A LCOR student is looking at the "Monument to Change as a Verb" art piece
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.

Live Online Program

Our live online programs are packed with engaging and interactive learning experiences. To allow more direct and meaningful connections, we are limiting the cohort size to 40 participants. You will have the unique opportunity to engage with our faculty virtually in real-time and forge valuable connections with senior executives at other organizations.

Organizational challenges and opportunities — the catalysts for leading change and organizational renewal — are not waiting until COVID-19 is over. This program delivers a systematic framework and real-world implementation to your organization. A unique collaboration between Stanford and Harvard, this two-week program helps you overcome the inertial forces that plague big organizations in order to design an ambidextrous organization that can generate streams of innovation.

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 innovation challenge workgroups to help your organization innovate. You’ll put design thinking tools into action at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, also known as the d.school. Upon completion, you will have an action plan 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.
  • Enjoy greater interaction and collaboration with faculty and peers thanks to a small class size.
  • 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 workgroups.
  • Tackle your organization’s innovation challenges with our trained coaches — dedicated coaching guaranteed if an intact team from your organization attends.

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 an innovation challenge with a dedicated coach
  • Senior management teams composed of four to 10 individuals will be given admission preference to foster teamwork and amplify the program’s impact on your organization

26 Oct 2020 – 06 Nov 2020


Live Online

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


09 Oct 2020

Program Fee

US $9,800

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


Certificate of completion


Kriss Craig
Associate Director, Programs
Executive Education
LCOR participants studying

Learn More About the Program


Explore our carefully designed curriculum, and go deeper with select course descriptions or a sample schedule.

Application Requirements

Review all eligibility requirements, and learn about the application process.

Participant Profile

Learn more about our past participants, and find out if the program is right for you.
Tackle your organization’s innovation challenges with a dedicated coach — guaranteed if an intact team of participants from the same organization attend.

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

Explore Related Programs

21 Feb 2021 – 30 Apr 2021
In-person|Stanford GSB
COO Program Participants
01 Mar 2021 – 11 Jun 2021
In-person and online|Stanford GSB