Engineering Leadership Professional Program PLUS+

6 month program developed with ELPP alumni input for navigating the next stage in your career

Applications now open for ELPP PLUS+ (delayed and running May - November 2022)

Announcing updated dates and new experiential coaching sessions:

  • The program will now begin online in May 2022 and run through Ocotber 2022 with an in-person graduation reception in November.
  • We are excited to announce the addition of substantial experiential coaching sessions to the program! Veteran coaches will be available to help you navigate the program and tailor the experience to work in your context.

Timing: Meets 1x per month for 6 months, May 2022 - November 2022. (accepting applications until April 15, 2022)

Location: 100% Online with classes in synchronous format with access to in-person mixers and events.

Dates: Synchronous Sessions 1x per month, Thursdays 5:30 - 8:00pm PT with one-on-one mentoring/coaching scheduled ad hoc.

  • Dates to be provided
  • One-on-one 20 minute mentoring sessions with faculty and access to experiential coaching

Cost: $12,800

Prerequisite: This program is the second course in the Engineering Leadership track. You must have already completed Engineering Leadership Professional Program to be eligible for ELPP PLUS+.

Information Session Signup

Next information session: Date TBD

Information Session Video

Watch the information session video below to learn more about the program!


We hear you....

  • Modules recommended by ELPP Alumni for navigating the next stage in your career
  • Format encourages listening & learning from interactive sessions with time to reflect, practice and perfect
  • Distinguished industry practitioners & award-winning UC Berkeley faculty
  • Class size limited to 20
  • Mentoring and access to coaching enables learning tailored to your unique situation


Cost and Features

$12,800 per person

Includes all materials.

  • UC Berkeley Certificate in Advanced Engineering Leadership upon successful program completion
  • Toolkit of best practices to adapt to your career and situation and online archive of videos and presentations
  • 6 months of coursework and mentoring from leading Silicon Valley innovators and UC Berkeley faculty
  • Access to Sutardja Center exclusive webinars, alumni events and more
  • High level ecosystem of trusted tech community peers and industry leaders
  • Path to Executive Scholars Program


This course is limited to alumni of the Engineering Leadership Professional Program. Students who have not earned their Certificate in Engineering Leadership should first take ELPP before enrolling in ELPP PLUS+.

In some instances, successful SV Innovation Leadership Week completion can also be considered. Contact for more information.

Course Modules

Date Time Module Details Faculty
TBD in May 5:00 - 8:00 Pacific Time Advanced Tech Strategy for Today’s Challenges Identify patterns to understand, develop and manage tech strategy. Effectively navigate world-altering events. Leverage key leadership tactics to identify and tackle new market opportunites. Ikhlaq Sidhu & Mike Grandinetti
TBD 5:30 - 7:30 Pacific Time Adaptive DNA and Real-Time Leadership: How to Thrive in a Fluid World Recognize your strengths and improvement opportunities regardless of setting. Develop a balanced, "super-flexible" team. Clarify intentions and principles to help you lead transformation. Homa Bahrami
TBD 5:30 - 8:30 Pacific Time Next Level Influence Skills Better internalize and utilize your negotiation power. Learn how to compose your team and manage team dynamics for next level influencing. Understand how perceived power differences impact a negotiation interaction. Manage your own and others’ emotions and de-escalate conflict. Break through impasses. Holly Schroth
TBD 5:30 - 7:30 Pacific Time Think Like a Consultant While Acting Like an Engineer Navigate ambiguity and thrive in uncertainty. Identify key stakeholders. Communicate assumptions. Eliminate barriers and proceed successfully with existing and new initiatives. Dan Cavenaugh
TBD 5:30 - 7:30 Pacific Time Crafting your Personal Brand Personal branding is about being yourself — your best self — in support of your career, your team, and your organization. Unlock the fundamental strategies in this three-step personal branding process. Uncover and express your brand so you can increase your impact and influence and achieve your professional goals. Master the techniques of online branding. William Arruda
TBD 5:30 - 7:30 Pacific Time Financial Fluency for Engineers Review key financial terms and better understand OpEx, CapEx and integral financial building blocks. Best-in-class insights into success metrics expected by stakeholders - within your department, at business level and board level. Gareth Noyes
TBD in November 6:00 - 8:00 Pacific Time Graduation Hybrid Reception


Award-Winning UCB Faculty and Industry Leaders from SV and Beyond

Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu speaking at ELPP. Sidhu is the recipient of the 2018 IEEE Major Innovation Award and is a professor in the UC Berkeley Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.


Ikhlaq Sidhu

Founding director and Chief Scientist,
Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology


Holly Schroth

Haas Instructor
Berkeley Senior Lecturer and Distinguished Teaching Faculty in Negotiations and Influence


Mike Grandinetti

Serial entrepreneur and strategy leader


Gareth Noyes

Chief Strategy Officer and SVP Strategy & Corporate Development, Wind River



Homa Bahrami

Haas Instructor
Berkeley Senior Lecturer and Expert on organizational flexibility and dynamic leadership



Dan Cavenaugh

Senior Executive and Market Maker,

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William Arruda

Keynote speaker and best selling author, acclaimed Personal Branding Guru


Aashima Goel

ELPP Alum & Certified Integral Coach

Participating Companies

These companies consistently sponsor rising engineers. Let us know if you'd like your company to be a sponsor and we'll work with your Learning/Development team.

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Engineering Leadership Professional Program PLUS+


2022 class runs from May 2022 - November 2022

Application deadline: April 15, 2022

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    Questions? Contact Vicky Howell at for more information. Companies may provide sponsorship for employees or employees may enroll directly and request reimbursement from their firm.