Berkeley-Haas to Provide Executive-Level Program to Chinese Leaders at China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong, Shanghai

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY’S HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS – UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business is providing an executive-level program that presents a Silicon Valley perspective on business, innovation, and leadership topics to top Chinese leaders. The program is taught by Berkeley-Haas faculty starting today, May 6, 2014.

This Partnership for CELAP and Berkeley-Haas is a three-year pilot program between UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP) in Shanghai, according to a memorandum of understanding signed by Berkeley-Haas Dean Rich Lyons and Professor Feng Jun, executive vice president of CELAP. CELAP is one of three preeminent Chinese government leadership academies and provides international, contemporary leadership development for China’s senior officials.

"We are creating a powerful educational partnership by bringing together the #1 public research university in the US with China's premier leadership academy for developing high-level public officials," said Rich Lyons, dean of Berkeley-Haas. "Our partnership is further strengthened by the culture we share, one that emphasizes innovative leadership and a commitment to long-term, positive impact on our societies."

Four times a year, a member of the Berkeley-Haas faculty will travel to Shanghai to teach an intensive, course focusing on current issues in business, innovation, and public policy.

As part of the first course Professor Andrew K. Rose, Haas Associate Dean for Faculty, is presenting on the impact of European and US monetary policy on the Chinese economy for Chinese ministers and district governors from May 6 to May 7. Dean Rich Lyons is scheduled to present the next course on innovative leadership in September.

Haas board member Mr. Wu Hsioh Kwang, executive chairman and director of Straco Corporation Limited Singapore, was a key driver and architect of the partnership, conceptualizing the program and engaging CELAP senior management to help bring this partnership to fruition.

Professor Teck Ho, chair of the Haas Marketing Group and faculty director of the Haas School’s Asia Business Center, coordinates the curriculum. The collaborative nature of the partnership means the sessions are designed based on input from CELAP senior management and participants.

“The partnership is a win-win situation,” says Ho, “We are excited to have the opportunity to work with China’s leading academy for training the country’s senior government officials.”

The partnership will also help Berkeley-Haas explore future opportunities for providing internships, scholarships, international education programs, and study trek trips for its students to participate in CELAP programs.

Partnership for CELAP and Berkeley-Haas is made possible by Mr. Wu Hsioh Kwang and the Wu Hsioh Kwang Family Foundation.

About the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP)

CELAP is a Shanghai-based national institution funded by the central government of the People’s Republic of China. By the synergy of “Value Education, Capacity Building, and Behavior Orientation”, CELAP strives to be an international, contemporary and innovative leadership academy at the cutting-edge of leadership training to foster and sustain strong, ethical and effective leadership for coordinated development of economy and society, mutual understanding of different cultures, and promotion of global peace and prosperity. Its training focuses on social improvement and economic development for high level leaders from government and top executives from the business community.

About the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

As the second-oldest business school in the United States, the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading producers of new ideas and knowledge in all areas of business — which includes the distinction of having two of its faculty members receive the Nobel Prize in Economics over the past 20 years. The school offers outstanding management education to about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students each year who come from around the world to study in one of its six degree-granting programs. The school has 36,000 alumni.

The school's mission is "to develop leaders who redefine how we do business." The school's distinctive culture is defined by four defining principles:

  • Question the Status Quo
  • Confidence Without Attitude
  • Students Always
  • Beyond Yourself