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WE’RE ALL LEARNING.
WE’RE ALL BABSON.

Babson is a learning environment. It’s at the heart of everything we do. We have a ferocious appetite for new ideas, a constant wish to engage with new thinking and to explore new avenues in learning, education, and business.

In the same way that we support our students to learn and develop, we support and invest in our employees, too. It’s key to our success. As a world-class college, we need our people to set the tempo, becoming the learning pioneers who seek out new approaches, advocate continuous learning, and lead by example when it comes to owning and driving personal development.

Continuous Learning is one of Babson’s six core competencies, so we place great importance on the ongoing development of our employees. The College’s continuous learning objective is to provide opportunities that enhance near-term job performance, employee engagement, and achievement of career goals; and the Organizational Learning and Development department provides a variety of services to promote employees’ personal and professional growth. Employees and supervisors are encouraged to take an active role in identifying and pursuing opportunities on and off campus to sustain continued learning.

In addition to offering a variety of skills training workshops for employees at all levels, Babson also highlights its commitment to continuous learning through our semiannual Community Learning Day which represents a unique design and approach to workplace learning by giving all Babson College faculty and staff the opportunity to invest in professional and personal development and connect, grow, and give back to the community.

Continuous Learning generally refers to workshops or seminars offered to teach specific skills or knowledge, or opportunities that allow employees to develop personally.

Organizational Development refers to a systematic approach to improving individual, group and/or organizational effectiveness.

For a listing of continuous learning opportunities, visit the Babson Calendar. ​​​​​​​​​​​

Monday, May 2, 2016

  • Wellness - Adult Cross Training (A.C.T)
    Wellness - Adult Cross Training (A.C.T) Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center
    Join Babson&rsquo;s own Head Strength and Conditioning Coach&nbsp; for a training program which will heighten mental and physical fortitude through flexibility, balance, coordination, conditioning, strength, power and agility drills, exercises and routines.<br />
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  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center
  • Wellness - Yoga
    Wellness - Yoga Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center - Chandor Dance Studio
    Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual exercise that has been known to increase flexibility, strengthen muscles and provide relaxation. Join Dawn George as she takes you through a series of slow yoga poses to help you relax and unwind from the stress of the day. This class is perfect for all fitness levels and no experience is necessary.
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  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center - Chandor Dance Studio

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

  • Wellness - Beginner/Intermediate Boot Camp
    Wellness - Beginner/Intermediate Boot Camp Full Details [X]
    6:30 AM - 7:20 AM
    Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center
    <p>Boot Camp is a 50 minute, two day a week program designed to improve your cardio endurance, build strength and induce weight loss.&nbsp; The personalized approach to group exercise makes the class fun and motivating in pursuit of results and your personal goals.&nbsp; Instructor Craig Paris uses a variety of body weight exercises, resistance bands, agility drills, running, and plyometric training to activate multiple muscle groups and burn the maximum amount of calories during class.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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  • 6:30 AM - 7:20 AM
  • | Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center
  • Wellness - Come as You Are Tai Chi
    Wellness - Come as You Are Tai Chi Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    Babson Campus - Glavin Family Chapel
    <span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Cambria',serif;">Tai Chi is a gentle exercise for body and mind.&nbsp; With its roots in Chinese martial arts and traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi uses slow and gentle movements to build your balance, strength, flexibility and focus.&nbsp; No matter your age or physical condition, you can practice Tai Chi.&nbsp; Scientific studies support the effectiveness of Tai Chi in improving the lives of people with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, and osteoporosis.&nbsp; Most of all, Tai Chi is relaxing and fun.&nbsp; So come as you are, in comfortable clothes, with flat-soled shoes.&nbsp; You will learn the basic principles of Tai Chi as well as exercises and a short form you will be able to practice on your own.&nbsp; The course will be taught by faculty member Carolyn Hotchkiss, who has studied Yang and Sun style Tai Chi for five years, and is certified to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis.&nbsp;</span>
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  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Glavin Family Chapel
  • Wellness - Zumba
    Wellness - Zumba Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center - Chandor Dance Studio
    <span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Cambria',serif;">The Zumba&reg; program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Originally created by Alberto &ldquo;Beto&rdquo; Perez in Columbia, Zumba&reg; is a Latin inspired dance fitness class that combines interval training sessions with fast and slow rhythms to sculpt and tone your body while burning fat.&nbsp; Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, and to get hooked.&nbsp; Zumba&reg; fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in&nbsp;every&nbsp;calorie-burning, body-energizing class.&nbsp; This class is perfect for all fitness levels and no dance experience is necessary!</span>
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  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center - Chandor Dance Studio

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

  • Wellness - Power Yoga
    Wellness - Power Yoga Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center - Chandor Dance Studio
    Power vinyasa yoga builds physical and mental strength and flexibility. Find your mind body connection as you link breath to movement in a fast-paced, energizing class taught by Lindsey Athanasiou, National Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT 200). This class is accessible to most levels of fitness. Prior experience with yoga is recommended but not required.<br />
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  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center - Chandor Dance Studio
  • Wellness - Runners Training Series
    Wellness - Runners Training Series Full Details [X]
    12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
    Babson Campus
    Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center
    <p>Would you like to take your running to the next level?<br /> <br /> This 8-week training series is designed specifically to meet the needs of runners. The goal of the series is to enhance each participant&rsquo;s running efficiency, strength and speed. All levels of runners are welcome. Each participant will work from their individual fitness level. The workouts will be tailored to meet the needs and fitness abilities of the participants.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> Workouts will begin with a short warm-up run, and then will vary in content. Examples of workout content includes: speed work, hill work and strength and endurance exercises specific to a runner&rsquo;s needs.</p>
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  • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
  • | Multiple Locations
  • HBDI Debrief
    HBDI Debrief Full Details [X]
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Babson Campus - Nichols Hall
    This Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) debrief can be attended as part of the What Makes You Thrive program, or if you are taking the HBDI as a one-off apart from a group session. You must complete the assessment prior to this date in order to attend.
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  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Nichols Hall

Thursday, May 5, 2016

  • Wellness - Beginner/Intermediate Boot Camp
    Wellness - Beginner/Intermediate Boot Camp Full Details [X]
    6:30 AM - 7:20 AM
    Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center
    <p>Boot Camp is a 50 minute, two day a week program designed to improve your cardio endurance, build strength and induce weight loss.&nbsp; The personalized approach to group exercise makes the class fun and motivating in pursuit of results and your personal goals.&nbsp; Instructor Craig Paris uses a variety of body weight exercises, resistance bands, agility drills, running, and plyometric training to activate multiple muscle groups and burn the maximum amount of calories during class.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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  • 6:30 AM - 7:20 AM
  • | Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center
  • Wellness - Zumba Toning
    Wellness - Zumba Toning Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center - Chandor Dance Studio
    <span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Cambria',serif;">Zumba&reg;Toning - For those who want to party, but put extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles!&nbsp; It works by utilizing the challenge of adding resistance by using Zumba&reg;Toning Sticks or light weights, which helps you focus on specific muscle groups, so you (and your muscles) stay engaged!&nbsp; By using lightweight maraca-like toning sticks or light weights, Zumba Toning enhances sense of rhythm and coordination, while toning target zones, including arms, core and lower body.</span>
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  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center - Chandor Dance Studio

Friday, May 6, 2016

  • Wellness - Friday Meditation
    Wellness - Friday Meditation Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Babson Campus - Glavin Family Chapel
    <span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Cambria',serif;">This weekly meditation class will be led by Babson&rsquo;s Meditation Instructor, Chris Scheller, who will guide participants through a variety of accessible, secular meditation techniques adapted from the Buddhist tradition. These simple and direct practices cultivate relaxation, mindfulness, and basic wellbeing. By relaxing tension and opening to our sensory experience through these techniques, participants will learn new means of working with stress, difficult emotions, physical discomfort, and the challenges we encounter in our lives. This class is suitable for any experience level.</span>
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  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Glavin Family Chapel
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    A Midsummer Night's Dream Full Details [X]
    7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts - Carling-Sorenson Theater
    <span style="font-size: 14px; font-family: Arial;">Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company &nbsp;<br /> Public performances: Friday, May 6, 7:30 P.M. and Saturday, May 7, 3:00 P.M.<br /> $20 for Babson, Olin, and Wellesley students, faculty, and staff&nbsp;<br /> <br /> What fools these mortals be.&nbsp;In the city of Athens, growing up means fitting in with the traditions of how people &ldquo;should&rdquo; and &ldquo;must&rdquo; feel. In the face of these expectations, four young people flee to the woods in search of something freer. In the shadows there, they discover that transformation awaits for those who dare to leave the beaten path.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Featuring CSC2, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company&rsquo;s acting company for early career actors.<br /> </span><br /> <span style="font-size: 14px; font-family: Arial;"><a href="https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/953816">Click here to purchase tickets</a></span><br /> <br /> <div>&nbsp;</div>
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  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts - Carling-Sorenson Theater

Saturday, May 7, 2016

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    A Midsummer Night's Dream Full Details [X]
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts - Carling-Sorenson Theater
    <span style="font-size: 14px; font-family: Arial;">Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company &nbsp;<br /> Public performances: Friday, May 6, 7:30 P.M. and Saturday, May 7, 3:00 P.M.<br /> $20 for Babson, Olin, and Wellesley students, faculty, and staff&nbsp;<br /> <br /> What fools these mortals be.&nbsp;In the city of Athens, growing up means fitting in with the traditions of how people &ldquo;should&rdquo; and &ldquo;must&rdquo; feel. In the face of these expectations, four young people flee to the woods in search of something freer. In the shadows there, they discover that transformation awaits for those who dare to leave the beaten path.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Featuring CSC2, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company&rsquo;s acting company for early career actors.<br /> </span><br /> <span style="font-size: 14px; font-family: Arial;"><a href="https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/953816">Click here to purchase tickets</a></span><br /> <br /> <div>&nbsp;</div>
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  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Sorenson Center for the Arts - Carling-Sorenson Theater

Monday, May 9, 2016

  • Wellness - Yoga
    Wellness - Yoga Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center - Chandor Dance Studio
    Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual exercise that has been known to increase flexibility, strengthen muscles and provide relaxation. Join Dawn George as she takes you through a series of slow yoga poses to help you relax and unwind from the stress of the day. This class is perfect for all fitness levels and no experience is necessary.
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  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center - Chandor Dance Studio

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

  • Wellness - Beginner/Intermediate Boot Camp
    Wellness - Beginner/Intermediate Boot Camp Full Details [X]
    6:30 AM - 7:20 AM
    Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center
    <p>Boot Camp is a 50 minute, two day a week program designed to improve your cardio endurance, build strength and induce weight loss.&nbsp; The personalized approach to group exercise makes the class fun and motivating in pursuit of results and your personal goals.&nbsp; Instructor Craig Paris uses a variety of body weight exercises, resistance bands, agility drills, running, and plyometric training to activate multiple muscle groups and burn the maximum amount of calories during class.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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  • 6:30 AM - 7:20 AM
  • | Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center
  • Wellness - Come as You Are Tai Chi
    Wellness - Come as You Are Tai Chi Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    Babson Campus - Glavin Family Chapel
    <span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Cambria',serif;">Tai Chi is a gentle exercise for body and mind.&nbsp; With its roots in Chinese martial arts and traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi uses slow and gentle movements to build your balance, strength, flexibility and focus.&nbsp; No matter your age or physical condition, you can practice Tai Chi.&nbsp; Scientific studies support the effectiveness of Tai Chi in improving the lives of people with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, and osteoporosis.&nbsp; Most of all, Tai Chi is relaxing and fun.&nbsp; So come as you are, in comfortable clothes, with flat-soled shoes.&nbsp; You will learn the basic principles of Tai Chi as well as exercises and a short form you will be able to practice on your own.&nbsp; The course will be taught by faculty member Carolyn Hotchkiss, who has studied Yang and Sun style Tai Chi for five years, and is certified to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis.&nbsp;</span>
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  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Glavin Family Chapel
  • Wellness - Zumba
    Wellness - Zumba Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center - Chandor Dance Studio
    <span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Cambria',serif;">The Zumba&reg; program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Originally created by Alberto &ldquo;Beto&rdquo; Perez in Columbia, Zumba&reg; is a Latin inspired dance fitness class that combines interval training sessions with fast and slow rhythms to sculpt and tone your body while burning fat.&nbsp; Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, and to get hooked.&nbsp; Zumba&reg; fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in&nbsp;every&nbsp;calorie-burning, body-energizing class.&nbsp; This class is perfect for all fitness levels and no dance experience is necessary!</span>
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  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center - Chandor Dance Studio

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

  • Wellness - Power Yoga
    Wellness - Power Yoga Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center - Chandor Dance Studio
    Power vinyasa yoga builds physical and mental strength and flexibility. Find your mind body connection as you link breath to movement in a fast-paced, energizing class taught by Lindsey Athanasiou, National Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT 200). This class is accessible to most levels of fitness. Prior experience with yoga is recommended but not required.<br />
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  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center - Chandor Dance Studio

Thursday, May 12, 2016

  • Wellness - Beginner/Intermediate Boot Camp
    Wellness - Beginner/Intermediate Boot Camp Full Details [X]
    6:30 AM - 7:20 AM
    Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center
    <p>Boot Camp is a 50 minute, two day a week program designed to improve your cardio endurance, build strength and induce weight loss.&nbsp; The personalized approach to group exercise makes the class fun and motivating in pursuit of results and your personal goals.&nbsp; Instructor Craig Paris uses a variety of body weight exercises, resistance bands, agility drills, running, and plyometric training to activate multiple muscle groups and burn the maximum amount of calories during class.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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  • 6:30 AM - 7:20 AM
  • | Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center
  • Wellness - Healthy Kitchen Gadgets
    Wellness - Healthy Kitchen Gadgets Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Babson Campus - Reynolds Campus Center - Dining Room
    <p>This seminar will focus on all of those kitchen gadgets that are gathering dust in our pantries and shoved in the back of the utensil drawer. Preparing our own meals and snacks is a definitive way to get healthier fast. Kitchen gadgets are excellent helpers in the kitchen to make food prep easier and more fun. Demos will be given and attendees will be allowed to nibble on some tasty treats prepared by the gadgets! <br /> <br /> Instructor Julianne McLaughlin is a Certified Weight Loss and Nutrition Counselor, a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Spin Instructor.&nbsp; Find out more about Julianne and Whole New U at www.wholenewu.org</p>
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  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Reynolds Campus Center - Dining Room
  • Wellness - Zumba Toning
    Wellness - Zumba Toning Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center - Chandor Dance Studio
    <span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Cambria',serif;">Zumba&reg;Toning - For those who want to party, but put extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles!&nbsp; It works by utilizing the challenge of adding resistance by using Zumba&reg;Toning Sticks or light weights, which helps you focus on specific muscle groups, so you (and your muscles) stay engaged!&nbsp; By using lightweight maraca-like toning sticks or light weights, Zumba Toning enhances sense of rhythm and coordination, while toning target zones, including arms, core and lower body.</span>
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  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Webster Athletic Center - Chandor Dance Studio

Friday, May 13, 2016

  • Wellness - Friday Meditation
    Wellness - Friday Meditation Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Babson Campus - Glavin Family Chapel
    <span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Cambria',serif;">This weekly meditation class will be led by Babson&rsquo;s Meditation Instructor, Chris Scheller, who will guide participants through a variety of accessible, secular meditation techniques adapted from the Buddhist tradition. These simple and direct practices cultivate relaxation, mindfulness, and basic wellbeing. By relaxing tension and opening to our sensory experience through these techniques, participants will learn new means of working with stress, difficult emotions, physical discomfort, and the challenges we encounter in our lives. This class is suitable for any experience level.</span>
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  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • | Babson Campus - Glavin Family Chapel

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

  • The Benefits of Mindfulness - KGA Webinar
    The Benefits of Mindfulness - KGA Webinar Full Details [X]
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    <span style="background: white; color: #505050; font-size: 11pt;"><em>Presented by Dr. Delvina Miremadi</em></span><span style="color: #505050; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 11pt;"><br /> <span style="background: white;">Lots of us would like to be more mindful, and live a more balanced life, but we don't know where to begin. During this session you will earn a few practical techniques, like breathing and meditation exercises, that you can employ at any time (and in just a few minutes!) to get yourself into a more mindful state. A regular mindfulness practice can help you feel better, reduce your stress, and enjoy life more.</span><br /> <em><span style="background: white;">Join us on Tuesday, May 17<sup>th</sup></span></em><br /> </span><span style="font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;"><a href="https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/683106053517683714" target="_blank"><span style="background: white; color: #0000ff; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif;">Register for the 12pm (Eastern) session here</span></a></span>
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  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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