Executive Leadership Program: Owning Your Leadership

Executive Leadership Program: Owning Your Leadership

November 29 - December 15, 2021


Take Control of Your Leadership Style

What makes outstanding leaders successful? As work becomes increasingly collaborative and leadership in organizations evolves, the most effective leaders are those who inspire and lead a diverse workforce. Managing teams that produce brilliant work takes self awareness skills—creating connections with others, setting a positive tone, and collaborating to build strategic relationships and networks.

What Will You Learn?

Gain the tools, strategies, and confidence you need to take control of your leadership style and build a collaborative organization. During the executive leadership program, you will approach your personal leadership performance from multiple angles. In the process, benefit from self awareness training and assessments, and learn how to build stronger strategic relationships and more effective networks.

Session topics include:

  • How to hone your self awareness skills and practice leadership development through mentoring
  • Common stumbling blocks that inhibit self awareness and how they can be overcome
  • Techniques for building a developmental workplace culture and high-quality relationships that foster true leadership in organizations
  • How to influence without authority and effectively use your network to generate trust, purpose, and energy at work
  • Assessments that reveal collaborative overload in your organizations, and action plans that can help you reclaim 18–24% of your time

At A Glance

Next Date Nov 29 - Dec 15, 2021
Format Live Online
Duration & Time Commitment 3 weeks; 2–3 hours/week

Who Should Attend?

This executive leadership program is well suited for:

  • Managers looking to grow their leadership skills and make a bigger impact at work
  • Executive leadership in organizations that are diverse, dynamic, and complex
  • Leadership development professionals who are charged with talent management
  • Leaders in charge of special initiatives or cross-functional projects that require expert collaborative organization across silos

What You Need to Know

This three-week online program includes:

  • Six (6) live online sessions; all session times are 12:00 –3:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) 
  • Week 1: Leader Self-Awareness: Increase Impact and Performance
    • Monday, November 29, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 1, 2021
  • Week 2: Building High-Quality Work Relationships: Leading Through Mentoring and Coaching
    • Monday, December 6, 2021 
    • Wednesday, December 8, 2021 
  • Week 3: Successful Leadership in Collaborative Organizations
    • Monday, December 13, 2021 
    • Wednesday, December 15, 2021 
  • Two to three hours/week of coursework. Program materials include videos, presentations, case studies, articles, workbooks, self-assessments, and action plan.

Interested in an Executive Leadership Program For Your Team?

Set your company up for success by bringing a customized version of our Executive Leadership Program: Owning Your Leadership to your organization. Babson Executive Education custom programs are tailored to your unique needs. Provide your team with self-awareness training, learn effective techniques for leadership development through mentoring, and more.

Meet the Faculty

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.

Assistant Professor Alia Crocker, Management Division

Alia Crocker, Assistant Professor

Alia Crocker studies strategic human capital and social networks. She is interested in understanding human capital development and deployment in context: how it is connected to organizations and how it is combined to shape competitive outcomes. Her work has been published in outlets such as Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management, and Strategic Organization.

What Makes Babson Executive Education 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.

Good mentoring isn’t what most people think it is. The most effective form of mentoring is a dynamic but very personal process. One that can be learned.
Wendy Murphy
Babson College Professor
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 Executive Leadership Program faculty has deep expertise in leader assessment and development, leadership coaching, mentoring, building strong collaborative networks, and more. Learn from a deep bench of highly regarded experts.

How to Manage Collaborative Overload

Expecting employees to juggle the many daily requirements of their jobs and collaborate more is a recipe for burnout. Proactive leaders and teams remove inefficient collaboration and meetings and send an important signal: employees need not choose between meaningful engagement at work and collaborative overload.

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 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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Rachel Crane
Sr. Director Business Development