Co-creation & Stakeholder Engagement

Co-creation & Stakeholder Engagement

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How can organisations use co-creation to strengthen relationships with stakeholder groups? What’s the best way to use co-creation in innovation and how can it be implemented in corporate communication strategies?

Corporate communications have traditionally been associated with conveying the organisation’s messages to its diverse stakeholders. However, in such a hyper-connected environment – in which customers and many stakeholders are gaining increasing power – firms need to find new ways to listen to all stakeholders, and to involve them in strategic decision-making processes.

In this four-day masterclass, you will learn how organisations can use co-creation to strengthen relationships with stakeholder groups. You will get new insights for using co-creation in innovation, then you and your fellow participants will discuss how co-creation strategies can also be applied to corporate communications.

Learning objectives
In this four-day programme, you will:

  • comprehend what co-creation is and how it differs from other research and innovation methods, as well as from other collaborative approaches to creativity
  • learn how to manage the different key phases of a co-creation project: set-up, warm-up, exploration, ideation, development, and launch
  • understand how to conduct ethnography and netnography (understanding social interaction in contemporary digital communications contexts). Both of these methods can enrich the exploration stage of co-creation
  • be able to identify the key barriers to co-creation and how to overcome them
  • know how to develop a supportive corporate culture so that co-creation can flourish, allowing an authentic customer centric organisation to arise
  • develop the leadership traits that co-creation requires
  • identify different innovation typologies, the value that they can bring to an organisation and how they can benefit from co-creation
  • understand how to align the firm’s open innovation strategy with growth and product portfolio strategies. This strategic corporate alignment is important for sustaining profitable growth in any organisation.

Programme format

The programme combines lectures, discussions, group work and case presentations to ensure a balanced and exciting learning environment.

  • The classroom comprises of a diverse group of accomplished, driven and open-minded professionals from Europe and beyond, working in various communication positions in the public and private sector, NGOs and consultancies.

    Participants for this course are advised to hold at least a bachelor degree and 3+ years of work experience.

  • Dr Oriol Iglesias

    Oriol Iglesias is an Associate Professor at the ESADE Business School Marketing Department. Also at ESADE, he has been Chair of the Marketing Department and Director of the ESADE Brand Institute.

    He is a member of numerous boards and committees – including: the executive committee of the European Marketing Academy; the editorial board of the Journal of Brand Management, the editorial review board of the Journal of Product and Brand Management; the scientific committee of the Academy of Marketing’s Special Interest Group on Brand, Identity, and Corporate Reputation; and the scientific committee of the Global Brand Conference.

    Oriol has conducted in-company training and research for global leading brands such as Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, Nestlé, Sara Lee, Telefónica, Orange, Banco de Santander, SAP and PwC.

    He has co-authored several books on marketing, brand management, and relationship marketing. His latest book (2016) is “Brand Desire: How to Create Consumer Involvement and Inspiration”, published by Bloomsbury (London, UK). His research on brand management, co-creation, and customer experience management is published in top international academic journals – such as the California Management Review, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Journal of Brand Management, Journal of Product and Brand Management, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, and Cross Cultural Management.

    Professor Nicolas Ind

    Nicholas Ind is a partner in Equilibrium Consulting, professor at Kristiana University College and visiting professor at ESADE and Edinburgh Napier University. He previously worked in branding consultancy, as a director of a design group and as an account director in an advertising agency. Nicholas has also written and published various books about branding, and has worked on projects for a number of well-known international brands.

    And experienced business practitioners. 

  • Dates
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    09.00 - 17:00

    €2,800 including tuition, course material and refreshments.

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    Cancellation policy
    To receive a full refund, a written notice of cancellation must be send to within a term of thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of the written confirmation of the registration, unless the start date of the course programme is within the term.

    Accordingly, the cancellation fee is calculated as follows:

    • 25% of the programme fee if the cancellation notice is received 30 days or more before the start date;
    • 75% of the programme fee if the cancellation notice is received between 29 and 15 days before the start date;
    • 100% of the programme fee if the cancellation notice is received 14 days or less before the start date;
    • 100% of the programme fee if the cancellation notice is received after the programme has started.

    For more details, please view here the complete General Terms and Conditions.

    The participant can be substituted by someone from the same organisation on the same course without extra costs.

  • You can apply with our online application form:

Interested in an executive master degree?

This course can also be taken as part of RSM's part-time Executive Master in Corporate Communication, a flexible and accredited master programme for communications professionals. Find out more: