Introduction to Entrepreneurial Leadership

Entrepreneurial Leadership Essentials

May 6–27, 2021

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 May 6–27, 2021
Format 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:
    • Thursday, May 6, noon–1 p.m. ET
    • Thursday, May 13, noon–1:30 p.m. ET
    • Thursday, May 20, noon–1:30 p.m. ET
    • Thursday, May 27, noon–1 p.m. ET
  • 2–3 hours/week of additional coursework

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

Interested in Entrepreneurial Leadership Development Training For Your Team?

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Meet the Faculty

Paul T. Babson Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies

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.

Associate Dean of the Undergraduate School and Professor Wendy Murphy, Management Division

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. She conducts training sessions for Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. Her work has been published in MIT Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, and more.

Associate Professor Scott Taylor, Management Division

Scott Taylor, Associate Professor

Award-winning researcher and professor Scott Taylor studies the various approaches organizations use to assess and develop their leaders. He evaluates the effectiveness of those approaches, and develops new strategies for improving leader assessment and development. Taylor has taught and consulted for executives and working professionals from leading organizations around the world.

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.

How and when will I have access to the course materials?

  • Course materials are provided via Canvas, Babson’s online learning portal. Materials will be made available to participants between 1 and 7 days prior to the first live virtual session, depending on the amount of pre-work that participants are expected to complete in advance.

Where can I find the schedule for the days and times of the online sessions?

  • The schedule will also be sent to registered participants in the registration confirmation email (see link to the EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW document).

Do I need to join the virtual webinar sessions live? Will they be recorded?

  • We highly recommend that participants join the live virtual sessions. It is an opportunity to ask questions, participate in rich discussion, and learn from the experience of your program peers. All sessions will be recorded and posted to Canvas within 24 hours.

What technology do you use for the virtual programs?

  • Canvas – Course materials, the agenda, pre-work, assignments, faculty bios, etc. are posted here.
  • Video-conferencing Platform – We will use a virtual meeting application (like Webex or Zoom) that allows you to see and communicate with other participants simultaneously and in real time. Your instructor can share documents and interactive media, invite participants to share content, and engage with you in real-time participation. Links to sessions and more information will be provided on Canvas.

What do I need to participate? How do I prepare for the webinar?

  1. We recommend a computer/laptop with a webcam (built in or external camera) for optimal viewing, but you may also join from a tablet or cell phone
  2. Internet connection or cell hotspot
  3. Operating system: Windows: 7,8.1, or 10; Apple: OS 10.9 or higher
  4. Recommended browsers for optimal experience: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari 8 and up (Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, and Safari 7 are not recommended.)
  5. Headset with microphone (Recommended but optional)

What happens if I have technical issues?

  • Additional, detailed instructions will be provided on Canvas. Babson staff will be online and available to assist you, and will identify themselves during each virtual delivery. Contact the staff via the chat function for help, or email them if needed. Contact information is available in the EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW document.

How long will I have access to the online materials?

  • Course materials on Canvas will be available for 6 months following the completion of the program.

When is payment due and what types of payment do you accept?

  • Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Babson accepts Visa, MasterCard or American Express

Do you offer discounts?

  • We offer discounts for the following:
    • If you are an alumni of Babson College (undergraduate or graduate)
    • Current Babson graduate students
    • Parents of current Babson students or Babson alumni
    • If you come in a group of three or more
    • If you have taken an online or multiday face-to-face Babson Executive Education program in the past
    • Please email Rachel Crane at rcrane@babson.edu for discount codes before registering.

Do you offer online programs for large groups from the same company?

  • We are pleased to offer programs from our diverse open enrollment portfolio and we can customize a program to your company’s specific needs. Please email Rachel Crane for additional information.

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 by filling in the Certifications section and/or sharing the certificate of completion image and tagging Babson College. Note that a certificate will not be provided if there is no evidence of participation.

Do you have translation for non-English speaking participants?

  • We do not offer translation in our open enrollment programs. Although we do not require TOEFL, it is a prerequisite that you speak, read, and write English proficiently.
  • All Babson Executive Education programs are taught in English. To participate, we ask that you can speak, read, and write English to get the most out of our programs.

Where can I find information for in-person programs?

What is your cancellation policy for online programs?

  • Registration changes must be requested in writing to Babson Executive Education.
    • If requested 30 days or more prior to the program start date: Cancellations receive a 100% refund / Substitutions* are allowed, subject to a $250 administration fee / One-Time Transfers* allowed subject to a $250 administration fee, to be ustilized within a one year period
    • If requested 8-29 days prior to the program start date: Cancellations receive a 50% refund / Substitutions* are allowed, subject to a $250 administration fee / One-Time Transfers* are not allowed
    • If requested 7 days or fewer prior to the program start date: Cancellations do not receive a refund / Substitutions* are not allowed / One-Time Transfers* are not allowed

*Substitions 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