One of the cornerstones of Corporate Design Foundation's activities is education. Through educational programs, the Foundation can advance its mission by demonstrating to business professionals the increasingly important role design is playing in corporate success and profitability. Foundation educational programs target the business community, design community, and general public to further the understanding of how design contributes to business success and to improving quality of life.

The Foundation draws on its vast knowledge base to offer educational programs and conferences that explore the intersection of design and business. Corporate Design Foundation works with business school deans and faculty at institutions worldwide to increase the emphasis on design in business school curricula. The Foundation also sponsors events and speakers that demonstrate how design promotes business success and enables innovation.

The Foundation focuses its educational efforts in the following areas: