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 Fall 2021 ELPP PLUS+

Timing: 6 months, October 2021 - March 2022. (accepting applications until Sept. 30, 2021)

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 - 7:30pm PT, with some exceptions for longer sessions.

  • 2021: October 21st, November 11th, and December 9th
  • 2022: January 13, February 10 and March 10
  • 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: August 4th @ 5 p.m. PDT


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 - ELPP PLUS+

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
October 21st 2021 5:30 - 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
November 11th 2021 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
December 9th, 2021 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
January 13th, 2022 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
February 10th, 2022 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
March 10th, 2022 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


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

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Victoria Howell

SCET Instructor and Director, Professional Programs

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+


Fall 2021 class runs from October 2021 - March 2022

Application deadline: August 31

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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.