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Upcoming Programs
Feb 26 - April 8

Time Commitment
30 hours (5 hours/week)

Program Duration
6 weeks

UC Berkeley Certification

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How can this program impact your business?

Haas School of Business’ elite faculty provide the frameworks and tools to turn customer insight into concrete ideas for new approaches, products, and services. Leaders who participated in this program have increased their organization’s customer satisfaction by 75%, employee productivity by 60%, and service quality by 40%.


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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for leaders who want to drive customer insight while gaining greater command of their company’s needs. Leaders will be able to more effectively identify and implement innovation opportunities in a fast-moving and competitive landscape. It is beneficial for:

  • Senior leaders
  • Mid-level and team leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Directors

Program Overview

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About the Program

Leading Innovative Change, a 6-week leadership development program, delivers participants the ability to gain greater command of their company’s needs and more effectively identify and implement innovation opportunities in a fast-moving and competitive landscape. The program offers a strong case for reaffirming innovation practices and offering new ones. It will be effective in shaping the minds and hearts of those managers who must embrace the changes necessary to truly innovate in the workplace.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand how to refine ideas and effectively pivot by performing rapid experimentation and prototyping
  • Complete a personal leadership assessment to identify your strengths and weaknesses as an innovative leader
  • Expand organizational capabilities by taking an Open Innovation approach
  • Identify promising new service offerings within your organization and market

Program Structure

  • 6 week duration, 30 hours to complete requirements
  • 10 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

  • 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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  • Henry Chesbrough

    Adjunct Professor Faculty Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation Center for Open Innovation

    Adjunct Professor Henry Chesbrough is a thought leader on innovation. His book, Open Business Models, was named one of the top 10 books on innovation by BusinessWeek in 2006. His book, Open Innovation, was named Best Business Book on Innovation by Strategy and Business magazine in 2003.

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  • Sara Beckman

    Faculty Director of Management of Technology Program and Haas Operations and IT Management Group

    Sara Beckman is the Chief Learning Officer for the Jacobs Institute of Design Innovation within UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering. Her expertise include design, innovation, and product management.

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  • David Riemer


    David Riemer is a leader in marketing, entrepreneurship, product development and product marketing, new media, and innovation. He is a former ad agency president and internet marketing executive who now works with entrepreneurs, artists, and students to focus their ideas.

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  • Jerome Engel

    Founding Executive Director Emeritus of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship

    Jerome Engel is a leader in entrepreneurship education, venture capital, corporate innovation, and regional economic development. He is co-founder and general partner of Monitor Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in early stage technology ventures. Engel currently serves on the Boards of Directors of several high potential venture capital‐backed and privately held firms.

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Success Stories


Perfect amount of hours per week required to watch all lectures and complete assignments and manage my job. Really well organized and interactive. Thought provoking and very relevant. Will definitely recommend to colleagues.

Medical Manufacturing Company

Product Manager, Clinical Client Care, Asia-Pacific


Excellent quality of material, extraordinary lectures from outstanding professors. The insights provided were very valuable, and the exercises had the right balance to guide the experience, consolidate the knowledge acquired, and generate actionable results.

Global Financial Company

Managing Director, Product Development & Structuring


The assignments and the useful templates really helped in applying the lessons learned in each module to my real business case.

Investment Management Company

Manager, Derivative Accounting & Regulatory Reporting


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 6 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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