Jay Rao

B-AGILE

Babson Accelerator for Growth, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership

Babson College’s B-AGILE (Babson Accelerator for Growth, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership) is a customizable framework of 90-minute interactive modules, delivered over six to eight weeks in either an in-person or fully on-line format.

It is designed to provide a cohort business acumen, professional growth, innovative thinking and entrepreneurial leadership skills. Participants form an internal network to solve difficult problems, assess and mitigate risk, apply new business skills to real-time work projects, and drive change within the organization. Graduates become an energized network within the organization, sharing a common vocabulary, innovation mindset, and set of practical tools to create new ideas, develop solutions, and advance them for impact.

Participants

take one topic-specific 90 minute module per week over a six to eight week timeframe as part of a cohort.

Organizations

can select up to 25 participants and chose from a menu of topics that best address their employees’ professional needs.

Most Modules

include an interactive exercise and class discussion customized with organization-specific learning content.

Many Modules

include team project work and incorporate break-out sessions with the opportunity to discuss findings.

Sample B-AGILE Program Modules

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in Government: Mission Impossible?
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Customer Experience in Government
  • Business Models: Creating Value
  • Lean and Agile Operations
  • Leading Through Relationships
  • Managing in a Diverse Workforce
  • Breaking Down Silos: Advancing Ideas
  • Communicating Like Aristotle: The Art of Persuasion in the Age of Technology
  • Design Thinking and the Customer Experience
  • Financial for Non-Financial Professionals
  • Entrepreneurial Journey: Identifying, Developing & Capturing Growth Opportunities
  • Innovator’s DNA: Innovation, Entrepreneurial Mindset and Behaviors
  • Navigating Uncertainty
  • Diversity and the Bottom Line
  • Managing in a Diverse Workforce
  • Controlling Your Career Brand
  • Navigating Politics Within the Organization
  • Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome in the Workplace
  • Emotional Intelligence: Leading Through Influence
  • Leading with Empathy: Resonant Leadership
  • Managing Oneself
  • Breaking Down Silos: Advancing Ideas
  • Design Thinking
  • Identifying, Developing and Capturing Growth Opportunities
  • Financials for Non-Financial Professionals
  • Making and Implementing Strategic Decisions
  • Negotiations
  • Business Models – Creating Value
  • Metrics That Matter
  • Communicating Like Aristotle: The Art of Persuasion in the Age of Technology
  • Lean and Agile Operations
  • Design Thinking and the Customer Experience
  • Creating Customer Centricity in a Digital World

What Participants Have to Say …

I wanted people to become more familiar with each other and what they do, and how they are all interconnected. … The program is very impactful. I would encourage government agencies to take a good look at it.”
Senior Official, Massachusetts State Government Agency
The B-Agile program, through Babson, challenged our team members to think outside the day to day and really focus on where we stand in the market. The educators then gave us the tools to be able to project where we want to be and how to get there. I look forward to the results that come from our action oriented plans!”
Senior VP of Operations
[I] learned the importance of asking pointed question, to understand the issues that stakeholders are facing.”
Massachusetts City Director of Tourism
[I] liked the emphasis on finding opportunities internally, those solutions that could be right in front of you.”
Massachusetts City Software Trainer