Program Details

Program Dates: October 16-18, 2012

Program Location: UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Bishop Ranch location, San Ramon, CA

Program Tuition:

$3,000 per person USD

$2,500 per person for UC Davis Graduate School of Management Alums and Business Partners and Sponsors and Associates of Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

* Discounts available for teams of 3 or more from the same organization. If interested in registering groups, please call (530) 752-6523

Program Overview

Innovation is the currency of today’s economy, fueled by big ideas partnered with crisp execution. Many leaders struggle to balance the practical side of running a business with the ability to look up and out at what’s possible. A fear of failure can keep executives and their organizations from leaping into a future of innovation.
In this three-day program, we expose organizational leaders to the Leap Strategy, a systematic approach to driving innovation in your organization while reducing uncertainty. 
This proven method was developed by Andrew Hargadon, Professor of Innovation, and was specifically created for organizational leaders confronted with a dynamic marketplace where change is the rule for survival and innovation is the rule for success.



Director – Professor Andrew Hargadon is the Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship, Professor of Technology Management at the Graduate School of Management at University of California, Davis, a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation and Faculty Director of the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Professor Hargadon’s research focuses on the effective management of innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly in the development and commercialization of sustainable technologies. He has written extensively on knowledge and technology brokering and the role of learning and knowledge management in innovation and has published numerous articles and chapters in leading scholarly and applied publications.

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This program is designed for senior executives across a wide array of industries- you name it, we can help you innovate and lead within it. Attendees may have roles in research and development, product design and development, business development, marketing, brand management, innovation program leaders, and beyond.


UC Davis, Graduate School of Management

Bishop Ranch 15, Suite 190

12647 Alcosta Blvd.

San Ramon, CA 94583
Directions & Parking


Wendy Beecham, Managing Director, UC Davis Executive Education

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations made 7 to 14 days before program start date are subject to a $1500 cancellation charge
  • Cancellations made within 7 days of the program start date are subject to a full tuition charge and no refund will be issued