Learn & Grow

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.

Programs

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.

Workshops

MIT offers interactive, instructor-led workshops to learn and practice new skills, problem-solve, and build your MIT network.

Upcoming workshops

For your career
For managers

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.

 MIT Learning Center

Online Learning

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 resources
  • 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.

Learning Topics

Our Learning Topics offer articles, tools and resources on topics like managing change, designing meetings, and more. 

Consultations

Career development consultations

MIT provides comprehensive career development consulting to help you think about your career and development plan at MIT. Contact careerdevelopment@mit.edu to schedule an appointment or to learn more.

Organization development consulting

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.