Participative and collaborative learning has proven to be an exciting alternative to traditional management pedagogy. Today’s students demand an active role in their own learning. Teaching with case studies in the classroom provides a means for abstract and conceptual ideas to be applied to practical, real-world business scenarios. Cases place students in real-life situations, forcing them to identify with the protagonist and come up with solutions to a plausible problem. As such, they turn students into active learners rather than passive receivers, helping them develop problem-solving and decision-making skills.

The Centre for Learning and Management Practice (CLMP) at the Indian School of Business (ISB), in its endeavour to promote effective learning and teaching with cases, offers Case Writing and Teaching Workshops through the year.

The intent of these workshops is to train high-potential faculty and case writers in the case writing and case teaching process, and to develop a case writing and case teaching culture in Indian management schools.

Conducted by experienced faculty, experts in the case method, each intensive workshop covers the fundamentals of both case writing and case teaching.

The workshop will start with outlining the importance of case study methodology as a pedagogical approach for active learning. Participants will learn the theory behind developing a good case study and the guiding principles to write case studies. By the end of the workshop, participants would have built a strong foundation for developing their own cases. This is thus a great opportunity to develop valuable writing skills. By inspiring you to write and use your own cases, this workshop will also assist in improving your teaching. The workshop would also include tips on how to teach a case effectively.

Programme Calendar


May 5-6, 2023

Indian School of Business, Hyderabad Campus

Target Audience

The participants at the workshop would include faculty, case writers, doctoral students and research staff from the academic community across management disciplines as well as representatives from business and the Government, such as heads of training departments, consultants and individuals teaching as visiting faculty at academic institutions. Interested participants would be requested to come to the workshop with an idea that they would like to develop into their own case study.



Training Objectives

At this very interactive and practical workshop, participants will learn about the case study—the history behind it, and its benefits and limitations. They will then be taught as to what makes a ‘good’ case. Instruction would be provided on how to design a case study – ensuring that the key areas of

the introduction, body, conclusion and exhibits - are covered systematically. The workshop would also include tips on how to teach a case.

For the participants, we expect that developing in-house case studies would provide the following key benefits for their students/audience: 

  • To demonstrate stronger critical thinking skills
  • Make connections across multiple content areas
  • Develop a deeper understanding of concepts
  • Be better able to view an issue from multiple perspectives
  • Take a more active part in class
  • Become more engaged
  • Develop positive peer to peer relationships

Pre-Workshop Requirements

  • Participants are required to come to the workshop with a definite idea and learning objectives for a business case. They need to identify a company, the case protagonist, and preferably (not mandatory) obtain permission from the company to write the case.
  • Participants are requested to share their case idea and learning objectives with us by two weeks prior to the workshop dates.

Post-Workshop Activities:

  • By the end of the workshop, each participant will have successfully drafted a 2-3 page Case Plan. The Case Plan includes the opening paragraph, the outline of the finished case by subtitles, list of data requirements, and a time plan. This plan is the basis of each case study.
  • Participants will receive feedback on the Case Plan from the workshop trainers within a few weeks of the completion of the workshop.


Dr. Saumya Sindhwani

Saumya Sindhwani is an Assistant Professor (Practice) in the Strategy & OB group. Her research interests are at the intersection of strategy, leadership and society. She actively looks into the challenges faced by organisations while designing and implementing strategy, given the highly volatile, uncertain and complex business environment we live in today. She also has keen interest in the role of women as economic change agents, including their leadership styles. She has published two books, one on leadership and the other on the role of creativity in business. An expert on case teaching, she has authored and published several case studies. Bringing new formats to the classroom to complement case studies, she has developed and used multimedia simulations with great success in her courses. Prior to entering academia she has spent many years as a consultant with Aon Hewitt and also worked with British Broadcasting Corporation. She regularly publishes in applied journals and presents at various academic conferences and corporate events. She is an award-winning teacher.

Geetika Shah

Geetika Shah is Senior Associate Director at the Centre for Learning, and Management Practice at ISB.

Geetika manages content development and publishing at the Centre. Leading and managing the Centre’s team of writers and editors, she helps in case development and preparing teaching materials that support the pedagogical and knowledge-creation objectives of the school.

Working closely with faculty across disciplines at ISB, she has co-authored and published more than 30 cases which are available on Harvard Publishing, The Case Centre and Ivey Publishing. Two of her cases were winners at international competitions - European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Case Writing Competition 2015 and Oikos Case Writing Competition 2016. She has reviewed more than 300 cases and provided mentoring support and detailed feedback for improvement to numerous case authors.

As a facilitator, she has delivered several training workshops and webinars on case writing and teaching for faculty audiences from around the world.

An MBA from IIM Bangalore, she joined the Centre at ISB in its early years and helped build expertise at the Centre in developing, reviewing and publishing high-quality case studies that engage students in the business classroom. More recently, she also oversees the design, content and publication of the school's flagship quarterly magazine, ISB Management ReThink, a forward-looking platform that strives to connect academia with industry through its take on management research and thinking. 




DAY 1 - Friday, May 5, 2023

 Morning Session

 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 (Break for Tea/Coffee at 11:00 AM at AC8 counter)                                       


 Teaching with Cases

 Lunch Break – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

 Afternoon Session

 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 (Break for Tea/Coffee at 3:30 PM, AC8 Counter)


 The Mechanics of Case Writing

DAY 2 - Saturday, May 6, 2023

 Morning Session

 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 (Break for Tea/Coffee at 11:00 AM at AC8 Counter; 11:15 Group Picture at Atrium)


 Writing an Effective Case  

 Lunch Break – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

 Afternoon Session

 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 Wrap-up and Certificate distribution


Workshop Venue

Indian School of Business, Hyderabad Campus, Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500111

Accommodation (Hotels near the workshop venue) 

Participants are expected to cover their own transportation and other living cost. If you are looking for stay options close to the workshop venue, you may explore the following.

Fairfield by Mariott

 Room Category   Room Rate per room per night 
Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Superior Room 7150 8180
Deluxe Room 8180 9180

Above rates are exclusive of applicable taxes.

Other inclusions:

  • Complementary Hot Buffet Breakfast at Johnathan Kitchen.
  • Free WIFI Access. 
  • 02 ways shared office transfers.
  • Access to Fitness Centre. 
  • Access to Business Centre. 

To book, contact Mohammad Sarvar Pasha, Sales Manager
T +91.40.4541.6699   M +91.996 347 9253
EMAIL: sales3@fairfieldhyderabad.com

Ella Hotels

 Room Category Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Superior INR 6500+12%GST INR 7500+12%GST
Executive Suite INR 8500+18%GST INR 9500+18%GST

The above tariff is inclusive of complimentary breakfast (CP), GYM, Wi-Fi & access to the Swimming pool.

Will also include a 02-way Office transfer.


To book, Contact:
Raman Hari Krishnan | Senior Operations Manager
Ellaa Hotels (A unit of Indus Palms Hotels & Resorts Ltd).

Email - om@ellaahotels.com
T: +91 40 2300 2488, +91 40 662 88488 | M: +91 9959020180

Lemon Tree Hotel Gachibowli

  Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Room Rate INR 7500+ Taxes INR 7500+12%GST

The above room rates include the following:

  • Accommodation in a Superior Room
  • Buffet Breakfast at Citrus Café(Coffee shop)
  • One major meal at Citrus Café(Coffee shop)
  • Two-way shared office transfers to ISB and back to the hotel (within 05kms radius)
  • Complimentary WIFI for up to 2 devices per person
  • Unlimited internet usage at the business centre
  • Usage of Fitness Center and swimming pool

To book, Contact
Associate Director of Sales
Email: ados2.hy@lemontreehotels.com
T +91 40 44141414 | M +91 8008200189



For any queries, write to Arun Khan, Senior Manager, Centre for Learning and Management Practice, Indian School of Business.



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