Leadership cannot be learned solely in a classroom; it must be witnessed and experienced. - Jim, DLI Director

The DLI believes in experiential learning, which is why it partners with organizations that exhibit organizational effectiveness and leadership. The DLI currently partners with seven local organizations that host DLI Fellowships, and most recently with Babson College to offer entrepreneurial education to BLS students. If your organization wants to partner with the DLI in training the next generation of leaders, please contact us. 

DLI Fellowship Host Organizations, 2014

  • Commonwealth Financial Network
    • Commonwealth Financial is the largest privately owned independent broker/dealer-RIA in the United States. 
  • Southworth Development
    • Southworth Development LLC is a privately held company specializing in the development of residential resort & hospitality-branded real estate communities. 
  • Puppet Showplace Theater
    • Puppet Showplace Theatre (PST) is a non-profit performing arts organization committed to excellence in puppetry for all audiences. 
  • Perkins School for the Blind
    • As the first school for the blind in the United States, Perkins provides education and services that build productive, meaningful lives for children and adults who are blind or deafblind, including those with additional disabilities.
  • The Skating Club of Boston
    • A founding member of U.S. Figure Skating dedicated to the advancement and pursuit of excellence in all U.S. Figure Skating disciplines.
  • From the Top
    • An independent, non-profit organization that celebrates the power of music in the hands of extraordinary young people by engaging them as leaders in national broadcasts and live concerts, distributed by National Public Radio (NPR).
  • metaLab @ Harvard
    • Research and teaching unit at Harvard University dedicated to exploring and expanding the frontiers of networked culture in the arts and humanities.

Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy (BELA) at Boston Latin School

Babson College has been the #1 ranked college/university for entrepreneurship for the past 20 years according to U.S. News & World Report. For over six years Babson College has been offering youth programs to
 grade school students around the world. In its pilot year in 2014, BELA welcomed Boston Latin School and four other top Boston area schools:

Approximately 15-30 students from each school participated in 20 hours of hands-on entrepreneurial education focused on entrepreneurial leadership and new venture creation. In teams, students developed new business ideas that could be acted upon NOW. Two student teams from each school participated in the Babson Boston Cup, a regional competition held in Boston’s Innovation District on May 10, 2014. Boston Latin School won the Boston Babson Cup, as well as the Environmental Award and Community Impact Award.