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The modern business landscape is constantly changing, so educators and institutions must be prepared to adapt in order to succeed. Using the Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® (ET&A™) methodology, Babson’s Studio for Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE) brings together educators from across Asia who are eager to learn how to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset within their students and apply action-based teaching pedagogies to do so. Enroll to join a global community of more than 6,000 educators who have benefited from Babson’s entrepreneurship educator programs.
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At Babson College, entrepreneurship is a way of thinking, acting, and being that combines the ability to identify and create opportunities with the courage to act on them. The Studio for Entrepreneurship Educators in Asia is the only program to utilize this teachable methodology, the Entrepreneurial Thought & Action (ET&A) methodology, designed to help learners embrace and confront uncertainty rather than to avoid it. It emphasizes smart action over planning. It emphasizes moving quickly from the white board to the real world. It’s a method that can be learned and should be practiced.
Learn from leading Babson College thought leaders in the field of entrepreneurial education, like Heidi Neck, as you experience and incorporate the proven Entrepreneurial Thought & Action methodology into your entrepreneurship and innovation programs.
The Studio for Entrepreneurship Educators is geared toward educators of all kinds throughout Asia who are interested in learning from expert Babson thought leaders how to foster entrepreneurship and inspire the next generation of business leaders. Participants will include:
This ten-day, live-online program includes eight, 90 minute sessions. Sessions will take place between 8:30 a.m. Beijing time - 10:00 a.m. Beijing time Monday through Thursday. Virtual office hours with select Babson Faculty will be offered.
As the official program, the Studio for Entrepreneurship Educators in Asia is based on topics and approaches developed, tested, and refined at Babson College. All sessions will be taught by Babson College full-time faculty.
This is the official Babson workshop designed for educators throughout Asia. Given the workshop format of this program, the concepts and sessions connect and build on one another, so participants who are accepted to the program are expected to attend all sessions. Eight live virtual sessions, each 90 minutes in duration, will be scheduled Monday through Thursday over two weeks. In addition to live virtual sessions, office hours will be offered virtually with select Babson faculty.
Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate signed by the faculty director, Heidi Neck, and by the dean of Babson Academy, Amir Reza.
|Monday, November 7||Teaching Entrepreneurial Mindset|
|Tuesday, November 8||Practicing Entrepreneurial Thought & Action|
|Wednesday, November 9||Design Thinking for Idea Generation|
|Thursday, November 10||Entrepreneurial Identity|
|Monday, November 14||Signature Learning Experiences – Babson’s Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) Course|
|Tuesday, November 15||Opportunity Evaluation and Market Testing|
|Wednesday, November 16||Business Model Development|
|Thursday, November 17||Entrepreneurs “Inside” Organizations: Beyond Innovation|
Now more than ever our role as educators is to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of our students, cultivate a mindset of practice, and build environments in which practice can occur. In turn our students can lead more entrepreneurial lives because of their newly found bias for action, appreciation for learning through action, and comfort with ambiguity.
You will be learning from world-renowned faculty experts who bring real-world experience, leading research, and award-winning teaching to your development program.
A pre-eminent expert in the field, Heidi Neck works globally on cultivating the entrepreneurial mindset and promoting the positive force of entrepreneurship as a societal change agent. She has been recognized for excellence in pedagogy and course design by the Academy of Management, The Schulze Foundation, the Entrepreneur and Innovation Exchange (EIX), and USASBE (United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship).
William B. Gartner is the Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship at Babson College. His scholarship spans a wide array of topics in the entrepreneurship field. He is recognized as a leading scholar in the field of entrepreneurship by such awards as the 2016 Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division Dedication to Entrepreneurship Award, and he was recently selected as a 2022 USASBE Justin G. Longenecker Fellow which is the highest recognition that the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) gives to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development, furtherance, and benefit of small and medium businesses.
One of the most cited entrepreneurship experts in the world, Andrew Corbett focuses on corporate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship training. He also has been awarded the McGraw-Hill Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award by the Academy of Management.
Andrew Zacharakis’ work focuses on the venture capital decision-making process and entrepreneurial growth strategies. An active angel investor, he invests in seed stage deals. He has held positions with The Cambridge Companies, IBM, and Leisure Technologies. He is a consultant to entrepreneurs and small-business startups and ventures.
Eliana Crosina has extensive professional work experience in both the for-profit sector and in the not-for profit sector. Her current research focuses on identity and new venture creation, and has received several field-level awards and recognitions, including by the NFIB and Kauffmann Foundations.
Alisa Jno-Charles has more than a decade of finance and entrepreneurship experience, and her goal is to help students, entrepreneurs and their ventures understand who they are and how it impacts their decisions and outcomes. She has been featured on CNN, TechCrunch, and in Forbes.
Phillip H. Kim is an internationally recognized expert on entrepreneurship. He studies, teaches, and advises on different aspects of how entrepreneurial ideas become reality. Specifically, his research interests include start-up processes and founding teams, institutions and entrepreneurship, cross-national differences in entrepreneurship (especially in emerging economies), technology entrepreneurship, and innovation narratives. He has been awarded the Dean of Faculty Empirical Scholarship Award.
Course materials are provided via Canvas, Babson’s online learning portal. Materials will be made available to participants approximately one to seven days prior to the first live online session, depending on the amount of pre-work that participants are expected to complete in advance.
The schedule will be sent to registered participants in the registration confirmation email (see the link in your confirmation email to the EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW document).
We highly recommend that participants join the live online sessions. It is an opportunity to ask questions, participate in rich discussion, and learn from the experience of your program peers. Session recordings will not consistently be available, and as such, it is expected that participants engage live in the virtual sessions.
Live sessions will be delivered via WeChat and Zoom.
Prior to each virtual session, please ensure you are prepared with the following:
Additional, detailed instructions will be provided on Canvas. Babson staff will be online and available to assist you, and will identify themselves during each live online 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.
Course materials on Canvas will be available for six months following the completion of the program.
Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Babson accepts Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
Discounts on Babson Academy courses are available for the following:
Please email BabsonAcademy@babson.edu for more information and for discount codes before registering. In addition, please note that discounts cannot be combined.
Yes, we can customize a program to your company’s specific needs from our diverse certificate and courses portfolio. Please email BabsonAcademy@babson.edu for additional information.
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.
We do not offer translation in our programs. Although we do not require the TOEFL, all Babson Academy programs are taught in English, so it is a prerequisite that you speak, read, and write English proficiently.
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