Surge and Grow: Strategies and Tactics for an Organization’s Exponential Growth

Surge and Grow

February 28-March 3, 2017

Program Cost: $8,500

Whether your business is facing challenges related to talent management, outdated processes, or a changing marketplace, Surge and Grow will provide you with the tools needed to accelerate and scale your organization.

  • Improve processes specific to your business, including customer acquisition, customer service, and operations
  • Identify and demonstrate how your organization is innovative and stands out from the competition
  • Explore alternative financing methods


Email Dayle Lipsky or call 781-239-3915.

What You Will Learn

This intensive program includes online and in-person learning, starting with four online sessions prior to the course (February 13, 17, 20, 24 from 6–7 p.m. EST). These online sessions are designed to help identify your business challenges, introduce you to the faculty, and provide you with an opportunity to collaborate with your peers.

The in-person portion of the program at the Babson campus will cover:

  • Talent management
  • Big Data as a competitive advantage
  • Financing for growth
  • Lead generation and sales
  • Scaling operational growth

Rejoin your peers and faculty online on March 13 from 6–7 p.m. EST to share progress on your goals.

Who Should Enroll

Whether you’re a small business owner or part of its management team (including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and CFOs), this program will help you accelerate growth in your organization. Ideally, your organization has a minimum of $2 million in revenue and at least four employees.

Your Faculty Directors

This program is led by Victoria Sassine and Michael Fetters.

Sassine has worked in strategic financial and marketing management positions across a variety of industries, including biotechnology, consumer products, and petrochemical. She has taught entrepreneurship, marketing, and finance to hundreds of small business owners around the world. Additionally, Sassine serves as a mutual fund trustee for numerous investment management firms.

Fetters is the Walter Carpenter Distinguished Professor and professor of accounting at Babson College. He also was the College’s first provost and has helped design and launch numerous programs, including the Babson’s integrated MBA and undergraduate programs. Additionally, Fetters consults with small businesses in a variety of industries and areas, including entrepreneurship ecosystem development.

Accommodation/Registration Details

Cost includes program materials, accommodations, and meals at the award-winning Babson Executive Conference Center from 4 p.m. on February 27 of the program to noon on the last day. All participants receive a certificate of completion.

This program includes four mandatory webinars prior to the in-person portion on February 13, 17, 20, and 24. A follow-up webinar to discuss your progress is scheduled on March 13. All webinars are from 6–7 p.m. EST.

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

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