Arthur M. Blank School
The Blank School engages Babson community members and leads research to create entrepreneurial leaders.
History shows that crises and economic downturns are fertile grounds for innovation strategy development and entrepreneurial leadership. Some of the greatest innovation management firms were born out of hardship or crisis. Entrepreneurial leaders within these organizations are resourceful, overcome daunting challenges, create something new, and thrive in the inevitable turnaround. In this Innovation Program for Growth Post-Crisis, learn to become an entrepreneurial leader who can take your team to the next level, no matter the circumstances.
Companies led by entrepreneurial leaders are positioned to step up and innovate in times of crisis. These innovators are skilled at navigating uncertainty, solving problems, and taking action.
In this entrepreneurship and innovation course learn the fundamental concepts, methods, and tools of innovation management and innovation strategy development.
October 6 - 20, 2022
3 Weeks; 3 Hours/Week
This innovation program is for senior leaders and managers who are in a position to impact innovation management initiatives at their company.
This 3 week online program includes:
The program includes live webinars, group discussion, and independent assignments. Materials such as case studies, articles, videos, and presentations will be used.
Increase your team’s impact by bringing a customized version of An Innovation Program for Growth Post-Crisis to your organization. Babson Executive Education custom programs are tailored to your unique needs.
Dr. Rao teaches numerous Babson Executive Education programs. His executive teaching and consulting is in the areas of innovation, implementation of innovation initiatives within firms, corporate entrepreneurship, and customer experience innovation. Dr. Rao also teaches two Babson MBA elective courses.
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.
At its heart, entrepreneurial leadership is about problem solving. Entrepreneurial leaders are on a constant mission to bust bureaucracy, all in the name of putting their customers first and enabling immediate customer service.
Jay Rao’s research has appeared in The Sloan Management Review, Journal of Innovation Management, The European Business Review, The European Financial Review, and others. He is the author of the book The Discipline and Culture of Innovation.
Entrepreneurial leaders are not just risk managers; they are ambidextrous and are experts at navigating uncertainty. They have a positive outlook about the future, as they are always trying to improve things.
In a crisis, we make fewer mistakes in the choice of the problem, and we do a much better job about picking solutions. Innovation and creativity love crises and constraints.
Entrepreneurial leaders are some of the fastest learners because they are among the best experimenters. They aren’t worried about being wrong, but will very quickly change directions when they are.
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?
What do I need to participate? How do I prepare for the live online sessions?
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:
Please email Rachel Crane at email@example.com 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 Rachel Crane firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
*Substitutions and transfers are subject to approval to ensure that participants and programs are suitable.