Open Innovation for Leaders

Open Innovation for Leaders

Master Innovation for a Competitive Advantage
 

Program Experience

Open innovation, an open-source approach to innovation that promotes collaboration both inside and outside the organization, was originally created by  Professor Henry Chesbrough in 2003. Since then it has become one of the most widely adopted innovation management concepts in mid to large-sized firms, spreading from Silicon Valley to around the globe. 

The Open Innovation for Leaders program serves not only as training to learn the major concepts behind innovation management but as a platform to put these concepts to work. Taught by the ‘Father of Open Innovation’ himself, Faculty Director Henry Chesbrough will guide you through the key concepts of open innovation and teach you how to conquer organizational barriers to successfully implement new innovations. You will learn how to integrate innovative thinking in all aspects of your business including technology, strategy, design, and business operations. Through innovative leadership, you will master all essential processes to manage innovation and effectively implement business innovation throughout your company. Upon completion, you will have a personalized action plan that launches the path of your new innovation.

Join us at the Berkeley Haas campus for our two-day in-person innovation management training or choose the flexible Exec Ed Lab; a virtual four-week learning experience that maximizes interaction and collaboration with faculty and groups - wherever you are.

Identify New Business Opportunities, Save Time and Money, and Recognize Innovation Risks
Learn how to use open innovation to enable inflows and outflows of knowledge across the organization that may impact growth and performance.
Eliminate the “Not Invented Here” Syndrome from Your Organization
Learn techniques to develop open innovation practices at your organization and enlighten your technical staff on the benefits of utilizing daily open innovation processes.
Sustain Growth Over Time
Master a mindset to follow open innovation principles and keep your company ahead of competitors.
Anticipate Potential Sources of Resistance in Your Organization
Thoughtfully plan and anticipate potential sources of resistance to change in your organization like employees and system processes.

Program Dates

Costs & Features

ONLINE
 
  • Four-week virtual innovation training utilizing the flexible, online ExecEd Digital Lab
  • Program sessions held on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1:00-4:30 pm PST
  • Father of Open Innovation-led program 
  • Three 3.5 hour sessions per week
  • Dynamic hands-on exercises
  • A personal innovation plan and an optional 90-day follow up session with Professor Chesbrough to review progress against your plan
  • Exclusive networking opportunities 
  • Access to the program alumni community 
  • Open Innovation for Leaders Program Certificate of Completion 
4-Week Online
$2,450
IN-PERSON
 
  • Two-day in-person, immersive program held at Haas School of Business
  • World-renowned Berkeley Haas and Executive Education Faculty 
  • Father of Open Innovation-led program
  • Dynamic hands-on exercises
  • A personal innovation plan and an optional 90-day follow up session with Professor Chesbrough to review progress against your plan
  • Exclusive networking reception with faculty
  • Access to the program alumni community 
  • Open Innovation for Leaders Program Certificate of Completion 
2-Day In-Person
$5,250
4-Week Online
$2,450
2-Day In-Person
$5,250

Employer Payment Assistance Guide

Download the full hardware, software, and bandwidth requirements prior to attending an online session for the Forum and Lab.

Employer Payment Assistance Guide

Download the full hardware, software, and bandwidth requirements prior to attending an online session for the Forum and Lab.

Who It's For

  • Executives responsible for managing and executing innovation in their organization
  • Senior R&D (Research & Development) staff and managers
  • Senior information system managers
  • Business development managers searching for sources of organic growth
  • Anyone with “Open Innovation” in their job title or job description
  • 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 
Two Days
Pillar(s) 
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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