Free “Leading Through Crisis” video series features top Berkeley Haas experts

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BERKELEY, Calif.—Berkeley Executive Education has released a free weekly video series featuring top faculty offering insights on leading through crisis.

The short videos feature Berkeley Haas faculty responding to the uncertainty and volatility created by the coronavirus pandemic with expertise across a wide range of fields—from psychology, sociology, and organizational behavior to economics and neuroscience.

Produced while sheltering-in-place, the “Leading Through Crisis” series brings the unique Berkeley and Bay Area perspective on culture, leadership, and innovation to our current challenges.

Videos will be released weekly throughout the spring:

  • Leading Culture Through Crisis with Jennifer A. Chatman, the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management at Berkeley Haas and co-founder and director of the Berkeley Haas Culture Initiative. Chatman is a leading researcher in the area of organizational culture and leadership.
  • Leading in a Time of Crisis with Homa Bahrami, a professional faculty member and international educator, advisor, and author. Bahrami specializes in organizational flexibility, team alignment, and dynamic leadership in global, knowledge-based industries.
  • Organizational Adaptation in a Time of Crisis with Sameer Srivastava, the Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy and Values. Srivastava’s research unpacks the complex interrelationships that people forge within and across groups. His work uses computational methods to examine how culture, cognition, and networks relate to career outcomes.
  • The Neuroscience of Work-From-Home Productivity with Sahar Yousef, a professional faculty member who specializes in applying and leveraging cutting-edge neuroscience research to improve productivity, innovation, and wellness.
  • Becoming a Changemaker in a Time of Uncertainty with Alex Budak, a professional faculty member and social entrepreneur who created the highly rated “Becoming a Changemaker” course.
  • Keeping your Head in a Crisis with Don Moore, the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication at Berkeley Haas. Moore’s research focuses on overconfidence—including the consequences of people thinking they are better than they actually are or being too sure they know the truth. Moore is the author of Perfectly Confident: How to Calibrate Your Decisions Wisely.
  • How Do I Show up as a Leader? with Maura O’Neill, a professional faculty member and distinguished teaching fellow. O’Neill was appointed by President Obama to be the first Chief Innovation Officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development, where she had responsibility for inspiring and leading breakthrough innovations in foreign assistance and development worldwide. O’Neill is best known for adapting venture capital and drug discovery methods to development by co-creating the Development Innovation Venture Fund.
  • The Economics of a Cultural Shift with Steve Tadelis, the Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership and professor in the Haas Business and Public Policy Group. His current research areas are e-commerce, industrial organization, procurement contracting, and market design.

Additional programs are in production with professors Toby Stuart, Catherine Wolfram, Rich Lyons, Cameron Anderson, Zsolt Katona and Tom Lee; professional faculty members Robert Strand, Susan Houlihan and Bill Pearce; and other renowned faculty members across a range of topics.

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About Berkeley Haas

As the second-oldest business school in the United States, Berkeley Haas has been questioning the status quo since its founding in 1898. It is one of the world’s leading producers of new ideas and knowledge in all areas of business, inspiring new thinking for the new economy. Two of its exceptional faculty have been honored with the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Two of its female faculty, Laura D’Andrea Tyson and Janet Yellen, chaired the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Janet Yellen also recently stepped down as the chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.

Berkeley Haas offers outstanding management education to about 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students who come from around the world to study in one of its six degree-granting programs and to join the school’s network of 41,000 alumni worldwide. Its distinctive culture is defined by four Defining Leadership Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always and Beyond Yourself.

About Berkeley Executive Education

UC Berkeley Executive Education serves leaders and organizations who aspire to redefine the future of business.  Our immersive learning experiences, led by renowned UC Berkeley faculty, equip global executives and their organizations with the vision, culture, and capabilities to thrive in an ever-changing world. Leveraging the best resources of the world’s No. 1 public university (Forbes) and the surrounding Silicon Valley business ecosystem, Berkeley Executive Education embraces the Haas School of Business mission to develop leaders who Question the Status Quo, exhibit Confidence Without Attitude, are Students Always, and think Beyond Themselves.

Berkeley Executive Education delivers over 150 programs annually, to a global audience, including Open Enrollment programs in leadership, strategy, finance and entrepreneurship; Comprehensive programs (15 days or longer) in leadership, digital transformation and other emerging topics; Custom programs designed and tailored specifically for a specific company, government or university partner’s objectives and organizational culture; and Online programs, in various languages, which offer a flexible schedule with direct application of practical learning exercises. Read more on the Berkeley Executive Education website.

Laura Counts | Berkeley Haas Media Relations
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