Haas School of Business

The Berkeley Executive Leadership Program

Available dates

Apr 27—May 1, 2020
5 days
Berkeley, California, United States
USD 9900
USD 1980 per day


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About the course

Our five-day flagship leadership development program attracts business leaders from around the world, from organizations with a variety of missions and goals. You will create a personalized plan to unlock innovation and growth, create energy, urgency, and drive results. You will return to your organization with a new set of effective leadership skills, grounded in research and a plan you can put to use immediately.

Develop a Strategic Leadership Plan Gain new skills and harness your unique leadership style and aspirations into a personalized, actionable plan to immediately put to use in your organization - creating urgency and driving results.

Lead Change and Drive Innovation Excel at unlocking innovation and growth and quickly responding to market demands. Increase your Influence and Persuasion

Capture your vision, communicate it throughout the organization, and stay on-point during challenging times by identifying your blind spots, building trust, and finding common ground at every level.

Create and Cultivate a High-Performance Culture Become a force multiplier by building and motivate cross-functional, diverse, and global teams and learning how to attract and retain the best people, including project-based and virtual talent.

Develop a Competitive Advantage Incorporate tri-sector leadership (business, government, and social sectors) to excel at solving today’s most pressing challenges.


The Berkeley Executive Leadership program curriculum covers the following topics:

TOPIC 1 | Understanding Your Leadership Skills and Personal Aspirations

  • The attributes of a great leader
  • Getting the most out of your week
  • Leader as communicator
  • The Emotional & Social Competency Inventory

TOPIC 2 | Becoming a Force Multiplier

  • Leadership insights from the latest neuroscience
  • Leading people & building great teams
  • Deconstructing innovation & creating systems for repeatable success

TOPIC 3 | Motivating and Energizing Your Organization

  • Freedom: an integral aspect of effective leadership
  • Driving high performance and retaining the best people
  • Tri-sector leadership
  • Leveraging culture for strategic success

TOPIC 4 | Enhancing Your Leadership Advantage

  • Effective influence and persuasion
  • Capturing today's profits and driving tomorrow's growth
  • Organizational culture as a powerful leadership tool

TOPIC 5 | Strategic Communications and Action Planning

  • Being a successful disrupter in your industry & bringing your team along
  • Strategic leadership communications for becoming a force multiplier
  • Personalize peer coaching

Who should attend

Executive and senior leadership including CEOs, C-level executives and VPs – and any accomplished leader seeking to drive growth in every corner of their organization.

Trust the experts

Jennifer Chatman

Education PhD, Business Administration, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley BA, Psychology, UC Berkeley Positions Held At Haas since 1993 2001 – present, Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management 2001 – 2004, Director, Haas School of Business PhD Program 2001 – 2002, Ma...


Maura O'Neill

Education PhD, Interdisciplinary (Psychology, Biology, and Business), University of Washington, 2009 MBA, Columbia University, 2005 MBA, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, 2004 BA, magna cum laude, Environmental Studies, University of Washington, 1977 Positions Hel...


David Riemer

Education MBA, Marketing, Columbia University BA, Urban Studies and History, Brown University Positions Held At Haas since 2008 2009 – present, Co-Founder, Spiral Staircase (theatrical production company) 2008 – present, Executive in Residence, Haas School of Business 2008 – presen...


Sameer Srivastava

Education PhD, Organizational Behavior/Sociology, Harvard University AM, Sociology,  Harvard University MBA, Harvard Business School AB, Economics, magna cum laude, Harvard College Positions Held At Haas since July 2012 2012 – present, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business 1993...


Sahar Yousef

Sahar Yousef completed her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience at UC Berkeley in 2018 doing research in the field of brain plasticity. For the past 8 years, she has conducted research on human performance enhancement and cognitive training. She specializes in taking already high-performing individual...


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