Innovation Leadership Through Inclusion: Building Diversified Teams and Networks

Carnegie Mellon innovation meets Silicon Valley inspiration. Learn best practices from those ahead of the curve.
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DATE: April 18 - 21, 2017

LOCATION: Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley Campus
Silicon Valley, California

Cutting-edge research meets real-world application.

Learn best practices from those ahead of the curve during this one-of-a-kind experience. Engage with the best of the Silicon Valley ecosystem as you dive into the culture of innovation alongside Carnegie Mellon partners, alumni, and top MBA students. Guided by renowned Carnegie Mellon faculty members, explore what it means to build, grow and manage diverse teams, while advancing commercialization and innovation. Learn and discover from Carnegie Mellon alumni leading the way in area tech companies. Network with like-minded peers while building invaluable relationships.

It’s a unique, can’t-miss learning experience. Inspiration is waiting.

Participant take aways:

  • Approaches to building an innovation culture
  • Enhanced analytical problem solving skills
  • Proven team management strategies
  • New business networks
  • Framework for corporate entrepreneurship
  • Understanding the human side of innovation
  • Program Overview

    April 18


    Presentations, workshops, and discussions

    - Leading change and change management

    - Fundamentals of building inclusive, diversified, collaborative teams and boards

    - Building and leveraging networks of influence


    April 19


    Workshops and panels focused on special topics pertinent to entrepreneurial alternatives and intrapreneurial strategies

    - Building and participating in a design firm

    - Social entrepreneurship

    - Founding insights of tech-based early-stage companies

    - Private equity alternatives, acquiring a company, search funds

    - Corporate entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship

    April 20


    A day of thought leader roundtables


    - Carnegie Mellon partners

    - Alumni

    - Venture firms


    April 21



    Building Teams for Bringing Wines to Market

    - A day of one-to-one interaction with founding CEOs of Napa Valley wineries at their respective locations.


    Post-Program All participants will be supported by three post-program debrief/goal-setting virtual group discussions to foster innovation implementation


    * Program topics subject to change

  • Participants

    Who Should Attend?

    This executive program experience is ideal for those who are building a culture of innovation and diverse leadership for corporate growth, leaders looking for a refreshed perspective on how to look at business problems, those who want to better understand and be inspired by leading west coast companies, and men and women who want to leverage Carnegie Mellon's faculty expertise across the fields of entrepreneurship, business, and organizational behavior. 

  • Fee and Terms

    Fee: The program fee of $3,000 per participant covers instruction, course materials, and most meals. A non-refundable $250 deposit will be invoiced at the time of registration. The balance of the program fee is due in full prior to the start of the program.

    Accommodation: Logistic details will be communicated to participants after registration. Cost of accommodation is not included in the program fee. Recommendations for local hotel options can be provided, however rooms reservations and transportation are the responsibility of the participant.

    Cancellation policy:

    • All requests to cancel must be received in writing.
    • Qualified substitutes for registration can be accommodated.
    • Cancellations forfeit the deposit fee.