What is BILD?

At UC Berkeley, we see a need for the next evolution in leadership training and education.

  • Organizations need leadership teams to embrace very specific skills in the context of unique business situations.
  • Fundamental change must occur quickly for the strategic and operational changes that your firm must make to remain competitive.
  • Leadership programs must be appropriate for a very senior group and address and drive change in the specific issues that impede day-to-day management performance issues.
  • Next generation programs must integrate learning with doing, and doing with systemic change.
  • Programs should engage—not just train—the management team, so that they feel they “own” the program’s design, and jointly come to define what it means to be an effective leader at your company for the future.
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Welcome to the Berkeley Institute for Leadership Development

From our initial conversation to rolling out change, we engage with leaders to identify their specific issues that impede day-to-day management performance issues. We integrate learning with doing, and doing with systemic change. Our Berkeley faculty & instructors work hand-in-hand with your team to determine, meet and exceed your specific KPIs.

What's makes the BILD approach unique?

  • We engage your leadership team quickly– bringing the power of a powerful and proven online learning platform as needed
  • Our faculty/facilitators work shoulder-to-shoulder with your team
  • We address systemic obstacles as an integral part of the training
  • We engage ALL of your leaders in the design and delivery of the program
  • We focus solely on the education of your leaders

Our Learning Leaders

Partnering with UC Berkeley Faculty & Instructors means putting your participants in the hands of experienced thought leaders who specialize in organizational performance and resilience. Each Learning Leader brings years of operational experience in their respective and cross-industry networks to the online classroom. Their dual backgrounds as higher-education pioneers and experts in their fields make them an invaluable resource for your leaders during the program—as well as down the road.

Our Learning Leaders understand that there is no one-size-fits-all methodology that can be applied to every team in order to leverage ideal business outcomes. Our process begins with a comprehensive dialogue designed to pinpoint your organization’s operations, short- and long-term goals and current barriers to success.

The Learning Leaders are hands-on and present throughout your engagement. They identify important successes and challenges from within your organization to serve as ideal case examples, making the course content relevant to your participants.

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Dacher Keltner

Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, Director of the Berkeley Social Interaction Lab, and serves as the Faculty Director of the Berkeley Greater Good Science Center. His research focuses the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, as well as power, social class, and inequality.

Professor Gary Katzenstien

Gary Katzenstein

Gary Katzenstein is a lecturer at UC San Diego. His career interests span the intersection of three areas: organizational behavior/leadership, international business and critical thinking/communication/design. Katzenstein has also taught at UC Berkeley, the UCLA Anderson School of Management, the NYU Stern School of Business, the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University and the Tepper School of Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Jeannette Winters

Jeanette Winters

Jeanette Winters is a talent, change management and learning executive with skills in aligning people, strategy and opportunity. She has led corporate talent management, diversity and inclusion, organizational development and enterprise learning functions at global Fortune 500 organizations. She is also a certified executive coach from the Hudson Institute. Winters also holds a certificate in neuroscience and leadership from the NeuroLeadership Institute.

BILD Program Example

Our customized programs build on a module-based design that allows you to focus on just the competencies you need so that you have control over the total length of the engagement. We'll build these modules around a common set of core tools, such as an in-bound participant survey, enterprise breakouts, "Leader of the Future" matrix and action plans.

This setup allows you to run multiple cohorts of participants: each module and cohort can run independently, and you can mix and match the modules as you see fit.

Because each employee's time to devote to active learning must be considered in light of other responsibilities, our format allows for natural, intermediate completion points that can be aligned with particular busy times, off-sites or other important planning milestones.

Examples of Core Module Elements:

  • Individual, Team and Organization Current State Assessment
  • Best practices and tools
  • Real-life projects and simulations
  • Leaders of the Future Matrix
  • Organizational Enablers and Inhibitors
  • Individual and team action plans

Let's begin a discussion . . .

Let's discuss your organization's situation and how a UC Berkeley Corporate Education BILD program can become your organization's long term competitive advantage