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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

icon Special Seminar in Management and Leadership

What is it that makes the military a bastion of leadership development? Can these skills transfer to the laboratory and to the marketplace? How can we plan for our own leadership development and engage leaders around us as mentors? Discussion of these topics and other leadership development issues are the subject of this seminar. In this class, leaders from the military, government, and industry, as well as faculty from MIT's Sloan School of Managment wil address the skills and leadership qualities that will prepare you to lead in the 21st century. This will be an interactive three-day course that uses lectures, case studies, personal assessments, discussions, a writing assignment, and a practical leadership reaction course. The course will also provide a structured approach to designing a student's personal development plan.
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