Innovation and Growth Post-Crisis

Innovation and Growth Post-Crisis

March 9–23, 2021


An Innovation Program for Entrepreneurial Leaders

History shows that crises and economic downturns are fertile grounds for innovation strategy development and entrepreneurial leadership. Some of the greatest innovation management firms were born out of hardship or crisis. Entrepreneurial leaders within these organizations are resourceful, overcome daunting challenges, create something new, and thrive in the inevitable turnaround. In this Innovation Program for Growth Post-Crisis, learn to become an entrepreneurial leader who can take your team to the next level, no matter the circumstances.

How Crises Fuel Creativity and Innovation

How Crises Fuel Creativity and Innovation

Companies led by entrepreneurial leaders are positioned to step up and innovate in times of crisis. These innovators are skilled at navigating uncertainty, solving problems, and taking action.


What Will You Learn?

In this entrepreneurship and innovation course learn the fundamental concepts, methods, and tools of innovation management and innovation strategy development.

Topics include:

  • Innovation Dynamics – Gorillas vs. Chimps vs. Monkeys
  • How Gorillas Avoid Disruption & How Chimps Thrive
  • Innovation Opportunities: Changing the Competitive Game

At A Glance

Next Date March 9-23, 2021
Format Live Online
Duration 2 weeks
Time Commitment 4 hours/​week
Future Dates

Who Should Attend?

This innovation program is for senior leaders and managers who are in a position to impact innovation management initiatives at their company.

What You Need to Know

This 3 week online program includes:

  • Self-paced prework available as early as Tuesday, March 2
  • 3 live sessions: Tuesday, March 9, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, March 16, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 23, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ET
  • 3 hours/week of coursework

The program includes live webinars, group discussion, and independent assignments. Materials such as case studies, articles, videos, and presentations will be used.


Interested in Innovation Management Team Training?

Increase your team’s impact by bringing a customized version of An Innovation Program for Growth Post-Crisis to your organization. Babson Executive Education custom programs are tailored to your unique needs.


Meet the Faculty

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.

At its heart, entrepreneurial leadership is about problem solving. Entrepreneurial leaders are on a constant mission to bust bureaucracy, all in the name of putting their customers first and enabling immediate customer service.
Jay Rao
Professor, Babson College

Our Experts in the News

Jay Rao’s research has appeared in The Sloan Management ReviewJournal of Innovation ManagementThe European Business ReviewThe European Financial Review, and others. He is the author of the book The Discipline and Culture of Innovation.


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 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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