Stanford Executive Program Participants


An evolving curriculum that turns insights into action.

The Stanford Executive Program is a research-based program that takes executive learning beyond the traditional, keeping our content in tune with the times and always applicable to the current state of business. Through interactive, collaborative, and discussion-based learning, our curriculum looks forward, not back — keeping every year, every day, every session unique.

Past Participant Spotlight
Co-founder of Movile & CEO of Wavy

Eduardo Henrique discusses how attending SEP allowed him to develop the skills and the mindset to help grow his company.

Curriculum Highlights

Immerse yourself in the latest research and insights surrounding the topics of business and leadership — from design thinking, negotiation, and financial engineering to diversity, culture, and crisis management. Our faculty will invite you to infuse your own experiences in order to create and evolve valuable leadership concepts.


Every SEP course is designed to inspire and impart knowledge relevant to executive leaders from all industries. Master fundamental business concepts, explore cutting-edge ideas, and discover agile, innovative solutions you can immediately apply to your business and industry challenges, demands, and opportunities.

The individual courses are highly integrated across three fundamental themes:

  • Leading People – Understand human behavior and develop models and mindsets for true impact
  • Leading Organizations – Create systems and cultivate a culture where excellence thrives and scales
  • Leading Change – Hone strategic competitive advantages that address market and societal forces

1:1 Executive Coaching

Continue your evolution beyond the SEP experience with this value-added benefit. Take advantage of unlimited one-on-one virtual sessions for up to one year for continued guidance and accountability as you work to implement key SEP learnings within your organization.

Turbo Sessions

Go behind the scenes for an in-depth exploration of the latest SEP faculty research. In these interactive discussions, faculty members share and discuss the questions and topics they’re currently exploring.

Learning-in-Action Sessions

Take part in sessions designed for reflection and implementation. Review important key takeaways with senior faculty and collaboratively explore how these insights can apply to your organization’s unique challenges.

Past Participants: About the Curriculum

Past Participant Spotlight
Former Senior VP and GM at VMware

Yanbing Li describes how attending the Stanford Executive Program was a catalyst in the evolution of herself as a leader.

Past Participant Spotlight
VP of Operations at Twitter

Donald Hicks discusses his journey from hardware to software and the role the Stanford Executive Program played in helping him discover his desire for a career change.


Angela Thomas, Director, Stanford Executive Program
Director, Stanford Executive Program Executive Education