Organization Leadership and Innovation

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Learn how established companies can compete like startups

What you'll learn

  • Analyzing business opportunities

  • Conducting business experiments

  • Pitching and selling your ideas

  • Hiring and leading the right team

  • Negotiating with key stakeholders

Leadership & Corporate Venturing
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3-week option available

Next start: June 7, 2022 Enrollment options

About Organization Leadership and Innovation

In a rapidly changing world, large organizations must adapt to thrive. Business as usual just won’t do. But how can established organizations adapt? By acting like startups.

In the Organization Leadership and Innovation Course, you and your team have unexpectedly been invited to join the WISE Accelerator where you'll take the reins of a potentially high-growth venture.

To make this venture a success you’ll need to understand your customer needs, conduct business experiments, manage finances, build out the team you need to launch a product in a competitive market, negotiate, pitch and land key customers and convince internal stakeholders to back your product.

You’ll be supported on your journey by world-class instruction from Wharton professors and successful CEOs while getting continuous feedback on your performance to help you improve.

Learn how an established company can compete like a startup so that you can take the lead in real life and help your organization adapt, innovate, and thrive.

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We are happy to answer any questions about the experience.

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Course instructors

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Ethan Mollick Professor of Management

Featuring

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Eurie Kim General Partner at Forerunner Ventures
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Marc Lore Serial Entrepreneur
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Shiv Khemka Vice Chairman, SUN Group; Chairman, The Global Education and Leadership Foundation (tGELF)
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Tao Zhang Founding Chairman and CEO of Meituan Dianping.

What you'll learn

  • Leading a successful team: techniques for leading teams to success
  • Financing an internal venture: cash flow, sources of capital
  • Business experiments: data gathering, hypothesis testing, pivoting
  • Building teams and organizations: organizing and setting up a hiring process to build successful teams
  • Sales and marketing: analyzing markets and selecting customers to target for new products and services
  • Negotiations: establishing positions, analyzing bargaining power, conducting high-stakes negotiations
  • Pitching and persuasion: pitching new ideas and persuading stakeholders of the value of your business concept
  • Personal leadership ability: inspiring a team, avoiding team pitfalls, and achieving consensus
  • Experiencing the types of data that are generated by business experiments: surveys, market tests, and interviews
  • Leading during a time of uncertainty and change
  • Engaging with critical stakeholders in high-stakes settings: managers, customers, and employees
  • Navigating through common points of failure for internal ventures: team conflict, scaling, and process loss
  • Perspective-taking and the ability to analyze multiple viewpoints
  • Improvisation and bricolage, making do with what you have to solve novel problems
  • Self-monitoring and metacognition
  • Self-efficacy and the confidence to accomplish entrepreneurial challenges
  • Leading a successful team: techniques for leading teams to success
  • Financing an internal venture: cash flow, sources of capital
  • Business experiments: data gathering, hypothesis testing, pivoting
  • Building teams and organizations: organizing and setting up a hiring process to build successful teams
  • Sales and marketing: analyzing markets and selecting customers to target for new products and services
  • Negotiations: establishing positions, analyzing bargaining power, conducting high-stakes negotiations
  • Pitching and persuasion: pitching new ideas and persuading stakeholders of the value of your business concept
  • Personal leadership ability: inspiring a team, avoiding team pitfalls, and achieving consensus
  • Experiencing the types of data that are generated by business experiments: surveys, market tests, and interviews
  • Leading during a time of uncertainty and change
  • Engaging with critical stakeholders in high-stakes settings: managers, customers, and employees
  • Navigating through common points of failure for internal ventures: team conflict, scaling, and process loss
  • Perspective-taking and the ability to analyze multiple viewpoints
  • Improvisation and bricolage, making do with what you have to solve novel problems
  • Self-monitoring and metacognition
  • Self-efficacy and the confidence to accomplish entrepreneurial challenges

Enroll in Organization Leadership and Innovation

Choose your start date:

Schedule

  • June 7, 2022
    Live team session.
  • June 9, 2022
    Live team session.
  • June 14, 2022
    Live team session.
  • June 16, 2022
    Live team session.
  • June 21, 2022
    Live team session.
  • June 23, 2022
    Live team session.

How the live sessions work

This course consists of 6 live sessions where you will work with your team for approximately 90 minutes on critical in-game decisions. These are mandatory, and you can select one of 2 time slots (the same time slot for the entire course): 8 - 9:30 am EST, or 7 -8:30pm EST

Expect to spend 30 minutes between live sessions to review video course lectures and feedback about your in-game performance.

June 2022 Schedule

Live session: select from either 8 - 9:30 am EST, or 7 -8:30pm EST

Note: when you commit to a specific course you are committing to every session of the course; you cannot switch between courses once it begins or miss a session. Your team is depending on you to actively participate in each live session.

Should we determine that the team setup isn’t optimal for learning on specific dates due to demand, we will offer you a different date or a refund. We will be regularly updating our scheduled courses.

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