Case workshops, Europe, winter 2018

Workshop: Successful Case Teaching

22-23 January 2018 at Chartered Accountants Ireland

Please note that as this event is complete we are no longer taking any bookings for it.

Are you interested in teaching with cases? Are you looking for new and exciting ways to reinvigorate your teaching? This two-day course will give you fresh inspiration in the classroom, ensuring you offer students at all levels, from undergraduate to executive, an exciting and motivational learning experience.


Learn how to engage management students and get the most from case discussions in the classroom in this intensive and interactive hands-on workshop, led by Ulf Schäfer. This workshop includes the opportunity to practise case teaching in a safe and supportive environment.

The case method is widely recognised as an enormously powerful approach to teaching and learning, especially in management education. This workshop will provide case teachers with the opportunity to explore the case method and assess its benefits for use in their own classes. The highly experienced tutor will share practical tips and skills for teaching with cases and offer guidance on case selection and instructor preparation for class. Participants will gain confidence and share experiences in a friendly and supportive environment.


This workshop will be of benefit to anyone interested in:

  • using cases for teaching
  • reflecting on their own teaching
  • improving their case teaching skills.
Participants may include:
  • faculty and trainers from all sectors or disciplines within management education, teaching at any level from undergraduate to executive
  • faculty and trainers from a wide range of other disciplines with some connection to or interest in management education.


Participants will:

  • reflect on their own classroom teaching
  • understand the prerequisites for case teaching
  • gain practical insights into teaching with cases
  • practise case teaching in a safe environment
  • get feedback from fellow participants and experts
  • appreciate the importance of planning and preparation
  • consider student expectations
  • find out how to design courses and select cases
  • learn how to evaluate success factors for any given audience.
After the workshop participants will be able to:
  • choose appropriate cases for their students
  • lead a case teaching session with confidence
  • structure and pace a case teaching session
  • deal with any student response – including silence
  • achieve their learning objectives in the classroom
  • share their new case teaching knowledge and expertise with colleagues.


Ulf Schäfer

Ulf Schäfer will lead this workshop. Ulf is a Programme Director at ESMT European School of Management and Technology and Visiting Professor at the International University of Monaco and IAE Business School in Buenos Aires. His teaching and research focus on leadership, change, and responsible management. Ulf teaches on ESMT’s MBA and EMBA degree and open enrolment programmes and is the programme director of ESMT’s Understanding and Leading Change (ULC). He has worked closely with and taught sessions at numerous companies worldwide. Together with Urs Müller, another of our award-winning tutors, Ulf Schäfer received The Case Centre’s Human Resource Management/Organisational Behaviour Award in 2014.  View Ulf’s full profile 


22 January 2018

9h-13h Introduction
Why use cases? What makes a good case discussion?
Types and characteristics of cases and their applicability in different environments
Fundamentals of teaching a case session, including case selection and preparation
13h-14h Lunch
14h-16.30h Opening a cased-based session
Guiding the discussion
Participant teaching practice

23 January 2018


Participant teaching practice
Closing a case-based session
Other aspects of using cases, including:
using cases for evaluation and assessment
using special types of cases
using cases in e-learning contexts

12.30h-13.30h Lunch
13.30h-16.30h Designing case-based courses
Case use within your organisation
Programme summary and closure

Please note that the programme may be subject to small changes.

Other information

Please refer to the course overview page for information about fees, the venue and accommodation.

Please note that as this event is complete we are no longer taking any bookings for it.

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Please contact Kate Cook with any queries relating to this workshop.
Kate Cook Kate Cook
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