Learn & Grow

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

Virtual Workshops

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

Special Event: The Secret to Reaching Your Biggest Goals

In this one-hour webinar on January 31 at 1pm, Minda Zetlin, author of Career Self Care: Finding Your Happiness, Success, and Fulfillment at Work will take you through a series of exercises to help you visualize your dream career and then identify practical steps you can take right now to start moving toward those goals. Learn more and register here.

Search Inside Yourself Program

The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Program teaches emotional intelligence skills that lead to sustained peak performance, strong collaboration, and effective leadership. 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. Learn more with a 90-minute Keynote Session, or register for the full 12-hour course.

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.

Creating a culture of respect

MIT has prioritized creating a culture of respect, inclusion, and collaboration, and many offices and staff are immersed in that effort. Learn how you can contribute.

New: Guide for Developing a Mentoring Program in Your DLC

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, or Center (DLC). 

Find more workshops and programs

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

 MIT Learning Center


Career Development

Virtual workshops

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.


Management Development

Virtual workshops for MIT managers

More for 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. Applications for the 2023 program are open now through September 30. Learn more and apply.

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.

Each session will cover topics that are trending with MIT managers.

Upcoming topics:

  • Transforming our workplace using staff recognition – December 9
  • Implementing MIT's values in your organization – January 13

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.

Resources

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.

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.

Explore the new Talent Planning Resources page to learn ways to anticipate your future business and staffing needs and prepare to meet those needs with your existing employees.


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.

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.


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.