The Leadership LAB intentionally meets students where they are at and creates experiences that allow students to develop and live as entrepreneurial leaders.
The Babson Leadership LAB (Learning and Beyond) is committed to the Department of Student Activities and Leadership’s mission to foster and develop educational, social and leadership opportunities in an engaging environment that produces dedicated leaders and active citizens at Babson and everywhere. As such, the Leadership LAB is an opportunity for students at all levels to experience leadership learning that will aid them at Babson and beyond. Built on the foundations of Emotional Intelligence and the concept of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action,® students participating in the Leadership LAB will develop their leadership skills by thinking, acting, reflecting and acting again.
This fall we have launched two successful leadership programs for Babson College students:
The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a cornerstone of the Babson Leadership LAB that provides training, mentorship and experiential learning to approximately 30 Babson College students in their first or second year, with preference given to first year students. This program encourages personal growth and development through active participation in discussion, exercises and projects. The ELP utilizes the Emotional Intelligence model to maximize the ability of these individuals to succeed and contribute not only to the College but in all of their future endeavors. Students accepted into the ELP meet every other Thursday from 5:30–6:30 p.m. throughout the fall semester.
The Evolving Leaders Experience at Babson College is designed for any student who has achieved sophomore status or above and is interested in improving leadership competence and enhancing future leadership potential. Our Evolving Leaders will participate in workshops, develop action plans for future leadership, and engage in online reflection to support them as they live entrepreneurially. Over the course of the academic year Evolving Leaders will complete the following:
- Attend at least three leadership workshops—Students will choose workshops from the attached list that they feel will be of most benefit to them.
- Put into action skills learned at workshops—After each workshop attended, students will be asked to consider what they learned and apply it to their leadership activities on campus. Advisors will assist students in being intentional with the leadership skills that they are developing and the action that they are taking.
- Engage in online leadership reflection—After students put their learned skills into action, they will be required to reflect on the action that they took. This reflection will allow students to continually develop as leaders and better prepare for their next action steps.
In Fall of 2013 the Office of Student Activities and Leadership will be launching the Active Leaders Program for Babson College Seniors. If you are interested or would like to recommend a current senior for a final culminating leadership experience please email Caitlin Capozzi, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Leadership.