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Welcome to CWEL Pathways

Inclusive Entrepreneurial Leadership Badge

CWEL Pathways at Babson College is a multi-year program that includes rigorous education, thoughtful reflection, and experience-based learning to catalyze our students' career potential and develop their ability to lead in remarkable ways.

Upon completion, students are issued a digital badge in Inclusive Entrepreneurial Leadership. The badge serves as a visual micro-credential validating credibility, competencies covered, and earning requirements of the program. 

Combined with the online portfolio, the digital badge allows employees to view real examples of a student's proven leadership potential, self-drive for continued personal and professional growth, and commitment to serve as an inclusive entrepreneurial leader. 

Badge Earning Criteria >>

Earners of the Inclusive Entrepreneurial Leadership Badge have completed a course or program, attended and reflected on an event, and have demonstrated their skills through experience, in each of the competency areas below. 

They have documented their development in an online portfolio hosted on The Folio Network, an integrated part of the Babson Canvas Learning Management Platform. 

Great leadership starts with you! Having a strong inward focus, sense of self and a firm belief in your own capabilities will empower you to unlock your full potential and the potential of others around you. 

In this milestone, you will explore your own values, passions, and goals and how they fit into the world around you. You will build confidence in your ability to control your outcomes, through gaining mastery of experiences, vicarious experience, verbal persuasion, and emotional health and well-being. 

Requirements:

  • Course/Program: Building Self-Efficacy
  • Event: CWEL Retreat or Disruption Dinner
  • Experience: Mastery of Experience

 

Using entrepreneurship as a way to look at the world, we can solve more than just business problems!  ET&A™ is a proprietary methodology that sets Babson students apart on the way in which they approach and solve problems in all aspects of business and life. 

In this milestone, students practice ET&A to create, identify, assess, shape, and act on opportunities in a variety of contexts.

Requirements:

  • Course/Program: Entrepreneurship or Venture Creation
  • Event: The Entrepreneurial Journey
  • Experience: Entrepreneurial Leadership

 

Mentoring relationships and the ability to bridge meaningful connections with others are critical for career development and success in the 21st century. 

In this milestone, students focus on expanding their network, building developmental relationships, and enrolling others in their vision and goals — all of which are essential for career growth in today's complex work environment.

Requirements:

  • Course/Program: Be Mentored
  • Event: Building Professional Networks
  • Experience: Mentor Others

 

The world needs leaders that not only know the value in the diversity of markets, ideas, and talent but those who know how to foster them in ways in which all people can thrive! 

In this milestone, students work to develop the six fundamental traits of an inclusive leader: commitment, courage, cognizance of bias, curiosity, cultural intelligence, and collaboration.

Requirements:

  • Course: Understanding Gender, Race & Identity
  • Event: Valuing Identity in Ourselves and Others
  • Experience: Taking Action as an Inclusive Entrepreneurial Leader

Are you career-ready? Get to know the core competencies that employers are seeking in new graduates and set yourself up for career success. 

In this milestone, students hone skills in oral/written communication, critical thinking/problem solving, professionalism/work ethic, global/intercultural fluency, technology, teamwork/collaboration, and career management.

Requirements:

  • Course: Building Technical Competencies
  • Event: Developing Your Professional Leading Edge
  • Experience: Career-Readiness, Preparation, and Exploration

What Students Are Saying >>


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"The CWEL Pathway offers simple, yet thought-provoking prompts to evaluate our experiences and validate our strengths. Creating a portfolio has always been a daunting task to me, but the badging paths offer clear steps and structure that allow me to share a more comprehensive narrative of my Babson experience with future employers and my community.”

- Medha Kolhe '21