The Women’s Program at Babson
Moving from Managing to Leading
It is important for female leaders to take stock of their talents, opportunities, and challenges and map out a plan as they take on more strategic responsibility in their organizations. This session focuses on the ways that women can successfully move from managing to leading. The content covered in this session provides a glimpse into Babson Executive Education’s highly successful open enrollment program “Moving from Managing to Leading: The Women’s Program at Babson,” which is offered twice per year. Featuring Anne Donnellon, Associate Professor of Management at Babson College. February 16, 2010.
BEE Quarterly Web Series
Comprehending the New Business Reality
Are we turning the corner, or are we in a prolonged downturn? How can I set and execute strategy in these ambiguous times? What can organizations do to create growth in this uncertain business environment?
In response to these and related questions from many of our clients, Babson Executive Education is pleased to present a series of on-line, interactive sessions with three of our top-ranked faculty, John Marthinsen, Dwight Gertz and Jay Rao. These experts describe key economic, customer and growth frameworks, and share ways to determine how your organization can prepare to thrive in the changed world.
Is Our Recovery an Illusion?
What started as a financial crisis has now turned into one of the worst economic downturns since World War II. Recovery is long overdue, but economic signals are mixed. Is expansion a reality or an illusion? Have governments and central banks laid the seeds for our next economic calamity? This session focuses on the global financial and economic crisis, whether things are really improving, and how to put the Great Recession into perspective. Featuring Dr. John Marthinsen, Distinguished Chair in Swiss Economics and Professor of Economics and International Business. November 17, 2009, 11am EST.
Reframing Your Post-Recession Business: How Will Consumers Live and What Will They Buy?
Every recession eventually ends in a recovery but “recovery” doesn’t mean a return to the way things were. Recessions, especially severe recessions, also bring about long-lasting changes. How will the habits of consumers be different when this recession is over? Featuring Dwight Gertz, Professor of Management Practice. December 1, 2009, 11am EST.
Innovation Despite Ambiguity: When Traditional Planning Isn’t Enough
The way that organizations entered the recession is not the way they will emerge from it. At this time, innovation for survival is necessary, but not sufficient. The strongest and the most opportunistic organizations do not intend to just survive this downturn, they plan and play to prevail. This session discusses several critical issues:
- What opportunities do downturns offer?
- What are the wrong lessons organizations learn during downturns?
- What is the innovation mindset and behaviors required to win in an ambiguous environment?
- What are the limits of our traditional strategic planning techniques?
- What is “Discovery Driven Growth?”
Featuring Dr. Jay Rao, Professor of Technology and Operations Management. December 10, 2009, 11am EST.
Opportunity Series Podcasts
Babson experts share strategies for how to keep your focus on creating opportunities in the midst of the economic crisis: