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Executive Education

The RCA teaches design thinking, drawing in diverse disciplines and multiple areas of expertise and exploration.

Using social and design-focused innovative approaches, including user-centred design, revolutionary innovation and creative leadership, these masterclasses and workshops will teach skills and strategies that are essential to private and public-sector businesses in the twenty-first century.

Masterclasses and workshops are led by directors of the award winning Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Rama Gheerawo and Jeremy Myerson. Collectively they have led over 200 innovation projects for government, academic, public sector and private sector organisations using the methods, tools and frameworks they will be teaching. Organisations that have benefitted from their expertise are Samsung, Sony, Ford, Haworth, BAA plc, Jones Lang Lasalle,  GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, AgeUK and the Hong Kong Civil Service Bureau.

Our experts can also develop Custom Executive Education for your business.


Previous participants say:

‘We were pushed to think differently and explore concepts and ideas beyond our day job, I can’t wait to tell my colleagues at work.’ (Visa participant)

‘We learned how to generate ideas, prototype and present. It was fun and enjoyable meeting different people with different skillsets and outlook to business.’ (Fujitsu participant)

‘The physicality of the learning was a challenge but so fulfilling. I enjoyed visualising, prototyping and presenting to the team.’ (Visa participant)

‘Very, very impressive and memorable experience, we learned so much about innovation and will try to use it to change our business.’ (Visa participant)


Find out more about our courses:

Executive Education:

20–21 September 2018 (2 half days) – Future Trends & Global Innovation

New dates coming soon for autumn 2018 – Design Thinking & Innovation

We also offer:

Creative Leadership: Service & Social Innovation | Creative Leadership: Making the Case for Design | Creative Leadership: Innovating with People | Creative Leadership: Closer to Your Consumer | Make it Better: Inclusive Design for Healthcare | Space for Thought: Creating Workplaces for Innovation


You may also be interested in our Summer Courses:

4 July 2018 (3 days) – Interior Design: The Future of Retail Design

16 July 2018 (5 days) – Architecture Summer School

16 July 2018 (5 days) – Visual Communication: Publishing as Critical Practice

17 July 2018 (4 days) – Disruptive Market Innovation through Design

23 July 2018 (5 days) – Criticism & Curating Summer School

30 July 2018 (5 days) – How to Write About Contemporary Art

20 August 2018 (5 days) – Introduction to Coding for Artists & Creatives

19 November 2018 (1 day) – Designing Services & Products with Artificial Intelligence

New dates coming soon for autumn 2018 – RCA and Wallpaper*: Business of Design Conference

We also offer:

Contemporary Art Summer School | Design Research Methods for Professional Spatial Designers | Designing Informative Experiences in Mixed & Virtual Reality | The Future of Fashion Innovation & Systems

Executive Education Courses

Summer Courses

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