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Leadership and Influence

Leadership and Influence

October 31-November 4, 2016

Program fee: $5,800*

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 fee includes program materials, meals and accommodations at the award-winning Babson Executive Conference Center from 4pm on October 31 until check out on November 4.

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 faculty team is comprised of leading academics with significant experience in executive education, leadership development, and consulting to organizations across a broad range of industries. The program is led by these distinguished faculty directors:

Nan Langowitz is the associate dean in the graduate school and 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. From 2000 to 2007 she was the founding director of Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (renamed in 2012), the first comprehensive center dedicated to advancing women in business and entrepreneurship at a leading school of management. She was awarded the Dean’s Teaching Award for the Graduate Program in 2009 and the Babson College Alumni Distinguished Faculty Leadership Award in 2010. Langowitz has more than twenty-five years of experience in executive development design and delivery, having worked as a consultant, researcher, and educator with organizations ranging from complex global corporations to new startup ventures.

Keith Rollag is an associate professor of Management and Chair of the Management Division at Babson College. His teaching focuses on organizational behavior, teamwork and leadership, and his research focuses primarily on newcomer socialization and training, organizational culture, social networks and leadership development. Rollag has published articles in outlets such as MIT/Sloan Management Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Management Education, Business Horizons, and the Journal of Innovative Education. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, he was a product development manager at Procter & Gamble.​​​​​​​​​​​​



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