Executive Education

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend?

Executives and senior managers in the health technology field with 10+ years of management experience across a wide range of departments -- including strategic planning, marketing, research & development, product development, and/or business development -- who are responsible for leading innovation efforts within their organization.

What should I expect to learn?

Participants should expect to learn a proven, systematic process for managing innovation in the health technology sector. We also believe the course will provide you with a fresh perspective and new ways of working, which you can use to inspire and mentor others within their organization.

When will the course be held?

The next offering of the program will be held Wednesday, April 5  through Friday, April 7, 2023. Please check back in Fall 2022 for updated information on plans for the 2023 event.

Will the course be held in person and, if so, where?

“Home base” for this in-person program will be the Arrillaga Alumni Center at the heart of the Stanford University campus. 

What COVID-19 precautions will be taken?

Keeping everyone healthy and safe is our top priority. All participants must provide proof of their fully-vaccinated status prior to arrival. Each morning, we will ask participants to report their health status and take a rapid antigen test. We will rigorously adhere to indoor masking and distancing policies as outlined by the State of California, Santa Clara County, and Stanford University at the time of the event. Masks and hand sanitizer will be liberally available. If a participant develops symptoms before or during the event, we will do our best to accommodate their remote participation.. 

How do I register?

To capitalize on the team-based, interactive nature of the course experience, companies must register a group of 12-18 people. At this year's course, we can accommodate up to 8 companies. Participants can be from different departments within the same organization, but they will work as a team throughout the program. To initiate a group registration, please contact Gordon Saul, Executive Director of Stanford Biodesign. At this time, individuals are not able to register for the program.

What is the cost of the course?

The cost of the course is $14,950 per person. Tuition includes course materials, meals, lodging (on April 5 and 6), and local transportation between course activities, as well as all COVID safety precautions. Participants must cover their own transportation to the hotel on the first day of the program and their travel home on the last day of the event. If they would like to arrive on Tuesday evening, April 4, Stanford Biodesign will assist with hotel reservations anear campus, but the company must cover the extra lodging expense.

Is early registration available? When can I register?

Stanford Biodesign partners can register starting in September. Registration for all other companies will be available, space permitting.

May I register as an individual?

Unfortunately, companies may only register a group of 12-18 participants, who will work as a team throughout the program. We are not able to accept individual registration requests at this time.

Can my company send a group that has fewer than 12 participants?

If you company is not able to send a team of at least 12 people, please contact Gordon Saul, to discuss whether an exception might be possible.

What if I prefer not to use the course lodging?

The course is designed as an intense, highly-interactive experience. We strongly encourage all participants to stay at the local hotel during the program to maximize their opportunities for collaboration. If this is not possible, exceptions may be allowed. However, the course tuition will not be adjusted.