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PolyU Design MasterClass - Strategic Leadership




While the arrival of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines buoyed optimism, the rise of variants poses further uncertainties to the volatile business landscape. In addition, other factors such as the evolving climate crisis and political tensions cause wide-ranging economic impacts.

  • How do business leaders prepare for what lies ahead?
  • How do innovation decision makers do in order to plan, decide and act to optimise opportunities and overcome challenges?
  • Is your firm, organisation or enterprise anticipating inbound and outbound changes?
  • What are the implications for boardrooms to consider while developing their 21st century leadership strategies and capabilities?

The PolyU Design Masterclass course Strategic Leadership – with emphasis on Foresight, Creativity & Decision-making is designed for business leaders to respond to changes through strategic foresight as a complement to traditional, extrapolative forecasting, and strategic design as the systemic version of the more tactical product-service innovation process.


Dr. Jörn Bühring

  • Assistant Professor, School of Design, PolyU
  • Programme Director, PolyU Design - Masterclass Professional Development Series
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Dr. Evangelos Avramakis

  • Head Digital Ecosystems R&D, Swiss Re Institute
  • Recognised Thought Leader and Advisor in the Insurance Industry
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Dr. Mika Aaltonen

  • Adjunct Professor (Foresight & Complexity)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Author of 16 Books and over 100 Articles
  • Founder of The Proteus Solution

Mode of Delivery

Interactive face-to-face classes



Class Dates

The PolyU Design Masterclass Course comprises of two days:

Day 1 - Friday, 10 June 2022
Day 2 - Friday, 17 June 2022

Course Fees

HK$9,800 each participant 

HK$8,820 each participant (Corporate Offer 2-4 staff)

HK$7,840 each participant (Corporate Offer 5+ staff)

* For corporate offers, please call Karen at +852 3400 2773.


Certificate of Completion will be issued by the School of Design and the Institute of Advanced Executive Education, PolyU for participants who have successfully met the course requirements:

  • Attendance - minimum 90%
  • Coursework - receive “Pass” grade on group coursework


This PolyU Design Masterclass will take place on the main PolyU campus.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Hong Kong


Masterclass Themes

The PolyU Design Masterclass Professional Development Series is comprised of different independent theme-based courses. See below courses.

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