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Resilient Leadership

June 17 - July 8, 2021


Navigate Uncertainty with Resilience

Uncertainty is a big part of life, now more than ever. When careers and current events take unpredictable turns, it’s important to meet the moment with grit and flexibility. We call this resilience, and it’s what keeps us moving forward even though our work and personal lives are colliding in new ways, and the future is unknown. This business leadership course will help you crystalize your definition of resilience, integrate it into your entrepreneurial leadership style, and transform your team’s culture so it can thrive.


Where Does Your Resilience Come From?

You can increase your capacity to find and develop resilience, in turn helping you more effectively help others. How you find resilience depends in part on how you have historically found resilience. Looking at especially resilient moments from your past can help you identify some of your key strategies and strengths in finding resilience.


What Will You Learn?

In this online business leadership course, you will learn the fundamental concepts, methods, and tools of resilient leadership. You will take an analytical look at resilient moments from your past and use them to identify key strategies and strengths in how you find resilience. Learn how to increase your personal capacity to find resilience, and help others do the same.

Session topics include:

  • How to define and find resilience in your daily routine
  • A research-based look at how entrepreneurial leaders develop greater resilience
  • How to build a culture that supports high-performing, resilient teams

At A Glance

Next Date June 17 - July 8, 2021
Format Live Online
Duration & Time Commitment Five weeks; 2.5–3.5 hours/week
Future Dates
To be determined

Who Should Attend?

Our resilience business leadership training is for working professionals at any level who are working in complex, dynamic organizations, including well-established firms as well as companies that are starting or growing.

What You Need To Know

This five-week online program includes:

Self-paced pre-work begins as early as June 10, 2021

Four live, 90-minute, online sessions

  • Thursday, June 17, Noon–1:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, June 24, Noon–1:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, July 1, Noon–1:30 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, July 8, Noon–1:30 p.m. ET

2.5–3.5 hours/week of coursework

The program includes live webinars led by faculty and online sessions you will complete individually. Program materials include individual assignments, group work, discussion boards, optional office hours, and readings.

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.

Resilience is not something we have or don’t have—I believe resilience is something we find.
Scott Taylor
Peter M. Black Endowed Faculty Scholar and Associate Professor of organizational behavior

Our Experts in the News

Collectively, Scott Taylor and Vanessa Druskat have had their research on resilient leadership, resonant leadership, and emotional intelligence featured in a number of publications including Harvard Business Review, MSNBC, Bloomberg Businessweek, and The Wall Street Journal blog.

Building the Emotional Intelligence of Groups

When managers first started hearing about the concept of emotional intelligence, the basic message resonated deeply: effectiveness in organizations is at least as much about EQ as IQ. Most importantly, the idea held the potential for positive change. Instead of being stuck with the hand they’d been dealt, people could take steps to enhance their emotional intelligence.

How to Become A Resonant Leader

According to Scott Taylor, resonant leadership is a relational approach to leadership. The relationships these leaders create with others allow them to maintain influence for long periods and drive long-term individual and organizational results. His research has found that demonstrating emotional and social competence is the key to creating resonance.

Why Resilience Is Important for Entrepreneurial Leaders

Resilience is a central capability of effective, entrepreneurial leaders. Resilient leadership is all about creating a connection with others and an overall positive tone within an organization. How does it work? It all goes back to neuroscience; the task-positive and default-mode brain networks that are highly involved in one’s ability to achieve and sustain resilience.


Interested in Resilient Business Leadership Training For Your Team?

Set your company up for success by bringing a customized version of Resilient Leadership to your organization. Babson Executive Education custom programs are tailored to your unique needs.


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 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 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