Learn & Grow

MIT values learning and growth both professionally and personally. See our opportunities to learn, discover, and chart your career at MIT. 

Upcoming Workshops

For managers

New: In Person Workshop Opportunities for New Managers
Are you a new manager, or looking to onboard a new manager onto your team? This spring we are offering our New Managers' Orientation and Your Role as a Manager workshops in person. Join us for either, or both! Register for New Managers' Orientation and Your Role as a Manager.

More workshops

Visit the MIT Learning Center to browse even more workshops and to sign up to be notified about upcoming courses.

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Search Inside Yourself Program

The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Program focuses on mindfulness and emotional intelligence skills, rooted in neuroscience, with an aim of improving engagement and well-being at home and at work. In addition, participants will learn new skills and practical applications to reduce stress, increase resilience, develop greater self-awareness, improve communication, build empathy, and lead with compassion. Explore the program with an SIY Keynote, or sign up for the full program!

If you want to explore bringing SIY to your organization, please email Ronnie Haas.

The MIT HR Center for WorkLife and WellBeing's Webinar Series

The MIT HR Center for WorkLife and WellBeing's Webinar Series provides research-based strategies and information to help you deal with a diverse array of work-life and wellbeing issues. Browse the full list of seminars.

More career resources

HR Talent Acquisition Update

Human Resources Talent Acquisition sends a bi-monthly update to current MIT staff to help them keep in touch with MIT career opportunities. If you are not currently receiving the update and would like to, subscribe (Touchstone required) using your MIT email address.

Podcast series on career journeys at the Institute

A career can have many different paths – and each one is unique. Listen as Michele King Harrington, Career Development Program Administrator in Human Resources, talks with six MIT employees about their career journeys at the Institute. Discover their helpful advice for your own career development planning. Find the podcasts here

Explore Administrative Assistant Career Paths

Administrative assistants, this new online course is designed to help you plan for your professional development and career growth at MIT. The guide introduces you to job families and job roles at the Institute and describes the job duties needed to be successful. As you explore the different job families at MIT, you will be able to reflect on your experiences and current skills, and identify skills that you would like to develop. Get started today!

Staff Career Connections Slack workspace

Join this Slack workspace to set up informational interviews with other members to learn more about their career experiences, job fields, positions, and departments at MIT. You will also find career development news and resources. Join the conversation today.

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.

More for managers

Hiring at MIT

Visit Hiring at MIT to learn best practices and find helpful tips on hiring, from ensuring bias-free job postings to creating requisitions, conducting diversity outreach, screening, interviewing, and onboarding. We also offer live, virtual workshops for hiring managers:

Leader to Leader (L2L)

The nationally recognized Leader to Leader (L2L) Program is a year-long cohort program that provides participants with dedicated time for reflection and self-discovery, theoretical and applied learning, and dialogue with fellow MIT leaders. Learn more.

New Managers' Orientation

Learn about helpful resources for managers, ask questions about managing at MIT, and expand your network. For all new MIT managers, including those who have had management experience elsewhere. Learn more and register here.

Monthly Managers' Roundtable

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.

Upcoming topics include building trusting relationships with direct reports, managing and leading change, and managing in a hybrid work environment. Learn more and register.

Resources

Curated resources for managers

See 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.

Developing yourself as a manager

Managing people effectively involves both dedicating sufficient time and energy to that responsibility and committing to developing your own skills. Chart your development as a manager using our resources.

Insights into Management

Thinking about becoming a manager? Insights into Management is a virtual training program that helps smooth the transition from individual contributor to management. Learn more and register.

Manager and leader consultations

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.

Talent planning

Explore our talent planning resources to learn ways to anticipate your future business and staffing needs and prepare to meet those needs with your existing employees.

Developing a mentoring program

This step-by-step mentoring program guide is for anyone at MIT with leadership support and the desire to establish a successful staff mentoring initiative in their Department, Lab, Center, or Institute (DLCI). 

The Susan Vogt Leadership Development Program

The Susan Vogt Leadership Development 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.

Online Learning on Your Time

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. See our learning bundles and self-paced workshops.

MIT Programs

MIT Management Executive Education Programs

Earn an Executive Certificate from MIT's Sloan School of Management by completing 4 short courses. MIT staff and spouses are eligible for a 15% discount with the code STAFF15 when registering with an mit.edu address. See a complete list of programs.

MIT Professional Education Programs

MIT Professional Education offers programs across a broad range of topic categories, levels of engagement, and time commitments. Eligible MIT employees may use their MIT Tuition Assistance Plan for online and on-campus courses.

Tuition assistance

MIT provides tuition assistance to help you build or improve the skills you need to develop your career at MIT. Learn more about Tuition Assistance.