Faculty Training

We design and offer various training sessions to support the faculty in adopting the most effective educational practices, so to enhance the learning experience of their students.


BEAT, Bocconi Excellence in Advanced Teaching – Faculty Program

This program focuses on the development of Bocconi Faculty's teaching capabilities.

Our faculty members will experience and practice on how to develop a course along six dimensions: 

       • Teaching and Learning at Bocconi

       • Learning Design

       • Learning Resources

       • Class Dynamics

       • Assessment

       • Blended Learning

Program Format


Methodology: Blended

Duration: 6 Modules spread over 6 months


The program includes the participation of Bocconi Learning designers, Faculty members and international guest speakers.

Creating Innovative Learning Experiences.

The Post-Graduate Intensive Program.

This initiative is part of the wider BEAT program. The focus of this initiative is on the design of online and blended learning experiences for executives and post-experience participants.

Faculty and staff can learn and do practice on the design, development and delivery of innovative learning experiences.

The program is organized together with SDA Bocconi Learning Lab on three main topics:

      1. SDA Bocconi Framework for Online and Blended Learning

      2. Design and Multimedia

      3. Interaction and Communication in an Online Environment

Course Format

Methodology: Project-Based, blended

Duration: 2 Full Workdays


The workshops will focus on practical, concrete strategies for daily teaching activities, or challenges.  Their design is research-based, taking into account best practices as well as the literature on teaching and learning. 

Program Format

       • face to face supported by wrap-up online materials

       • 2 hours, at lunch time


       • each workshop will be offered two or three times per year

       • voluntary basis                                                                

       • minimum number of participants per workshop will be defined


January 28th, 12.00-2.00PM - Let’s start teaching: Start your course the right way

  • Reflect on Instructor/ Student’s roles and expectations;
  • Understand how to structure the first session of a course, based on its syllabus;
  • Define class rules and etiquette
  • Identify some items to self-evaluate the first class session

February 14th, 12.00-2.00PM & February 27th, 12.00-2.00PM - Staying on stage: talking and engaging your students

  • Be aware of own body and emotions in relation to the interactions with students and the class environment;​
  • Structure contents based on class times (scope: single session and whole course) ​
  • Structure a communication flow covering the whole course.

March 16th, 12.00-2.00PM - Use and misuse of presentations

  • Understand how to balance presentation use in class;​
  • Reflect on the cognitive effects of the teaching delivery method on students’ comprehension; ​
  • Apply some methods to overcome student’s cognitive overload.

April 2nd, 12.00-2.00PM - Catching your students’ focus

  • Understand what learning means and its fundamental principles;
  • Understand and apply some methods to maximize students’ learning;
  • Reflect on some instructors’ and students’ misconceptions about learning.

April 22th, 12.00-2.00PM & April 30th, 12.00-2.00PM - Communicating your research findings effectively

  • Analyze seminar context;​
  • Reflect on which context elements can be modified or managed to be effective;​
  • Define, recognize and manage the peer-based audience; ​
  • Gain new tools and methods to present in an engaging way.

Training Support

We support the adoption and acceptance of Bocconi teaching methods and tools at different scale. We can provide support in case you want to know more about the teaching methods and learning tools already adopted by our University.

Feel free to contact us to organize any on-demand training session.

Coffee Corner

BUILT is “Always open laboratory” ideas and suggestions are not time-constrained; we are keen to hear from faculty about ideas, methods and tools they would like us to investigate and share.

Feel free to write or call us to share your thoughts and research ideas on how to innovate education at Bocconi.