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The United Nations Institute for Training and Research and Babson College announced the first edition of their Executive Certificate in Global Business Leadership, with courses starting February 2022.

Would you like to empower yourself with the skills to navigate a complex and ever-changing global economy? Passionate about your project(s) but unsure of where to start?  Together, Babson College and UNITAR designed a series of courses created exclusively for shaping an effective social entrepreneurial leader. Nowadays, the achievement of social causes does not simply hinge on the actions and decisions of governments alone, and there is a great need for civil society actors from all sectors to cooperate and tap into their respective skillset to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an ever-connected world. Social entrepreneurship is embedded in a world where business aspirations are linked to the achievement of important social causes, ranging from Human Rights, environmental sustainability and peace-making, which are all linked in the pursuit and implementation of the SDGs and the Agenda 2030.

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The Executive Certificate in Global Business Leadership addresses working professionals at all levels of seniority, government officials, civil servants, private sector entities, or any other individual who are motivated to learn and grow outside of traditional graduate degree programs. By attending the programme, participants will develop a critical comprehension of contemporary professional challenges and opportunities within a global context, and will acquire a well-rounded set of professional and personal leadership skills to drive their projects and advance their causes. UNITAR and Babson College launched a tailored package of modules to provide this skillset:

  • The Art of Negotiation;
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership Essentials;
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Coordination;
  • From Competence to Confidence: Develop your Personal Brand;
  • International Protocol and Business Etiquette;
  • Executive Leadership Programme: Owning your Leadership.

All six modules follow a practical “learning-by-doing” methodology, incorporating many case studies and simulations with many real-life examples provided by both the instructors and fellow participants.

As a part of a truly international cohort, participants will be guided to familiarize themselves with international environments. This programme empowers its students to establish a global and diverse network, crucial to any entrepreneurial endeavour. Participants will also have the chance to visit Geneva in the fall of 2022 and discover the heart of multilateral decision-making, along with the multicultural lifestyle that the city offers. Ultimately, the online certificate champions global thinking by providing its participants with a truly global and results-oriented mindset. UNITAR and Babson aspire to equip future entrepreneurial leaders with all the tools needed to become champions of societal improvement and sustainability in a fast-paced international economic landscape.

The programme will run from February 2022 to January 2023.

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Babson College is based in Massachusetts, United States, and specializes in entrepreneurship, empowering entrepreneurial leaders to create, grow and steward sustainable economic, and social values all over the world. Founded in 1919 by Roger Babson, Babson College today is adapting to the changing scene of entrepreneurship and preparing its students to the challenges in the globalised business world.

UNITAR was created in 1963 to train and equip young diplomats from newly-independent UN Member States with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate through the diplomatic environment. UNITAR provides innovative learning solutions to individuals, organizations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and support country-level action for shaping a better future.