Leadership and Influence

Leadership and Influence

November 4-8, 2019

Program Cost:
Before July 22, 2019: $5,400
After July 22, 2019: $6,000

Today, leadership is not just a top-down idea. Leadership is needed at every level of every organization to drive innovation and performance and stay competitive in a fast-changing world.

Your success is as much a result of your team's capacity for action as it is a function of your knowledge and abilities. The Leadership and Influence program will develop your management and interpersonal skills so you can more effectively collaborate with and inspire others toward a common goal.


Email Dayle Lipsky or call +1-781-239-3915.

What You Will Learn

You will gain new ways to articulate ideas, get high-level buy-in, and motivate and collaborate with colleagues across traditional boundaries. Specifically, you will learn to:

  • Use an entrepreneurial mindset to build shared vision
  • Leverage your strengths for greater effectiveness in working with others
  • Extend your influence across your organization to successfully implement strategies
  • Use reciprocity and power principles to influence colleagues across your organization
  • Lead, coach, and engage your team to share responsibilities and improve performance
  • Manage across differences to enhance effective outcomes

Who Should Enroll

This program is for mid- to senior-level executives at companies across industries who want to successfully collaborate with colleagues at every level. You'll also develop the skills and confidence needed to increase your leadership role within your organization. Participants usually hold titles such as Team Leader, VP, Manager, and Director.

Your Faculty Directors

The program is led by Nan Langowitz and Wendy Murphy.

Langowitz is professor of management at Babson College. Her research examines entrepreneurial leadership, focusing especially on women, as well as the challenges and opportunities organizations and managers face developing and leveraging talent. Her academic leadership includes being the Founding Director of Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, chair of the Management Division and Associate Dean of the F.W. Olin Graduate School at Babson.

Murphy is an Associate Professor of Management at Babson College. She primarily teaches organizational behavior for undergraduates and managing talent in the graduate programs, as well as customized executive education. Currently, she is Co-Director of the Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) program, a yearlong interdisciplinary course in which students create, develop, launch, and manage a business. She has served as the Faculty Advisor for the Mentoring Programs through the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL). Prior to joining the faculty at Babson College, she taught at Boston College and Northern Illinois University. She earned her A.B., M.S., and Ph.D. from Boston College.

Accommodation/Registration Details

Cost includes program materials, accommodations, and meals at the award-winning Babson Executive Conference Center. Accommodations are from 4 p.m. on the first day of the program to 11 a.m. on the last day. Program begins on November 4 at 8:30 a.m.

All participants receive a certificate of completion.

Each session has a limited number of participants to preserve the intimacy and collegiality of the experience. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, including available discounts, read our FAQ » 

Read about discounts for Babson alumni with the Second-Century Alumni Grant.

Hear from a program participant.