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The Berkeley Executive Leadership Program

The Berkeley Executive Leadership Program

Realize your Full Potential as an Executive Leader
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Learn along other high-achieving leaders from a spectrum of industries.
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Participate in peer leadership coaching during and after the program.
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Get top-level training from accomplished peers, industry thought leaders, and outstanding Berkeley Haas faculty.

About the Program

Our five-day flagship leadership development program attracts business leaders from around the world, from organizations with a variety of missions and goals. You will create a personalized plan to unlock innovation and growth, create energy, urgency, and drive results. You will return to your organization with a new set of effective leadership skills, grounded in research and a plan you can put to use immediately.

Develop a Strategic Leadership Plan
Gain new skills and harness your unique leadership style and aspirations into a personalized, actionable plan to immediately put to use in your organization - creating urgency and driving results.
Lead Change and Drive Innovation
Excel at unlocking innovation and growth and quickly responding to market demands.
Increase your Influence and Persuasion
Capture your vision, communicate it throughout the organization, and stay on-point during challenging times by identifying your blind spots, building trust, and finding common ground at every level.
Create and Cultivate a High-Performance Culture
Become a force multiplier by building and motivate cross-functional, diverse, and global teams and learning how to attract and retain the best people, including project-based and virtual talent.
Develop a Competitive Advantage
Incorporate tri-sector leadership (business, government, and social sectors) to excel at solving today’s most pressing challenges.

Program Dates

Program Topics

The Berkeley Executive Leadership program curriculum covers the following topics:

  • The attributes of a great leader
  • Getting the most out of your week
  • Leader as communicator 
  • The Emotional & Social Competency Inventory
  • Leadership insights from the latest neuroscience
  • Leading people & building great teams
  • Deconstructing innovation & creating systems for repeatable success
  • Freedom: an integral aspect of effective leadership
  • Driving high performance and retaining the best people
  • Tri-sector leadership
  • Leveraging culture for strategic success
  • Effective influence and persuasion  
  • Capturing today's profits and driving tomorrow's growth
  • Organizational culture as a powerful leadership tool
  • Being a successful disrupter in your industry & bringing your team along
  • Strategic leadership communications for becoming a force multiplier
  • Personalize peer coaching

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Who It's For

Executive and senior leadership including CEOs, C-level executives and VPs – and any accomplished leader seeking to drive growth in every corner of their organization.

Cost & Features

Program Fee

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  • Five-day leadership intensive at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business campus 
  • World-class faculty-led program
  • Pre-course exercises and 360 assessments to uncover leadership aspirations and attributes
  • A strategic, personal leadership roadmap to implement when you return to work
  • Exclusive networking opportunities 
  • Access to the program alumni community 
  • Berkeley Executive Leadership Certificate of Completion 
This program counts toward a
Certificate of Business Excellence
Curriculum Days 
Five Days
Leadership & Communication

A UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence gives individuals the opportunity to create a personal plan of study structured by our four academic pillars. Participants will earn a mark of distinction with certification from a world-class university, and enjoy the flexibility of completing the program in up to three years.


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Experience the Program

Go inside the program with Professor Maura O’Neill and experience the Berkeley Executive Leadership program.

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