At a Glance

Upcoming Programs
Feb 26 - March 18

Time Commitment
15 hours (5 hours/week)

Program Duration
3 weeks

UC Berkeley Certification

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How can this program impact your business?

UC Berkeley’s elite faculty give leaders the skills to overcome organizational barriers and address customer needs. Leaders who participated in this program have increased their organization’s operational speed by 200%, service quality by 50%, and employee productivity by 35%.


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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for executives who must lead change to achieve their goals and perform effectively. It’s beneficial for:

  • Mid-level and team leaders
  • Directors and Senior Directors
  • Vice Presidents

Program Overview

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About the Program

Leaders must drive increasingly frequent and significant changes to keep pace with shifting customer needs and competitive threats. However, leaders increasingly struggle to overcome organizational barriers to change and growing “change fatigue” among employees.

Accelerating Change Readiness & Agility, a 3-week leadership development program, provides executives with the tools and frameworks necessary to lead change effectively within their organization.

Key Takeaways

  • Develop and apply 5 key adaptive competencies: robustness, resilience, hedging, agility and versatility
  • Understand how culture impacts change management and develop strategies to navigate and shape it
  • Align your department’s culture with your strategic objectives
  • Develop your personal agility, build your team’s capabilities and shape your organizational environment

Program Structure

  • 3 week duration, 15 hours to complete requirements
  • 6 hours of on-demand, HD lectures
  • Professor interactions, group learning, and optional coaching sessions
  • Facilitated intra-company team meetings
  • Final project, which integrates weekly activities

Experienced Faculty

  • Jo-Ellen Pozner

    Assistant Professor, Management

    Assistant Professor Jo-Ellen Pozner is a former UC Berkeley faculty member who now teaches Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. She researches organizational ethics, corporate governance, social movements, and institutional change.

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  • Homa Bahrami

    Senior Lecturer, Haas Management of Organizations Group

    Homa Bahrami is an international educator, advisor, board member, and author. She specializes in enterprise flexibility and dynamic leadership in global, knowledge-based industries. She co-authored Managerial Psychology: Managing Behavior in Organizations, a major textbook for business students.

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  • Jennifer Chatman

    Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management

    Professor Jennifer Chatman teaches, researches, and consults on leveraging organizational culture, leading change, and managing complex teams. She runs the flagship executive education program at Haas: The UC Berkeley Executive Leadership Program.

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Success Stories


I like the quality of instructions from the professors, as well as the innovative nature of the ideas presented. I also like the fact that the ideas, suggestions, and recommendations have been tested with real-life organizations. This is important because it builds confidence in me that I will be able to also apply them in my change initiatives.

Metro Transportation Company

Deputy Chief IT Security


The content was current and highly applicable on an immediate level. I liked the administrative reminders and positive communications. The live sessions were great and the course modules and diagrams were extremely beneficial. Excellent course!

Global Food Service & Hospitality Company

Manager, IT Project Management


It was highly applicable to me right now as my organization is in the midst of incredible change initiatives. The Professors in this course were truly exceptional!

National Non-Profit Company

Executive Vice President


How many hours per week am I expected to devote to the program?

Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.

How long does the program last?

Our leadership development programs last 3 weeks. Additionally, you will complete a short orientation prior to the official start of the program.

Will I receive a grade or university credit?

Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive a certificate of completion from the sponsoring business school. ExecOnline provides non-degree programs for which no grades or university credits are provided.

Who takes ExecOnline programs?

Our programs are designed for busy leaders—managers, directors, VPs, and C-suite—with the drive and desire to solve their organization’s critical business challenges. Our short, focused programs allow you to develop solutions for both near- and long-term challenges—without disrupting your day-to-day responsibilities.

Will I apply my learnings to real-world work objectives?

Yes. You will develop a project of your choosing that addresses your organization’s critical business challenges. At the completion of the program, you will have produced an implementation-ready project, designed to make a fiscal and business impact.

Do you have an alumni program?

Yes. You can stay connected to ExecOnline through our alumni group, which allows you to interact with peers to generate support and networking opportunities.

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