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Professional Certificates and Executive Education (online)

Professional Certificate Programs

Stanford Online offers professional education programs which include the following programs based on Civil & Environmental Engineering courses:

Stanford Idea to Market Entrepreneurship Program

The Stanford Idea to Market Entrepreneurship Program provides the tools, techniques and real-world expertise you need to make your idea a reality. Upon completion of this program, you will walk away with a market-ready pitch deck that you can present to any stakeholder and potential investor, or to Stanford faculty and Silicon Valley VCs on campus.  Learn more >

Product Management: Transforming Opportunities into Great Products

Game-changing products come from all sorts of companies, and often reshape industries overnight. But what do these products have in common? They’re all created and crafted by product managers who focus on the right problems, understand their audience, make smart decisions and prioritize features that excite their customers. In this course, you’ll learn to master the product lifecycle framework so that you can manage a product from a smart problem definition to a winning go-to-market strategy. Learn more >

Executive Education

In addition, in partnership between the Stanford Center for Professional Development and Center for Sustainable Development & Global Competitiveness, we occasionally offer the following programs to promote innovation and leadership for sustainable development:

VCUnlocked: Silicon Valley

In partnership with 500 Startups Accelerator, this is an invite-only two-week program for emerging leaders who want to shape the future of the venture capital industry. Together with SCPD, 500 Startups Accelerator built VC Unlocked to share that knowledge and give angels and VCs the confidence they need to make better investments.

Stanford Idea to Market Entrepreneurship Program

This program provides the tools, techniques and real-world expertise you need to make your idea a reality. Guided by Stanford faculty and industry professionals, you'll learn concrete ways to shape, frame, communicate and execute new business ideas all within 10 weeks. You'll get the how-to guidance you need to build momentum and move forward with your idea — and repeat the process for every new idea you have. Upon completion of this program, you will walk away with a market-ready pitch deck that you can present to any stakeholder and potential investor, or to Stanford faculty and Silicon Valley VCs on campus.

Project Leadership Institute

In partnership with the US Department of Energy (DOE), the Project Leadership Institute (PLI) is a program designed to cultivate a diverse network of successful DOE project delivery practitioners—those capable of delivering major high-risk projects. The PLI program participants contribute to building a culture of project management excellence across DOE.

SIDF Business and Leadership Program

In partner with Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF), the program aims to equip professionals from SIDF and SIDF affiliated organizations with advanced business administration skills. An enhanced ability to generate effective strategies and to execute them as per business needs and objectives. Executives participating in the program are immersed within the Silicon Valley mindset and master critical skills such marketing within the new economy, advanced logistics and operations, venture financing, sustainability and financial modeling, effective leadership, managing creativity, innovation and change, organizational design and strategy creation in a digitizing world.

Leading in a Disruptive World

This is a 5-day program delivered in collaboration with Southeast Asia Center of Thailand. The program is hosted at Stanford University’s campus in Silicon Valley. Participants will explore the drivers of disruption, gain insights into emerging disruptive trends, and learn how leading businesses adjust and reinvent themselves to stay ahead.

Stanford Lille Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

In partnership with the Euratechnologies Innovation Accelerator in Lille, France, this immersive education program provides Silicon Valley best practices to professionals and teams looking to find new markets for existing portfolios or to launch a new product or service.

Contact SCPD for more information on these offerings:

(650) 725-6627
sdgcprogram (at) stanford.edu