Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program (CLTP)
The Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program (CLTP) was designed to develop students’ interpersonal and leadership skills.
Started in 1997 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.
Coaches—consisting of alumni, parents, graduate students, and staff with experience in industries such as entertainment, finance, insurance, retail, and travel—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 insight and networking.
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.
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Typical CLTP Student Experience
Starting the Day
Students and coaches check in at the respective sites to receive instructions and room assignments for the day. Students read the first case that will be discussed in their group before receiving a presentation from the Undergraduate Center for Career Development. One of the CLTP faculty members speaks to students about the coaching program, which is focused on helping students build self-awareness in the six key competency areas.
Student teams discuss the three cases and present their solutions to the coaches.
Students take a break and will return in about 1.5 hours to meet with their individual coaches.
Coaches meet to review the morning and discuss developmental coaching for each student.
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 areas for development (juniors and seniors also will have their elevator pitch reviewed one more time and be given additional feedback).
Following the session, coaches fill out a feedback form, to be mailed to the student, which provides detailed feedback regarding each of the six competency areas that the student can focus on during their time at Babson.