Leading Innovative Change

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

Program Duration

6 weeks

Time Commitment

30 hours
(5 hours/week)


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

  • July 8 – Aug 18
  • Sept 2 – Oct 13
  • Oct 21 – Dec 1

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Experienced Faculty

  • Sara Beckman

    Teaching Professor, Earl F. Cheit Faculty Fellow, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

    Sara Beckman has spent her years as a boundary spanner at UC Berkeley, where she has held faculty appointments in both the Haas School of Business and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She developed, institutionalized and directed the school’s Management of Technology Program and served as…

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  • Jennifer Chatman

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

    Jennifer Chatman is the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management and a faculty member in the Management of Organizations (MORS) Group at Berkeley Haas. In her research, teaching, and consulting work, she focuses on how organizations can leverage culture for strategic success and how div…

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  • Thomas Y. Lee

    Visiting Assistant Professor, Operations and Information Management, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

    Thomas Lee teaches and conducts research on information and communication technologies to support innovation and new product development.

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  • David Riemer

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

    David Riemer is an Executive-in-Residence at Berkeley Haas. He is a former ad agency president and internet marketing executive who now works with entrepreneurs, artists, and students to focus their ideas. In short, he helps them get their story straight.

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Additional Information

  • 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 learning 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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