Who We Are

We are dedicated to understanding, mapping, measuring and developing the skills humans – and executives in particular – will need in the 21st century. Our research and development engine powers two major teaching labs – the Self Development Lab and the Leadership Development Lab – as well as informing the design and technology practices of RotmanDigital. We also conduct fundamental and applied research into the uses of Large Language models and Generative AI in teaching and learning, into the algorithmic foundations of human and machine learning, and into the ways in which technologies and pedagogy, working together, can help advance the cause of humans in the ‘race between education and technology’ that is shaping work and hiring in organizations.


Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking
Rotman School of Management
105 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E6