Learn & Grow

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

Learning Opportunities During COVID-19

With most employees working remotely and social distancing in place, can learning, career development, and professional growth continue? Absolutely! In fact, 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.

Virtual Workshops

Learn and practice new skills, problem-solve, and build your MIT network. 

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

 MIT Learning Center

Drop-In Sessions

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:

  • self-awareness
  • learning
  • applying what we learn

When: Every Friday from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Learn more.

Managing remotely drop-in sessions

Our drop-in sessions are on hiatus for July. Check back for updated manager-focused programs in August.

Online Learning

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 resources
  • 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.

Learning Topics

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

Virutal 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.

Manager and leader consultations

We offer individual consultation on how to lead an organization, manage a team, and engage staff who work remotely in addition to 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. 
  • Essentials of Managing: Prepares new managers and managers new to MIT for their core responsibilities in managing people at MIT. 
  • Sloan Coaching for Success: Provides people managers from across the Institute with coaching frameworks and tools that can adapted to their own individual leadership approach.
  • 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.