About the Program

The Engineering Leadership Professional Program | Silicon Valley fully develops engineers’ innovative and entrepreneurial qualities and empowers them to apply these talents to a broader business environment. This in-person program meets for 22 sessions in Silicon Valley and is specifically developed for rising star engineers and technical managers who want to advance their careers.

The program recognizes the managerial and decision-making abilities experienced engineers have acquired and further enhances their skills to make a greater impact on the business, market, and competitive environments in which their companies operate. Each week  features a new case/interactive session with a broad array of speakers highlighting leadership and mindset insights, while offering participants the opportunity to expand their innovation ecosystem.

In comparison to the ELPP-GL program, the in person program features weekly sessions with buffet dinner, four weeks additional instruction  and an additional intra-corporate group project.

“The best thing that this class did to me was that it changed my perception.”


Now more than ever, innovative companies require engineers who can be technical experts as well as strategic managers and directors. The next generation of leaders will need a unique combination of technical horsepower, entrepreneurial ability, and business judgment. ELPP readies technical professionals for the next step in their career by augmenting their analytical skills with proven business methodology and techniques.

Who Should Attend

Bay area professionals who aspire to create innovation with their teams, scale a growing operation, take on revenue responsibility, generate new business, or gain broader influence with a stronger voice at the leadership table. Participants have on average 8+ years work experience in tech companies focused on hardware, software, investing and more. They include:

  • Engineering managers and directors in corporations, office of CTO or government agencies
  • Lead architects
  • Technical product managers
  • Business development leads

“ELPP is a great way to gain multiple different perspectives outside of our core engineering worlds. It broadens one’s horizons in a fun, fast paced program.”
– ELPP attendee
“The program allowed me to take a pause and focus on advancing my knowledge, innovative and leadership skillsets.”
– ELPP attendee
“It was amazing. My career took off and I’ve been afforded several great opportunities since.”
– ELPP attendee