New Manager Boot Camp

New Manager Boot Camp

Maximize Your Leadership Potential
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Practice and master new skills to build leadership confidence in your new role.
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Learn from Professor, Homa Bahrami, who has extensive field research from the Silicon Valley ecosystem.
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Hear first-hand from successful professionals about their own lessons learned and tips for success.

About the Program

Many of us are promoted to manager but rarely are trained to be one. Mastering the art and science of effective management requires an additional set of skills, which when learned can often transform the daunting task of management into something profoundly satisfying.

Our New Manager Boot Camp is designed to prepare you for your new management role and is structured specifically for executives that are looking to develop their leadership skills.

Understand Your Challenges as a New Manager
Recognize what your current and potential challenges are as a new manager, find effective solutions, and take full advantage of new opportunities.
Develop Your Leadership Style
Harness and evolve your leadership and communication style to successfully lead through rapport and inspire and engage your team.
Become a More Effective Manager
Discover the secrets to effectively time manage and delegate tasks to your team enabling you to prioritize and make quality decisions.
Create Dynamic Teams
Understand how to structure and manage teams for best results, including how to effectively work with and manage geo-distributed teams.
Learn to Hire, Fire, and Manage Talent - Without Drama
Learn to successfully identify, assess, attract, and retain talent as well as how to hire and fire quickly and professionally - without the threat of a lawsuit.

Program Dates

Program Topics

The New Manager Boot Camp program curriculum covers the following topics:

  • Emerging trends in management 
  • The shared challenges new managers face in a world of constant change
  • Techniques for influencing stakeholders
  • Tools to identify and segment your stakeholders
  • Action plans to apply your learning back at work 
  • An introduction to different leadership styles and when each is most appropriate 
  • Identify your leadership style and ways to leverage your strengths
  • Enhance your flexibility to utilize a variety of styles
  • What effective and ineffective teams look like
  • Barriers to effective teamwork & the role of constructive and destructive conflict
  • Effective interventions to improve your team’s performance
  • Lead and engage distributed teams
  • Diagnose team hot-spots and developing effective solutions
  • Align your team around critical priorities and a shared reality
  • Simple tools to build rapport with others
  • Techniques for common ground and active listening
  • Create and leverage leadership presence 

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Who It's For

  • Professionals considering a management role 
  • Managers that have recently moved into a supervisory position 
  • Executives looking to level up their leadership skills across multiple industries including high tech
  • A group of colleagues or team who would like to advance their skills together

Cost & Features

Program Fee
  • Three-day in-person, leadership training program at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business campus 
  • Personal, ready-to-implement action plan
  • Speakers from companies like Cisco Systems, Microsoft and Amgen talk about their personal experiences as new managers, lessons learned and tips for success. 
  • World-renowned Berkeley Haas and Executive Education Faculty 
  • Exclusive networking opportunities 
  • Access to the program alumni community
  • New Manager Boot Camp Certificate of Completion 
This program counts toward a
Certificate of Business Excellence
Curriculum Days 
Three 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 Homa Bahrami and experience the New Manager Boot Camp.

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