The Innovative Organization

The Innovative Organization

Capitalize on Disruption and Harness Novel Ways to Stay Relevant

Program Experience

Competitive advantage is strongest when you and your team are motivated by innovation. As the market, technology, and business opportunities rapidly change, business innovation and strategy require modern leaders who are apt at leveraging disruptive innovation to sustain business agility. To stay relevant in today’s evolving market, complacency is not an option.

The Innovation Organization program is an executive training opportunity designed to teach leaders the fundamentals of innovation strategy while focusing on effective leadership and entrepreneurship. In this program, you will discover revolutionary ways to encourage and apply innovation management skills that equip you to drive business strategy and manage business risks within your organization.

The innovation training will empower you to be an innovative leader who celebrates and prioritizes sustaining innovation culture and ideas. As part of your executive development, you will design your innovation glide path and access mentorship by Professor Jerry Engel, an internationally recognized expert on innovation. Leave the program with a skilled ability to identify innovation opportunities that will codify your company’s resilience and sustain innovation as the center of your business model.

Foster and Accelerate Innovation
Develop product innovation through strategic management techniques that go beyond erratic innovation to explore radical and disruptive opportunities.
Identify & Seize New Business Opportunities
Acquire real-world tools and frameworks to spot trends and potential sources of innovation to 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 effective leadership skills for creating a culture of innovation through change management. Leverage the culture to sustain innovation and be known as the innovation center within your organization.
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 engage with local and global innovation ecosystems.
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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Program Dates

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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