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Open Enrollment Programs

Our open enrollment programs are designed to keep top executives, managers, and government officials ahead of business trends.

Through guided learning, participants acquire critical thinking skills and insights which enable them to meet ambitious development objectives and stimulate creativity.

Discover our range of open enrollment executive programs in:


Design Tomorrow Workshop

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Workshop 1: September 28 - October 1, 2021

Workshop 2: December 7-10, 2021

Location: Virtual

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Design Thinking (or 'human-centered Design') has revolutionized the way organizations look at their businesses and reshaped the innovation process to one that focuses on the customer / end-user from an early stage. The increasingly competitive and complex environment has amplified the need to better understand one's customers and deliver value-adding innovation in product & service delivery. Crises like the ongoing pandemic have also created tremendous opportunities for innovative & agile ideas to disrupt the 'norm' by applying the fundamental tenets of Design Thinking.

As a leading global business school that has been pushing the boundaries of knowledge for more than a century, the  ESSEC Designing Tomorrow Workshop  is designed to equip business owners and executives with the necessary knowledge to gain a competitive edge through customer-centric innovation. The open and practical approach of this program allows participants to collaborate on post-COVID business challenges & opportunities in various teams and develop a functional low fidelity prototype solution by the end of the program.

The focus on practical implementation rather than theory ensures that even participants who have attended similar courses or who are not working in innovation will benefit from this program in their daily work / lives.

What you will gain from the program

  • Embed the Design Thinking ideology and framework into daily work/lives;
  • Be equipped with practical tools and skills to implement Design Thinking in organizations;
  • Discover practical problems through empathy, define problem statements, ideate, develop rapid-prototypes and test customer-centric solutions;
  • Adopt an innovative and agile mindset to support organizational transformation and inspire change;
  • Learn from a top institution from anywhere in the world.

Who Should Attend? 

Any individual (or teams) looking to understand, apply and integrate the Design Thinking mindset, tools, and methods into their day to day business challenges or empower their teams to do so including (but not limited to):

  • Business owners / leaders and senior management
  • Product Developers / Innovation & Transformation Professionals
  • Marketing and Sales professionals 
  • Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

About the Expert: 

Eric Saint-Andre

Innovation Advisor, Trainer, and Coach at  Making Innovation Happen

Eric is a leading expert in design thinking, innovation, business model innovation, and start-up acceleration. He has worked with hundreds of corporate innovation teams as part of innovation programs he has designed and facilitated. He has also accelerated in excess of 100 start-ups in South East Asia working hand in hand with each one of those over the past six years based in Singapore.

With years of practical knowledge and experience in innovation methodologies such as Design Thinking, Lean Start-up, Future-Driven Business Innovation, Value Proposition Design, and Business Model Innovation, Eric has helped numerous large MNCs, local enterprises, and public organizations (GovTech , SBF, SG Innovate, etc.) design and facilitate fit-for-purpose design thinking, innovation and transformation programs. He is also an associate trainer with various other institutions including the Civil Service College (CSC) of Singapore and is highly sought after for his engaging delivery and breadth of experience in his field.  

 Winning Luxury Consumers: Actionable Strategies for the Future

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In an innovative collaboration between academia and industry, one of the world's leading business schools in luxury brand management, ESSEC Business School, is launching a unique program designed for anyone working in the luxury/premium industries interested in better understanding luxury consumers. Participants will be able to apply this learning to their own industries and to help elevate their brand positioning. The course is represented by an ESSEC Professor with a high level of expertise in the luxury industry and boutique advisory firm Hydra Advisory, represented by three former luxury executives and ESSEC Alumni. Attendees will get to interact synchronously in this engaging online program delivered by leading experts with a wealth of experience in the luxury industry.

All workshop participants are also entitled to a complimentary one-hour virtual consultation with one of our luxury experts (terms and conditions apply).

Who Should Attend?

This series of workshops is applicable to not only those working within the premium and luxury industry, but also, within any ecosystem that wishes to position their brand as premium and target luxury and HNWI customers - Banking, Insurance, Wellness & Holistic Living, Premium Restaurants, Home Improvement, Hotels & Tourism, Airlines, Automobiles, Professional Services, to name a few.

  • Executives and managers working in a premium/luxury brand or one that wants to elevate their brand status
  • Executives and managers working in a brand that sells to luxury clientele (ie banking, wealth management, hospitality, insurance, automotive, etc.)
  • Middle and senior marketing management
  • Brand managers and brand directors
  • Marketing and commercial directors
  • Brand owners


Luxury Brand Management: Elevate Your Brand Value

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This course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of premium and luxury brand management, best practices and success factors of traditional luxury brands, and take-aways that can be applied in any sector or category. 

Learning objectives:

- Discover the fundamentals of building a premium/luxury brand
- Understand how to create a rich DNA, and how to express it via visual codes and powerful storytelling
- Find a unique bank of ideas and inspirations to help engage in better branding
- Open your mind to thinking about your brand in a different way that would allow you to elevate its branding

Topics Covered: 

The fundamentals of premium and luxury brands

- Enhancing and reinforcing the brand uniqueness through DNA and codes
- Best practices in the luxury industry and their applicability to other sectors
- Managing and enhancing the dream factor through storytelling
- Putting it all together: Applying luxury brand-building strategies to other sectors - strategically and operationally

Who Should Attend?
- Executives and managers working in a premium brand
- Middle and senior marketing management
- Brand managers and brand directors
- Marketing and commercial directors
- Brand owners


Prof. Sonja Prokopec is the ESSEC LVMH Chaired Professor of Luxury Brand Management. She was named one of the Top 40 under 40 Business School Professors worldwide in 2015 (Poets&Quants ranking). Her research explores consumer judgment and decision-making. She is also interested in understanding the factors that affect brand perceptions of luxury brands. Prof. Prokopec's research has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Consumer Psychology, among others, as well as a variety of media including the Huffington Post, the Business of Fashion, and the Business Times Singapore. Outside of teaching and research, she actively advises companies from the luxury industry in regard to consumer behavior trends, consumer research and marketing, and brand management issues. Prof. Prokopec received her Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Houston in 2007. 


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