The Innovative Organization

The Innovative Organization

Capitalize on Disruption and Harness Novel Ways to Stay Relevant

Program Experience

Innovation is often the main driver to sustain a competitive advantage. To succeed, modern innovators must accept the innovation challenge head-on and capitalize on opportunities created by new technologies, new markets, and new ways of doing business. To stay relevant in today’s evolving market, complacency is not an option.

Are you successfully leading innovation within your organization? The Innovation Organization training program was designed to teach leaders and executives the fundamentals of innovation strategy and prepare them to ideate, innovate, and implement new innovation. You’ll discover the opportunities and potential challenges of business innovation so you’re equipped to drive strategy and manage complex change within your organization.

The innovation training will empower you to be a transformative leader and guide you to design your own personal innovation glide-path. Throughout the program, Professor Jerry Engel, an internationally recognized expert on innovation, will expose you to successful corporate strategies and potential business risks and will mentor you on how to develop an innovation culture that is built on continuous innovation practices. You will go beyond buzzwords and elementary frameworks to establish strategic processes that sustain innovation.

Foster and Accelerate Innovation
Develop new innovation through strategic management techniques that go beyond erratic innovation to explore radical and even disruptive opportunities.
Identify & Seize New Business Opportunities
Acquire real-world tools and frameworks to spot trends and potential sources of innovation to then conceive, innovate, and push through new ideas in your organization.
Capitalize on Internal Innovation
Use rapid concept testing and when appropriate, spin out new ventures to realize internal innovation.
Drive a Culture of Innovation
Develop the influence to move your organization using new leadership skills for creating a culture of innovation through change management.
Sustain Innovation through Strategy
Learn how your organization can harness and benefit from strategies and frameworks like Lean Innovation, Design Thinking, Open innovation, Business Model experimentation and actively engagement with local and global innovation ecosystems. Leverage the culture to sustain innovation and become known as the innovation center within your organization.
Experience Cutting-Edge Theory Combined with Practical Applications
Learn to identify profitable ventures, raise investment capital, manage the deal process, and build effective leadership teams. Finance innovation through corporate venture capital and early collaboration with innovative startups.

The Innovative Organization provides an optimal educational foundation to advance to other Berkeley Executive Education offerings including the Venture Capital Executive Program, and Corporate Business Model Innovation.

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Cost & Features

Program Fee

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  • Five-day in-person innovation training at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business campus 
  • Advanced innovation tools and frameworks grounded in research
  • Blend of cutting-edge theory & practical applications
  • Unrivaled training from industry experts and Berkeley Haas faculty
  • Access to the program alumni community 
  • Exclusive networking opportunities with peers and Silicon Valley business leaders
  • The Innovative Organization Program Certificate of Completion 

Who It's For

  • C-Suite executives
  • VPs
  • Directors
  • Division managers
  • Executives who manage teams or effect change within their organizations
  • A group of colleagues or team who would like to advance their skills together
This program counts toward a
Certificate of Business Excellence
Curriculum Days 
Five Days
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Participants in the Certificate of Business Excellence (COBE) program will earn a mark of distinction from a world-class university, gain access to a powerful global network, and enjoy the flexibility of completing the program in up to three years. A UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence allows individuals to create a personal learning journey structured by our four academic pillars to gain management essentials in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Finance to drive both personal and organizational development.


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