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

Two Formats to Choose From

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Live Online

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Next Date

Jan 31-Mar 2, 2023

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Duration/​Time Commitment

4 Weeks

Future Dates: 

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In Person

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Next Date

April 24-28, 2023

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Duration/​Time Commitment

5 Days

Future Dates

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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

January 31 - March 2, 2023 
Registration closes January 18, 2023

This four-week Live 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:
    • January 31, February 1 & 2, 2023, 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. ET
    • February 28, March 1 & 2, 2023, 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. ET
  • Two asynchronous learning modules to be completed:
    • February 3 - February 27, 2023
  • 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

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Andrew Corbett

Paul T. Babson Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies

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 ReviewThe Journal of Management Studies, and many others.

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Phillip Kim

Lewis Family Distinguished Professor in Social Innovation

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

Wendy Murphy

Professor

Highly regarded Professor Wendy Murphy’s research, training, and teaching focus 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

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 ReviewMIT/Sloan Management Review, and others. Prior to earning his Ph.D., Rollag was a product development manager at Procter & Gamble.

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Scott Taylor

Arthur M. Blank Endowed Chair for Values-Based Leadership

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

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?

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.

Office Hours: Defining and Developing Entrepreneurial Leadership

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.

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
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 rcrane@babson.edu 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 rcrane@babson.edu 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.

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 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.

Where can I find the schedule for the days and times of the live online sessions?
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).

Do I need to join the virtual sessions live? Will they be recorded?
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. However, we do understand that emergencies arise, so sessions will be recorded and made available upon request.

What technology do you use for the live online programs?

  • Canvas, Babson’s online learning portal—course calendar, readings, pre-work, faculty bios, presentations and post-session recordings 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 live online sessions?

  1. We recommend a computer/laptop with a webcam (built in or external camera) for optimal viewing, but you also may 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 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.

How long will I have access to the online materials?
Course materials on Canvas will be available for six 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?
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 rcrane@babson.edu for more information and for discount codes before registering. In addition, please note that discounts cannot be combined.

*Excludes Founder’s Finance

Do you offer online programs for large groups from the same company?
Yes, we can customize a program to your company’s specific needs from our diverse certificate and courses portfolio. Please contact Rachel Crane rcrane@babson.edu 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. 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.

Where can I find information for in-person programs?
Explore Babson Executive Education's full suite of in-person programs.

What is your cancellation policy for live 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 utilized within a one-year period
  • If requested eight to 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 seven 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

*Substitutions and transfers are subject to approval to ensure that participants and programs are suitable.

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