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


March 17 – 18, 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. She has published several case studies. 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. 





 Morning Session

 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 (Break for Tea/Coffee at 11:00 AM at AC2 counter)

 Teaching with Cases

  • An Illustration with a Sample Case (Memaksa Steel)
  • Why use 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, AC2 Counter)

 Teaching with Cases (continued)

  • Faculty Preparation
  • Before entering the classroom
  • In the classroom


 Morning Session

 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 (Break for Tea/Coffee at 11:00 AM at AC2 Counter; 11:15 Group Picture at Atrium)

 The Mechanics of Case Writing

  • What is a “teaching” Case?
  • An Overview of the Case Development Process
  • Elements of Case Design
  • Useful Tips for Case Writing

 Practicum - Writing your Case Opening Paragraph

 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 at AC2 Counter)

 Writing an Effective Case  

  • What makes a good Case?
  • Review and Feedback - Participants’ Case Opening Paragraphs

 Practicum - Developing your Case Outline



Workshop Venue for March 17-18, 2023

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

Accommodation (Hotels near the workshop venue) (will update this after checking with hotels the latest prices)

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 which are discounted prices for ISB:






Ellaa Hotels, ISB Road, Gachibowli, Hyderabad

Superior Single / Double @ 3500/4000 +


Mr Uday Chandra Associate Director of Sales Ellaa Hotels ados@ellaahotels.com

+91 80084 02550

Complimentary 2-Way ISB

transfers Complimentary Buffet Breakfast

Lemon Tree, Gachibowli

Single room – 3000 + 18% GST

Double room – 3500 + 18% GST

Mr Sagnik Ukil ados1.hy@lemontreehotels.com 8008204996

Complimentary 2-Way ISB

transfers on sharing basis once every day Complimentary Buffet Breakfast Wi-Fi access

Hyatt Hyderabad, Gachibowli

Room rate

INR 7500 +28%

tax on Sgl Occupancy


Room rate

INR 8500 +28%

tax on dbl Occupancy

Anuradha Pugalia 7702360909


Breakfast Wifi

Two bottles of mineral water per person per room

Oakwood Residence Kapil, Hyderabad

Studio Superior (Single Occupancy)

INR 4500 + 18% GST


Studio Superior (Double Occupancy)

INR 5000 + 18% GST


Studio Deluxe (Single Occupancy)

INR 5250 + 18% GST

Studio Deluxe (Double Occupancy)

INR 5750 + 18% GST

Mr Satya satyavart.sharma@oakwood.com 7729985823

Buffet Breakfast and Dinner High-Speed Internet Access Two-way ISB transfers



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