Essentials for Educators: Integrative Thinking

Come join us for a one-day primer on Integrative Thinking in the classroom at the Rotman School of Management. This hands-on workshop provides you with tools to broaden your students’ approach to problem-solving and to help them seek out new perspectives and think more productively when faced with difficult choices - both in and out of the classroom. Over the day, you’ll get a chance to meet students and teachers who have explored Integrative Thinking in their classroom.

As a participant you will:

·       Be introduced to the theory of Integrative Thinking

·       Explore how you might use Integrative Thinking in your own classroom and school

·       Meet teachers who incorporate Integrative Thinking into their classes

·       Give you the opportunity to work with peers from across grade levels, subject areas and school boards

I had no expectations coming into this, and the odds stacked against me from colleagues who could not see the value, but you have transformed my way of thinking (my mindset). I will never approach a problem, or a conversation with a student or parent, the same way. I am excited about using the tool on a smaller scale and invigorating my colleagues with what I have learned. In particular, how to use the tool in decision making and considering multiple perspectives.
— Essentials 2016 Participant

Draft Agenda

8:00 – 8:30           Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00         Keynote

  • Building an Opposable Mind
  • Student panel on Integrative Thinking

10:15 – 12:00       Hands-on Workshop in Integrative Thinking

12:00 – 12:45       Lunch

12:45 – 2:15         Workshop options include:

  • Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions
  • Flipping Perspectives
  • Inquiry for Problem Solving

2:45 – 3:15           In my Classroom: Teacher Sharing

3:15 – 3:30           Wrap Up




Friday, November 24th, 2017
8:30am - 3:30pm


Rotman School of Management
Desautels Hall
105 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario


Early bird pricing is $195 plus HST per person, includes breakfast and lunch. 

As of November 1st, 2017 the registration fee is $225 plus HST.

Many participants learn more by coming in a group - discounts available for groups of 5 or more.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.