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Leadership and Influence 

Program Dates and Fee:

October 27-31, 2014

*Program fee includes program materials, accommodations, and meals at the award-winning Babson Executive Conference Center. Four nights of accommodations are included, Mon. October 27 -  Thurs. October 30. 

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Program Overview

Today, leadership is not just a top-down idea. Leadership occurs at every level of every organization—from top down to bottom up. as a contemporary leader, you know that your success is as much a result of your team’s capacity for action as it is a function of your knowledge and abilities.

Leadership and Influence is focused on developing the management and interpersonal tools that you can use to collaborate with and inspire others toward a common goal. You will learn new ways to influence, get buy-in, and collaborate across traditional boundaries.

Program Objectives

Leadership and Influence develops your ability to articulate ideas, gain critical support, get high-level buy-in, and motivate colleagues at all levels.

In a highly collaborative and interactive setting, alongside peers from across industries and around the world, you will learn to:

  • Build commitment to a vision through effective communication
  • 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 enhance performance
  • Manage interdepartmental conflict to ensure effective outcomes


The program is led by co-directors Allan Cohen and James Hunt.


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A most rewarding program for managers to learn and be superior leaders.”

– Bhaskar Banerjee
VP, Technology
Fidelity Investments


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