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  • Sep
    10
    2020
    Jan
    03
    2021

    Babson Alumni Football Weekly Challenge

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    Kick-off the Fall with a welcome back to professional sportsas the NFL football season begins.Join Babson for a friendly game that will last as long as the football season! Participate in our Alumni Football Weekly Challenge with your fellow Babson friends, track the league's progress throughout the season, and see if you can be the last alum standing! Whether you are a football fan or just want to give it a try, all alums are welcome to participate in this easy, fun, community building engagement.How To Play: Register by clicking the button at the top or bottom of this page. Check your email for your first ballot on Tuesday, September 8th after 3:00 PM EST. Weekly ballots and league updates will be shared with all participants on Tuesdays throughout the season. All emails will come from alumrel@babson.edu. Submit your picks by filling out the ballot (Google Sheet provided in email each week). Follow along throughout the season on our Alumni Football Weekly Challenge Dashboard. It will be updated each Tuesday by 2:00 PM EST.Game Rules: All registrants must be Babson Alumni to participate. Limit one registration per alum. Each participant chooses one NFL team each week to 'win' their match-up that week. Throughout the course of the season, you CANNOT pick the same team twice. You must have your pick in BEFORE THE START of the FIRST Thursday, Sunday, or Monday regular season game depending on when your pick is playing. Picks submitted after the deadline will be an automatic loss and result in elimination. (i.e. you cannot pick a team that has already played or their game has already started). If the participant's pick is correct (the team wins their game), they move on to play the following week. If the participant's pick is incorrect (the team loses their game), they are eliminated from the weekly challenge. The last player standing will be named our first annual Alumni Football Weekly Challenge Champion and receive a commemorative trophy for bragging rights!*If at anytime the NFL season is interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Babson team will be in touch with a plan to finish out the Challenge.*Players spots are limited. Register now to reserve your place. Last day to register will be Wednesday, September 9th at 3:00 PM EST. Find out more >>
  • Oct
    12
    2020
    Nov
    13
    2020

    After George Floyd: Historical Literacy, Solidarity, and Active Allyship for a New World

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    Facilitated by Elizabeth Swanson and Jane Edmonds, this 4-week non-credit bearing course examines how and why the killing of George Floyd in particular has unleashed a new movement for racial justice. Regardless of your identity, 'After George Floyd' will increase your fluency in the historical origins and repetitions of racism as a foundation for more advanced goals of recognizing implicit bias and building solidarity and active allyship across difference. We invite the Babson alumni community to face with us, with open minds, ears, and hearts, the revelations of this post-pandemic, post-George Floyd moment as hard evidence of the hard truth that racism and violence are central to-not an aberration from-the US national narrative. This course supports participants in exploring solidarity and active allyship as critical tools for dismantling systems of racism and building systems of equity and justice-in our communities, our organizations, and our shared world.Course Information:This is a non-credit bearing, lifelong learning opportunity for our alumni community. The course will be hosted on Babson's Canvas platform, with a $5 enrollment fee that will directly support Babson's Diversity & Inclusion fund. The course is designed for asynchronous, self-paced learning and reflection, with content separated out by weekly modules. Participants should plan to commit 4-6 hours per week. The duration of the course is four weeks, with an opportunity to join a live discussion session during the last week of the course.Elizabeth Swanson, Mandell Family Senior Term Chair in Literature and Human Rights Jane Edmonds, Vice President, Programming and Community OutreachInstructions on creating a Canvas account and the link to join the course will be sent in a confirmation email to registrants on Friday, October 9th. Find out more >>
  • Oct
    27
    2020

    Virtual: Executive Presence

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    Executive presence is an oft-cited qualification for career advancement and yet when asked, many may be hard pressed to define the term. Too often it may be defined in a limited way as being mostly about stature, appearance or charisma. In reality, executive presence is far more than superficial characteristics. It is the result of a set of practices that create and display professional maturity, value added perspectives and true positive impact. Join the CEO of Babson Executive Education, Karen Hebert-Maccaro, PhD., for an interactive webinar focused on the real definition of executive presence and the ways you can develop it. Participants will:Learn how to use powerful questions to create positive impressionsUnderstand the methods of idea generation that can create value and demonstrate executive presenceHarness your strengths to create a positive impact cycle Speaker Bio Karen Hebert-Maccaro, Ph.D., is the Chief Executive Officer of Babson Executive Education. Prior to joining Babson, Karen held various corporate executive roles in talent management, learning and development, content and product strategy. Most recently she served as Chief Content and Learning Experience Officer at O'Reilly Media, Inc., a media and learning services provider based in Boston, MA. In this capacity she oversaw the learning strategy for O'Reilly's online and in-person learning products and services. Prior to joining O'Reilly, Karen worked at healthcare technology and biotechnology companies overseeing the global talent management and learning functions. Karen spent fifteen years in academia and independent consulting prior to her industry career. She held academic leadership and faculty appointments at Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Foise School of Business and at Babson College (1997-2011) where she served as in many capacities including as the Associate Dean of the F.W. Olin Graduate School. At both academic institutions she taught undergraduate, graduate and executive courses on leadership, organizational behavior, change management, managing conflict, influence, decision-making and organizational design. Karen earned a Coach's Training Institute (CTI) certification for executive coaching and has spent many years coaching mid and senior level leaders inside organizations across many different industry verticals. As a practitioner, educator, researcher, and consultant, she has developed extensive expertise in the areas of talent management, leadership development, influence and change management, and innovative pedagogical design. Karen holds a Ph.D. from Boston College, an Ed.M. from Boston University, and a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts. Find out more >>
  • Oct
    28
    2020

    Virtual: Life Sciences - A Unique Real Estate Asset

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    In light of the COVID-19 crisis, life sciences has literally become the lifeblood of our economy as well as our hope for a speedy preventative and curative vaccine. Bio-Tech has morphed into the broader designation of 'Life Science' to be more inclusive of pharmaceuticals, therapeutics and the associated R&D and production facilities. Join the Babson Real Estate Group and industry professionals for a panel discussion about what makes life sciences a unique real estate asset.Panelists- Ben Bradford, MassBio- Mike DiMinico, King Street Properties- John Sullivan, SGA Architects- Elizabeth Holmes '16, Holmes Real Estate- Stephen Hassel MBA'92, SGA Architects Find out more >>
  • Oct
    30
    2020

    Virtual: Arts & Business Conversation presented by BabsonARTS

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    While we're experiencing a massive influx of brands attempting to do good, leaders struggle to get everyone on the same page with their vision. Branding has become a revolving door of costume changes, with authenticity often lost in the script. How do we find the critical place where brand engages employees as agents of change, inspires loyalty in customers, and drives business growth? In a word, we must find purpose. We must move past branding as an outside activity and embrace it and our organization as one in the same. Katie Burkhart, founder and lead brand strategist for Matter 7 and CEO of tech company Illumyne, leads a session on what operating as a purpose-driven organization looks like and what role brand plays in strategically advancing both the organization and its impact. Find out more >>