The Berkeley Executive Leadership Program




The Berkeley Executive Leadership Program

You have achieved enormous responsibility in your organization through your relentless hard work, proven decision-making ability, and natural talent. UC Berkeley's Executive Leadership Program is about taking a brief professional pause to reflect—alongside others equally accomplished, facilitated by the foremost luminaries in their fields—on what kind of leader you are today, where you want to go from here, and what you will do to get there.

We specialize in cultivating your capabilities as a leader. Leadership is about finding meaning in your work. It is about navigating at many different altitudes with finesse, energizing and inspiring those around you to achieve. It is about proactively sensing and framing the opportunities for your organization, and marshaling resources toward adaptation and innovation. It is about the relaxed self-confidence that the best leaders learn and master through a knowledge of themselves and others. Ultimately, the best leaders define what happens next—in their companies, their communities, and their families. 

Dates and Registration

Nov 2, 2015 to Nov 6, 2015
Location: Berkeley, California
Please contact our program consultant:

Call +1.510.642.1316 Email or

Call +1.510.642.9167 Email 


Fee: $9,900

Early Bird Discount: $8,995 until 8/7/2015


Jennifer Chatman
Faculty Director
Cameron Anderson
Inder Sidhu
William Cronk
Cort Worthington, MBA
David Viotti
" Professor Jenny Chatman is remarkable – her passion for the subject matter makes the class. All the speakers have deep knowledge, experience and passion and are therefore able to give me the tools to diagnose and find solutions to issues. The peer coach program is a great way to learn while thinking through others’ problems. This program is definitely a worthwhile investment. "
– Cassio Conceicao, Vice President and General Manager, Service Products, Applied Materials
" The Berkeley Executive Leadership training will dramatically change the way I do my day to day work. It was exceptional! I was impressed by the intellectually stimulating curriculum and the outstanding faculty. The program helped me take a step back and have a 360-degree overview of my leadership style, my organizational culture and the kind of mindset a leader needs to be successful. I also appreciated the feedback I received from colleagues and peer coaches at the program, as well as the one-on-one professional coach discussions.  "
– Sabrina Mekhalfa, Senior Director of Finance, Oracle Corporation
" Within the first hour I realized this program was highly practical. I was able to assess critical leadership skills and learn alternatives where I needed to grow as a leader. The methods and tools revealed the responsibility I have in everything that I do; intent becomes action via responsibility.  "
– Colin Black, Information Officer, Mindspeed Technologies
" This program highly exceeded my expectations. I loved the professional coaching session. I also found the organizational canvas a great way to tie all the topics together and help me develop an action plan for my company. I’ve already told my boss he needs to attend this program!  "
– Terri Moran, Senior Vice President, Vela Insurance Services, LLC
" This is a phenomenal program full of “aha moments”. The session on attracting, developing and motivating talent was hugely insightful, as were the leadership survey results. I already have so many ideas about how to improve my company.  "
– Victor Holt, President and CEO, V-Tech Solutions
" We recently merged with another company with a different corporate culture. After a week in the Haas Leadership program, and seeing how we can learn from understanding our culture, I’m organizing to have all the leadership of our merged organization take this training.  "
– Lynnette Helmle, Senior Vice President, Gateway EDI
" The Berkeley Executive Leadership program was full of fun, intelligent, accomplished people who will stay in my network for a long time.  "
– Louise Felton, Vice President, Global Brand Management, Yahoo!
" I looked at Stanford, Harvard, and Wharton, but their offerings seemed mostly theoretical. My decision was validated. This week at the Berkeley Leadership Program has provided quantitative methods to implement and measure change.  "
– Daniel Rex, CEO, Toastmasters International
" The Executive Leadership program is definitely a must for all senior leaders regardless of experience as you will be certain to come out with multiple gems that you can apply immediately. This program was particularly useful in that it is based on real-life experience and suggests concrete, actionable application of lessons learned. I especially enjoyed Cisco SVP Inder Sidhu’s case study session on capturing profit and driving growth.  "
– Ravi Rajaratnam, Vice President, Bridgepoint Education Inc.
" This is the best professional development course I’ve ever taken! "
– David Park, Executive Vice President, Mission Advancement, America's Promise Alliance
" The single finest inquiry into and review of past and contemporary leadership that I have encountered. The courses eclipsed pop cultural treatments of leadership, were steeped in data, and gave all of us a new understanding of leaders in general, but more importantly a customized assessment of our own styles, strengths, and opportunities to enhance our leadership value in the future. "
– Todd Suntrapak, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Children's Hospital Central California
" The Berkeley Executive Leadership program opened my eyes to the importance of giving full attention to my organization's culture, and give me a set of tools and a process for moving forward. I came back energized and ready to jump into this vital part of my leadership responsibilities. "
– David Lansky, President and CEO, Pacific Business Group on Health
" The Berkeley Executive Leadership Program is solid and strong, with excellent presenters and staff. I found lots of inspiration—and it’s very useful. I left the program with an assessment of my company culture, an understanding of the power and relevance of culture, and the tools to harness culture strategically. I also found the 360 leadership assessment insightful. Thank you for a really good week! "
– Diederik Breijer, CEO, Universal McCann
" The Berkeley Executive Leadership program provided many opportunities to diagnose problems and share solutions with capable peers. The course also provided me with practical, “bite sized” lessons that I can bring back to my team and practice myself. "
– Todd Mazza, Vice President and CTO, Levi Strauss & Co.
" The Berkeley Executive Leadership course is an excellent program. The session on creating innovation and growth in my company was particularly useful, as was the discussion on my personal leadership style and its impact on organizational culture. "
– Peter Leclaire, Vice President Academic, Lethbridge College