January 13, 2023 – January 15, 2023
Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa, CA

WE Innovate  is a Spring semester one-unit academic requirement for the EWMBA Program. It provides an opportunity to reflect on and apply the tools you have acquired at Haas over the first half of the program, learn and apply new tools, create a common student experience, and to continue the networking process with your classmates that began at WE Launch. It is organized as a weekend long “design sprint”, and includes an additional check-in session in December. All students are enrolled in the class on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

The academic focus for WE Innovate is “Innovation and Foresight” work – which involves planning for exponential change, thinking “beyond the headlights”, and applying design thinking style tools to potential long term industry disruptions and transformation. You’ll be asked to select a broad industry area to focus on, and help inventory emerging drivers of change at the check-in session. At the design sprint in January, you’ll work in cross-cohort teams to develop specific concepts that support “The Good Life” – a future scenario where innovation, growth, and transformation lead to a better world for our communities, society, and the planet.

All students in their second year are required to attend all sessions of this off-site retreat, as it is a course required for graduation.

Important Dates & Schedule

WE Innovate 2023 will be held Friday, January 13 – Sunday, January 15, 2023.

Click here for WE Innovate 2023 Schedule (subject to change)

Date Item Where?
Wed Nov 30, 6:00-8:00PM WE Innovate: Check-in Session Wednesday Zoom, Register Here
Thur Dec 1, 6:00-8:00PM WE Innovate: Check-in Session Thursday Zoom, Register Here
Sun Dec 4, 2-4PM WE Innovate: Check-in Session Sunday Zoom, Register Here
Friday Jan 13, ~ 10:00AM* WE Innovate Begins Meritage Resort and Spa
Sunday Jan 15, ~1:00PM* WE Innovate Ends Meritage Resort and Spa

* Exact times subject to change

Location & Hotel Logistics

WE Innovate 2023 will be held at Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, CA. Expect to arrive by 10:00 am on Friday Jan 13. The weekend will conclude mid-day on Sunday Jan 15. Transportation will not be provided to Meritage Resort. If you do not have transportation, please plan on carpooling with classmates to the resort.

Hotel accommodations and meals will be provided. The weekend is for current EWMBA students only and we cannot accommodate additional guests.

If you have any special accommodations, please email [email protected].


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