Leading Change and Organizational Renewal

Leading Change and Organizational Renewal

Leverage diverse research, proven methodologies, and design thinking for change management in this collaboration between Stanford and Harvard.

A systematic framework. Silicon Valley innovation. Real-world implementation. Experience all three at Leading Change and Organizational Renewal. This unique collaboration between Stanford and Harvard helps you overcome the inertial forces that plague big organizations in order to design an ambidextrous organization that can generate streams of innovation. This one-week intensive program is offered once per year at each school, Harvard and Stanford.

Led by Stanford GSB’s Charles O’Reilly and Harvard Business School’s Michael Tushman, the program provides a proven methodology for diagnosing strategic challenges combined with design thinking techniques and business-challenge work groups to help your organization innovate. At Stanford, you’ll put design thinking tools into action at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, also known as the d.school. Then, you’ll return to work with an action plan and toolkit to help you implement real change and empower others in your organization to do the same.

Key Benefits

Learn a systematic methodology for dissecting challenges, and develop tools for promoting innovation and strategic change across your organization.
  • Identify and overcome barriers to change.
  • Analyze and design a comprehensive strategy for promoting innovation and change throughout your organization.
  • Develop models and frameworks for meeting today’s business-performance challenges while innovating for the future.
  • Apply the program’s insights to your organization’s specific short- and long-term business challenges through facilitated business-challenge work groups.
  • Share lessons from the classroom and work groups with a take-home toolkit, including faculty video cases, slides, and workbooks.

Who Should Attend

  • Senior-level executives with at least 10 to 15 years of management experience who work in larger organizations, including governmental, nongovernmental, and nonprofit organizations
  • Small teams of up to 10 individuals from one company are guaranteed to work on a business challenge with a dedicated coach

25 Oct 2020 – 30 Oct 2020


In-person|​Stanford GSB

Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Early applications are encouraged.


11 Sep 2020

Program Fee

US $15,500

The program fee includes tuition, private accommodations, all meals, and course materials.

Payment is due upon admission. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.


Certificate of completion


Kriss Craig
Associate Director, Programs
Executive Education
Video Introduction
byStanford Graduate School of Business
Learn how we are helping managers around the world to think systematically and successfully manage change in their organizations.

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Application Requirements

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Participant Profile

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Faculty Leadership

Charles A. O’Reilly
  • Co-Director, Leading Change and Organizational Renewal
Michael Tushman
Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

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