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Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program (CLTP) 

CLTP was designed to develop students’ interpersonal and leadership skills.

Coaches consisting of alumni, parents, graduate students, and staff take students through exercises dealing with ethics and problems that businesses encounter. After working through the cases together while being observed, students meet one on one with the coaches to receive confidential feedback. No grades. Just real-world awareness, connection, and networking.

CLTP provides undergraduate students with constructive developmental coaching on their leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills early in their careers. Developed by Babson Professors Joseph Weintraub and James Hunt, the program is closely tied to Babson’s undergraduate curriculum, with a focus on building self-knowledge and empowering students to help shape their personal development. Students take CLTP sessions twice throughout their careers at Babson: once as part of the first-year Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) course; and the second time in the capstone Strategic Problem Solving (ASM) class, typically taken junior or senior year.

Are you an alum or friend of the College and are interested in coaching? Visit www.babson.edu/coach for more information and to register.

Typical CLTP Student Experience

Starting the Day​

Students and coaches check in at the respective check-in sites and receive instructions and room assignments for the day. Students read the first case that will be discussed in their group. Students get Undergraduate Center for Career Development presentation. One of the CLTP faculty members speaks to students about the coaching program. The focus of this program is to help students build self-awareness in the six key competency areas.​

Group Meetings​

Student teams discuss the three cases and present their “solutions” to the coaches.​

Student Break​

Students take a break and will return in about 1.5 hours to meet with their individual coaches.​

Coach Meeting​

Coaches meet to review the morning and discuss developmental coaching for each student.​

One-on-One Feedback​

This is the highlight of the day. Coaches and Students meet to discuss the CLTP session. Students receive one-on-one developmental feedback from their assigned coach. The meeting lasts for about 30 minutes. Coaches and students discuss the six competency areas, how the student believes the session went and student strengths and developmental areas. These are competencies that the student can focus on now, and find ways to build upon these areas during their four years at Babson. ​ ​

Following the CLTP session, students will receive the Student Feedback Form administered by the coaches that provides detailed feedback for each competency.

CLTP - Typical Coach Experience

​Starting the Day​

Students and coaches check in at the respective check-in sites and receive instructions and room assignments for the day. Coaches have an opportunity to meet their coaching group for the day. One of the CLTP faculty members speaks to coaches about the coaching program. The focus of this program is to help students build self-awareness in the six key competency areas.​

Group Meetings​

Student teams discuss the cases and present their “solutions” to the coaches. In the third- and fourth-year program, students also do an Elevator Pitch. This portion of the program is about 1.5 hours.​

Coach Meeting​

Coaches meet to review the session and discuss developmental coaching for each student. Prior to me

eting with their individual student, coaches have time to put together their thoughts for the one-on-one session. ​

One-on-One Feedback​

This is the highlight of the day. Coaches and students meet to discuss the CLTP session. Students receive one-on-one developmental feedback from their assigned coach. The meeting lasts for about 30 minutes. Coaches and students discuss the

six competency areas, how the student believes the session went, and student strengths and developmental areas (for those coaching the third- and fourth-year students, they also will review the Elevator Pitch one more time, and give additional feedback). These are competencies that the student can focus on now, and find ways to build upon these areas during their years at Babson.​

Feedback Form​

Following the session, coaches write the Feedback Form that will be mailed to the student discussing the six competency areas.​ ​

Following the CLTP session, students will receive the Student Feedback Form administered by the coaches that provides detailed feedback for each competency.​