At a Glance

Next Available Program
October 25 - November 14

Time Commitment
15 hours (5 hours/week)

Program Duration
3 weeks

UC Berkeley Certificate of Completion

Who Should Attend
Mid-level & Team Leaders, Directors & Senior Directors, Vice Presidents

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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

2021 Program Dates

February 2021 April 2021 July 2021 September 2021 October 2021
Program Start February 22 April 26 July 12 September 6 October 25
Program End March 14 May 16 August 1 September 26 November 14
February 2021
Program Start: February 22
Program End: March 14
April 2021
Program Start: April 26
Program End: May 16
July 2021
Program Start: July 12
Program End: August 1
September 2021
Program Start: September 6
Program End: September 26
October 2021
Program Start: October 25
Program End: November 14

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.

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  • Jennifer Chatman

    Associate Dean for Learning Strategies

    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 really liked the short lecture format – it allowed me to attend lectures when I had a few minutes here and there. I thought the content was really good and the assignments helped me apply what I was learning. The toolkit provided to drive change is something I can use over and over again going forward. The flexibility of the program allowed me to adjust based on my work schedule.

Transition Manager
Medical Data Company

The presentation of the material is very clear and concise. Dr. Bahrami is an excellent professor – very knowledgeable and a wonderful facilitator. Great use of examples to help bring things into perspective.

HR Manager
Manufacturing & Packaging Company


The enthusiasm of the professors and moderators is catching! The program is well thought out, and each step feels connected and integral to the succeeding steps. Some of the strategies are very insightful and I find myself utilizing them already.

Division Controller
Construction Company


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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