Babson Leadership Academy

The Babson Leadership Academy creates experiences that allow students to develop and live as entrepreneurial leaders.

The Babson Leadership Academy is committed to Student Activities and Leadership’s mission to help students make meaning of their Babson experience. Built on the foundation of Emotional Intelligence and the concept of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action, students will develop their leadership skills by thinking, acting, and reflecting.

The Babson Leadership Academy has three components: learning (leadership seminars), purpose (retreats), and networking (social events).


Our Leadership Seminars are a series of workshops that are tailored to provide students (no matter their class year or involvement level) with skills that are needed to be successful in and out of the classroom.

Past Leadership Seminars topic included:

  • How to be Confident, Comfortable and Successful in New Situations
  • Decision Making
  • Gratitude and Self Compassion
  • Resonant Leadership
  • The Importance of Communication
  • Diversity and Inclusion


Offering an opportunity for our students to pause, reflect, and make meaning of their experiences is an important component of the Entrepreneurial Thought and Action cycle. There are many reflection events and retreats* where students can practice these skills:

  • First Year Senior Retreat
  • SHED Retreat
  • ​4U Retreat
  • Career 101
  • Posse​ Retreat (invitation only)
  • CWEL Retreat (invitation only)
  • Scholars Retreat (invitation only)


We focus on providing students with experiences that focus on how to interact with others they may not know, trying new things, and pushing themselves slightly outside of their comfort zone. We offer these opportunities through our Mystery Bus trips, community service events, and alumni/student dinners.


*Student Activities and Leadership partners with many departments across campus to ensure that we offer a chance for reflection as a part of our program, without creating duplicative experiences. Campus partners include the Office of Faith and Service, Student Advising & Success, the Alumni & Friends Network, and the Center for Career Development.