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Babson Leadership Academy

The Babson Leadership Academy intentionally meets students where they are and 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 foster and develop educational, social and leadership opportunities in an engaging environment that produces dedicated ​leaders and active citizens at Babson and everywhere​. As such, the Babson Leadership Academy is an opportunity for students at all levels to experience leadership learning that will aid them at Babson and beyond. Built on the foundations of Emotional Intelligence and the concept of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action, students participating in the Babson Leadership Academy will develop their leadership skills by thinking, acting, reflecting and acting again through programs with purpose, learning and network behind them.

The Babson Leadership Academy has three main themes: learning (leadreship seminars), purpose (retreats), and network (social events).

Learning 
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. These seminars are presented a member of the Babson College community.
2016-2017 Leadership Seminars topic include:
  • 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
Purpose 
Offering an opportunity for our students to pause, relfect, 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
  • ​4U Retreat
  • Career 101
  • Posse​ Retreat (invitation only)
  • CWEL Retreat (invitation only)
  • Scholars Retreat (invitation only)
*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, Academic Services, the Alumni & Friends Network, and the Center for Career Development.

Networking 
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.