3 Days
8.5 Hours/Day
Next program
Nov 6 - 8, 2024
Certificate of Completion
COBE eligible
Three Days


Taking on a new or expanded role as a manager brings great rewards, but it also introduces new challenges. To be impactful in your management position requires new management training that develops your ability to lead a productive team and grows your management skills, such as adaptive leadership and productive team conflict resolution.

The New Manager Boot Camp program addresses your unique needs in your management role and empowers you to master your personal leadership style. Become a more confident manager with management skills training designed to uncover your management strengths. Effective leadership is grounded in your understanding of powerful interpersonal skills that inspire performance, communication, employee retention, and motivation to achieve goals.

Homa Bahrami speaking

Key Takeaways

Understand Your Challenges as a Manager

Develop management skills to recognize current and potential challenges, find effective solutions, and take full advantage of new opportunities. Learn how to navigate and thrive as you discover how to become a better leader and manager.

Develop Your Leadership Style

Learn how your leadership style, motivation, and engagement can evolve. Tailor your leadership and management approach to match you and your team's needs. Master how to always lead through rapport to proactively inspire and engage your team.

Create Dynamic Teams

Understand the intricacies of structuring and managing teams for best results. From managing geo-distributed or virtual remote teams effectively to mitigating conflicts among team members, you’ll master essential skills for new managers to unleash a team’s full potential.

With this program, you will receive:

  • Leadership training for managers from world-renowned UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and Berkeley Executive Education faculty
  • Exclusive networking reception with faculty and peers
  • Access to the program’s alumni community
  • A New Manager Boot Camp Certificate of Completion
More about this program

Managerial success starts with understanding yourself and your team. All new managers face similar challenges when they step into their roles. Without the proper guidance, these challenges can be overwhelming and impact your team’s productivity. Through leadership & management training, you can avoid the stress involved in figuring out your management role on your own and become a more effective leader must faster.

Our New Manager Boot Camp equips you with the current research and best practices to assess and improve your management style to better serve your team and organization. In this training for new managers, you will improve your essential management skills that will advance business agility, equip you with the tools to manage complex change, and adapt your leadership styles to fit your team’s unique needs to drive performance and productivity. 

Become a More Effective Manager

Uncover the secrets to time management at the workplace, analyze how different management styles influence outcomes of team performance, apply teamwork to manage complex change, effectively manage time and delegate tasks enabling you to prioritize.

Enjoy an Engaging Program Experience

This highly recommended new manager training course is led by esteemed Berkeley Haas faculty with expertise focused on elevating your leadership skills. Through a dynamic classroom experience, you will:

  • Develop a personal, ready-to-implement action plan
  • Engage with speakers from companies like Cisco Systems, Microsoft and Amgen talk about their personal experiences as new managers, lessons learned and tips for success
  • Participate in exclusive networking opportunities

Pre-work: Hit the Ground Running

To fully prepare for the program, participants are required to complete a leadership and adaptive skills assessment 4-5 weeks in advance, enlisting colleague evaluations from their own organization. This assessment will provide valuable insights into their strengths and opportunities for growth in their leadership style and adaptive capabilities.

Who it's for

  • Business professionals considering a management role and managers that have recently moved into a supervisory position and need to develop management skills for new managers
  • Engineers or professionals working in the tech space who need management training
  • Executives looking to level up their management skills across multiple industries, including high tech

Want to approach your employer about professional development classes and request employer support? Read the Employer Payment Assistance Guide.

Format & Structure


In-person program
Three Days
  • Three-day in-person, leadership training at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business campus
  • 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 
  • Collaborative learning experience 
  • Exclusive networking reception with faculty and peers
  • Access to the program alumni community
  • New Manager Boot Camp Certificate of Completion

We recommend registering at least 2-3 weeks before the program start date due to pre-work assignments.

Program experience may be affected if you enroll after the recommended date. Please note: seating is limited and capacity may be reached prior to recommended reg date. 

Dates & Costs


Nov 6 - 8, 2024

Other Ways to Participate

Attend this program with a group of your colleagues.

Attend this program with colleagues to gain greater organizational impact. Groups of five or more receive special rates.

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Customize this program for your organization.

Use this program's curriculum as the foundation of a program based on your company's unique objectives.

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Employer Reimbursement

Gain tips on how to approach your manager about professional development and tuition reimbursement. 

How do I enroll in this program?

Enrolling in any one of our programs is simple:

  • Click on the "enroll" button on the program page
  • Create an account or log in to our customer portal
  • Complete the online reservation form (should take less than 2 minutes)
  • Pay by credit card to complete your enrollment, or select your preferred payment type to reserve your seat and connect with the finance team
How much time can I expect to spend on coursework each day?

We know that time away from the office is precious, so we work hard to make our program experiences as productive and valuable as possible. Our programs span full business days starting between 8:30-9:00 a.m. and running through 5 p.m. with lunch served in the classroom and short breaks throughout the day.

Approximately 1-2 hours of evening activities and preparation for the next day are required for some programs. Please download the program guide for more detail.

Do your programs provide credits towards a degree, grades, transcripts, or Continuing Education Units (CEUs)?

Our programs are non-degree programs and do not hold any credit unit equivalency, letter grades, pass/fail designation, Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or transcripts. Rather, we provide a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the program.

To qualify for a certificate of completion, a participant must meet the minimum requirements as noted for each program and maintaining at least 80% attendance/engagement.

Can I enroll in a program if I live outside of the U.S.?

Yes. Enrollment is available to global leaders, but visa requirements may apply. Proficiency in written and spoken English at a level that allows full engagement and participation in a program is recommended.

For most international participants, a B1/B2 visa—for participation in scientific, educational, professional, or business conventions, conferences, or seminars—is required for entry into the United States to attend a program with us.

Requesting and receiving a visa takes time and we recommend beginning the process three or four months in advance of the start date of a program.

You can ask your Program Manager to prepare an invitation letter to help with your visa application. It is important to emphasize that the visit is for business purposes.

The Visa Waiver Program is available to citizens or nationals from select countries. Check the Department of State website to determine your eligibility and learn about the waiver process.

The list of countries sanctioned by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control currently includes: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and the Ukraine-Crimea Region, plus the addition of Russia for Berkeley Executive Education at this time.



Certificate of Completion

Signal your professional achievement to your network and get recognized for your completion! Upon successful completion of the program, UC Berkeley Executive Education grants a verified digital certificate of completion to participants that you are encouraged to add to your profiles.

Note: This program results in a digital certificate of completion and is not eligible for degree credit/CEUs. After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you directly. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of UC Berkeley Executive Education.

Certificate of Completion
This program is eligible to count toward the

Certificate of Business Excellence

Curriculum days
Three Days
Leadership & Communication

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.

Certificate of Business Excellence