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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 IDEAS Competition - Staff positions

The IDEAS staff positions help students and others learn teamwork, communication and collaboration with diverse professional and student levels, public presentation skills, event planning, ways to work with different leadership and working styles, proposal assessment skills and other assets. Team participation includes many of these same assets as well as needs assessment, community interaction, creative thinking, complex project planning, proposal writing, and leveraging resources. Leadership is developed not only within the team but within the greater social context: IDEAS participants learn how to lead community organizations to accept change, and convince institutions and corporations to supply resources, as well as developing leadership skills to create technical and programmatic innovations
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