The One-Hour Entrepreneurship Educator

The One Hour Entrepreneurship Educator

Babson Academy Webinars

Entrepreneurship educators know that teaching entrepreneurship cannot be done one way only, or done alone. Changing learning environments, virtual classrooms, and continuous reinvention mean that community and collaboration are more important than ever. In this spirit, we are thrilled to introduce The One Hour Entrepreneurship Educator, a new monthly webinar series from Babson Academy.

You can expect actionable teaching tools, research-based insights, and peer-to-peer connections from Babson’s entrepreneurship educators. Tune in monthly for free, interactive discussions on topics ranging from how to channel the voice of James Earl Jones to speak so your online students will listen, to how to move experiential learning online. Webinars often include breakouts, giving you a chance to check in with entrepreneurship educators from around the world. Miss one of our webinars? They are all freely available here on our website.

The One Hour Entrepreneurship Eduction


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Webinar Date: April 15, 2021

What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? Why do some see “who they are” as their businesses, while others view their organizations as separate entities? In this webinar, Babson College Assistant Professor Eliana Crosina discusses how identity in entrepreneurship can influence how people build and run their businesses, how they manage their fluid careers, including how they cope and respond to setbacks. Educators who understand, and know how to engage, with their students’ identities can help them prepare for the challenges they will likely encounter in their entrepreneurial endeavors.

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Webinar Date: March 10, 2021

Babson College Professor Elizabeth Swanson introduces educators to entrepreneurial activity from the margins, from those for whom it is quite literally the difference between life and premature death. We will provide models for teaching about entrepreneurship as survival and entrepreneurs as survivors. Cases focusing on entrepreneurship education and livelihood solutions designed for survivors of human trafficking and incarceration will be presented, and blueprints for experiential, partnership-based learning modules with those populations provided.

Webinar Date: February 4, 2021

How should you teach a subject that carries a social stigma and often is treated with contempt? We might have cracked the code: welcome to entrepreneurial sales education at Babson College. Associate Professor Vincent Onyemah explores ways to shift students’ preconceptions about a subject, moving them from a disdain for sales to a mindset of appreciation and enthusiasm, while providing them with a key skill set for entrepreneurial success.

Webinar Date: January 21, 2021

Professor Andrew Zacharakis led a discussion of how to pursue an idea as an iterative process, combining the creation and prediction aspects of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®, Babson's academic methodology. Attendees learned to identify low-cost means of testing if an idea has commercial viability, gather feedback, and reshape the opportunity to take on the next, larger test. They also used the opportunity checklist tool to identify critical assumptions and develop testable hypotheses. 

Webinar Date: December 10, 2020

Social and economic disruption demands diverse, entrepreneurial thinking to propel society forward. Assistant Professor Angela Randolph offers advice on how to make entrepreneurship courses more inclusive of gender, race, and social class. These different social expectations can impact entrepreneurship, culture, and leadership. Learn how teaching entrepreneurship in a more inclusive manner helps entrepreneurs push boundaries in authentic and empowering ways.

Webinar Date: November 12, 2020

The capability to innovate is a key job skill today. Since COVID-19 hit the world, we have all experienced changes in the way we work. Digitization has restructured work flows, and entire process and value chains, and collaborative workplace cultures have ushered in new ways of coordinating tasks and working together. Professor Sebastian Fixson explores how these forces shape the nature of work, and the consequences for individuals, teams, and organizations.

Webinar Date: October 15, 2020

There's no silver bullet to give you the voice of James Earl Jones or Helen Mirren, but that doesn't mean you are out of options. Assistant Professor Beth Wynstra leads a series of exercises to help you experiment with vocal elements like pitch, tone, volume, and rate, and connect these elements to teaching goals and intent. Leave this webinar with strategies to continue refining your voice to deliver course content in compelling and memorable ways.

Webinar Date: February 20, 2020

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Innovation as a discipline did not exist 20 years ago but today's employers and executives expect our students to be creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative. The emergence and growth of this meta-discipline that cuts across multiple disciplines is a new phenomenon. Faculty must create new or reimagine their existing innovation curricula. Professor Jay Rao addresses the exciting discipline of innovation and how to create new curricula and teaching methods for a wide array of audiences.

Webinar Date: January 30, 2020

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One of the most difficult challenges faced by entrepreneurship scholars is to navigate the process to publishing their work. This process includes many challenges, including framing and writing the paper, preparing the manuscript, revising and seeking feedback on the manuscript, identifying the journal outlet, submitting and managing the review process. Expert research authors, Professor Candida Brush and Professor William Gartner, address those challenges and provide three tips that are helpful in managing the process. They also provide an overview of the Babson Fellows Program for Entrepreneurship Researchers. Program dates for 2021 to come.

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