MIT values learning and growth both professionally and personally. See our opportunities to learn, discover, and chart your career at MIT.
This is an excellent time to explore the mix of tools and resources Human Resources provides to employees to support their professional development. See what interests you below and get started today.
Learn and practice new skills, problem-solve, and build your MIT network.
- Standing Up Instead of Standing By | January 12 or February 10
- Pivotal Conversations for Managers | January 13 and January 26 (both sessions are required)
- Making Your Meetings Work in Remote Settings | January 14
- Hiring at MIT: Conducting Interviews | January 14 or February 10
- Networking in Remote Settings | January 15
- Career Development: Interview Skills | January 19
- Managing Conflict in the Workplace | January 27
- Hiring at MIT: Bias-Free Practices | January 28 or February 17
- Networking Power Hour | January 29
- Career Development: Assess Your Skills | February 3
- Understand and Manage Emotions at Work | February 4
- Active Listening for Managers | February 5
- Time Management for the Remote Worker | February 9
- Engaging Through Questions | February 11
- Career Development: Resume and Cover Letter | February 24
- Managing Change and Transition | February 25
Visit the MIT Learning Center to browse more workshops and to sign up to be notified about upcoming courses.
New: See curated research-based management tips and tools from around the web, as well as content developed specifically for MIT managers to address the challenges in managing a remote team, engaging staff, cultivating change, and more. Stop by for a quick learning experience anytime.
For more structured experience, explore HR's Essentials of Managing course.
Virtual Essentials of Managing 2021
Essentials of Managing prepares MIT people managers for their core responsibilities in managing MIT employees and creating a respectful and inclusive work environment. While designed for new managers, and managers new to MIT, Essentials of Managing is also relevant for any managers of employees who want to establish a solid foundation of effective and inclusive management practices. Rolling admissions and flexible dates are now available.
Virtual Coaching for Success
The Coaching for Success program is designed specifically for people managers to enable them to be more effective as coaches. The program consists of five half-day virtual training sessions, and approximately two days of work outside of the classroom, for a total of a five-business day commitment over a three-month period.
Join your colleagues to expand your professional network, build community, and learn together.
Support staff learning check-ins
This weekly facilitated virtual check-in is intended as a learning resource network for the support staff community; it provides space for support staff to share and discuss what they are learning amid the COVID-19 situation. The focus will be on:
- applying what we learn
When: Every Friday from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Each month, join other MIT managers to:
- gain insight into practical approaches to address everyday management challenges;
- build and share management best practices with a peer network across MIT; and
- grow your peer manager network to support your professional and career development goals.
Each session will cover topics that are trending with MIT managers.
Take Advantage of the Tuition Assistance Plan
MIT provides tuition assistance to help you build or improve the skills you need to develop your career at MIT. Below are just a few examples of programs and courses for which you may be eligible to use your Tuition Assistance Plan benefit. Learn more about Tuition Assistance.
Please note that the Tuition Assistance Plan is a benefit for active employees only, not their spouses, who meet the Plan’s eligibility criteria. All courses/programs must meet certain criteria in order to qualify for reimbursement.
MIT Management Executive Education Programs
Bentley University Diversity & Inclusion Champion Certificate Program
Bentley University's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate Programs equip executives with the training and tools to create and nurture an inclusive organizational culture. Learn more about Bentley's offerings.
Ready when you are! Expand your knowledge through a variety of self-directed, just-in-time learning resources. Complete individual courses that help you build or improve your skills, or work toward a professional certificate or degree.
Online learning bundles
Remote work topics
- Best Practices for Remote Meetings
- Leading Remotely
- Transitioning to Working Remotely
- WorkLife & WellBeing COVID-19 Resources
More learning bundles
- Coaching Skills for Managers
- Communicating with Influence
- Conflict Management Fundamentals
- Delegating for Success
- Developing the Potential of Others
- Developing Your Personal Brand
- Exploring Mentoring for Mentor & Mentee
- Giving Presentations with Confidence
- Making Meetings Work at MIT
- Managing Diversity & Inclusion
- Managing HR Policies & Practices
- Project Management
- SMART Goal Setting
See more learning bundles in the MIT Learning Center.
- EdX: Choose from over 1,300 courses from the world’s leading universities. You can use your tuition assistance benefit to cover the cost of EdX certificates that can help you build your career at MIT.
- GlobeSmart: Improve your cultural communication skills and build partnerships at MIT and beyond.
- LinkedIn Learning: Access web-based learning at a time that works for you. (Formerly Lynda.com)
- MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) - Expand your learning through access to MIT course materials and audio/video lectures
Administrative Officer/Financial Officer (AO/FO) Learning Resource
See an array of courses and resources to help you develop the skills and competencies needed to carry out financial and administrative oversight at MIT.
Our Learning Topics offer articles, tools and resources on topics like managing change, designing meetings, and more.
We offer individual consultations on how to lead an organization, manage a team, engage staff who work remotely, and more. See our current consultation services.
MIT offers high-impact, cohort-based development programs to learn new skills, gain new insights, practice new approaches, and build a network of peers.
- 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 helps campus MIT Facilities employees who are not native English speakers improve their English communication skills and advance their careers.