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Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program

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. Student sessions are broken down into programs for first-year students and advanced students (third and fourth-year students).

New coaches receive one full day of professional-level training and learn to provide constructive and developmental one-on-one feedback to students. Coaches then participate in the actual coaching session. Please contact Jackie Harris at 781-239-4440 or coachingprogram@babson.edu with any questions.

Typical Coaching 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 3rd/4th 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 meeting 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 3rd/4th year students they will also 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.

 

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 Spring 2014 Coaching Dates

 
  • Thursday, March 27
    5 – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 29
    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 

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