Executive Leadership Program: Owning Your Leadership

Executive Leadership Program: Owning Your Leadership

March 9–24, 2021

ONLINE

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 March 9–24, 2021
Format 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,
    • Week 1 – Scott Taylor – March 8, 10
    • Week 2 – Wendy Murphy – March 15, 17
    • Week 3 – Alia Crocker – March 22, 24
  • All days are from noon–3:30 p.m. ET
  • 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.

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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+1-781-239-4349 
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