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Driving Innovation and New Ventures in Established Organizations

Dates to Be Announced
In-Person
Develop best practices and insights to generate and lead innovation in your organization; then put theory into practice with real-world projects.
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Seed Transformation Program

Indonesia | Jan – Nov 2025
In-Person and Online
Learn how to grow and scale your company in this 10-month program ​for CEOs and founders of established businesses in Africa, Indonesia, and South Asia.
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Seed Transformation Program

South Asia | Jan – Nov 2025
In-Person and Online
Learn how to grow and scale your company in this 10-month program ​for CEOs and founders of established businesses in Africa, Indonesia, and South Asia.
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Seed Transformation Program

Africa | Jan – Nov 2025
In-Person and Online
Learn how to grow and scale your company in this 10-month program ​for CEOs and founders of established businesses in Africa, Indonesia, and South Asia.
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Aspire Program

March 2024
Online
In collaboration with the African Management Institute, this six-month program helps entrepreneurs of small, growing companies in Africa to drive business growth.
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Agile Leadership: Building Adaptability and Embracing Creativity

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Online
Adaptability is key to innovation. Learn how to respond flexibly and creatively to constantly changing and oftentimes unpredictable environments.
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Amplify Your Persuasive Impact

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Online
Understand the psychology of persuasion to influence meaningful organizational and behavioral change. Learn persuasive techniques for optimal outcomes.
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Coaching Skills for Effective Leadership

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Gain essential coaching skills to support employee development, motivate employees and improve retention, culture, and results in this practical course for managers and leaders.
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Create a Happy and Meaningful Life

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Pursue your coveted goal of creating a happy and meaningful life. Enhance your well-being through reflection, analysis, and suggested action steps.
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Demystify Decision Making

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Learn the elements of sound decision-making. Gain tools to systematically evaluate all possible risks and opportunities to make better decisions with greater certainty.
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Discover the Paths to Power

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Learn how to diagnose and react to organizational dynamics, build power, and increase your influence to amplify your impact.
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Disrupt Your Business

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Learn to identify the difference between disruption and an incremental change or a fad. Gain the tools to drive disruption and defend your space.
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Impact Coaching

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Connect with world-class coaches and make meaningful progress toward your professional and personal goals.
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Master Storytelling for Authentic Leadership

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Uplevel your leadership skills with this strategic storytelling course to help you cultivate empathy, convey purpose, and become a more authentic leader.
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Sharpen Your Communication Skills

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Communication is key to compelling leadership. Learn effective communication practices that increase your impact.
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Sustainability Strategies: Develop Initiatives to Transform Your Business

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Online
Learn to analyze, develop, and manage a sustainability-driven strategy with the aim of mitigating, and ultimately reversing, the impacts of your organization's climate footprint.
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Launching a Startup

Register Now, Program Starts 08 Nov 2023, 6 Weeks Duration
Online
Build the skills to identify a strong product-market fit, develop a viable go-to-market plan, and produce a profitable pricing strategy to launch a startup.
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Digital Transformation Playbook: Leverage Technology to Innovate Your Business

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Online
Develop a first-hand understanding of the technology available to solve business problems and establish a reliable way to assess the technology's usefulness in achieving business goals.
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Driving Innovation and New Ventures in Established Organizations

17 Mar 2024 – 22 Mar 2024
In-Person
Develop best practices and insights to generate and lead innovation in your organization; then put theory into practice with real-world projects.
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Design Thinking Bootcamp: Make Impact and Drive Growth in Your Organization

Spring | 26 Mar 2024 – 29 Mar 2024
In-Person
Learn and apply skills to solve real business challenges using human-centered design techniques in this workshop at Stanford’s d.school.
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Executive Leadership Development

22 Apr 2024 – 10 May 2024
Online
Learn to lead with confidence in this rigorous, general management program for executives on the verge of achieving even greater things.
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Executive Program in Women’s Leadership

28 Apr 2024 – 03 May 2024
In-Person
Act with power, navigate the workplace, and take the lead with new strategies and tactics in this unique women’s leadership program.
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The Emerging COO: Driving Innovation and Operational Excellence

29 Apr 2024 – 21 Aug 2024
In-Person and Online
Drive and sustain innovation and operational excellence. Strengthen collaboration with C-suite leaders to translate strategies into actionable plans.
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Managing Teams for Innovation and Success

19 May 2024 – 24 May 2024
In-Person
​Bring effective team management and innovation to your company with actionable strategies, experiential team-based simulations, and design thinking.
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The Innovative Health Care Leader: From Design Thinking to Personal Leadership

02 Jun 2024 – 07 Jun 2024
In-Person
Experience Stanford business and medicine in a health care leadership program featuring design thinking and personal leadership skill development.
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Stanford Executive Program: Be a Leader Who Matters

Full-Time | 21 Jun 2024 – 03 Aug 2024
In-Person
Evolve as a leader in an executive education program that reinvigorates and ramps up your professional journey.
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Interpersonal Dynamics for High-Performance Executives

23 Jun 2024 – 28 Jun 2024
In-Person
Hone your interpersonal skills and transition from being a good leader to a remarkable leader in six emotionally charged, academically rigorous days.
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Stanford Ignite – Full-Time

23 Jun 2024 – 17 Jul 2024
In-Person
Learn business fundamentals and get hands-on, practical experience to turn your ideas into successful ventures with this four-week, full-time program.
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The Innovative Technology Leader

30 Jun 2024 – 05 Jul 2024
In-Person
Explore the intersection of innovation, technology, and business, and learn to drive strategic change across your organization.
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Design Thinking Bootcamp: Make Impact and Drive Growth in Your Organization

Summer | 09 Jul 2024 – 12 Jul 2024
In-Person
Learn and apply skills to solve real business challenges using human-centered design techniques in this workshop at Stanford’s d.school.
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The Strategic Chief Sustainability Officer Program

09 Jul 2024 – 13 Nov 2024
In-Person and Online
Make the business case for sustainability with strategic and financial frameworks, personal leadership skills, and a deeper knowledge of today’s sustainability landscape.
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Mergers and Acquisitions

14 Jul 2024 – 19 Jul 2024
In-Person
​Tackle the entire M&A process through an interdisciplinary curriculum and a hands-on, weeklong team simulation project.
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Executive Leadership Development

21 Jul 2024 – 26 Jul 2024
In-Person
Learn to lead with confidence in this rigorous, general management program for executives on the verge of achieving even greater things.
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LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program

21 Jul 2024 – 26 Jul 2024
In-Person
Build your career and network with a specialized leadership program for LGBTQ+ executives, the first of its kind from a leading business school.
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Harnessing AI for Breakthrough Innovation and Strategic Impact

28 Jul 2024 – 02 Aug 2024
In-Person
Make more informed and strategic decisions for your organization with a deeper understanding of the artificial intelligence landscape and its real-world applications.
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Asian Leadership Program

04 Aug 2024 – 09 Aug 2024
In-Person
Advance your skills, career, and network with a tailored leadership program for Asian executives, the first of its kind from a leading business school.
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Digital Transformation: Leading Organizational Change

04 Aug 2024 – 09 Aug 2024
In-Person
Lead and implement digital transformation initiatives empowered by a deeper understanding of the technologies, opportunities, and strategies you need to succeed.
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Executive Program for Growing Companies

04 Aug 2024 – 16 Aug 2024
In-Person
Discover business growth strategies and build a stronger company designed to sustain progress, scale management, and facilitate market expansion.
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Executive Program in Strategy and Organization

11 Aug 2024 – 23 Aug 2024
In-Person
Effectively diagnose and solve problems using proven frameworks for executing change in this multidisciplinary strategic management course.
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People, Culture, and Performance: Strategies from Silicon Valley

11 Aug 2024 – 16 Aug 2024
In-Person
Gain a competitive advantage using Silicon Valley models and mindsets to recruit, retain, and inspire people for performance and growth.
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The Emerging CMO: Strategic Marketing Leadership

11 Aug 2024 – 16 Aug 2024
In-Person
Transform marketing in your organization with strategic frameworks, customer-centric innovation, and persuasive communication and leadership skills.
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Stanford-NUS Executive Program in International Management

17 Aug 2024 – 31 Aug 2024
In-Person
Explore international management, strategy, and leadership perspectives from both sides of the Pacific Rim with NUS Business School and Stanford GSB.
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Innovative Product Leadership: The Emerging Chief Product Officer

25 Aug 2024 – 30 Aug 2024
In-Person
Develop strategic frameworks, customer empathy, and communication and leadership skills to help you move from product management to the C-suite.
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Design Thinking Bootcamp: Make Impact and Drive Growth in Your Organization

Fall | 10 Sep 2024 – 13 Sep 2024
In-Person
Learn and apply skills to solve real business challenges using human-centered design techniques in this workshop at Stanford’s d.school.
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Stanford LEAD Online Business Program

11 Sep 2024 – 10 Sep 2025
Online
Transform knowledge into impact and drive innovation and change in your organization with Stanford LEAD, our flagship online business program.
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Leading Change and Organizational Renewal

15 Sep 2024 – 20 Sep 2024
In-Person
Leverage diverse research, proven methodologies, and design thinking for change management in this collaboration between Stanford and Harvard.
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Black Leaders Program

22 Sep 2024 – 27 Sep 2024
In-Person
Transform your leadership, build community, and explore the complexities of showing up authentically in this unique program for Black leaders.
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Influence and Negotiation Strategies Program

29 Sep 2024 – 04 Oct 2024
In-Person
Develop powerful negotiating skills in a rigorous, highly interactive program combining hands-on simulations with research-based discussions.
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Customer-Focused Innovation

06 Oct 2024 – 11 Oct 2024
In-Person
Learn about cutting-edge social science frameworks and design thinking techniques in a unique partnership between Stanford GSB and d.school.
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Stanford Ignite – Post-9/11 Veterans

06 Oct 2024 – 31 Oct 2024
Online
Stanford Ignite – Post-9/11 Veterans is tailored to recent U.S. veterans who want to bolster their know-how about innovation and entrepreneurship.
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Directors’ Consortium

Private Board Cohort | 14 Oct 2024 – 18 Oct 2024
In-Person
Learn leading-edge strategies, frameworks, and best practices for making complex board decisions — with customized cohorts for public and private company board members
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Directors’ Consortium

Public Board Cohort | 14 Oct 2024 – 18 Oct 2024
In-Person
Learn leading-edge strategies, frameworks, and best practices for making complex board decisions — with customized cohorts for public and private company board members
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Stanford Executive Program: Be a Leader Who Matters

Flex | 26 Oct 2024 – 14 Feb 2025
In-Person and Online
Evolve as a leader in an executive education program that reinvigorates and ramps up your professional journey.
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Executive Program in Leadership: The Effective Use of Power

10 Nov 2024 – 15 Nov 2024
In-Person
Develop your leadership style, create an action plan and inspire innovation in your team, your company, and the world.
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Stanford Ignite – Part-Time

12 Jan 2025 – 06 Mar 2025
In-Person
Acquire the business fundamentals and the hands-on experience needed to turn your ideas into ventures in an eight-week, part-time program.
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Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive

26 Jan 2025 – 31 Jan 2025
In-Person
Learn how to make better financial management decisions to increase the value of your company in the marketplace.
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The Emerging COO: Driving Innovation and Operational Excellence

27 Jan 2025 – 09 May 2025
In-Person and Online
Drive and sustain innovation and operational excellence. Strengthen collaboration with C-suite leaders to translate strategies into actionable plans.
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High-Potential Women Leaders Program

03 Feb 2025 – 13 Feb 2025
Online
Act with power, strengthen negotiating skills, learn to manage teams, and lead with impact in this unique leadership program for women on the rise.
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The Emerging CFO: Strategic Financial Leadership Program

23 Feb 2025 – 19 Apr 2025
In-Person
Guide your organization through growth with innovative CFO training that blends financial expertise, strategic thinking, and leadership skills.
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