Leading Innovative Change

Develop leaders who can effectively identify and implement innovation opportunities in a fast-moving and competitive landscape.

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Program Duration

6 weeks

Time Commitment

30 hours
(5 hours/week)

Certification

UC Berkeley Certificate of Completion

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.

Program Overview

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Who Should Attend

  • Senior Leaders
  • Mid-level & Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Directors

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

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

Upcoming Program Dates

  • Feb 28 – Apr 10
  • Apr 25 – Jun 5
  • Jul 11 – Aug 21
  • Sep 5 – Oct 16
  • Oct 24 – Dec 4

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Experienced Faculty

  • Sara Beckman

    Teaching Professor, Earl F. Cheit Faculty Fellow, UC Berkeley

    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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  • Jennifer Chatman

    Associate Dean for Learning Strategies, UC Berkeley

    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

    Faculty Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

    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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  • David Riemer

    Executive-in-Residence,Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

    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, UC Berkeley

    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 Dir…

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Additional Information

  • Will I receive a grade or university credit?

    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 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.

  • Will I receive a grade or university credit?

    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 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.

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