovation and change

Design Thinking for Executives and their Kids

March 13 – 16, July 13 – 16

Business Model Innovation Masterclass

April 4 – 5

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Get certified and taught by real creative leaders

  • When you complete one of our programs, you’ll receive an OCAD U CO certificate
  • You’ll also receive a digital badge to share and verify your new certification online
  • You’ll learn from leading experts at Canada’s oldest and largest art + design educational institution

Turbo-boost your innovation and change efforts

  • Learn new creative problem-solving methods to identify and tackle new opportunities that go beyond the status quo

  • De-risk innovation projects through design thinking, foresight, prototyping, business model design, and more

  • Get your team excited and aligned around new tools for innovation and change that inspire bold action

Training that doesn’t feel like training

  • Learn-by-doing: we don’t have traditional classrooms and don’t do lectures

  • State-of-the-art 14,000 square foot studio environment on Toronto’s waterfront

  • Never leave empty-handed: every program focuses on real projects that help you make progress on things you’re actually working on

Our Clients

We’ve worked with leading organizations to embed new design-led skills.

Want to learn more?

Talk to us about your team and we’ll help you identify the best solution to suit your needs.

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I’m the Managing Director of OCAD U CO.

For over a decade, I’ve been helping large organizations develop radical customer-centricity through design-led innovation. I’ve gone end-to-end on breakthrough innovation projects: from identifying new and emerging opportunities, to standing up MVP launches with tens of thousands of users.

My work has involved leading strategy, capability-building, and breakthrough concept development efforts for firms like BMO, Great-West Life, Barrick, City of Toronto, RBC, TD, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and others.

Prior to leading OCAD U CO, I led large-scale design-led innovation programs for some of Canada’s largest organizations at Doblin, the human-centred innovation consultancy at Deloitte.

I’m a proud OCAD U alum, with a Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation.

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