Price-Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators
Program Dates and Fee:
May 25-29, 2015
* A 10% discount is offered for 3-5 participants from the same institution. Price includes accommodations, meals, and program materials.
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Entrepreneurship is the most powerful force on the planet for economic and social value creation. Entrepreneurs create amazing new opportunities for individuals, organizations, and for our society. As educators, we play a vital role in providing aspiring entrepreneurial leaders with the tools, strategies, and mindset so that they can realize their potential and be successful. We know that thinking and acting entrepreneurially is more than just an inclination. It can and should be taught.
The Price-Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators is Babson’s flagship open enrollment program for educators who seek to learn best practices for teaching entrepreneurship. The program explores a carefully designed mix of content and process topics that educators need to know when teaching entrepreneurs. Over the past 32 years, more than 3,700 educators from close to 1,000 academic institutions in 76 countries have participated in SEE programs!
Babson invented the methodology for entrepreneurship education nearly half a century ago; today, Entrepreneurial Thought and Action ® (ET&A) is still at the center of the Babson experience. ET&A teaches individuals to balance action, experimentation, and creativity with a deep understanding of business fundamentals and rigorous analysis as the ideal approach to creating economic and social value.
Benefits of the program:
- Learn leading concepts for effective entrepreneurship education
- Overcome challenges and limitations in your approach to teaching
- Participate in a highly interactive, hands-on, and action-based learning experience
- Experience the curriculum and pedagogy used by Babson College, a world leader in entrepreneurship education
- Join a global network of 3,700 entrepreneurship educators dedicated to teaching tomorrow’s entrepreneurial leaders
The program curriculum covers the critical content and process topics that entrepreneurship educators need to know.
- Entrepreneurial Thought and Action
- Entrepreneurship Education Ecosystems
- Entrepreneurial Identity
- Idea Generation
- Design Thinking
- Market Tests and Business Models
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- Managing Growth
- Experiential and Action Learning Pedagogies
- Teaching Entrepreneurship
- Managing Classroom Challenges
- Curriculum and Course Design
- Immersion-based Teaching
- Use of Technology in the Classroom
This program is designed for academics or entrepreneurs from any discipline who teach or have a desire to teach entrepreneurship. Each offering is limited to 60 participants to preserve the intimacy and collegiality of the experience. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Heidi Neck, Ph.D., is the Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College. Her research interests include entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship inside organizations, and creative thinking. Neck is the lead author of Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach – a book written to help educators teach entrepreneurship in more experiential and engaging ways.
Additionally, she has published 40+ book chapters, research monographs, and refereed articles in such journals as Journal of Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and International Journal of Entrepreneurship Education. She is on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Learning & Education journal.
Neck is Faculty Director of Babson’s Symposia for Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE) – programs designed to further develop faculty from around the world in the of art and craft of teaching entrepreneurship and building entrepreneurship programs. An award-winning teacher, Neck has been recognized for teaching excellence at Babson for both undergraduate and executive education. She has also been recognized by international organizations, the Academy of Management and the United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, for excellence in pedagogy and course design.