Executive Learning Course

Disruptive Innovation:
From Theory to Practice

Take the guesswork out of innovation. Shape the future with confidence.

Course Overview

When you understand how to implement the theories of Disruptive Innovation, you gain a whole new perspective on the world, your industry, and your organization. You acquire a powerful new language to explain why a particular strategy will work. And you’re empowered with the confidence that comes from grounding your strategy in rigorous business theory.

This immersive program is designed to deepen your understanding of Disruptive Innovation and introduce you to associated frameworks so that you can guide your organization toward growth with clarity and confidence.

Small class sizes allow for deep connection and collaboration with leaders in diverse industries. All instructors have close ties to our late founder Clayton Christensen, the father of Disruptive Innovation.

  • Stop guessing; start designing products and services customers actually want and need
  • Manage business model innovation with confidence
  • Identify opportunities to launch Disruptive Innovations; navigate and overcome internal resistance to them
  • Recognize the drivers of customer demand
  • Scope and size markets more accurately
  • Identify the building blocks of a culture of innovation 

This is not your average executive education program. You’ll experience:

  • Small class sizes
  • Interactive setting
  • High-impact, personalized learning experience
  • Rigorous content in digestible sessions
  • Theory application in both B2B and B2C case studies
  • Faculty who studied and worked extensively with Clayton Christensen
  • A network of forward-thinking peers

This course is ideal for those who want to not only better understand the Theories of Disruptive Innovation, but also to learn how to implement them in the real world. Participation is not limited to any specific industry or seniority level, although the insights are most helpful to those in positions to directly influence outcomes, including:

  • Operating company executives
  • Technical individual contributors
  • Business owners
  • Team managers
  • Investors from venture capital, private equity, and other capital markets

Real World Results

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Instructors Include:

Ann Christensen

President and CEO, Christensen Institute

Michael Horn

Co-Founder, Chairman, and Distinguished Fellow, Christensen Institute; Senior Strategist, Guild Education

Rich Alton

Director of Emerging Research at the Christensen Institute

Efosa Ojomo

Director, Global Prosperity, Christensen Institute

Bob Moesta

President & CEO of the Re-Wired Group; Research Fellow, Christensen Institute

Ann Somers Hogg

Senior Research Fellow, Healthcare, Christensen Institute

Course Details

2024 Dates:

Session 1: March 19-April 12; Tuesdays and Thursdays (final session is Friday April 12)

Session 2: September 10-October 4; Tuesdays and Thursdays (final session is a Friday October 4)


Live online


Part-time (download brochure below for more details)



Registration Deadline:

One week prior to session start date


Class size is limited to optimize learning. Early registration is encouraged.