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February 14, 2019

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

All Day 02-10 Cuba: Alumni Trip to Cuba (Multi-Day Event)

ALUMNI TRIP: CUBA'S SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
February 10-15, 2019 

Travel to Cuba with Babson College!

Highlights
  • Engage in dialogue with members of the National Union of Cuban Jurists (UNJC) and the secretary of the Cuban Society of International Law, Dorys Quintana, where you will learn about her time spent drafting legislation outlining the rights of employees, new entrepreneurial businesses and new foreign investment policies.
  • Interact with members of El Proyecto Paloma, a project dedicated to providing support and empowering victims of domestic abuse and transgender youth through dance, therapy, film, and other art.
    Visit Finca Yondra, an urban organic farm, to discuss urban farming cooperatives and tour the farm and medicinal gardens.
  • Stroll through the cobblestone streets of Havana, and visit the Felix Varela Cultural Center and a graphic arts workshop to engage with professors and students from the Cuba Emprende Project.
  • Enjoy a performance by the Habana Compas Dance Company at its headquarters and talk with some of the performers after the show.
  • Meet with representatives of EspacioCuba, a real estate agency which was established in 2012 after a law was passed allowing the sale and purchase of properties between Cuban residents.
  • Spend time in the eco-community of Las Terrazas, an estate and nature reserve, a little more than an hour south west of Havana.
  • Experience part of Havana’s nightlife at Fábrica de Arte Cubano, a warehouse turned gallery and performance venue.
  • Visit one of Havana’s tobacco factories for a tour, and meet with cigar experts and rollers to discuss the economic importance that tobacco has played in Cuban history.
Questions? Call us at 1-800-556-7896.

Registration Coming Soon.  
LEARN MORE about this trip and other Babson Alumni Travel Programs. 

6:30 AM - 7:20 AM Wellness - Beginner/Intermediate Boot Camp
Boot Camp is a 50 minute, two day a week program designed to improve your cardio endurance, build strength and induce weight loss.  The personalized approach to group exercise makes the class fun and motivating in pursuit of results and your personal goals.  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. 

Please note that anyone participating in any of the Be Well@Babson programs must sign a waiver before beginning any program or activity.  Classes may fill up and are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  All of the Be Well@Babson programs are limited to Babson staff and faculty only and there are no exceptions that can be made.
Babson Campus
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Wellness - Adult Cross Training (A.C.T)
Join Babson’s own Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for a training program which will heighten mental and physical fortitude through flexibility, balance, coordination, conditioning, strength, power and agility drills, exercises and routines.


Please note that anyone participating in any of the Be Well@Babson programs must sign a waiver before beginning any program or activity.  Classes may fill up and are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  All of the Be Well@Babson programs are limited to Babson staff and faculty only and there are no exceptions that can be made.
Babson Campus
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Wellness - Cardio BarreBLAST

A high energy, no impact fitness class that combines work at the ballet barre with light weights to give you a continuous fat burning class. Toning and resistance exercises for the glutes, legs, torso, and arms will sculpt your muscles and elongate the appearance of your body to get you the body you've ALWAYS wanted!  All levels welcome.


Please note that anyone participating in any of the Be Well@Babson programs must sign a waiver before beginning any program or activity.  Classes may fill up and are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  All of the Be Well@Babson programs are limited to Babson staff and faculty only and there are no exceptions that can be made.
Babson Campus
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Wellness - Meditation
This weekly meditation class will be led by Babson’s Meditation Instructor, Rick Landwehr, who will guide participants through a variety of accessible meditation techniques. 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.

Please note that anyone participating in any of the Be Well@Babson programs must sign a waiver before beginning any program or activity.  Classes may fill up and are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  All of the Be Well@Babson programs are limited to Babson staff and faculty only and there are no exceptions that can be made.
Babson Campus
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM INFLUENCE WITHOUT AUTHORITY

How do we get someone (that we don’t manage) to do something that we want them to do? Most of us have had this challenge, along with the frustration in attempting to make this happen.

Join your Babson colleagues and Professor Allan Cohen, co-author of the book “Influence Without Authority”, to explore effective ways to gain the commitment of others. This multiple meeting, book club experience includes topics such as; assessing situations, relationship building, getting buy-in, communication techniques, dealing with resistance, and finding win-win outcomes.

To make the learning real and relevant, participants will tackle challenging scenarios tied to book content.

Attendees: Open to all employees
Dates & Times: Four parts – Thursday Jan 31, Thursday Feb 7, Thursday Feb 14, Friday, Feb 22, all from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Learning Format: Self-review of book material, then group discussion
Facilitator: Allan Cohen, Author & Professor of Management, Babson College
Contact Person: Elizabeth Schirick, Director L&D, Babson HR eschirick@babson.edu or x4492

Babson Campus
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM Wellness - Adult Cross Training (A.C.T)
Join Babson’s own Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for a training program which will heighten mental and physical fortitude through flexibility, balance, coordination, conditioning, strength, power and agility drills, exercises and routines.


Please note that anyone participating in any of the Be Well@Babson programs must sign a waiver before beginning any program or activity.  Classes may fill up and are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  All of the Be Well@Babson programs are limited to Babson staff and faculty only and there are no exceptions that can be made.

Babson Campus
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Community Action Program: Harvard Square Meals

This nonprofit organization operates a community supper each Thursday evening. The mission is to provide a nutritious meal in a hospitable environment to anyone who needs a meal. Babson students will serve about 100 meals to those in need and help clean up afterwards.

Thursdays, 5:15-7:30 pm. Babson students will leave campus around 4:30 pm and return around 8:15 pm.

Student Manager: Thomas Smith
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Community Action Program: Boys and Girls Club
As part of Babson’s mission to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere, the BELA program strives to bring entrepreneurship where it's needed most - both globally and locally. Teaching the basics of ET&A™, Babson students educate members of the Boys and Girls club by breaking down concepts to a more digestible level for younger students.

This program leaves at 5pm, and returns at 8:30pm.

Managers: Jessica Jean-Baptiste and Gerald Smith

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