MIT values learning and growth both professionally and personally.
Find opportunities and resources to learn, discover, and chart your career at MIT. We offer in-person programs, workshops, and online learning resources available to you at no cost.
MIT offers high-impact, cohort-based development programs to learn new skills, gain new insights, practice new approaches, and build a network of peers.
- Managing for Excellence: Develops experienced managers’ strengths in managing individuals and groups at MIT.
- Essentials of Managing: Prepares new managers and managers new to MIT for their core responsibilities in managing people at MIT.
- MIT Administrative Assistants Program (MITAAP): Provides administrative assistants the opportunity to develop core skills and knowledge relevant to their growth and success.
- Leader to Leader (L2L): Builds MIT’s internal leadership through this nationally recognized program. MIT employees who are in positions to lead or influence people are encouraged to apply.
- The Susan Vogt Leadership Fellows Program, sponsored by the Boston Consortium for Higher Education, is a management and leadership development program designed to foster collaboration and camaraderie in the next generation of leaders in higher education.
- The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program for MIT Facilities Department Employees on campus helps employees who are not native English speakers improve their English communication skills and advance their careers.
MIT offers interactive, instructor-led workshops to learn and practice new skills, problem-solve, and build your MIT network.
- Preparing and Delivering Presentations (November 28 & December 5)
- Standing Up Instead of Standing By (November 29)
- Micro-messages (January 8)
- Active Listening (January 17)
- Performance Development: Employee’s Role (January 23)
- Making Your Presentations Accessible (January 23)
- Inclusive Practices for All Genders (January 30)
- Intercultural Communication (January 31)
- Goal Setting (February 5 and February 27)
For your career
- Connect at MIT: Creating a LinkedIn Profile (January 9)
- Connect at MIT: Networking with LinkedIn (January 17)
- Writing a Great Resume & Cover-Letter (January 30)
- Career Development: Assess Your Skills (February 6)
- Managing with Situational Leadership (November 28 & January 29)
- Managing Conflict In the Workplace (December 4 & January 16)
- The Hiring Process at MIT: Interviewing Skills (December 11)
- Delegation Skills for Managers (January 10)
- Coaching Skills for Managers - January 15 & 22 (two parts)
- Performance Development: Manager’s Role (January 24)
Look for more workshops to be posted here in the spring. In the meantime, to receive a direct email once specific workshops become available, please select “Notify Me” for courses of interest through the MIT Learning Center.
Expand your knowledge and skills through a variety of self-directed, just-in-time learning, tools and resources. To see our full range of offerings, visit the MIT Learning Center and go to the Course Catalog.
Online learning bundles
Sample learning bundles
- Coaching Skills for Managers
- Communicating with Influence
- Delegating for Success
- Developing Your Personal Brand
- Exploring Mentoring for Mentor & Mentee
- Giving Presentations with Confidence
- Making Meetings Work at MIT
- Managing Diversity & Inclusion
- Project Management
- Conflict Management Fundamentals
See more learning bundles in the MIT Learning Center.
- EdX: Choose from over 1,300 courses from the world’s leading universities.
- GlobeSmart: Improve your cultural communication skills and build partnerships at MIT and beyond.
- Lynda.com: Access web-based learning at a time that works for you.
- Skillsoft: Access courses, books and videos tailored for the MIT community.
- MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) - Expand your learning through access to MIT course materials and audio/video lectures
Administrative Officer/Financial Officer (AO/FO) Learning Resource
Provides online access to an array of courses and resources designed to develop the skills and competencies important to carrying out financial and administrative oversight at MIT.
Our Learning Topics offer articles, tools and resources on topics like managing change, designing meetings, and more.
MIT provides organization development consulting to support MIT’s Departments, Labs and Centers in planning strategically, managing change, building bench strength, creating an inclusive culture, and enhancing team and organizational effectiveness.