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Design thinking for sustainable change


Crédits : 4 + 4 ECTS

Durée : 22 séances

Semestre : S7 + S8

Responsable(s) :

Krista FINSTAD-MILION (ICN), - Département Ressources Humaines et Comportement Organisationnel


Sustainable business for enterprises means not only providing products and services that satisfy the customer, but doing so while respecting the environment and operating in a socially responsible way.
The challenge is how to put the principles into practice! This workshop, conducted in English, aims at encouraging students to identify, analyse and evaluate organisational practices in an world-renowned SMI in the Lorraine as a source of learning about ethical, human and environmental factors critical to international business development.
Students will acquire knowledge in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and ISO 26000 (, and develop skills in interacting with multiple stakeholders (eg. top management, administrative staff, factory workers, customers), project management, strategy development, art-based intervention, design thinking, auditing and team work.
Creativity-enhancing teaching and design methods compliment methodological approaches to provide the students with a balanced skill set to meet managerial needs of socially responsible international enterprises.
The workshop will feature regular exchanges, both physical and virtual, with key stakeholders of partner enterprise de Buyer Industries ( and the Regional Delegation of AFNOR. De Buyer belongs to the arts-of-the-table industry, manufactures in the Lorraine and exports top-of-the range and innovative products (“Made in France”) around the world to such prestigious clients as embassy and gourmet restaurant chefs. The company boasts a rich social and industrial history spanning over 130 years.

Méthode pédagogique

– 1. developing knowledge about CSR and more specifically ISO 26000 and how it contributes to strategic differentiation in companies worldwide today;

– 2. developing effective business research skills, on-site field investigation techniques and report writing;

– 3. identifying personal team player and leadership characteristics and designing a personal development plan;

– 4. developing creative approaches to managing projects with multiple stakeholders;

– 5. applying and reflecting on hands-on modelling methods (art-based intervention);

– 6. orally defending projects before senior managers in English. Students will be motivated to work in English and committed to contributing to the partnership with AFNOR and de Buyer. Students will appreciate the action-learning approach and opportunity to combine, in a creative and meaningful way, to the company’s efforts to follow ISO 26000, a world-recognised reference in CSR. This workshop attracts international and internationally-minded students who are curious and value social responsibility and commitment and who work effectively in teams. In-class exercises will favor high interactivity between instructors and students. Regular team progress reports on team project will contribute to a midway point and final formal report or creative project (in 2015-2016 video projects promoting safe working conditions) and oral presentations before senior managers.


Notation de l’implication dans l’atelier et qualité du travail réalisé, à la fois à titre individuel et collectif.

La présence régulière à toutes les séances est indispensable.

Trois absences sont éliminatoires.


Évaluations :

  • Test écrit
  • Contrôle continu
  • Oral, Soutenance
  • Projet
  • Rapport
  • Aucune étiquette