Deep Dives

Deep dives focus on specialized skills in critical areas for executing design-led innovation work at advanced levels.

You’ve done the bootcamps and you’ve been around the block using design at your organization, but now it’s time to step up your game. Deep dives kickstart your journey from weekend warrior to polished practitioner. Deep dives focus on specialized skills in critical areas for executing design-led innovation work at advanced levels. Select the courses that are most relevant to you and your team and customize them further with the help of our OCAD U CO team.​


Who should attend?

Executives, managers and teams who are responsible for tackling a major challenge or building design or innovation capabilities.

Capacity: 12-30
Length: Typically 1-3 days

Courses you may be interested in learning

Here are just a few examples of courses you may be interested in learning. For a more in depth series of available Open Enrollment courses, please visit:

Participatory design methods that bring together many voices and perspectives to build better solutions.


Using design-led methods to understand trends and plausible futures; and how those insights can lead to better decisions today.


Inclusive design considers the full range of human diversity with respect to ability, language, culture, gender, age and other forms of human difference.

Inclusive Design

Identifying and developing the mindsets, behaviours and skills to succeed in complex and uncertain environments.

Leading Innovation

Learning how to entertain, educate and engage an audience through meaningful communication.


Communicating data through visualizations that are comprehensive, compelling, and clear.

UX for Data

This will help you...

  • Gain a deeper understanding of how to execute specific phases of a design-led innovation project
  • Champion the value of design-led approaches for producing bigger and bolder innovations
  • Develop creative confidence — the ability to take creative risks with the knowledge that all of the ideas you create have value

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.