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

  • 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 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 served as Chief Learning Officer for the newly formed Jacobs Institute of Design Innovation and facilit…

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  • Jennifer Chatman

    Associate Dean for Learning Strategies, UC Berkeley

    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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  • Henry Chesbrough

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

    Henry Chesbrough, who coined the term “open innovation,” is educational director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at Berkeley Haas. His research focuses on technology management and innovation strategy. He also teaches at Esade Business School at Spain’s University Ramon Llull.

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  • David Riemer

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

    David Riemer is an Executive-in-Residence at the Berkeley-Haas Business School. 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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  • 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

  • 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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