Babson Leadership Academy

The Babson Leadership Academy creates experiences that allow students to develop and live as entrepreneurial leaders.

The Babson Leadership Academy is committed to Student Activities and Leadership’s mission to help students make meaning of their Babson experience. Built on the foundation of Emotional Intelligence and the concept of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action, students will develop their leadership skills by thinking, acting, and reflecting.

The Babson Leadership Academy has three components: learning (leadership seminars), purpose (retreats), and network (social events).

Our Leadership Seminars are a series of workshops that are tailored to provide students (no matter their class year or involvement level) with skills that are needed to be successful in and out of the classroom.
2016-2017 Leadership Seminars topic include:
  • How to be Confident, Comfortable and Successful in New Situations
  • Decision Making
  • Gratitude and Self Compassion
  • Resonant Leadership
  • The Importance of Communication
  • Diversity and Inclusion
Offering an opportunity for our students to pause, reflect, and make meaning of their experiences is an important component of the Entrepreneurial Thought and Action cycle. There are many reflection events and retreats* where students can practice these skills:
  • First Year Senior Retreat
  • SHED Retreat
  • ​4U Retreat
  • Career 101
  • Posse​ Retreat (invitation only)
  • CWEL Retreat (invitation only)
  • Scholars Retreat (invitation only)
*Student Activities and Leadership partners with many departments across campus to ensure that we offer a chance for reflection as a part of our program, without creating duplicative experiences. Campus partners include the Office of Faith and Service, Academic Services, the Alumni & Friends Network, and the Center for Career Development.

We focus on providing students with experiences that focus on how to interact with others they may not know, trying new things, and pushing themselves slightly outside of their comfort zone. We offer these opportunities through our Mystery Bus trips, community service events, and alumni/student dinners.

The students who received their certificate of completion for the Babson Leadership Academy for 2016-2017 are:

Aiswarya Arul
Michelle Buslov
Jake Casillas
My-Linh DeBonis
Katie Doran
Jillian Eckard
Noah Glovsky
Rocky Gulassa
Nori Horvitz 
Rumeer Keshwani
Sienzhi Kouemo
Ling Lyu 
Bailey Neben
Carmen Ngo
Tyler Quade
Jasmine Rucker
Natasha Santhanakrishnan
Shreya Shah
Isabelle Tabak
Qifei Yuan
Davele Zephyr 
Aileen Zhou