The One-Hour Entrepreneurship Educator

The One Hour Entrepreneurship Educator

Babson Academy Webinars

Since October 2020, The One Hour Entrepreneurship Educator has provided actionable teaching tools, research-based insights, and peer-to-peer connections through free monthly webinars featuring Babson’s accomplished faculty members. The Fall 2021 semester continues this series with a lineup of four thought-provoking and inspiring sessions.

Want to look back on past webinars? The Archives section contains webinar recordings and additional resources to deepen your insights on each topic, so make sure to spend some time exploring it.

The One Hour Entrepreneurship Eduction
Erik Noyes, Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship Division

October 7, 2021, 9 a.m. ET

Human-centered Design in Entrepreneurship Education

October 7, 2021, 9 a.m. ET – Babson Associate Professor Erik Noyes will present on human-centered design in entrepreneurship education and the work of the Weissman Foundry, an open-door design studio and a transdisciplinary, innovative collaboration between Babson, the Olin College of Engineering, and Wellesley College.

Heidi Neck, Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurship

November 3, 2021, 9 a.m. ET

The Power of Play in Entrepreneurship Education

November 3, 2021, 9 a.m. ET Babson College Professor Heidi Neck uses five practices of entrepreneurship education to build her students’ entrepreneurial mindset: creation, empathy, experimentation, reflection, and play. Though the first four are easily understood in the context of entrepreneurship education, the practice of play remains a source of mystery and skepticism. Even as demand for and use of interactive, experiential, and hands-on learning continues to increase and be used in entrepreneurship education, the concept of play remains elusive. Join us to better understand why play is an important component in the classroom and how your teaching can become more playful. Come prepared to play!

Headshots of Wiljeana Glover and Claire Cecile Pierre


Elevating Students’ Global Entrepreneurship Education

Date TBD – Babson College Associate Professor Wiljeana Glover and Claire Cecile Pierre, Executive Director, Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Global Health Entrepreneurship at Babson College, will present on elevating students’ global entrepreneurship education. Among other topics, they will highlight work they have done with the Babson Collaborative in Rwanda.

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Webinar Date: September 22, 2021, 9 a.m. ET

Entrepreneurship students need fundamental knowledge in what they often consider uninteresting subject matter areas, such as law, accounting, finance, and sales. To make these topics exciting and accessible, educators can leverage inspiring stories from exciting contexts. Read an except from Babson College Associate Professor Adam Sulkowski's new book, Extreme Entrepreneurship, and explore various ways these stories can be shared and discussed with your students.

Webinar Date: June 16, 2021

Are cases, experiential activities, or a combination of both best for developing entrepreneurs? In this webinar, Babson College Professor Jeff Shay shares his “course design with purpose” approach that strategically combines cases, experiential activities, and assignments to develop the requisite knowledge and skills on which future entrepreneurs can draw.

Webinar Date: May 13, 2021

In this webinar, Babson College Professor Sinan Erzurumlu explores the elusive concept of sustainability for entrepreneurial leaders and explains the mindset, roles, and responsibilities of leaders in creating sustainable impact at scale within the context of various organizations as well as the essential approaches to preparing students with the knowledge and skills to advance sustainability in the workplace.

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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