Arthur M. Blank School
The Blank School engages Babson community members and leads research to create entrepreneurial leaders.
Since October 2020, The One Hour Entrepreneurship Educator has provided actionable teaching tools, research-based insights, and peer-to-peer connections through free monthly webinars featuring Babson’s accomplished faculty members. We are in the process of building out our 2022 calendar, so be sure to check back for an updated schedule soon.
Want to look back on past webinars? The Archives section contains webinar recordings and additional resources to deepen your insights on each topic, so make sure to spend some time exploring it.
Since 1999, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) has carried out survey-based research on entrepreneurship ecosystems around the world, and educators can use this data to enhance their teaching. In this webinar, Babson faculty members Donna Kelly and Mahdi Majbouri provide actionable insights on how GEM data can be leveraged to reinforce learning and engage students. Learn how GEM data can help students eliminate assumptions and develop a more holistic view of global entrepreneurship.
Data analytics have transformed many industries, and the potential to use data to improve practices in entrepreneurship education is significant. Join Babson Assistant Professor Nada Hashmi as she provides practical examples, like measuring the impact of COVID-19 on businesses, and discusses impactful approaches to problem solving with data. She will discuss specific analytics tools used at Babson, including SQL, tableau, Python, Jupyter, and Azure, along with best practices for their use.
Entrepreneurial success starts with an entrepreneurial mindset, which helps students act and learn in an iterative manner. As educators, fostering this mindset remains one of our biggest goals. In this session, Babson College Associate Professor Matt Allen shared his emerging research on how neuroscience can inform the development of curriculum and action-based teaching methods to make the biggest impact possible on students.
Is the current model of higher education sustainable? Scalable? Equitable? Accessible? Can a pivot to an entrepreneurial university address some of the most complex challenges in higher education? Senior leaders from Babson Collaborative member institutions shared their expertise and vision on how institutions must adapt to address issues of scale, access, relevance, and impact. Topics explored included life-long and virtual learning, entrepreneurship as a life skill, and expanding the definition and role of higher education ecosystems.
In the classroom, highly-effective games and simulations don't have to be expensive, complicated, computer-based learning experiences. In fact, you can turn most any learning objective into a simple game or simulation, and often the simple ones are the best. Babson Professor has created A Guide to Designing Games and Simulations to Amplify Learning to help empower the creation of games and simulations to amplify entrepreneurial learning.
Covid-19 has disrupted an entire generation’s educational opportunities. With 94% of youth out of school at some part of the pandemic and a third without access to online learning (UNICEF, 2021), this disrupted generation has experienced changes in how they live, learn, and engage with peers and adults.
To help our youth build a more equitable post-pandemic world, equal access to quality education is key, as outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Global Goals (Global Goals). The world needs more entrepreneurial leaders who see obstacles as opportunities, are strong and collaborative communicators, and have the agency to be changemakers. To support this, Dr. Beth Goldstein, Director of the Babson Youth Impact Lab, designed a playbook with seven rules to educate entrepreneurial leaders.
Recent evidence suggests healthcare is not simply a context, but exhibits factors including high intangibility, complexity, and uncertainty that leads to asymmetry in knowledge between providers, investors, entrepreneurs, patients, and communities. How can educators make healthcare entrepreneurs more aware of this asymmetry and help them better communicate across these stakeholders? Download Babson Associate Professor Wiljeana Glover's Advancing Healthcare Entrepreneurship in the Classroom tip sheet.
Babson College Professor Heidi Neck uses five practices of entrepreneurship education to build her students’ entrepreneurial mindset: creation, empathy, experimentation, reflection, and play. Though the first four are easily understood in the context of entrepreneurship education, the practice of play remains a source of mystery and skepticism.
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Babson Associate Professor Erik Noyes will present on human-centered design in entrepreneurship education and the work of the Weissman Foundry, an open-door design studio and a transdisciplinary, innovative collaboration between Babson, the Olin College of Engineering, and Wellesley College.
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Entrepreneurship students need fundamental knowledge in what they often consider uninteresting subject matter areas, such as law, accounting, finance, and sales. To make these topics exciting and accessible, educators can leverage inspiring stories from exciting contexts. Read an except from Babson College Associate Professor Adam Sulkowski's new book, "Extreme Entrepreneurship," and explore various ways these stories can be shared and discussed with your students.
Are cases, experiential activities, or a combination of both best for developing entrepreneurs? In this webinar, Babson College Professor Jeff Shay shares his “course design with purpose” approach that strategically combines cases, experiential activities, and assignments to develop the requisite knowledge and skills on which future entrepreneurs can draw.
In this webinar, Babson College Professor Sinan Erzurumlu explores the elusive concept of sustainability for entrepreneurial leaders and explains the mindset, roles, and responsibilities of leaders in creating sustainable impact at scale within the context of various organizations as well as the essential approaches to preparing students with the knowledge and skills to advance sustainability in the workplace.
What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? Why do some see “who they are” as their businesses, while others view their organizations as separate entities? In this webinar, Babson College Assistant Professor Eliana Crosina discusses how identity in entrepreneurship can influence how people build and run their businesses, how they manage their fluid careers, including how they cope and respond to setbacks. Educators who understand, and know how to engage, with their students’ identities can help them prepare for the challenges they will likely encounter in their entrepreneurial endeavors.
Babson College Professor Elizabeth Swanson introduces educators to entrepreneurial activity from the margins, from those for whom it is quite literally the difference between life and premature death. We will provide models for teaching about entrepreneurship as survival and entrepreneurs as survivors. Cases focusing on entrepreneurship education and livelihood solutions designed for survivors of human trafficking and incarceration will be presented, and blueprints for experiential, partnership-based learning modules with those populations provided.
How should you teach a subject that carries a social stigma and often is treated with contempt? We might have cracked the code: welcome to entrepreneurial sales education at Babson College. Associate Professor Vincent Onyemah explores ways to shift students’ preconceptions about a subject, moving them from a disdain for sales to a mindset of appreciation and enthusiasm, while providing them with a key skill set for entrepreneurial success.
Professor Andrew Zacharakis led a discussion of how to pursue an idea as an iterative process, combining the creation and prediction aspects of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®, Babson's academic methodology. Attendees learned to identify low-cost means of testing if an idea has commercial viability, gather feedback, and reshape the opportunity to take on the next, larger test. They also used the opportunity checklist tool to identify critical assumptions and develop testable hypotheses.
Social and economic disruption demands diverse, entrepreneurial thinking to propel society forward. Assistant Professor Angela Randolph offers advice on how to make entrepreneurship courses more inclusive of gender, race, and social class. These different social expectations can impact entrepreneurship, culture, and leadership. Learn how teaching entrepreneurship in a more inclusive manner helps entrepreneurs push boundaries in authentic and empowering ways.
The capability to innovate is a key job skill today. Since COVID-19 hit the world, we have all experienced changes in the way we work. Digitization has restructured work flows, and entire process and value chains, and collaborative workplace cultures have ushered in new ways of coordinating tasks and working together. Professor Sebastian Fixson explores how these forces shape the nature of work, and the consequences for individuals, teams, and organizations.
There's no silver bullet to give you the voice of James Earl Jones or Helen Mirren, but that doesn't mean you are out of options. Assistant Professor Beth Wynstra leads a series of exercises to help you experiment with vocal elements like pitch, tone, volume, and rate, and connect these elements to teaching goals and intent. Leave this webinar with strategies to continue refining your voice to deliver course content in compelling and memorable ways.
Innovation as a discipline did not exist 20 years ago but today's employers and executives expect our students to be creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative. The emergence and growth of this meta-discipline that cuts across multiple disciplines is a new phenomenon. Faculty must create new or reimagine their existing innovation curricula. Professor Jay Rao addresses the exciting discipline of innovation and how to create new curricula and teaching methods for a wide array of audiences.
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One of the most difficult challenges faced by entrepreneurship scholars is to navigate the process to publishing their work. This process includes many challenges, including framing and writing the paper, preparing the manuscript, revising and seeking feedback on the manuscript, identifying the journal outlet, submitting and managing the review process. Expert research authors, Professor Candida Brush and Professor William Gartner, address those challenges and provide three tips that are helpful in managing the process. They also provide an overview of the Babson Fellows Program for Entrepreneurship Researchers. Program dates for 2021 to come.