Entrepreneurial Leadership and Influence

Entrepreneurial Leadership and Influence

April 6–29, 2021

Live Online

Spark Organizational Change Through Influential Leadership

Leadership is more than a top-down idea. Leaders at every level of every organization need strong leadership and influence skills in order to drive innovation, inspire performance, and collaborate with a diverse workforce. Master a variety of leadership influence strategies and explore different methods of influence in leadership as part of our Entrepreneurial Leadership and Influence program.

What Will You Learn?

This entrepreneurial leadership and influence skills workshop is highly interactive. You will role play leadership influence strategies and scenarios in order to improve your ability to influence others. Give and receive feedback on your developing influential leadership skills through peer coaching and a leadership assessment. Exit the program with an appreciation for why is influence important in leadership, armed with new ways to articulate ideas, earn high-level buy-in, and effectively influence and inspire change.

Session topics include:

  • Work-Life Resilience: Develop strategies to create a more positive work/life climate in your teams and organizations
  • Your Personal Board of Advisors: Build a diverse network and personal board of advisors to drive performance and career growth
  • Resonant Leadership: Learn to lead through enhanced emotional intelligence
  • Reciprocity: How to influence colleagues across your organization using reciprocity and power principles

At A Glance

Next Date April 6–29, 2021
Format Live Online
Duration & Time Commitment 4 weeks; 3–4 hours/week
Future Dates
An in-person, 5-day program will be offered in Fall 2021

Who Should Attend?

This entrepreneurial and influential leadership program is well suited for:

  • Mid- to senior-level professionals who want to develop new methods of influence in leadership
  • New and experienced leaders who want to grow their leadership and influence skills in order to successfully collaborate with colleagues at every level

What You Need to Know

Registration closes on 3/24/2021.

This four-week online program includes 2 live online learning weeks with 2 weeks in between for participants to complete self-paced learning modules. Participants can expect:

  • Six live online sessions April 6, 7, 8, and April 27, 28, 29
  • All live online sessions run 8:30 a.m–1 p.m. ET
  • Two asynchronous learning modules to be completed in weeks 2 and 3 of the program

Program materials include an assessment tool, videos, presentations, case studies, articles, workbooks, and more.

Interested in an Influential Leadership Program For Your Team?

Set your company up for success by bringing a customized version of our Entrepreneurial Leadership and Influence program to your organization. Babson Executive Education custom programs are tailored to your unique needs. Build your team’s leadership and influence skills by helping them internalize why is influence important in leadership.

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.

Phil Kim, Professor

An internationally recognized expert on entrepreneurship, Phil Kim studies, teaches, and advises on different aspects of how entrepreneurial ideas become reality. Widely published and a sought-after conference speaker, he also regularly advises entrepreneurs on issues related to launching and establishing their businesses, and coaches student entrepreneurs as they start their businesses. Prior to becoming an academic, he worked as a management consultant.

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.

Keith Rollag, Professor

Professor Rollag’s research delves into newcomer socialization and training, organizational culture, social networks, and leadership development. His work has been published in books and in Harvard Business Review, MIT/Sloan Management Review, and others. Prior to earning his Ph.D., Rollag was a product development manager at Procter & Gamble.

Scott Taylor, Associate Professor

Award-winning researcher and professor Scott Taylor studies the various approaches organizations use to assess and develop their leaders. Taylor has taught and consulted for executives and working professionals from leading organizations around the world.

Jane Edmonds, Vice President for Programming and Community Outreach

Community-builder, innovator, educator, problem-solver, and entrepreneurial leader Jane C. Edmonds currently serves as Babson College’s VP for Community Outreach, where she executes strategic programming that brings Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® to the greater Boston community.

What Makes Babson Executive Education’s Influential Leadership Program 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.

You can feel the synergy as people share their own best practices, make new connections with other leaders, and walk away with concrete ideas to put into practice immediately.”
Jane Edmonds
Babson College Vice President

Our Experts in the News

The online executive leadership certificate program faculty are experts in their fields, bringing academic research and theory, as well as field-tested practice and action into the classroom. Our faculty frequently consult for organizations of all sizes, turning their expertise into real-world solutions.

Why is Leadership Important?

Influential leadership can come naturally, but it’s not necessarily innate. Influential leadership can be learned, practiced, and developed, in order to build leadership influence strategies. Understanding entrepreneurial leadership and honing the necessary leadership and influence skills are important to becoming an effective entrepreneurial leader.

Defining and Developing Entrepreneurial Leadership

Scott Taylor brings a desire to rethink business education and to define entrepreneurial leadership for generations to come. “I’m excited about the opportunity to define more effectively what entrepreneurial leadership is from an academic standpoint,” pointing to research, science, and rigor to help measure the impact.

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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