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Leadeship at MIT
As President Hockfield stated in her inaugural address, "MIT is uniquely equipped, and obliged, to make a critical difference... to educate the leaders the world needs now."

Rather than classifying people as "leaders" or "nonleaders" and trying to develop individuals into leaders, MIT assumes that everyone can learn and grow in ways that make them more effective in the various contexts, roles within a group, and processes they take on in their lives. Each experience you engage in during your time at MIT is an opportunity to test skills, shape effectiveness, and enhance awareness about how you want to impact the world.

We have developed this website as the foundation for a Virtual Leadership Center, a one-stop-shop for dissemination of information about the wide inventory of offerings across MIT that provide leadership development opportunities for students.
Leadership Defined
Leader PhotoWhen using this website, please think of the term "leadership" in its broadest definition - beyond position, power, or privilege - and recognize that each of us has qualities that can be examined, practiced and developed including skills in: problem-solving, creativity, big-picture thinking, ability to connect people and ideas, ability to influence others, conscientiousness, conflict resolution, attention to detail, communication skills, or a desire to change the world.
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Featured Opportunity

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The PSC supports several types of grants: PSC, Coop, IDI, Service Learning. All of the grants have the common purpose of increasing MIT student participation in community service and supporting social entrepreneurship and creative thinking. Through the grant programs and the associated advising that accompanies the funding and reporting processes, students enhance their understanding of resource acquisition and leveraging, interpersonal negotiation and other forms of communication, needs assessment, project planning. management, planning for sustainability, team management, and other skills related to their roles as leaders. Grants have enabled MIT students to start independent student groups and international non-profits, and to carry out local direct service projects as well as to develop new technologies. PSC grants also enable MIT students to attend conferences that provide training in community service leadership.
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