Introduction to Entrepreneurial Leadership

Entrepreneurial Leadership Essentials

Fall 2021 Dates Coming Soon

LIVE ONLINE

Build an Entrepreneurial Leadership Foundation

What does it mean to be an entrepreneurial leader? At Babson, we believe entrepreneurial leadership is a style that empowers individuals to take action and solve problems, navigate uncertainty, and embrace ambiguity. We see entrepreneurial leadership as a meta-competency. Throughout this entrepreneurial leadership development training program, we explore both the academic research and field-tested case studies of entrepreneurial leaders in action.

What Will You Learn?

During our entrepreneurial leadership essentials training, you will learn foundational entrepreneurial leadership skills you can apply immediately to benefit your company and your career. Gain techniques for encouraging collaboration, innovation, and creativity in diverse workplaces.

This entrepreneurial leadership development training includes the following topics:

  • How to develop a growth oriented leadership style
  • Leadership essentials for fostering a collaborative work environment in which innovation thrives
  • Strategic leadership training exercises for solving problems more collaboratively and increasing impact
  • An assessment to see what kind of entrepreneurial leader you are, as well as your future forecast
  • Tips for how to better understand your leadership profile by identifying what motivates you

At A Glance

Next Date Fall 2021 Dates Coming Soon
Format Live Online
Duration & Time Commitment 4 weeks; 2–3 hours/week

Who Should Attend?

This leadership essentials training program is ideal for:

  • Mid-to-senior level professionals, including new, experienced, and rising leaders
  • Professionals motivated to advance through entrepreneurial leadership development training

What You Need to Know

This four-week online program includes:

  • 4 live online sessions:
    • Dates & times TBA
  • 2–3 hours/week of additional coursework

Program materials include live sessions, videos, cases, and individual and group work of varying types.

 

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Meet the Faculty

Andrew Corbett, Professor

Recognized as one of the most cited entrepreneurship researchers in the world, Professor Andrew Corbett is the chair of the Entrepreneurship Division at Babson College. He focuses on corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning and cognition, and entrepreneurship education. His research has been published in Harvard Business Review, The Journal of Management Studies, and many others.

Wendy Murphy, Professor

Highly regarded Professor Wendy Murphy’s research, training, and teaching focuses on the area of careers: mentoring and developmental networks, identity, and the work-life interface. Her work has been published in MIT Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, and more.

What Makes Babson Executive Education’s Leadership Development Training Different?

Babson Executive Education works with organizations and professionals around the world to turn ideas and challenges into opportunity. Babson cultivates an entrepreneurial mindset that is the basis for many of the world’s most innovative businesses and leaders.

Our programs are about more than theory; they’re about action, and equipping you with the practical tools and strategies necessary to have an immediate impact on your organization or business.

We need entrepreneurial leaders who bring a relational focus to their leadership and have the capability and collaborative aptitude to unleash human potential and performance.
Scott Taylor
Babson College Associate Professor

Our Experts in the News

The Entrepreneurial Leadership Essentials program faculty has deep expertise in leadership development training, especially for executives and professional teams. At Babson, you will learn from leading experts who bring decades of corporate consulting and academic expertise to the program.

The Power of Connections

Professor Wendy Murphy brings her knowledge of mentoring, self-awareness, and networking to all her leadership foundation programs. "There are great moments in the classes when participants increase their self-awareness and think about diversity, not just in the traditional sense, but in terms of behavioral styles and people's perceptions at work."

We Need Entrepreneurial Leaders Now More Than Ever

According to Professor Andrew Corbett, in times of crisis and uncertainty, the ability for each of us to think and operate like an entrepreneur is more essential than ever. Entrepreneurial leaders succeed by adeptly navigating this kind of unpredictability and productively channeling disruption into opportunity.

What is included in the program fee?
The program fee includes your tuition and program materials. In most cases, meals during the program are included. Some programs include accommodations. Travel and personal expenses are not included (such as alcoholic beverages consumed with meals, telephone, and other incidentals).

What accommodations are available, and what if I need to arrive earlier or stay later?
Please check the webpage for the program you are attending for information regarding what accommodations are included in your program fee.

Rooms are at the Babson Executive Conference Center, where the program will take place. They are not dorms.

If you wish to arrive before the program begins or extend your stay, please email Reservations or call +1-781-239-5816 to check rates and availability. Guests are responsible for the cost of extra nights.

Check-in time: 4 p.m.
Check-out time: 11 a.m.

Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, fitness center, billiards, campus walking trails, dining room, lounge, and 24-hour access to a beverage break station.

What should I do if I have dietary restrictions?
We are happy to help make accommodations for all dietary needs. Our food options allow for most food restrictions. Please let your program manager know if you have specific needs, once you have registered.

What should I wear?
Business casual is appropriate for classes and activities at the Babson Executive Conference Center. As classroom temperatures can vary, we suggest layered clothing.

What is the closest airport?
Boston Logan International Airport is the closest airport to Babson College (approximately 15 miles from the center). Travel times can vary based on the time of day.

What is the best way to get to the conference center from the airport?
The best way to get to the conference center/college would be to use a Ride app, arrange for a private car/van service, or take a taxi. There are commuter rail and subway stations nearby as well, but, private transportation between stations and Babson College is required.

Car Services
Wellesley Carriage—A local Wellesley company (shared or private van/car service available)

GO Boston Shuttle—Use promotional code: Babson (shared or private van service available)

Knight’s Airport Limousine—Use Group code: BABSON (private car or private van service only, good for groups of three to 10)

Taxis
Taxis are available at each terminal of Boston Logan International Airport. The cost is approximately $60–$100 USD per trip, and it will take 30–60 minutes to travel to/from Babson depending on traffic and tolls.

Local Taxis
Veterans Taxi  +1-781-449-8294
Wellesley Transportation Service  +1-781-235-2200

MBTA Commuter Rail
The closest commuter rail stations are Wellesley Hills and Route 128/Westwood. Private transportation is needed between stations and Babson College.

MBTA Subway
The closest subway station is WOODLAND T on the Green Line. Private transportation is needed between the station and Babson College.

When is payment due and what types of payment do you accept?
For in-person programs, payment is due in full 60 days prior to the start date of the program.

If you register for a program with an early registration rate, payment is due by the early registration date. Please check the webpage for the program you are attending for the early registration date.

We accept credit card, check, or wire transfer payments.

Payment plan options are available for our in-person courses for individuals. For more details, please reach out to Rachel Crane at rcrane@babson.edu or +1-781-239-4349.

Do you offer discounts?
Discounts on Babson Executive Education courses are available for the following:

  • Alumni of Babson College (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Members of our Corporate Partner program
  • Parents of current Babson students
  • Groups of three or more registering at the same time
  • Babson Executive Education’s certificate enrollees*
  • Past participants of Babson Executive Education programs

Please email Rachel Crane at rcrane@babson.edu for more information and for discount codes before registering. In addition, please note that discounts cannot be combined.

*Excludes Founder’s Finance

What will I receive upon completion of the program?
Each program participant receives a certificate of completion. We invite participants to add the program to their LinkedIn profile. Note that a certificate will not be provided if there is insufficient evidence of participation.

Do you have translation for non-English speaking participants?
We do not offer translation in our programs. Although we do not require the TOEFL, all Babson Executive Education programs are taught in English, so it is a prerequisite that you speak, read, and write English proficiently.

What type of visa do international travelers need, and will you provide a visa invitation letter?
International travelers will need to obtain a B-1 temporary business travel visa. Once you have registered and paid in full, contact the program manager to provide you with a visa invitation letter.

What is your cancellation policy?
Registration changes must be requested in writing to Babson Executive Education. Please see the schedule below for details about refunds, cancellations, substitutions, and transfers:

  • If requested 30 days or more prior to the program start date for in-person programs:
    • Cancellations receive a 100% refund
    • Substitutions* are subject to a $250 administration fee
    • One-Time Transfer* subject to a $250 Admin­istration Fee (must be utilized within a one-year period)
  • 14–29 days prior to the program start date for in-person programs:
    • Cancellations receive 50% Refund Provided
    • Substitutions* subject to a $250 Admin­istration Fee
    • One-Time Transfers* are not allowed
  • 13 days or fewer prior to the program start date for in-person programs:
    • Cancellations do not receive a refund
    • Substitutions* are not allowed
    • One-Time Transfers* are not allowed

*Substitutions and transfers are subject to approval to ensure that participants and programs are suitable.

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Contact:
Rachel Crane
Sr. Director Business Development
+1-781-239-4349 
rcrane@babson.edu