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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
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 Oct 12.
Four live, 90-minute, online sessions:
- Thursdays, Oct 26, Nov 2, 9 & 16 at 9-10:30 a.m. Eastern Time
- Note the Eastern Time Zone in the U.S.A. changes to Standard Time on Nov 5; your region may change on a different date, if at all; if needed, please use this Time Zone Converter to determine your local time for each session date
- 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
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.
Vanessa Druskat is an associate professor of organizational behavior at the Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire. An internationally recognized expert on the role of emotion and emotional intelligence in effective leadership, she is an award-winning teacher and researcher who has authored more than three dozen research articles.
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.
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.
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?
- 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
- Internet connection or cell hotspot
- Operating system: Windows: 7, 8.1, or 10; Apple: OS 10.9 or higher
- 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.)
- 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 Tammy Gage at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Tammy Gage (email@example.com) 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.