At a Glance

Next Available Program
October 25 - December 5

Time Commitment
30 hours (5 hours/week)

Program Duration
6 weeks

UC Berkeley Certificate of Completion

Who Should Attend
Senior Leaders, Mid-level & Team Leaders, Project Managers, Directors

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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

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 April 4 June 6 August 22 October 17 December 5
February 2021
Program Start: February 22
Program End: April 4
April 2021
Program Start: April 26
Program End: June 6
July 2021
Program Start: July 12
Program End: August 22
September 2021
Program Start: September 6
Program End: October 17
October 2021
Program Start: October 25
Program End: December 5

Experienced Faculty

  • 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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  • Henry Chesbrough

    Adjunct Professor, Mike and Carol Meyer Fellow

    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

    Teaching Professor

    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


The topics that were selected were very relevant to the program. The reference materials that were provided (slides, web links, etc.) were very useful. Live sessions where all students were participating in the discussion, and break-out discussions, were good.

Executive Director
Financial Services Company


I enjoyed the flexibility to take the course throughout the week, as well as the mix of learning via video lecture, learning partner, live professor interaction, and the ability to interact with multiple people from the class. During the lectures, it was very helpful to have the professors not only teach the material, but to incorporate real examples from different corporations. The support of the ExecOnline team in case any issues arose was also very helpful.

Pharmaceutical Company


The coursework built on each component and was very practical. I found myself pushing away from the lectures to jot down ideas and actions to take often… which to me is the real value of learning.

Financial Services 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 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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