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Design Leadership

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Professional Certificate

Design Leadership Course Toronto

  • Live Classroom
  • Part-Time
  • Expert Instructors

Learn to direct, inspire, and lead design teams and initiatives through visionary leadership.

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  • Tuition details and scholarships
  • Financing options
  • Employer sponsorship

Next Kickoff:

January 18

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

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Learn Design Leadership Live, Led by Experienced Design Leaders

Strong design leadership has played an essential role in shaping the strategies of leading design-led businesses. In this live class, learn how to drive visionary leadership and lead design teams through the execution of your vision.

Learn Design Leadership in Toronto

Online classroom. Live and expert-led.

Professional Certificate

Earn a BrainStation Design Leadership Certificate.

Skill Level

Ideal for design professionals and graduates of BrainStation's design certificate courses.

Upcoming Course Dates & Campuses

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January 18 March 8 March 8 8 Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm EST Enroll Now
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Unit 1

Visionary Leadership

Through real-world case studies, explore the foundations of design leadership and how leaders at design-led organizations have leveraged their vision to drive innovation in their industries. Learn the pillars of design leadership and leverage them into your inspiring vision.

Key Skills:
Design Leadership Pillars
Design Vision
Strategic Decision-Making
Design Landscaping

Learn the Design Leadership Pillars

Discover the pillars of design leadership, including how to leverage customer centricity.

Define a Design Vision

Learn to define a design vision that harnesses new insights into transformational opportunities led by design.

Unit 2

Design Strategy & Innovation

Explore the strategies that have enabled design leaders to drive innovation and help their businesses thrive within the modern economy. Learn to inspire and lead with human-centric problem solving, and learn how to apply this strategic framework to identify innovative solutions and uncover new opportunities.

Key Skills:
Design Strategy
Design Thinking
Human-Centered Design
Iterative Design

Human-Centered Design & Design Thinking

Learn to apply Human-Centered Design and Design Thinking to unlock creative solutions and drive incredible solutions.

Explore Effective Design Strategies

Through case studies of leading businesses, explore the role design has played in digital transformation and discover the design strategies driving success.

Unit 3

Leading Design Talent

Design leaders must learn to inspire and lead the talent they recruit to implement their vision. Learn the mindsets and strategy to lead design teams through the cross-functional execution of your vision in a variety of hands-on workshops and case studies.

Key Skills:
Design Roadmaps
Building Teams
Fostering Innovation
Risk Management
Leadership KPIs

Lead High-Performance Design Teams

Explore the concepts and practices behind high-performance design teams, and learn how to apply them as a design leader.

Plan and Optimize With Design Roadmaps

Learn the principles of developing and optimizing your design roadmap with strategic prioritization and unlocked efficiencies.

Taught by Experienced Industry Experts

BrainStation Instructors are experienced practitioners who work at the world's most innovative companies. They're experts in their field, and enter the classroom with years of experience making sure you're learning the most up-to-date and practical skills companies around the world need.

Mina Bach

Mina Bach

UX/UI Designer at IBM

Rose Matsa

Rose Matsa

Senior Interaction Designer at Google

Christine Ko

Christine Ko

Sr. Interaction Designer at Google

Ricardo Vazquez

Ricardo Vazquez

Sr. Manager, Product Design at Wealthsimple

Jacopo Marcantonio

Jacopo Marcantonio

Group Design Lead at Wise

Joy Sampoonachot

Joy Sampoonachot

Product Designer at Facebook

Mina Bach

Mina Bach

UX/UI Designer at IBM

Rose Matsa

Rose Matsa

Senior Interaction Designer at Google

Christine Ko

Christine Ko

Sr. Interaction Designer at Google

Ricardo Vazquez

Ricardo Vazquez

Sr. Manager, Product Design at Wealthsimple

Jacopo Marcantonio

Jacopo Marcantonio

Group Design Lead at Wise

Joy Sampoonachot

Joy Sampoonachot

Product Designer at Facebook

Built With Experts From The World's Most Innovative Companies

BrainStation partners with industry experts when building all of our courses, ensuring every course covers the latest industry-relevant topics and tools businesses need. We continue to work with our network of experts to update our courses so they're always up to date.

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View the Course Package to access:

  • Tuition details and scholarships
  • Financing options
  • Employer sponsorship

Earn a BrainStation Design Leadership Certificate

Upon completing BrainStation's Design Leadership Course, you’ll receive an industry-recognized professional certificate to share with your network and showcase all that you've learned. BrainStation certificates are formatted for sharing on LinkedIn.

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Location

Learn in the Center of Toronto's Tech Hub

Located in the heart of Toronto's Tech Alley, BrainStation is at the center of Toronto's tech scene, surrounded by the best tech companies in Toronto. In addition to courses, BrainStation Toronto offers training sessions, industry events, expert panel discussions, and more.

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460 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1L7, Canada

Due to the heritage nature of 460 King the upper floors of the building are stair-access only (no elevators). Please contact us in advance regarding any accessibility questions or concerns for your course or program of interest. BrainStation also offers Online learning options.

What Our Graduates Are Saying

Dylan Hebb

Dylan Hebb

Senior Consultant at Content Bloom

When you take a BrainStation course, you're learning with some of the very best in the industry. You collaborate with product managers, digital strategists, UX designers, and all kinds of other backgrounds.

#brainstation #BeFutureProof #LearningAtBrainStation #remotelearning

Andrew Gosine

Andrew Gosine

Product Designer

Our instructor... was clear, detail oriented, and made the learning environment safe and collaborative. We got a lot of real world examples from him, and all the little details he shared made this entire course special, and more than simply reading a textbook.

Overall, I'm a big advocate for Brainstation's courses - they've proved to be extremely valuable in my career.

Jaana Hein

Jaana Hein

Digital Content Planner at Adidas

BrainStation has given me the confidence I needed to be ahead of the game... [and] given me the opportunity to think outside of the box and voice solutions that are different from the norm.

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Christopher Spinelli

Christopher Spinelli

Art Director at New York School of Interior Design

It's always hard to start something new, especially when it involves learning skills that you know will force you to think differently about your day-to-day work. I'm glad I got over that fear and signed up for two classes... both were fantastic!

#brainstation #webdesigner #webdevelopment

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